Gisele Bundchen’s Body Transformation: Then & Now

Gisele-Bundchen-before-after - Gisele Bundchen's Body Transformation: Then & Now

At high request, here is a Gisele Bundchen before after comparison – on the left, Gisele and her trademark thin and fit figure back in 2014 and on the right, a much curvier Gisele posing in an electric blue swimsuit with mega cleavage earlier this week.

Playing around between shots, the 36-year-old Brazilian model did a shoot with famous photographer Mario Testino in Rio this week, both in swimwear and bright outfits.

See more recent photos of Gisele posing up a storm by the beach next!

 

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary covers Vogue Australia: stunning or blah?

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary covers Vogue Australia: stunning or blah?

mary1

I’ll admit it: I’ve never paid much attention to Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary. There are dedicated royal-watchers who enjoy all of the royal houses, but I generally limit myself to the Windsors, Bernadottes and Grimaldis. Crown Princess Mary is the Australian woman who married Crown Prince Frederick in 2004, after a three-year courtship and one-year-long engagement. They met in a pub in Sydney, Australia in 2000 and love blossomed. Mary is actually accomplished, and she worked at real jobs before and during their courtship. She’s often compared to the Duchess of Cambridge because of the whole “commoner marrying a prince” thing, but in side-by-side comparisons, Mary does seem like a better/cooler/more accomplished person.

Anyway, Mary and Frederick cover the August issue of Vogue Australia. Mary is sort of a hero (the Duchess Kate of Australia, if you will) in her home country, so it makes sense that they would do an exclusive photoshoot for Australian Vogue. The photoshoot was done by Mario Testino, and Mary and Frederick even included their four kids in one of the photos. They are parents to Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, and twins Vincent and Josephine. Here are some highlights from Mary’s interview:

Whether she considers herself a role model: “I always find it difficult to speak of myself as a role model, you know, because I think it is other people and their impression of you that makes a role model. It’s not something I consciously think about but at the same time I am very aware of my role and my responsibility.”

Her work with the conditions within the fashion industry: “It will take time to create real and sustainable change. If we are talking about the textile and fashion industry, it is one of the most female-dominated industries in the world and yet many of these working women are voiceless. I do use the platform I have built up over the years as a vocal and passionate voice for the empowerment of women and girls and the protection and respect of their human rights to bring attention to this.”

Her foundation deals with issues of domestic violence, bullying and loneliness: “One thing I have always found difficult from as early as I can remember is seeing people who appear to be alone. It has always affected me deeply and I can’t explain why. To see people standing on the outside looking in, who can’t understand why they aren’t part of a community or group. We all have this innate fear of not belonging… We all have a right to belong. The abused woman, the bullied child, and the lonely adolescent feel very, very lonely in the world with their problems and will often never share them.”

[From The Daily Mail]

I think it’s difficult to make “loneliness” a cause, specifically a royal cause. Lots of people are alone, and lots of people are lonely, but she’s conflating those two things and making it seem like everyone who is alone is pitiable and sad. While “loneliness” is good subject to raise and de-stigmatize, what work is there to be done realistically? As for the rest of it, she sounds absolutely fine. It would be fascinating to see the Duchess of Cambridge do an interview like this at one point, but it won’t happen.

mary4

mary2

Photos courtesy of Mario Testino for Vogue Australia.

mary1
mary2
mary3
mary4

More at Cele Bitchy

Ramona Singer, 59,: ‘Most girls my age have had a face lift’

FFN_Me_Before_You_Premier_RAM_052316_52070756
The Daily Mail has a new interview with Real Housewives of New York’s Ramona Singer, 59. Her quotes reads like a drunken bragging session about how gorgeous she is. I don’t watch RHONY and my opinion of this woman is based on the handful of times I’ve paid attention to her, but she sounds just about as sheltered and clueless as most of the real housewives. They become sort-of interchangeable at times.

Ramona, 59, had breast augmentation two years ago and she’ll tell you about it. The Daily Mail has a comparison photo of Singer in a bikini before and after her new boobs and she looked better “before” to me, but I’m smaller on top and I like it that way. I hear so many horror stories from my friends with big boobs (like Kaiser) about how it’s hard to exercise or find clothing that fits right. At least that’s what I tell myself because bigger boobs are not in my future. Singer has surely had a ton of Botox and fillers in her face, but she’s proud of the fact that she hasn’t had invasive plastic surgery, which sounds just like what her co-star Bethenny Frankel said recently, although Frankel was probably lying. Here’s what Ramona told the Daily Mail:

says she looks better at 59 thanks to carefree new outlook, strict fitness routine, hair extensions and a boob job.

