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Criminal Probe in Russian Teen Model's Death

Authorities want to know how and why 14-year-old Vlada Dzyuba died

(Newser) - A teen model from Russia died during an assignment in China last week—and now there's a criminal probe by authorities in her home country as to why she died, and how a girl so young found herself in such a position in the first place. The inquiry into... More »

A Model Let Her Boyfriend Tattoo Her Eye. It Didn't Go Well

He's now her ex-boyfriend, while she's hoping she gets her sight back

(Newser) - Catt Gallinger isn't one to shy away from body alterations. The 24-year-old Canadian model is covered with tats and even has a split tongue, and she tells Vice that "body modifications are part of who I am." But Gallinger now concedes she may have unwittingly gone too... More »

Twist in the Case of Allegedly Kidnapped Model

Chloe Ayling admits she went shoe shopping with alleged captor

(Newser) - The talent agent who sent British model Chloe Ayling to Italy, where she says she was kidnapped and was to reportedly be auctioned on the dark web as a sex slave, has hit out at people questioning her story. Phil Green of Supermodel Agency says, "I can assure everybody... More »

Model Describes Terrifying Kidnapping Ordeal

She woke up in trunk of car after being lured to photo shoot

(Newser) - A British model allegedly kidnapped by a human-trafficking gang in Italy has shared details of her terrifying ordeal. Chloe Ayling, 20, says she feared for her life "second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour" after being drugged and taken to a remote farmhouse, the Telegraph reports. She... More »

Arrest Made in Grisly Kidnapping of British Model

He's accused of sticking woman in a suitcase, auctioning her online

(Newser) - A 30-year-old man has been arrested in the alleged kidnapping of a young British model who thought she was coming to Milan for a photo shoot, but instead was drugged, hustled away in a suitcase, and handcuffed in a house in northern Italy before being released, Milan police said Saturday.... More »

Wife of 'Hot Felon' Filing for Divorce After Photos

Melissa Meeks 'humiliated' after pics of Jeremy Meeks making out with heiress

(Newser) - There's one person who doesn't think "dreamy mugshot guy" is so dreamy anymore: his wife. Jeremy Meeks, who gained fame for his good looks and became a model after his prison stint, is headed to divorce court after Melissa Meeks, his wife of eight years, says she... More »

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... More »

Pakistani Tea Seller Has Girls, Fame After Photo Goes Viral

Arshad Khan was offered his first modeling gig within days

(Newser) - In what should give hope to people toiling away at menial jobs everywhere (provided, of course, that they're extremely good looking), an 18-year-old Pakistani tea seller is the toast of the internet, a professional fashion model, and a Hollywood hopeful less than a week after someone put his photo... More »

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 »

Pro Skateboarder and Model Dylan Rieder Dead at 28

'One of the best'

(Newser) - The skateboarding world is mourning the loss of 28-year-old Dylan Rieder, who died of leukemia on Wednesday. Rieder grew up in Westminster, Calif., and began skating at age 9, reports People . He went pro for Alien Workshop at age 18 before nabbing sponsorships with Birdhouse, Osiris, and Quiksilver. "A... More »

Family Implodes After Son Kills Sister Model for Honor

Qandeel Baloch's sister, cousin have now been arrested; parents want revenge on son

(Newser) - It wasn't just controversial photos that led to Qandeel Baloch's murder . The mother of "Pakistan's Kim Kardashian" claims her son killed her 26-year-old daughter only after he was taunted by friends. "They would infuriate him and tell him she is bringing you dishonor," she... More »

This Playboy Model Just Did a Really Ugly Thing

Dani Mathers posted a photo of a nude woman at the gym

(Newser) - Dani Mathers says she became a Playboy model because she loves the female body. She had a funny way of showing it Thursday when she posted a photo to Snapchat of a nude woman in a locker room at an LA Fitness in Los Angeles, with the caption, "If... More »

Meet the First 100-Year-Old Model in Vogue

Stylish Marjorie 'Bo' Gilbert says she dresses for herself, not for 'boys'

(Newser) - Marjorie "Bo" Gilbert has bragging rights that no other model who's ever graced the pages of Vogue can claim: She's the first 100-year-old woman to appear inside the magazine, Business Insider reports. As part of an ad campaign for UK store Harvey Nichols—which includes a two-minute... More »

Chicago Violence Takes Aspiring Model's Life

Kaylyn Pryor had just signed with agency after competition win

(Newser) - "I always say the future is unwritten. You never know what will happen," Kaylyn Pryor said after accepting her trophy in Chicago on Sept. 25. An aspiring model, she beat out 500 applicants in a local modeling competition. Soon after, she signed with model agency Factor Women, and... More »

Model, 40, Dies After 7-Hour Police Standoff on Bridge

Sam Sarpong, ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and MTV co-host, dead in Calif. suicide

(Newser) - Police crisis negotiators and family members tried for seven hours Monday to talk a distressed British actor and model off a California bridge, but the incident ended in tragedy, Us Weekly reports. Per Hollywood Life , Sam Sarpong, 40, an ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and former co-host of MTV's Yo Momma... More »

Androgynous Model Comes Out as Transgender

Andreja Pejic was formerly Andrej Pejic

(Newser) - The fomer Andrej Pejic—the gender-bending model who took the fashion world by storm in 2011—is now Andreja Pejic. Pejic came out as a transgender woman via stories on People , Entertainment Tonight , and Style , as noticed by Jezebel . The 22-year-old had sex reassignment surgery this year, and "I... More »

Aspiring Model Poses With Colostomy Bags

Bethany Townsend is done letting them define her

(Newser) - Bethany Townsend thought her modeling days were done for good three years ago when she got fitted with two colostomy bags, a result of her lifelong fight with Crohn's disease. But after a hiatus as a makeup artist, that modeling career might just be getting started, thanks to a... More »

Next for Dreamy Felon: Modeling Gig?

Jeremy Meeks has new Hollywood agent

(Newser) - Well, you knew this was coming: Jeremy Meeks, the dreamy criminal whose mugshot is making many people rethink their aversion to dating a felon, may have a future as a model. Hollywood talent agent Gina Rodriguez signed Meeks last week , and now numerous outlets including CBS Local say he's... More »

Who Was Reeva Steenkamp?

Friends, family mourn Oscar Pistorius' dead girlfriend

(Newser) - Most Americans had probably never heard the name Reeva Steenkamp before learning that double-amputee sprinting star Oscar Pistorius had been charged with killing her . But the 29-year-old Steenkamp was a pretty impressive person in her own right; she was a law school grad, a successful model, a future reality TV... More »

YouTube Star Kate Upton Is Sports Illustrated Bikini Babe

19-year-old shot to cover following 'Dougie' video

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret model and YouTube starlet Kate Upton flashes a wild bikini on this week's cover as Sports Illustrated's much-awaited annual swimsuit babe. Upton, a 19-year-old Floridian, was named the top "rookie" model in last year's Swimsuit Issue by the mag. This time she poses... More »

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