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The World Has Lost One of the 'Original' Supermodels

Tatjana Patitz died of an unspecified illness

(Newser) - One of the "original" supermodels has died. Tatjana Patitz, who appeared on magazine covers in the 1980s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael's "Freedom! '90" music video, was 56. Her agent confirmed Patitz's death in the Santa Barbara, California, area, and attributed it...

A 'Disfigured' Evangelista Is Back on Cover of Vogue

'I got to do what I love to do,' Linda Evangelista says

(Newser) - "My big dream was to be on a Vogue cover and it's happening again," says Linda Evangelista, who is on the cover of the September edition of British Vogue. The Canadian supermodel has appeared on the magazine's cover more than 80 times—but a lot changed...

Kate Moss: No Fond Memories of Breakthrough Photo Shoot

'They played on my vulnerability. Calvin loved that,' she tells the BBC of 1992 job

(Newser) - Supermodel Kate Moss has opened up in rare form about her early, often controversial, days in the industry, notes the Guardian . The interview was via radio for the Desert Island Discs program of the BBC . Among the highlights:
  • Age 15: Moss, now 48, recalls how a male photographer tried to

Linda Evangelista Goes Public With 'Deformed' Body
Linda Evangelista Goes
Public With 'Deformed' Body
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Linda Evangelista Goes Public With 'Deformed' Body

She shares photos of herself after experiencing rare side effect of CoolScupting procedure

(Newser) - Supermodel Linda Evangelista has kept her face—and body—from the world these last five years after what she says was a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that had terrible consequences. In an exclusive interview with People , the 56-year-old is telling her story and sharing photos of the aftermath of the...

Heidi Klum Teams Up With Snoop Dogg on New Song

'This is like [the] dream of all dreams for me,' says supermodel

(Newser) - Heidi Klum has traveled the world, stunned on runways and magazine covers, appeared in movies and TV shows, hosted and produced TV shows of her own, and won an Emmy. But the supermodel and businesswoman has apparently only just achieved her topmost goal: making a song with Snoop Dogg. The...

Linda Evangelista: Cosmetic Procedure Ruined My Life

Supermodel says she was 'brutally disfigured' by CoolSculpting

(Newser) - CoolSculpting is a common nonsurgical fat reduction procedure. One of the world's most famous supermodels says it ruined her life and turned her into a recluse. In an emotional Instagram post , Linda Evangelista says she has been out of the public eye for the last five years because the...

Tennant's Death Was Suicide: Family
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Model Couldn't Go On: Family

Stella Tennant's death at 50 was suicide

(Newser) - The death of British supermodel Stella Tennant last month, was suicide, her family said. She was found dead in Scotland on Dec. 22, and her family didn't give a cause of death at the time. Relatives said they wanted their announcement now to increase awareness of mental health issues,...

Emily Ratajkowski Won't 'Know' Baby's Gender Till Age 18

Supermodel announces pregnancy, says she won't impose an identity on her soon-to-arrive child

(Newser) - Emily Ratajkowski's "pumpkin spice" hair is making headlines , but that isn't the biggest news of the week for her. In an essay for Vogue , the 29-year-old supermodel reveals she's pregnant, but if you're tempted to ask if she's having a boy or a girl,...

Model From 'Blurred Lines' Video Makes Big Accusation

Emily Ratajkowski says photographer Jonathan Leder sexually assaulted her in 2012

(Newser) - Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has penned an essay for New York magazine, in which she claims she was sexually assaulted by photographer Jonathan Leder in 2012, before making it big. Ratajkowski, who came to stardom in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video, had met with Leder at...

Ashley Graham: 'Surprise!' I'm Pregnant

She and husband Justin Ervin are expecting their first baby

(Newser) - Ashley Graham and her husband, Justin Ervin, shared exciting news on Instagram Wednesday: They're expecting their first baby. "Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life," the 31-year-old supermodel wrote alongside a video of her and Ervin revealing her baby bump. "It has...