‘I’m feeling really good. A weight has been lifted off me and that’s reflected in my face and my spirit and my body,’ she tells DailyMail.com.

The Bravo star said she had her breasts enhanced because she wanted to ‘feel sexier,’ but she has no intention of going under the knife again.

‘Why would I have anything planned? I look the best I’ve ever looked,’ she said. ‘I think I look great, I’m very happy.’

The star revealed that her plastic surgeon was reluctant to perform the boob job on her and tried to talk her out of it.

‘I’ve always had great breasts,’ she revealed. ‘My legs and my breasts have always been great features.’

‘In fact my doctor, she thought I was nuts, she didn’t even want to touch my breasts.

‘She was like, ‘Are you kidding? You have gorgeous breasts and your breasts are better than most 25-year-olds. What are you doing?…’

‘I did it for me… I wanted to feel sexier,’ she said.

‘I wanted to be able to look just as good with a brassiere as without one.

‘And before, because I am over 50, let’s face it gravity hits. It wasn’t hitting that badly, but I wanted to look perkier. I wanted to be perky the way I was in my 30s.’

‘And it made me feel good,’ she added.

The reality star said she saw no issue with getting plastic surgery over 50.

‘Most women have had their breasts done two or three times already,’ said Ramona.

‘There are girls getting their breasts done at 17,18,20 – it’s crazy. So for me to wait until after 50, so be it. Why not?’

Ramona denied having invasive work done on her face.

‘Most girls my age over 50 have had the complete facelift, the neck lift and I don’t really need that,’ she said. ‘I’m into working out and staying fit.’

[From The Daily Mail]

No, most “girls” her age have not had a complete facelift or multiple boob jobs. Maybe most of the women she knows have. Maybe in their group of moneyed women and reality stars they’re so used to looking at frozen faces that they become normal, but they’re still noticeably different to the rest of us. I know maybe 3-5 people who have had work done to their faces, and maybe 10 people who have had Botox. It’s still rare in my part of the country. It’s kind of scary to think that there are places where teens are getting new boobs in high school and are stopping by strip malls to get their lips plumped but I know those places exist and it happens. When you put it in that context, it’s easy to say “Oh this boob job is no biggie, this Restylane and Botox is nothing, you should see what Sharon had done. She got a whole new face.”

wenn23689752

 

Ingrid Seward: William & Kate are ‘a rich, increasingly spoiled couple’

wenn23638711

Ingrid Seward is a prominent royal writer, biographer and editor in the UK. She’s often called in by American publications to explain royal traditions or provide sugary quotes about the greatness of the Queen, the Prince of Wales or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Like, People Magazine interviews her all the time and often throws in some of her quotes in pieces about the Cambridges. She’s known as a more conservative and pro-monarchy royal writer. So this is sort of amazing – Ingrid Seward wrote a column in the Mail on Sunday about the Cambridges’ janky media strategy and just what a boneheaded idea it was for Kate to skip out on the Irish Guards on St. Patrick’s Day. If even Seward feels bold enough to issue a public smackdown, you know there are issues.

The rest of Seward’s piece is a comparison of the Cambridges to the older royals, with Seward even saying that the Duchess of Cornwall understands the royal role so much better than William and Kate. Charles gets compliments as well for always putting duty first, for working so hard, etc. As I said, if someone like Seward is throwing down some heavy criticism of William and Kate, you know it’s bad. You know what I’m starting to wonder? I’m quietly developing a theory that all of this criticism might work in William’s favor in one particular way – he’ll use this as an excuse to quit his part-time EAAA job, which clearly already bores him to tears. He’ll say he has to quit the EAAA because something something criticism and his royal role. Then he’ll be on to a new scheme to avoid royal work.

Oh, and the Sunday Express ran an interesting piece about Kate skipping out on the Irish Guards too – go here to read. Apparently, Kensington Palace is now claiming that they informed the Irish Guards “months” ago that Kate would not be handing out shamrocks this year. And somehow she knew months ago that she would need that day to prioritize her children? It’s a weird explanation.

wenn23628779

 

Iggy Azalea: ‘I’m not going to suddenly start rapping about political matters’

iggy2

This is the second five-page, intensive, wordy magazine interview I’ve read in the past 24 hours. Tina Fey was worth it – Iggy Azalea is not. Iggy covers the new issue of Elle Canada and she looks like a sad Barbie doll in the editorial. While she freely admits that she’s had work done – and sure, I’m happy that she admits it – I still don’t understand why she’s messed with her face to this extent. She was pretty before all of this. Anyway, Iggy is about to release her new album, Digital Distortion. And she’s trying to rebrand herself in ways beyond her new face. In this Elle interview, she even comes close to sounding regretful.

