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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 »

Model Hit by Propeller Loses Eye

More tragedy after horrific accident

(Newser) - The blogger model who lost her left hand after accidentally stepping into the propeller of a plane has now also lost her left eye. The family of Lauren Scruggs, 23, said they prayed in vain this week that the eye could be saved. “Along with the pain she was... More »

Model Talking After Propeller Accident

Lauren Scruggs making progress, parents say

(Newser) - Lauren Scruggs, the model who suffered horrific injuries when she walked into the propeller of a small plane , is making good progress after undergoing several surgeries, her parents tell ABC . "She didn't speak right away," her father says. "I said 'Lauren will you say hi... More »

Model Walks Into Propeller, Loses Hand

LOLO blogger Lauren Scruggs, 23, severely injured in accident

(Newser) - A young blogger and model returning from an aerial Christmas-lights tour walked into the small plane's propeller, which severely slashed her face, arm, and hand. Lauren Scruggs' left hand was amputated at a local Dallas hospital, and the 23-year-old model has undergone several other surgeries since the accident. Scruggs... More »

Urban Outfitters Sued Over 'Salacious' Teen Photos

Underage model's family seeking $28M

(Newser) - The parents of a 15-year-old model aren't happy about sexually suggestive pictures of their daughter appearing on T-shirts all over the country. The mom and pop are suing Urban Outfitters and a commercial photographer for $28 million, claiming that they never gave permission for the "salacious" photos to... More »

Model Knocked Out Cold on TV Dance Show

Hits head performing complex move

(Newser) - Dancing on a reality TV show, an Argentine model attempted a flip over her partner’s back, landed on her face, and was knocked out, Cleo reports. Rocio Guirao Diaz was performing on a show that pairs celebrities with unknowns looking to “dance for a dream.” She was... More »

Sad Secrets of the Modeling World

New book tells of model who ate OJ-soaked cotton balls

(Newser) - Sessilee Lopez is a model who has walked the runway for Victoria's Secret, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Tam, and others. Mom Janice Celeste self-published a book for would-be big-time models' parents, called Making a Supermodel. Fashionista was kind enough to read through the 70 pages and pick out the fairly sad,... More »

Keith Richards' Kid Busted for Drugs, Graffiti

Theodora Richards, 25, arrested for writing on NYC convent wall: cops

(Newser) - Theodora Richards is in trouble with the law, although she's got a long way to go before she can match her dad's arrest record. The 25-year-old daughter of Keith Richards and Patti Hansen appeared in court in New York City yesterday on drug and graffiti charges, reports the BBC . The... More »

French Model in Anti-Anorexia Campaign Dead at 28

Isabelle Caro appeared on billboards to warn about disorder

(Newser) - Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose emaciated image appeared in a shock ad campaign against anorexia, has died at age 28. A friend said she didn't know the cause of death but that Caro "had been sick for a long time," referring to her anorexia. Caro... More »

Clothing Line Suspends Skinny Model After Complaints

Takes action after website visitors complained

(Newser) - Revolve Clothing says it won't give an ultra-thin model any more jobs until she gets her weight to a "healthier size," reports Styleite . The move came after a slew of customers on the company website complained about her size. The model appears to be Allie Crandell, who appeared... More »

Colombian Narco-Beauty Queen Busted

Cops: Model was ringleader of drug trafficking gang

(Newser) - Colombia's one-time Coffee Queen became queen bee of a gang that recruited models to smuggle cocaine from South America to Europe, police say. Angie Sanclemente Valencia was busted in Argentina yesterday after being on the run for 5 months, the BBC reports. Valencia, 30, was stripped of her title in... More »

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