History-Making Tyra Banks Is Back for the Swimsuit Issue

She was the first black woman ever to be featured on the cover alone

(Newser) - More than two decades after Tyra Banks made history as the first black woman to appear solo on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue , she's back on the cover for her third appearance, People reports. The 45-year-old came out of modeling retirement to shoot the cover. Inside...

Kate Upton Gets 3 Separate SI Swimsuit Issue Covers

Because she's Kate Upton, naturally (and because it's her 3rd time on the cover)

(Newser) - Third time's a charm for Kate Upton. Actually, every time on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has been a charm for Kate Upton, which is probably why the magazine asked her back after two other successful cover appearances. SI made its heart-pounding announcement on (appropriately enough)...

NYT Reporter Told Off for Melania 'Hooker' Comment

Supermodel called reporter out for 'slut-shaming'

(Newser) - Referring to the first lady as a prostitute is not OK, a New York Times reporter was told by the paper after being called out by supermodel Emily Ratajkowski. She tweeted Monday that she'd been told "Melania is a hooker" by the reporter at a New York Fashion...

SI's Cover Model Is 63 Years Old
SI's Cover Model
Is 63 Years Old

SI's Cover Model Is 63 Years Old

Of course, she's also Christie Brinkley

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley first posed for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in 1979. Almost four decades later, she's back for "one last go." The 63-year-old ex-supermodel is featured in the issue hitting newsstands on Feb. 15 in a red bikini and in a black one-piece next to daughters,...

Model's Intersex Reveal: I Was Born With Testes

'USA Today' calls Hanne Gaby Odiele one of the first big names to go public

(Newser) - She's used to putting herself on display, but Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele exposed herself in a different way on Monday. The 29-year-old sat with USA Today and revealed something that "should be perfectly all right to talk about ... in this day and age": Odiele is intersex, having...

He's an 18-Year-Old Mormon. He's Also a Supermodel
He's an 18-Year-Old
Mormon. He's Also
a Supermodel
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He's an 18-Year-Old Mormon. He's Also a Supermodel

If you haven't heard of Lucky Blue Smith, you're officially in the loop

(Newser) - Today's stereotype-busting story comes compliments of the Times of London , which shares the story of Lucky Blue Smith, an 18-year-old Mormon who isn't currently on a 2-year mission, which is what the church recommends for teens of that age. "I feel I can spread the word much...

Gisele's $700 Book Sells Out
 Gisele's $700 Book Sells Out 

Gisele's $700 Book Sells Out

It never even made it to bookstores

(Newser) - Gisele Bundchen retired from modeling earlier this year, but she still has so many fans out there that a $700 book celebrating her career was sold out before it could get anywhere near bookstores. Only 1,000 copies of the 536-page book , which features more than 300 photos from her...

Gisele Bids Farewell to Catwalk

She was world's top-paid model for 8 years

(Newser) - After 20 years as a model—and eight years as the highest-paid one in the world—Gisele Bundchen made her final catwalk appearance last night in her homeland. The 34-year-old says that after the Sao Paulo Fashion Week appearance, she plans to spend her time working on other projects and...

Why a Supermodel Ended Up in a Pakistani Jail

Ayyan Ali's trouble stems from a suitcase filled with half-a-million dollars

(Newser) - You'd expect to hear about a supermodel frequenting bars, not being behind them, but the latter is Ayyan Ali's current situation. The 23-year-old is a supermodel in Pakistan, and she's been jailed in the country since March 14 following her arrest at the Islamabad airport. The BBC...

Kate Moss Was Wasted on Flight: Passengers

Witnesses claim model didn't have ticket, was 'clearly inebriated' at Turkish airport

(Newser) - News about Kate Moss has been as scarce as the clothing she wasn't wearing in Playboy last year, but she made headlines at a Turkish airport on Monday. A witness at Bodrum Airport tells the Daily Mail that the 40-year-old supermodel appeared to wheedle her way into boarding the...

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