She’s back on social media after a self-imposed hiatus: “I’m back. But this time I’ve given myself some rules so I don’t get too sucked in again. For me, what happened, not just on social media but with everything in my career, was like a whirlwind. I started to feel like I was losing control over my own life… I even think back to the Papa John’s incident and ask myself ‘Why did that piss you off so much?’ I see now that it spiralled into something so quickly because I felt like I didn’t have any power over my own life. At that point, I needed to take some time, step away and just get that control back.”

Her fraught relationship with the hip-hop community: “So many people think that I don’t care about rap music and the community, but I absolutely care about it, to the core of my being. That’s why the Q-Tip incident annoyed me so much: Why do you think I need a history lesson? Because surely if I did know anything about hip hop, I wouldn’t mix pop and rap together? Or I wouldn’t rap in an American accent if I truly understood? I just have a different perspective about rap music. I love learning about hip hop, I love reading about it and I actually love having debates with other people about it.”

Whether there are valid criticisms aimed at her: “Do you not like me because I rap with an American accent and I’m not American? Well, that’s valid on some level because that’s your opinion and I can’t change that. But I’m not trying to sound black—I just grew up in a country where on TV and in music and film, everyone was American or any Australian person in them put on an American accent. So I never saw it as strange at all. And I think it’s hard for Americans to understand this because, when you look at the entertainment industry, American culture is the dominating culture across the globe. A lot of people say ‘Imagine if someone rapped with a fake Australian accent.’ Well, okay, but you don’t turn on the TV and hear American people with fake Australian accents, so I don’t think it’s a fair comparison. I grew up watching Nicole Kidman speaking with an American accent in every movie. Even Keith Urban sings with an American country accent. And that’s just what you have to do to make it in this industry and be accepted. It’s what I heard and it’s what I saw, so how can you not understand that that would be influential for me?”

The racial part of the conversation: “It’s black culture and black music, so it becomes a racial conversation—versus Keith Urban, who is making country music, which is considered white. It becomes a very muddy area. And it became especially difficult in 2015. The United States has such a fraught history with race, and I don’t think I realized how prevalent racism still is and how hurt people still are until I moved here and saw it for myself. As I was growing up in Australia, it was easy to think ‘Well, that was then and obviously it’s not like that now.’ It’s not something you can understand when you’re on the other side of the world. But many people think I still live in that bubble and that I don’t understand that the United States is set up in a way that doesn’t benefit minorities. I’ve lived here for 10 years now, and I don’t want it to be that way either. I’m marrying a black man, and my children will be half black—of course I care about these things. And I understand if you’re not comfortable that I rap with an American accent, and you are totally entitled to your own opinions, but you don’t have to listen to my music. I’m still going to keep making music.”

Her future goals in music: “I think it’s important for music to reflect what is going on socially and for there to be those kinds of voices within the industry. But I want to be that person you can listen to for four minutes and not think about that stuff at all, and it’s important to have that too…. I’m not going to suddenly start rapping about political matters; it’s just not what I do. There are other great people who do that, like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. I’m not here to offer that commentary, but that doesn’t mean I don’t care. I don’t think everyone has to be everything—like, does Katy Perry have to start making songs about politics? I think it’s good to still be able to have a little fun.”

Her plastic surgery: “I think, in 2016, people should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures. That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that sh-t so it doesn’t have to be so taboo—because we’re all doing it anyway. I wanted to change my nose because I didn’t grow up with a bump on it—that happened when I got smashed in the face with a soccer ball when I was 16. Now I feel like my nose looks the way it’s supposed to look. But for how long do we have to acknowledge that I got a nose job? For the rest of my life?… There’s nothing black and white about beauty or plastic surgery. There are no guarantees that it will fix how you feel about yourself. All of those women [who criticize someone for having surgery]—if they had $10 million in their account tomorrow, I’d dare them not to change one thing about themselves or at least think about it. Yes, there are some women who wouldn’t change a thing, but, for the majority of us, we’d be thinking about that one thing. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I just hope that in 25 years the conversation will shift to where if a woman wants to change her body, all we say is ‘Good for her!’ instead of shaming her for making decisions about her own body..

