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CRYSTAL GRACING ANOTHER COVER!

Crystal Renn appears on the cover of the June 2010 issue of American Glamour alongside Alessandra Ambrosio, and Brooklyn Decker. The headline to the cover story photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath in St. Barts declares, “Sexy! We’ve got the best swimsuits for every body…Size 2, Size 12, Whatever!”

Crystal leads the editorial that turns the conventional swimwear feature on its head. We’ve seen Alessandra Ambrosio wearing next to nothing for Victoria’s Secret for years, we’ve seen the flawless Brooklyn Decker in Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Edition, but seeing plus model Crystal kick off the story wearing a Zimmermann one-piece and Christian Roth sunglasses in an unpatronizing manner is an act heretofore unseen. What’s so striking about the Glamour cover story is not that it’s not a mere reprise of the “size issues” that have done the rounds of fashion magazines of late, but that Crystal’s right there with the best of the best no matter the size.

Asked by Glamour if there is indeed a movement to use models of all sizes, Crystal is emphatic in responding, “I absolutely believe so. Even Prada showed curvier models this spring.” And why not? If Crystal, Alessandra, and Brooklyn can share the odd cover of Glamour, then the possibilities are limitless.

Article taken from fordmodelsblog.com

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THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE

Gabourey Sidibe greets fans at an event held at Tokyo’s Cinemart Roppongi on Monday. The 26-year-old actress headed to Tokyo to meet fans and to promote Precious, which opened April 24 in Japan. She looked stunning in a bright red smock dress with some cool leopard print trainers. Leggings are definately a good option when the weathers unpredictable!

Gabby recently dropped by her official Facebook page to update her fans on what’s next. “So the rumors are true,” she wrote. “Exciting things are happening!”

Gab hosted Saturday Night Live on April 24 with musical guest MGMT.

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ONE REASON TO BE A GLEEK

I’m Victoria Jackson and I am a Gleek! Ey Victoria! If you haven’t been overcome by the recent influx of showtunes and excellent acting of Glee then you should catch up fast! Glee is an American television series that has taken over the world and one of the main actresses, Amber Riley, who plays Mercerdes Jones, has a voice to die for. She’s a younger Aretha Franklin and has is a positve female role model for the shows audience. Amber is not stick thin like the rest of the cast but looks great throughout the show. Here she is at a recent Glee party in Hollywood, looking gorgeous in a fitted A-line jacket and nautical style striped dress. How good do her red shoes look?

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JENNIFER HUDSON – NEW FACE OF WEIGHT WATCHERS

Curvy beauty, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson looks fabulous recently and has just become the face of Weight Watchers. She looks healthy and had curves in all the right places. Jennifer says “I was very comfortable with myself before,” she shared. “I have a child now and I want to set a great example for him. Make better life choices, health choices, and just create a good example for him growing up.”

Ms. Hudson, 28, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for her role as the singer Effie in “Dreamgirls,” followed a Weight Watchers program for several months, tracking what she ate, intensifying her exercise routine and meeting weekly with a diet coach. The Grammy-winning singer dropped a noticeable, but undisclosed, number of pounds — a topic of celebrity gossip sites and blogs — in the months since she gave birth to her first child, a boy, last August.

Weight Watchers has long used star power in its campaigns. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was its spokeswoman in the United States from 1997 to 2007, and the actress Jenny McCarthy did a stint last year.

Ms. Hudson’s Weight Watchers role began with a live Facebook chat, and she has started to blog about her weight loss on weightwatchers.com. The blog will include commentary on what she likes to eat, recipes and exercise tips, Ms. Callan said. Later this spring, the blog will include her experiences making a film in South Africa about Winnie Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela.

The four Weight Watchers commercials were filmed at the same time, with Ms. Hudson dressed casually in pants, a striped shirt and a cardigan, in a music studio setting. The look and setting were chosen “because we wanted people to be able to see her body, with clothing that shows her new shape,” said Joyce King Thomas, chief creative officer for McCann Erickson, a unit of the Interpublic Group of Companies, which handled the campaign.

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INTERVIEW WITH THE GLAMAZONS

Hello Glamazons! And thank you for this fabulous opportunity!  I don’t normally have the privilege of being around celebrities, let alone burlesque ones! 

 I am a great fan of burlesque, from the gorgeous outfits to its whole sex appeal! Where did you get the inspiration from?  Why Burlesque?

[MERYL] I have always loved singing and dancing and even played the part of ‘Mazeppa” (a stripper) in the musical “Gypsy” at the age of 12!  In 1997 I was introduced to the burlesque scene after being cast in a musical called “Sin” that was performed in the east village.  I had did a striptease act in the show. It was very liberating and empowering to show my curvaceous figure on stage every night!  I got great feedback from audience members who thought it was refreshing to see a “real” woman stripping on stage in a tasteful way.  I continued to perform song and dance routines at cabaret clubs and incorporated the burlesque aspect.  I loved the glamour, glitter, sequins ruffles and, of course, corsets! 

And how did the band form, have you always been friends? 

[MERYL] I started to perform a one woman show and continued to be a featured act in variety shows.  I was inspired by groups like “The Pontani Sisters” and “The Wau-Wau Sisters” and wanted to be part of a group.  I imagined performing on stage with other full figured women, like myself.  And that’s how The Glamazons started!  I auditioned girls and formed the group. As the members of The Glamazons have changed through the years, the group has morphed into something different.  We don’t strip anymore, but our act is infused with the tease of burlesque.

