Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today's Blind Items - I Was Just A Kid

This model is almost A list. What is A list when it comes to a model? I think everyone in the general public should know her name. I think that holds true for this model. Although she is fairly open discussing most things about her life, there is the period of time when she first started modeling that she only talks about usually in very vague terms. The reason? She was forced to do things that she hates herself now for letting herself be talked into. The nude photo shoots when she was barely in her teens with photographers who said it would help her career. Discovering later that there is a circle of photographers who have all seen the photos and that the photos led to her being pursued by other photographers who sexually assaulted her while forcing her to take drugs to keep her thin or make her more compliant. She says it was much easier just to go along and do what they wanted then to fight the system because she just wanted to work. Now that she is  A list she tries to help others who are just beginning. The model said that at a certain point she just put her foot down and said no. Part of it was when she met her significant other and part of it was just a personal thing she felt she needed to do because she was tired of being a victim.

79 comments:

plrtz glrb said...

All of them

Renoblondee said...

Yes, there's too many that would fit. Way too vague. But you guys are good, someone will guess it!

Liz L said...

Tyra

Me said...

The snake model. Paulina I think is her name.

Sarah said...

Kate Moss talked about this in a recent interview, but no way is she almost A list. She's A+ list as models go, everyone knows her name.

*karen* said...

@Me, Paulina Poriskova, I think? This sounds like someone who still models, though.

Violet E said...

Too vague, and sadly this could apply to most models.

ethorne said...

No way is this Tyra. If this happened to her, she would have wrote a book, went on Oprah, starred as herself in the made-for-tv movie, we would have heard about it.

bflogurl said...

Wayyyy too vague to even guess.

Kloie said...

I'd say Heidi, but she is A list. Not "almost" A.

VIPblonde said...

Is this about Coco Rocha? Had an interview in the Mail recently, and about to be one of the judges on The Face with Naomi Campbell and Nigel Barker

<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2263340/Supermodel-Coco-Rocha-opens-life-devout-Jehovahs-Witness--preaches-door-door.html>Coco Rocha Interview</a>

Sugar said...

I say Kate Moss.

10-4 over. said...

Cameron Russell just spoke at a conference the other day and discussed working for false images and being abused by the industry. While she worked for VS, her name doesn't jump out. Either way, google her name and watch the video. Watch it if you've ever had a body image issue, looked at a beauty magazine, or have a daughter. If I could link it I would (need a tutorial or someone post the 101 on how to).

Best part is where she puts up side by side picture of her at a slumber party one day and a picture of her in Vogue the next day. It's unreal. Literally.

VIPblonde said...

Sorry, missed a ". Here it is clicky:

Coco Rocha Interview

PuggleWug said...

It's great that this person is helping newbie models, so they don't have to deal with that shit.

Bat E said...

Jodie Kidd?

JSierra said...

I thought Miranda the entire time I was reading.

Cancan said...

I think it's Coco Rocha. She's borderline in terms of people knowing her name (e.g., my husband would recognize her but not know her name) and is definitely close to A in the modeling world. And she's been talking a lot lately.

violet said...

Stephanie Seymour? She dated John Casablancas when she firs started out. I blevie she was 16 and he was the head of Elite Modeling agency

JasCrocks said...

Jason Statham's gf rosie?

violet said...

I also just read she used to datye Axl Rose (i had totally forgotten about that) and had a fling w Charlie Sheen....smells like a troubled childhood to me.

Borg Queen said...

How about Brooke Shields. Her nude pics as a child were definitely known and her mom a known drunk probably didnt do much to protect her.


As an adult, she tried to to block the pics and/or buy the rights and she lost the lawsuit.

JasCrocks said...

Jason Statham's gf rosie?

C said...

cara delevingne

VK said...

Liz Hurley is in the Daily Mail.

VK said...

Wait....so is Miranda Kerr.... Hmmmmm

amy said...

@10-4

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm watching the video now and it's a Ted Talk that is awesome! I had no idea who Cameron Russell was before now, but I think I really respect her from what I've seen so far in the video.

Here's the link for anyone who's interested:

Cameron Russell's Ted Talk

nevermindthat said...

Brook Shields claimed to be a virgin into her adulthood; I don't think it's her. I like the Rosie guess but not everyone knows her name. Naomi wasn't trying to be a model she was discovered so she didn't have to work very hard to be a model. What about Giselle?

Vita19a said...

When I was travelling around Europe I was taken to a nightclub in Milan and there I saw lots of young models “dating” the rich and successful. From what I could tell this was normal work for aspiring model in Europe.

Lauren said...

What about Joanna Krupa?

urban chaos said...

Too vague, unless enty reveals this is almost an 'every girl' story in the business.
I'm glad she's helping others' out and finding a way to take a stand.

That said, knowing the sleaze in the entertainment industry I can't imagine most letting their young children pursue this career.

All about Eve said...

I thought of Kate Moss the whole time, but you guys mentioned a lot of good guesses.

VIPblonde said...

