Keep in mind that Kate Upton is only 20, so her “Before She Was Famous” photo might as well be an ultrasound. But what a hot ultrasound it is! If you were hoping to see the Sports Illustrated model rocking some major headgear and/or cystic acne, we have some bad news for you; The Gloss dug up a number of glamor shots from Upton’s distant teen modeling days, and they are all as sunny and lovely as Kate is today. They ballpark Kate as being between 15 and 17 in the photos, which is right when most of us were trying to learn how to apply makeup without looking like a deranged clown. Man, this is just like seeing flawless teen Heidi Klum all over again!
Of course, when it comes to models, they’re pretty much all beautiful since birth. That’s how you know they’re destined to wear clothes (or not wear) clothes for a living! It was inevitable that High School Kate would officially join our gallery of “before they were famous” model pics, but…any chance anyone has photos from her middle school years? If she ever had an ugly duckling phase, it would be then…and we need to see it immediately!
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In her Sports Illustrated days, Elle Macpherson received the nickname “The Body.” Geez, I have no idea why. The supermodel just has the most amazing set of legs on this planet and a killer 6′ frame to match. After 30 years, Elle proves she still has “The Body” and much more. Once Elle graced a record five Sports Illustrated covers, the supermodel turned super entrepreneur created a line of lingerie and skin care products. Those longs legs must keep Ms. Macpherson running as she produces and hosts “Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model” and NBC’s “Fashion Star.” Two handsome adult sons and an obvi fantastic closet later, Elle is still a babe. How does she do it, is what we’re trying to figure out. Either way, she looks fantastic at 48-years-old. Let’s give Elle a big, jealous happy 48th birthday by looking at how she’s managed to keep that body through the years. Happy Birthday!
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There’s not much we can really say with this post because it’s all about the visuals. The 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place yesterday at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York, and all our favorite models, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes,Â Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr strutted their stuff. We did miss seeingÂ Heidi Klum, who retired as a Victoria’s Secret Angel last year.Â The music performances took it up a notch too — that’s if a Victoria’s Secret show can ever be taken up a notch? Jay-Z and Kanye West doubled up on stage and performed “Stronger” together. Adam Levine and Maroon 5 also performed, and Levine cozied up to model and girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna while singing “Moves Like Jagger.” You couldn’t miss Nicki Minaj either, with her frothy pink wig and day-glo clothing.
But we’re keeping you from the pictures, and for that we apologize. Knock yourselves out, guys. It’s all in there!
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Ashley Greene who? Joe Jonas was spotted with supermodel Karlie Kloss at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club over the weekend. The pair chatted with pals like Alex Pettyfer and watched Prince William play polo from box seats. Joe didn’t seem to mind being dwarfed by the 18-year-old supermodel, who is the face of Marc Jacob’s perfume Lola and has walked just about every runway possible. What do you think of this maybe love match?
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Leave it to Gisele Bundchen to wear the most beautiful dress in the world to AFI’s 39th Annual Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman event last night. The sparkles! The silhouette! The train! The pink sash with a bow! Oh, don’t get us started on the pink sash with a bow. The entire outfit is classy and glamorous while still showing enough skin to satisfy those seeking a little sex appeal. In short, we’d like it shipped to our apartment stat. Gis, just get it dry cleaned and we’ll happily take it off your hands. Whaddaya say gurl? No? We’re annoying you? Okay, we’ll at least we tried.
We’re typing this while gulping down a glass of low-fat milk, hoping that in approximately two decades we’ll have a shot at looking like Heidi Klum. Her Body by Milk advertisement was launched yesterday by the Got Milk? team and we have to say, she’s never looked better! As the name suggests, the supermodel is promoting low-fat milk, and what better “body” to sell the idea than hers?
This is the second time around that she’s teamed up with the campaign. Heidi’s 2008 saucy Got Milk? milkmaid made waves especially with their slogan “Haute Cowture.” Yesterday was also Heidi’s 38th birthday so it was cause for double celebration. We nearly fainted when we we heard how old she was turning (relax, we don’t mean “old” as is “over the hill”) because of her various, very obvious genetic gifts. Happy Birthday, Heidi! The advertisement is aces.
[Photo via Body by Milk Facebook page]
UPDATE (6:25pm): Sorry Dave Letterman, but the cover’s been spoiled. If you want to know who landed it, we’ve got the winner after the jump.
While the 2011 Oscars won’t be held for another few weeks, tomorrow is the day that’s known in supermodel circles as the “Bikini Oscars.” Yes, that’s right, the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits newsstands tomorrow, marking a day that is loathed by shrewish librarians, dreaded by cashiers at drugstores nationwide, and revered by horny dudes the world over.
Sure, the widespread prevalence of internet porn has stolen some of the luster away from what used to be regarded as the Fourth of July for masturbators, but that doesn’t mean that Sports Illustrated has lost its power to turn famous, barely clothed supermodels into slightly MORE famous, barely clothed supermodels. Take, for instance, Brooklyn Decker, who went from being a really hot bikini model in print magazines to being a really hot bikini model in major motion pictures after she landed the cover last year! If that isn’t proof positive that landing the cover of of the Swimsuit Issue can change a gorgeous young woman’s life, I don’t know what is.
So, with that said, who will be this year’s Brooklyn Decker? Take a highly unscientific, wildly biased and possibly offensive look at the seventeen candidates for the crown in our FABLife gallery below. Will it be the woman who escorted Lady Gaga to the Grammys in an egg yesterday, Anne V? Could former Victoria’s Secret model Izabel Goulart end up being the face that launched a thousand boners? Or will Brooklyn Decker be a repeat winner, putting her well on her way towards being this generation’s Elle MacPherson? WE! DON’T! KNOW!
YIKES. What’s up with Naomi Campbell‘s hair? The super(angry)model debuted this “look” that wasn’t quite hidden beneath her glossy wig, while posing for designer Dennis Basso (look around her ear). Campbell has hair missing around her ear and along her hairline. Click on the link for the true extent and reason behind our horror.
Years of braiding, weaving, extensions, not to mention the countless color jobs and intense heat due to crimping/straightening have finally taken their toll. But the real culprit apparently are the extensions. They’re woven very tightly and can cause severe breakage to the follicles. This is not an urban legend… look at her hair and decide for yourself. The hair loss condition due to all the weaves and other hair raising escapades is apparently called traction alopecia. Ummm, all that crazy anger, vanity, disrespect too… karma works in funny ways. You make other people lose their hair… you lose yours at some point.
Lindsay Lohan - are you listening?
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Yesterday, we had no opinion of Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima, she was just another hot woman we were content to ignore. Today, we kind of love her for these pictures she posed for at a Swarovski store opening in Madrid, Spain. Lima mugged for the camera and actually looked pretty dorky doing so. Like a really stunning, gorgeous dork.
Lima had a baby girl last November, and just like Gisele Bundchen, she proved that Brazilian supermodels can bounce back to a pre-pregnancy body roughly nine seconds after giving birth. Damn them.
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Congratulations Victoria’s Secret! The company recently celebrated 15 years of their swimwear catalog, with a party in Los Angeles and a poolside fete featuring Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio (pictured) in bikinis. We’d like to take this moment to honor Victoria’s Secret for making strides in creating masturbation material suitable for experimenting 11-year-old boys across the globe. Here’s to another 15 years of catalogs that spend most of their existence hidden under pubescent pillows. Bravo!
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