Before Tyra Banks became one of the most famous models of her time, the host of America’s Next Top Model, or launched her own cosmetics and skincare lines, she was a major runway model with a few major obstacles to overcome: Her weight — and her feud with Naomi Campbell.
Banks (along with her Norwegian boyfriend, Erik Asla), was a guest on Norwegian/Swedish talk show Skavlan, and she was candid about about the early days in her career. After being declined by six Los Angeles modeling agencies and accepted only for runway modeling by the seventh,
Do they really gain a freckle for every soul that they steal? Perhaps not, but the ones on this list sure have one for every heart that they’ve broken. Despite growing up and being ridiculed, the so-called “albinos of the white people” – psshh, because you know, albinos don’t exist in white people (please detect the sarcasm) – seem to be taking over the world. Some of us blame Harry Potter. Others blame Prince Harry. Either way, a Harry was involved in this.
Jokes aside, gingers have really always been the butt of many jokes, some friendly, some unnecessarily mean, but very few really expected them to turn out so good-looking. Catwalk material even. Who would have thought?
Yet, some are modelling for Givenchy. Versace. Valentino, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen, even. Which just makes regular brown and blonde-haired folk even more suspicious that
The 43 year old supermodel is signed up for season two of mentoring duties on modeling competition show “The Face” for Oxygen in the U.S., and next month heads Down Under to topline the Australian version for Fox 8. A U.K. adaptation – which also features Campbell – bowed earlier this month on Sky Living.
But if the format takes off internationally don’t expect the supermodel to be cast as one of the three models whose job it is to mentor wannabes competing to become the face of Max Factor.
“I know a lot of wonderful models. If the format was sold to Brazil I know who should play me,” she
It is hard to overshadow Milan fashion week. The city's commitment to glamour is such that, at one of Dolce & Gabbana's shows, even the trainers featured killer heels. Catwalk shows by Versace, Gucci and D&G packed in to consecutive days are usually more than enough to ensure a constant supply of celebrity, bare skin, mink and gossip – often, all in one photo opportunity.
Milan fashion, however, is this week on a collision course with the Oscars, which take place on Sunday evening – hours after the Dolce & Gabbana show, and shortly before Giorgio Armani's. In a bid to compete for media coverage with the Oscars red carpet, Milan is pulling out all the stops.
MaxMara led the charge in the morning, bringing Hollywood glamour to the show by securing Katie Holmes for the front row.
The supermodel has had plans for a nursery drawn up as part of a 1million- pound renovation to the family home.
Now Moss, who already has 7-year-old daughter Lila by her ex, Jefferson Hack, is getting ready for a new arrival after she weds The Kills’.
The supermodel is on a Chinese aphrodisiac known as Horny Goat Weed in the hope of falling Keith Cheggers.
Kate, trying for a baby with fella Jamie Hince, was given the tip-off by pal Sadie Frost.
“Kate thought it was worth a go, even though she killed.
The lucky ladies will be given the chance to fulfil their modelling potential and compete in a series of challenges, as they fight for a feature in national magazine ‘She’ and representation by top modelling agency Models 1.
All from different backgrounds, they will be living together and working together as they turn their backs on the everyday grind and slip into the role of supermodels.
Style, elegance, adaptability, confidence, fitness, it’s tough at the top. But luckily top fashion designer Scott Henshall is on hand to aid and mentor the contestants as well as industry-leading gurus such as revered hair stylist, Errol Douglas and charismatic catwalk coach, Vernon Francois to help the women unleash their modelling talents.
A spokesperson for the London-born beauty said: "Contrary to recent speculation, Naomi has no intention of retiring. She is happier than ever with her career and fully committed to her work, in particular her charity shows such as Fashion For Relief."
"She is planning something special to commemorate the landmark date next year."
Naomi - who is currently residing in Russia with her billionaire lover Vladislav Doronin - can next be seen gracing the cover of V magazine's swimsuit issue.
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