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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

Turns Out Gisele Can Sing, Too

Is there nothing Bündchen can't do?

(Newser) - Not only is Gisele Bündchen married to a football star, worth about a gajillion dollars , and blessed with the superhuman ability to immediately regain her pre-baby body after childbirth, it turns out she's also a pretty good singer, Vanity Fair reports. The magazine knows this because Bündchen... More »

Model of the Year: Kate Upton

It's the 'Summer of Kate,' says Sports Illustrated

(Newser) - Kicking off New York Fashion Week, model and soon-to-be actress Kate Upton has been named 2013’s Model of the Year. Newsy reports: More »

Miranda Kerr Out at Victoria's Secret?

She may have been fired or gotten too busy

(Newser) - Multiple reports indicate Miranda Kerr is on her way out as a Victoria's Secret angel, but the reason behind the departure isn't yet clear. Us reported yesterday that Kerr "has a difficult reputation," as one source put it, and is "not a big seller" for... More »

Swimsuit Maker Apologizes for Tan Model

Sweden's H&M apologizes after taking flak

(Newser) - The tanning wars continue: Swedish retailer H&M has apologized for using a deeply bronzed model to show off a swimsuit, reports AFP . "We are sorry," said the company. "It was not our intention to show off a specific ideal or to encourage dangerous behavior, but was... More »

Tyra Banks Officially a Harvard Alum

She completed a 3-year program designed for CEOs and COOs

(Newser) - Harvard's alumni ranks have gotten a little more Us Weekly worthy. Supermodel/would-be finder of America's next top model Tyra Banks is now the owner of a diploma from Harvard University’s Executive Education Owner/President Manager Program. It's a mouthful, but it doesn't translate into a master'... More »

Cindy Crawford: Don't Photoshop My Mole

Plus, daughter Kaia wants to be a model because...

(Newser) - Cindy Crawford is known for her mole, and she doesn't want it erased. In an interview with the Fashion Week magazine The Daily picked up by the Telegraph , Crawford recalls one of the worst cover campaigns in her past. "The one that makes me cringe the most is... More »

Jerry Hall: I Became a Model After Taking LSD

She looked into the mirror and thought 'Oh, my God'

(Newser) - Jerry Hall might have ended up a Texas housewife if not for a single drug experience, she tells Harper's Baazar in a lengthy interview. The 54-year-old supermodel recounts the moment she began to see her own potential: While on LSD at a high school party. "A boy gave me... More »

Supermodel's Hubby Accused of Fashion Week Rape

Shawn Mount arrested

(Newser) - Supermodel Heidi Mount’s husband is suspected of raping another model at London Fashion Week. Shawn Mount, 30, is a New York hair stylist who’s worked for Vogue and Ralph Lauren, the New York Post reports. The alleged victim, 24, claims he sexually assaulted her in a hotel room... More »

Make Breastfeeding the Law: Gisele

Supermodel and new mom wants 'worldwide law'

(Newser) - Like a recent convert who can't help proselytizing, new mom Gisele Bundchen is touting the benefits of breastfeeding, In fact, the Brazilian supermodel wants "a worldwide law that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months," reports the Guardian . In an interview with UK Harper's Bazaar that isn't... More »

Warlord Moves to Block Campbell Testimony

Taylor accused of giving model 'blood diamond'

(Newser) - Supermodels aren't often called as witnesses at war crimes tribunals, and Liberian strongman Charles Taylor's lawyers want to keep it that way. They're seeking to block Naomi Campbell from being subpoenaed to appear at Taylor's trial to testify about a "blood diamond" she allegedly received from the warlord at... More »

Tyra to Slam Other Models in Bizarre Books

Janice Dickinson may not want to read 'Modelland' books

(Newser) - Tyra Banks is already famous, which is probably how she managed to score a book deal for a tween series about models called “Intoxibellas” who rule over “Modelland” with their superpowers and have “edgy, sexy, exciting adventures.” Just in case the idea of a Top Model-meets-Harry ... More »

Vogue Fawns Over Post-Baby Gisele Bundchen

She comes out looking pretty good in extensive interview

(Newser) - For the six weeks following her son’s birth, Gisele Bündchen stayed cocooned safely in her apartment, waiting out Boston’s cold weather with her baby, her mother, husband Tom Brady, her dogs—and her old figure, which she regained almost instantaneously. “I think a lot of people... More »

Model Doesn't Want Banker Fired for Live-TV Ogling

'Of course I would sign' petition to save job, Miranda Kerr says

(Newser) - An Australian banker who faces firing for ogling semi-nude photos of supermodel Miranda Kerr in the background of a live TV interview is getting some big-name support: Kerr herself. “I am told there is a petition to save his job and of course I would sign it,” the... More »

Bar Refaeli Dodged Draft Via Sham Marriage

General calls for boycott of products endorsed by model

(Newser) - Bar Refaeli, the Sports Illustrated cover girl and on-off girlfriend of actor Leonardo DiCaprio, dodged Israel’s compulsory military service with a sham marriage to a family friend, one of the country’s generals says in calling for a boycott of products she endorses. All Israelis must serve 2 years,... More »

Unairbrushed Model? Not Groundbreaking

Jennifer Hawkins not 'brave' for showing off tiny flaws, say critics

(Newser) - Australia’s Marie Claire took the oh-so-courageous step in the fight for positive body image of featuring a naked, unretouched woman on its February cover...a woman who just so happens to be supermodel Jennifer Hawkins. The issue will benefit an eating disorder organization that defends the choice, saying the... More »

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