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Inside the Limited World of Hand Models

It's lucrative but involves patience and lots of lotion

(Newser) - Amanda George usually wears gloves and opens car doors with care. She eats with plastic utensils, applies hand lotion and cuticle oil regularly, and avoids bright nail polish that might stain. "I see girls in public with designs, a nice purple," she tells California Sunday Magazine . "I'... More »

Fashion Model to Body Shamers: 'I Love That I Can Be Sexy'

Gigi Hadid writes them back on Instagram

(Newser) - Gigi Hadid is clearly a fat gal with overly large butt, boobs, and hips—if, you know, you're insane. Now the 20-year-old model is fighting back against body shamers who apparently trolled her on social media around the time she walked the Versace runway last week in Milan, ET... 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 »

Kim, Kanye's Kid Makes Modeling Debut

North West models Chanel—yes, really

(Newser) - North West is leading exactly the life you'd expect the child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to lead—i.e., she has made her modeling debut at just 13 months. The babe appears, sporting a Chanel brooch and bag, in the fall issue of CR Fashion Book , which... More »

Clothier Uses Models With Really Big ... Brains

Betabrand goes for Ph.Ds in latest campaign

(Newser) - A San Francisco-based online clothing company has taken dressing smart to a whole new level. Betabrand just launched its spring line, and the models featured in the new collection had to have more than good looks: All of them have Ph.Ds. As the founder explained, "When you look... More »

Many Fashion Models Secretly Broke

Big-name designers pay with clothing, not money

(Newser) - Fashion models may epitomize glamor, but many of them are mired in debt because designers pay them with clothes rather than money, the Daily Beast reports. The logic: Fashion shows lend models prestige, and that can lead to paying gigs like an ad campaign or a mass-market lingerie brand. But... More »

Michael Phelps' New Gal Just Using Him, Pals Fear

Leggy Megan Rossee wants modeling career: insiders

(Newser) - Michael Phelps is head-over-heels for his leggy new girlfriend, but his pals fear he'll be devastated if she's just using him for fame and fortune, Radar Online reports. “Michael is like a puppy dog" around Megan Rossee, a source says. "He’s completely in love with... More »

Marc Jacobs Sends Girls, 14, Down Runway

'There is no controversy,' he declares as he flouts industry standards

(Newser) - Designer Marc Jacobs is flouting fashion industry recommendations by sending 14-year-old models down his catwalk. “I do the show the way I think it should be, not the way somebody tells me it should be,” Jacobs told the New York Times after his Manhattan presentation. "There is... More »

'Fat' Model Sues Agency for Dumping Her

Ananda Marchildon says only paid $14K of $99K winnings

(Newser) - Ananda Marchildon may have been Holland's Next Top Model, but to her former modeling agency she's just a "fat ass": The "almost anorexically skinny" model is suing Elite Model Management after it called her fat, dropped her a year before the end of her three-year contract,... More »

Male Model Stars in Bra Ads

Androgynous model Andrej Pejic models for Hema

(Newser) - The "woman" modeling a push-up bra for Dutch department store Hema is actually a man: androgynous model Andrej Pejic . Pejic, 20, is a good choice if you want to boast how effective your "mega" push-up bras are, considering he has no breasts to speak of. The gender-bending model—... More »

Meet Andrej Pejic, Fashion's Gender-Bending Star

Rising star is new face of Marc Jacobs

(Newser) - Andrej Pejic is a cross between Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss, with one difference: He’s a man. The 19-year-old is the new face of Marc Jacobs—and a symbol of the changing face of fashion, in which gender-bending “femiman” models are rising to prominence. Pejic, who grew up... More »

Sean Penn's Galpal Charged After Catfight

Model Jessica White charged with misdemeanor assault

(Newser) - Remember how Sean Penn roughed up a photographer and was sentenced to anger management ? Well, sounds like he and his new lady friend are made for each other: Model Jessica White was arrested Saturday after allegedly yanking another woman’s hair and hitting her in the face in a... More »

Modeling First: Mile-Long Runway

Copenhagen Fashion Week catwalk will break record

(Newser) - Models at Copenhagen’s Fashion Week will get a serious workout while doing their job: The record-breaking runway is one mile long. Helena Christensen will cut the ribbon Aug. 14 and 220 models will walk its length, Vogue reports. The “World’s Greatest Catwalk,” as it’s being... More »

Australia Tries to Ban Super Skinny Models

But will it make any difference?

(Newser) - In an attempt to do away with the trend of super-skinny models, Australia will reward designers and magazines that showcase healthier-looking women. Other requirements for gaining the youth minister’s seal of approval include: No retouching of photos in any way that changes body shape, disclosure when photos have been... More »

What Happened to Crystal Renn's Curves?

Agent reassures us she's not being unhealthy

(Newser) - Plus-size model Crystal Renn never looks “fat”—but tongues started wagging about her size after she walked in a recent Karl Lagerfeld Chanel show, looking, dare we say, skinny. But “she is not trying to lose weight at all,” her agent says. “She fluctuates between... More »

Cops Want Naomi Campbell After Assault on Driver

He says she hit him several times, then fled the car

(Newser) - Naomi Campbell's in hot water again over her temper. Police are looking for the fashion model after her limo driver reported that she punched and slapped him while he drove her around New York City today. She reportedly fled the car when he called 911. It's not clear what prompted... More »

5 Fashion Week Trends

Not interested in fashion? Check out the falling models

(Newser) - Wondering what you’ve missed so far from Fashion Week? We’ve rounded up five trends to keep your eye on—check out examples of each in the gallery:
  • Wearability: Designers from Derek Lam and Vera Wang to, yes, even Marc Jacobs and Rodarte are offering clothes the average person
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How Gemma Ward Got Too 'Fat' to Model

Once touted as the next big thing, model simply got too big

(Newser) - Gemma Ward was discovered at 14, became Vogue’s youngest cover model at 16, and landed more than 20 Vogue covers by 19—but today, at just 22 and a few pounds heavier than she once was, Ward’s modeling career appears to be over. Speculation about her size began... More »

Tyra Banks Launches Plus-Size Model Contest

Fiercely Real Teen Model Search will end with contract, spread

(Newser) - Tyra Banks is jumping on the plus-size model bandwagon with a new modeling competition—the Fiercely Real Teen Model Search. “I've always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty,” she tells Us . Teens with dress sizes between 12 and 20 who stand 5'9"... More »

The Rise of the Plus-Size Model

Crystal Renn is the most successful, but others hope for more work

(Newser) - At 5 feet 9 and about 165 pounds, Crystal Renn doesn’t look plus-size in person—but she is the industry’s most successful plus-size model, and potentially the face of a new movement in fashion. “You’re not big,” said a surprised creative director when he met... More »

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