Thursday, 31 January 2008

Ask Men Top 99 List Revealed

Yes, it's that time of year again where american men vote for who's hot (and in some eyes rather NOT) for the upcoming year. This year's list sports a healthy set of models, not suprisingly topped by Brazil's hottest export Alessandra Ambrosio ranking at No.2, only losing out to actress Katherine Heigl. Here's a list of all the models that ranked in the Top 99 for 2008;

2. Alessandra Ambrosio
9. Marisa Miller
10. Adriana Lima
16. Gisele Bundchen
19. Miranda Kerr
20. Bar Rafaeli
25. Heidi Klum
41. Petra Nemcova
58. Kate Moss

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Is She Or Isn't She?

Yep - that's right. We STILL don't know if Alessandra has got the celebrity baby bug for sure, but in these recent pictures of her modelling in Miami it sure looks like it! The brazilian who is never usually shy about her body is doing a good job of hiding her stomach, and looking a little more rounded in that department than her usual shapely self. Judge for youself, but our verdict is...yes!

Lily Goes To IMG

British model Lily Donaldson, former star of London agency Select model management, has moved on to greener pastures at worldwide super agency IMG. She's on the books at their New York, London, Milan and Paris offices and could possibly be set to increase the pace of her already soaring career and will be joining uber-models Gisele Bundchen, Angela Lindvall, Daria Werbowy, Heidi Klum and Erin Wasson already at IMG. Lily is currently the face of Max Mara, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

More Alessandra Rumours....

....same story as below, this time from the slightly more reliable source New York gossip blog Page Six;

January 15, 2008 -- It looks like Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio won't be strutting down the runway in her skivvies anytime soon. The Brazilian beauty, 26, is pregnant with her first child. "She's a few months along," said our insider. Ambrosio is thrilled, she told pals at a weekend party at the Hollywood Hills house of her boyfriend, Jamie Mazur. Paris Hilton, sister Nicky and brother Barron all partied at the house after a night out at Teddy's.

And just to add fuel to the fire, two more articles, from OK Magazine and E! Online.

Although it still hasn't been confirmed by Alessandra's people I'm guessing the rumours are true - the sites that are reporting it now don't tend to mention anything unless they're about 95% certain of its reliability.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Alessandra Expecting?

Well she's said many times in interviews before that she dreams of having a family, and the dream could be coming true for 25 year old Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.

Rumours are currently rife, especially in her home country of Brazil, that she is expecting her first child with american boyfriend Jamie Mazur.

It has been allegedly confirmed by brazilian gossip site Terra, however this is what Alessandra's site had to say:

"There is a rumor going around that Alessandra is pregnant, and it has supposedly been confirmed. Until we (the staff) or Alessandra can give you a real confirmation or denial, it is to be seen as FALSE."

We'll have to wait and see what watch this space!

Friday, 11 January 2008

Back To Work For Miranda

She earned brownie points spending the last moments of her summer holiday with mum Therese, but Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr jetted out of Sydney to earn more of the fashion world's folding stuff yesterday.

With her Victoria's Secret wings out of sight, the "angel'' continued to charm her way out of town, bound for New York where the 23-year-old Gunnedah gal is in hot demand.

Squeezing in a final night of pampering on Wednesday at Bondi's Ravesi's hotel - including a healthy beachside brekky with mum - Kerr flew straight back to the US fashion capital for a coveted shoot with UK Harpers Bazaar. It's a long way from the lazy days spent at Valla Beach, on the North Coast, where she has been holed up - and make-up free - with family since flying home for Christmas.

But her final moments in Oz were not without some heat, with rumours she was set to replace Jodhi Meares as host of Australia's Next Top Model quickly hosed down by her reps and Foxtel bosses.

Despite making an impressive TV debut hosting segments for a Victoria's Secret special last year, her Aussie publicist denied widespread talk she would take up the job.

Foxtel CEO Brian Walsh backed its beach babe, telling Confidential yesterday: "Jodhi has always been our only choice to host this series and we are delighted to have her as part of our talent line up.'' He added, "Miranda Kerr has never been part of the picture.''

Kerr's spokeswoman said the frantic fashionista's work schedule was "dizzy enough as it is,'' with her plans to strut her stuff on New York Fashion Week's catwalks next month and pen a healthy guide for young girls - to be titled Treasure Yourself.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Isabeli's New Place

Brazilian top model Isabeli Fontana must've made a lot of money in her unbelievable comeback year, following the birth of her second child Lucas - she's just spent $3.37 million on a three-bedroom apartment in the Trump Place development on Riverside Boulevard. Not only that, but she already has a penthouse in a Trump condo a few doors down!

