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Pity the Models of Fashion Week

Their 'precarious' jobs aren't so 'glamorous' out of the spotlight, writes Ashley Mears

(Newser) - To most of us, Fashion Week is all glitz and glam—but behind the scenes, modeling is a “grueling” job, writes model-turned-professor Ashley Mears. It’s freelance work, so there are no benefits, and models “never know when their next job is coming.” It’s also grossly... More »

Scott Brown: From Latchkey Kid to Male Model to Senator

His story is 'part Horatio Alger, part Zoolander'

(Newser) - One look at Scott Brown’s past, Frank Bruni writes, and you can see that “he’s indisputably self-made” with a “background that’s part Horatio Alger, part Zoolander.” Sure, the “famous truck” was purchased “not so he could haul lumber” but to haul his... More »

Scott Brown Had 'Excellent Hands:' Rep

'Drop-dead gorgeous' senator-elect was also a 'little full of himself'

(Newser) - Some in the male modeling business look back fondly on the career of Senator-elect Scott Brown—his “excellent hands” in particular. “He was drop-dead gorgeous,” says a former rep who, to be fair, now represents Brown’s daughter, Arianna. “He did a lot of hand work,... More »

Models Head to China as Foreign Looks Are Hot

Western looks take over runways, ad campaigns, even mannequins

(Newser) - Canadian blondes, Eastern European brunettes, Swiss redheads: Hundreds of Western models are working in China these days, as China's fashion industry looks increasingly to foreigners to make their brands chic. Ad campaigns and runway shows are suddenly looking for variety and attitude that Chinese models don't project, fashion editors tell... More »

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