(more…)

Tori Spelling admits she slept with 2 ’90210′ guys: Brian Austin Green & who?

Tori Spelling admits she slept with 2 ’90210′ guys: Brian Austin Green & who?

Tori Spelling will appear on an upcoming special, Tori Spelling: Celebrity Lie Detector, which will air on Saturday after The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story. Did you know this unauthorized bio was coming? Lifetime hasn’t publicized it much in comparison to their Full House unauthorized movie a month ago. The main PR push seems to be coming from Tori, and of course she’s a willing participant. Most of the others have had other stuff to do in the years that have passed, but Tori has never had a big role to set herself apart from the show.

In this promo clip, the host asks Tori if she slept with any of her 90210 cast members. She admitted to hooking up with two of them. One was Brian Austin Green, and the other definitely was not Ian Zierling:

On getting with David Silver: “Brian and I were the youngest. We were 16. I remember the time I shook his hand. I had, like, [those feelings]. He teased me, he would tease me a lot. He would pull on my peach fuzz and he’d be like, ‘Oh my gosh. You’re like a little lamb chop. You’re like my Chewbacca.’ I would be like, ‘Ugh, great. With all the hot extras around and these hot girls and I’m hoping he likes me.’”

Anyone else? “Yes, but I’m not going to tell you who it is. I’m not telling you. I’m trying to do my lie detector poker face. Half my friends don’t even know this…”

Now we’re supposed to tune in to find out if Tori ends up naming names. She’s either talking about Jason Priestley or Luke Perry, of course. Is there anyone else from the cast who would have been worth it? She doesn’t specify if the guy is in the core group, but that’s the implication. Anyway, I am betting that it was Jason because there’s some bad blood there, and he got angry when Tori tried to sell his wedding invitation as 90210 memorabilia. That was a pretty passive-aggressive move on Tori’s part, so I bet they slept together. Whereas I would’ve chosen Luke Perry, given the chance. Dylan McKay was always my boo.

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

(more…)

Kylie Jenner: ‘I’m not against plastic surgery… but I only have lip fillers’

Kylie Jenner: ‘I’m not against plastic surgery… but I only have lip fillers’

Kylie Jenner

There are always so many stories about Kylie Jenner. One unfortunate thing happened this weekend. Kylie went to a Chris Brown concert (which is bad enough) where a fan attacked her and pulled on her hair. That’s some scary stuff. There’s also a story from Kylie’s new app. This is the app that beats all other Kardashian-Jenner apps, but don’t sign up for it! User information has been compromised and people are finding out their friends are Kardashian addicts. Sad.

Luckily, media outlets are transcribing Kylie’s app content, so you don’t have to risk your information. Here’s her latest missive about how she’s never had plastic surgery, so why are you so obsessed? Really:

My Feelings On Plastic Surgery: The Whole Truth

I’m not against plastic surgery. Full disclosure: I’ve only been under once before when I went to the dentist and I didn’t react well; it really scared me. I threw up and was SO nauseous the next day. But as of now, I only have lip fillers. Like I’ve said, it has always been a huge insecurity of mine and I wanted to make a change.

But no people — I haven’t gotten breast implants! Everyone is obsessed with that. Truth is, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gained 15 pounds and my body has changed; I’ve definitely filled out. Working with some of the best makeup artists has taught me amazing tricks to feel more confident, and I can’t wait to show you guys. I swear ther are things you can do to work on problem areas without having to think about plastic surgery. (Contouring has changed my life!)

But I’m also someone who says “nver say never.” If, down the line, I get to a point where I’m really uncomfortable with something on my body, I’m not against change it.”

[From MTV]

Honestly, Kylie is the one bringing up the issue of plastic surgery. If she wasn’t constantly talking about her lip fillers, fake butt cream, and posting comparison boob shots, people wouldn’t be so “obsessed” with her bod. Yeah, people do think she’s had some work done, mostly because she’s always denying it. And posting a million body-con selfies. The Kardashians rarely speak the truth, which is why people seldom believe them.

Took months of not dying my hair and wearing wigs to get my hair back to health so I can do this!! Thank you @priscillavalles @maishaoliver for putting up with me all day. I’m going for an ashy dirty blonde for the fall. But this shits a process! I’m coming for u khloé!

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

 

 

  Just about to head out for a morning walk before my interviews and I love a little extra help. Thank you @premadonna87 and @waistgangsociety for my waist trainer I’m officially obsessed after seeing how bomb my sisters look. It also helps with my posture :) . Get yours at whatsawaist.com   A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

 

(more…)