[SANDY] I joined The Glamazons back in 2003 when the group was revamping. Some girls left to get married or to go back to school. So Meryl took me under her wing and showed me the world of Burlesque. This is when I truly learned to love my body and I grew to love myself more than I ever thought possible. As the rest of the group formed, we created a bond that no one can break. We love each other like sisters and fight like sisters. Haha!

[LAURA] I joined the Glamazons in 2005 as more of a pop style performer/addition to the group.  I was just singing and modeling at the time and met the girls on a photo-shoot for a book called “Big Girl Knits.” I never pranced around in my undies or a corset before, so my first performance was so invigorating.  There’s no better way to get over stage-fright than singing and dancing in ruffle panties!  The whole time I was thinking “well… I better perform my heart out, because my bum is all the way out!”

What made you decide to go on America’s Got Talent?

[LAURA] We were all a little skeptical about doing “America’s Got Talent” because we didn’t want to be made fun of for our size.  When we walked on stage, the audience started to laugh, but then we sang, and the crowd stood up immediately cheering us on.  The judges loved us.  I was so surprised.  But, we do know how to rock the house and have fun doing it, so I’m glad everyone else thought so too.

Who was your favorite judge?

[SANDY] My favorite judge was Piers Morgan. This guy was the toughest and most critical judge on the show and he loved The Glamazons. He has a thing for curvy women and he thought we were truly talented, so it felt really good to have him in our corner. All of the judges loved us and they were really inspired by us. I think they were all pushing for our success.

[LAURA] I really loved them all but Sharon Osborne was definitely my favorite.  She was like mom: honest and loving all at once.

[MERYL] I loved them all!  But I grew up watching David Hasselhoff on television and it was so surreal to perform for him. He has a special place in my heart J

 So you found fame on America’s Got Talent, you got into the final eight I believe??  How did it feel?

[SANDY] It was really a humbling moment for me when we made it to the finals. I felt that people in America were realizing that talent comes in all sizes and I was so proud to be a part of that. We received a lot of fan mail from people saying that we had inspired them to go out and do things they never thought they could do because of their size.

 [LAURA] I had so many mixed emotions.  It was amazing to be there and make it that far with our talents and by being ourselves just the way we are and knowing the country voted us there.  Our fan-base grew tremendously and we inspired so many people to start loving their body no matter their size, shape, or weight.  But it was also an up hill battle because we were also being judged just because we are plus-size.  It was sad to read what people wrote at times.  It just made me wonder how much they must have been suffering to say hurtful things.  But in the end, you always have to push on through and shine!

Let me just say I think it is just great how you are all proud of your curves and flaunting them in such style!

Do you feel that you are representations of lots of girls out there who are proud of their curves?  That you are putting the message across that Diva Rocks!

[SANDY] I do feel that we represent girls across the world who want to prove that curves are sexy! It concerns me that young girls look at thin models in magazines and think that’s how they should look. The Glamazons work out and try to eat healthy, but we still embrace our curves. We are not trying to be a size 0 and that is okay. We want people to be the best “you” that you can be.

[LAURA] After the show, we went on tour and we found that so many of our fans look just like us!  It was great to hear “hey you girls look like me! Thanks for being you!” I felt like I was fulfilling my mission of “size/real woman-acceptance.”  This made me see how seriously under-represented women size 12 and up are in the media.   People are starving to see plus-size ladies representing proud, talented, fierce females! We are here to set off that revolution!

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Glamour at the Oscars

How gorgeous does Precious star Gabourey Sidibe look at yesterdays Oscar awards? I cant get enough of the blue colouring with her skin tone and the embellished neckline.

It shows her curves off to perfection. Sadly, Sidinble lost out to Sandra Bullock (a deserving winner however) but she managed to look flawless on the night. She seems to have a passion for blue, the last three dresses I’ve seen her in have been that colour. But when you work it as well as this then who can blame the girl?

As for the presenter on the AP network who said best actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe would “have to have her dress specially made” and how “hard it is for people like her”, he will come back in his next life as a dung beetle. And for the record, Sidibe looked completely gorgeous in her blue dress. A simple, sophisticated beauty.

Queen Lafita rocked the award ceremony in a gorgeous pink, satin floor-length gown. The 39-year-old singer and actress was a presenter at the Academy Awards.

She introduced a clip for the Governor’s Award ceremony that honored achievements, exceptional contributions to Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and outstanding service to the Academy.

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OSCAR FEVER

For Gabourey Sidibe her first Oscars are all about a paior of real characters – Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. The “Precious” actress and Best Actress nominee revealed she is most looking forward to meeting and seeing the hosts for the 82nd Academy Awards.

“I was really excited that show would be hosted by Jack Donaghy and the Jerk,” the actress said referring to the duo’s most famous roles. We couldn’t agree with her more.

Steve Martin especially is near to Sidibe’s heart. “My Mom has a crush on Steve Martin,” she gushed. “We used to watch ‘The Jerk’ pretty much every day.”

Standing between the two massive Oscars at the press podium of the nominee luncheon on Monday, Sidibe said it was all starting to feel real. Indeed the luncheon is one of the true signs that the Oscars are right around the corner. “It feels like we’re finally here,” she said.

Sidibe is seen here in a gorgeous pink satin dress and black bolero.

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