Above is a typical photo of Yana Lapikova, the former model that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has just hired as his new personal photographer. To take the pictures, not to be in them! Behind the camera, now, Yana. Having pictures with Yana and Vladimir together could be very bad for your health. *Dark scowl.*
A model and a dancer fell from a hotel window in Atlanta while "play-fighting," leaving one dead and one in critical condition at the hospital. LaShawna Threatt (pictured), a 30-year-old model and party promotor, and Ciara Williams, a dancer, were wrestling with each other in a room at the W hotel in midtown Atlanta following Threatt's birthday party when they apparently broke through a window and fell. Threatt landed on the roof of a structure below, dying immediately, while Williams fell another 20 feet, and remains in the hospital in critical condition. Police believe it was an accident. [AJC]
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Candice Swanepoel went to a Victoria's Secret event yesterday and made the fatal mistake of bending over. Now the blogosphere is "shocked" that she is "scarily, skeletally, stick-thin!" But is she any thinner than the size she has been rewarded for being, for years?
Although she starts off strong, this model simply cannot stop her legs from buckling in a pair of killer heels. We all know the adage "beauty is pain," but maybe shoes this dangerous go a bit too far.
Ellen Sirot is a successful hand model. She is also a crazy person: her hands have not been exposed to sunlight for 15 years. It's for her job, but one wonders how her significant other feels about all of this.
According to bombshells Erin Heatherton and Chanel Iman, being "too skinny ... isn't sexy" and runway preparation entails eating "a lot, a lot." Are these responses genuine or an attempt to lessen the focus on the industry's harsh beauty standards?