Isabeli, who currently fronts the H&M lingerie campaign and has a place in the Victoria's Secret catalogues, perhaps needs the extra room for her two children!

Paparazzi Still Harassing Gisele

Gisele and boyfriend Tom Brady were out in NYC on Saturday night (Gisele is now in Rio for the Colocci show) walking home and being harassed by the paparazzi....yet again. It looks to us as if Gisele really doesn't enjoy it - she always has her head down and walks behind Tom, clinging on to his hand. We wish the photographers would give this girl and her beau some privacy, she's spent enough of her life in front of a camera! Give the girl a break!

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Miranda The Model Hostess

Miranda's the model hostess - With mates like these ... Miranda Kerr, driving, takes her Gunnedah friends, left to right, Vanessa Gallen, Brooke Ross and Lauren Ramien for a spin.

MODEL Miranda Kerr has swapped the bright lights of New York for the North Coast village of Valla Beach at a reunion of family and friends.

The Victoria's Secret "angel" gave The Sun-Herald an exclusive invitation to the party at the only pub in the town near Nambucca Heads.

Without a scrap of make-up and wearing a casual summer dress, Kerr looked relaxed and could not stop grinning as she sat down to a dinner of fish and chips last week.

The 24-year-old said she was loving being back in Australia. Several relatives travelled from her home town of Gunnedah for the big catch-up, but there was no sign of her rumoured boyfriend, Orlando Bloom. There is talk the actor could soon be on his way to Sydney to meet the brunette beauty.

Kerr was overhead saying, "Baby, I wish you were here with me now" in a phone conversation as she arrived at Sydney Airport.

Proving she has not let her fame go to her head, Kerr invited her three childhood best friends to her low-key party. But there was a touch of glamour when she took her mates for a spin in her convertible.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Vote Alessandra!

Vote for Alessandra in the Hello magazine poll of the most attractive woman of 2007! We wouldn't usually do this, but she's the only model in there and we REFUSE to let this gorgeous girl be beaten by Britney Spears! Be quick - voting ends January 17th!

Oh, and while you're here - a picture of Ale and her boyfriend holidaying in her hometown of Florianopolis! Enjoy!

Fernanda To Host Brazil's Next Top Model

The model Fernanda Motta, chosen to be the hostess of reality program Brazil's Next Top Model, said it's impossible not to get wrapped up in the tense mood when it's time to "end" a wannabe-top's dream. "My legs shake when it's the send-off, and I get the urge to cry", she told during the show's release this Tuesday in São Paulo.

The reality show, which premieres in October 3 on Sony Entertainment Television, will show 20 candidates that will fight for the job of being Brazil's next top model (Note: No pun intended). Locked in a house for three months, they'll go through tasks that will test their physical and psychological strength.

Besides having Fernanda Motta as hostess, the show will count with designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, journalist Erika Palomino and São Paulo Fashion Week's producer Paulo Borges as judges. The famous party planner Carlos Pazetto will be fashion "teacher" for the girls.

Being the commander, Fernanda Motta says she'll be strict when announcing the end of a contestant's journey at the show. "But afterwards I always have a word of comfort", she said. According to her, the send-off won't be the end of their dreams. "It's the end of the dream of being at Brazil's Next Top Model, since they can become a model by other means", she stated.

Chosen as a host through a test that reunited various Brazilian models, Fernanda Motta said she's always felt she'd be great at the show. "It has a lot to do with me because I'm a really transparent person", she said.

Modelling since 16, Fernanda wants to share with the contestants all her experience on the career. "If I say something to them it's because I've gone through the same experience".

Excited with the possibility of hosting the show, which is incredibly successful in the United States (America's Next Top Model is on its eight cycle), Fernanda Motta called off all her jobs and moved from New York to Brazil.

"I live in New York for four years and I work a lot in USA and Europe. With the show, I had to call off some jobs, but I wasn't saddened with this", says she, who looks at the show as a great opportunity in her career.

Fernanda will spend two full months only in Brazil exclusively for the show. After this season, she believes her "faithful" clients will call her for new international jobs.

In USA, the show is hosted by Tyra Banks, who Fernanda knows. The Brazilian model says she doesn't fear comparations between the two of them. "Tyra is American and American people are very different from Brazilian", she declared.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Happy Brazilian New Year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year, because these girls certainly did! Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart, Fernanda Motta and Ana Beatriz Barros all spent the holiday together in favourite town Florianopolis, Brazil dancing and partying the night away with their friends and partners till the early hours, and all sporting their famous glowing tans and vibrant mini dresses at a pre new year party hosted by Fernanda Motta on Friday 28th. They then spent the actual New Year's Eve partying at Cafe de la Musique with Yfke Sturm and Oluchi Onweabega joining the party.