'Play-Fighting' Model Falls from Hotel Window, Killing One

Max Read · 05/29/11 10:19AM

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]

Impossibly High Heels Turn Model's Legs to Jelly on Runway

Marie Bardi · 02/09/11 09:50AM

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.

Fine Dining

Max Read · 01/24/11 12:10AM

[Designer Thom Browne showed off his Fall/Winter 2011 collection in Paris by staging a dinner. Image via AP]

Everyone Wins in This Health Care Plan

Hamilton Nolan · 12/17/10 10:25AM

To entice donors to join a bone marrow registry, a company sent out "flirtatious models...who, for reasons that remain unclear, sometimes also wore electric-blue wigs." Then when dudes sign up, their insurance is billed $4,300. Now that's strategic. [NYT]

Victoria's Secret Models Discuss Their Love Of Fatty Foods

Chrystina Orlando · 11/29/10 11:11AM

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?