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Male Model Guilty of Murdering Rival

It started with an online feud, London police say

(Newser) - A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka's London home, the AP reports. The 25-year-old victim was signed to London's Premier... More »

Lady Gaga: I Spoke Too Soon on 'Zombie Boy' Death

She didn't mean to draw 'unjust conclusion'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga, who paid a heartfelt tribute to her friend Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest after his death last week, has apologized for possibly speaking too soon about the manner of his death, the BBC reports. The 32-year-old fell to his death from a third-floor balcony in Montreal in what... More »

'Zombie Boy' Death May Not Have Been a Suicide

Family thinks Rick Genest leaned too far back on a balcony while smoking a cigarette

(Newser) - His death Wednesday was widely reported to be a suicide , including by Lady Gaga , whose music video "Born This Way" helped make his tattooed face famous. But the family and manager of model Rick Genest, aka "Zombie Boy," are telling everyone to pull back on the conclusion... More »

'Zombie Boy' Found Dead

Lady Gaga devastated by apparent suicide

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is mourning her friend and muse Rick Genest—better known as "Zombie Boy." The 32-year-old Canadian model, who went from the Quebec punk scene to catwalks around the world after his head-to-toe tattoos of bones, insects, and exposed brains made him famous, was found dead at... More »

Model Walks the Runway While Breastfeeding

Mara Martin steals the show in Miami

(Newser) - A model taking part in a Sports Illustrated swimwear fashion show stole the spotlight with one of the most unusual runway walks ever. Mara Martin strutted during Miami Swim Week while breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter, reports People . In a video clip , you can hear the audience cheering when they realize... More »

Bahamas Photo Op Turns Scary for Instagram Model

Nurse shark chomps down on Katarina Zarutskie's arm

(Newser) - California native Katarina Zarutskie grew up doing water sports and had seen photos online of people swimming with nurse sharks, which Exuma Online deems "typically harmless to humans." But the 19-year-old Instagram model and University of Miami student still had a frightening experience with one during a Bahamas... More »

Model 'Massacred' by Bedbugs Sues Hilton

Sabrina Jales St. Pierre claims 'psychological trauma' from infestation

(Newser) - A woman who's modeled for Valentino, Versace, and Victoria's Secret is suing a Hilton hotel in California, claiming she was "massacred" by bedbugs. Brazilian model Sabrina Jales St. Pierre says she had a severe reaction to bedbug bites that required medical attention and affected her ability to... More »

Weird Saga of British Model's Kidnapping Reaches Its End

Lucasz Herba is found guilty

(Newser) - A British model described a terrifying kidnap ordeal ; the man arrested in the case claimed she was in on it . Now, a conclusion: An Italian court on Monday found Lucasz Herba guilty of kidnapping Chloe Ayling last July and sentenced him to 16 years and nine months. Ayling, then 20,... More »

Rookie Model Nabs SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

Danielle Herrington, 24, is also the 3rd black woman to grace Swimsuit Issue's cover

(Newser) - Danielle Herrington is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model for 2018. The magazine revealed its swimsuit edition cover Tuesday. Herrington is the third black woman to appear on the cover of the annual issue that launched in 1964, the AP reports. Beyonce appeared on the cover in 2007, while... More »

Toxic Shock Syndrome Took Her Leg. She'll Lose the Other

Model Lauren Wasser spreads the word about Toxic Shock Syndrome

(Newser) - Model Lauren Wasser believes she'll be able to run without pain again—just as soon as doctors amputate her left leg. It's a brutal surgery she's already undergone once, on her right leg, after developing toxic shock syndrome from a tampon in October 2012. The Washington Post ... More »

Woman Whose Affairs Rocked Britain Is Dead at 75

Christine Keeler was forever associated with the Profumo affair

(Newser) - "She was the last survivor of a story that gripped Great Britain and the world more than 50 years ago." So says the attorney for Christine Keeler to the Guardian upon news of the 75-year-old's Monday night death. She had been living under the last name Sloane... More »

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 »

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