To sum up the interview:
Started modeling at 15, where there were "times when she was forced to compromise" herself

She's now 24, and partially managed by her husband of 2 years. Baptized as Jehovah's Witness at 21 (I'm assuming when she met her hubby), and now has a firm line on no nudity in her modeling among other restrictions.

And I would clock her as "almost A list" because people who are into the fashion world know her by name, while others at least recognize her face by now

Can you tell I'm bored at work? Going to look into that "personal outsourcing" thing

StewMcG said...

My 9 year old daughter and I were approached by an agent while on vacation in NYC last summer, and she practically threw a temper tantrum when I told the agent "Thanks but no thanks."

Stuff like this has been going on for years and years, and I refuse to let any of my girls be a part of it.

I hope whoever it is has found a good therapist to help her work through this and that she's at peace in her life.

DBZee said...

Whoever it is, good for her for saying no and trying to help others. Sad that she went through that - I wish stuff like this was more publicized so girls thinking about going into this business (or even acting) would know what a cesspool it can be. It'll never happen, but the sleazebags should be called on their crap.

perfect world...

Sparkwee said...

Petra Nemcova.

L said...

Nikki Taylor

auntliddy said...

Heidi klum

cdanluva said...

Christy Turlington

B626 said...

Karli Kloss is just about up at the top now. A lot of these guesses I see are former almost A-list. Enty says IS.

Anna Nawnamizz said...

Doesn't this apply to all models? And yep, this is too vague to really nail it down.

ElleKay said...

Coco!

dragon said...

This can be any of them lol

Kiki K said...

I don't think it's Miranda. She got her start by winning a amateur modeling comp in a teen magazine. Think she was about 15 at the time

I think it's Kate moss

crila16 said...

I'm going with the all of them answer.

Jazzy said...

That's who I thought too and she's definitely A+.

Eve said...

I think this is def. Coco. She is very outspoken when it comes to disgusting photographers who take advantage of young models, and in that business, speaking out is career suicide, but she's managed to get successful enough to do it and still be ok. Good for her.

carolinec said...

Kate Moss is A++ when it comes to models. I would also say Miranda Kerr is A list now. she's all over the place. Tyra is A, Naomi is A++... i'm not sure who this is

Armadillo Cake said...

"This model is almost A list," suggests she is still in her ascent....is Cat Daddy Upton considered B?.....

FrenchGirl said...

all models!

aliciabutterfly26 said...

This is cold but I couldn't care less. It's a sexualized industry and has been (based on this blind) since before she entered. What did she expect, that they'd give her lolly-pops and tell her how what a pretty little girl she was? Someone okayed this all and let her model; she was treated like model should be, as an object. I'm sorry, no sympathy here.

Armadillo Cake said...

.....(sigh) ....I have tried to do the Cat Daddy, but I fear I look like I'm in the final death throes of a vicious prolapse...

10-4 over. said...

Thanks for posting the link! Every woman should watch it. Shoot, every man too, lol.

And a somewhat related side note to image/women's bodies, etc.. I had a friend who called her pregnancy stretch marks "baby tattoos"..thought it was a cute way to word it :)

BitterBlondin said...

Def not Kate Moss. She is A+++ list as far as models go, and she is definitely not "fairly open discussing most things about her life". That recent Vanity Fair interview is the first interview about her personal life she's ever done.

I think we can rule out all the top models of the 90's as this sounds like someone fairly new, who is still modelling. Candice Swanepoel maybe?

MalibuBarbie said...

Kate, Naomi, Tyra, Heidi, Karolina and Stephanie S are all A+, if not A++ at this point in their careers.

My guess is Coco. She's been speaking out a lot recently - and converted to being a Jehovah's Witness after having modeled for several years.

Mango said...

Not Heidi. She was 18 or 19 when she entered the modelling contest that made her famous, or at least got her started.

Why would Cindy Crawford encourage her daughter to model when she knows full well how seedy the modeling industry is? If she had half a brain she'd be pushing her kids towards college degrees not modelling careers.

The Truth said...

So a 15 year old girl with clueless parents deserves to be abused. Ok. :)

The Truth said...

Anyone who's met that richardson dude

CanadianMiss said...

@Amy
Thanks for posting that link. That girl gets my respect.

Me said...

brooke shields had nude pics taken as a child, and lost a lawsuit to block them????! that is truly disturbing. what a messed up world. brooke has certainly done well. wow.

AndyCane said...

@The Truth he was the only name I was thinking about while reading this blind. That guy is so fucking skeevy

AKM said...

Anyone with a link to Elton John? I keep thinking that "I was just a kid" means something...

crila16 said...
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crila16 said...

@Me...Brooke has more than just naked child photos...she was in Pretty Baby, which was an extremely disturbing movie if you ask me. She was a prostitute living in a brothel with her mother. She was not only naked a lot of the time, but lost her virginity with an old man at the age of 12 (in the movie) and ran off with a man and had an affair with him (in the movie). Very disturbing. Susan Sarandon played her mother.

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MadLyb said...

I am with the "all of them" guess. I guess the human race has no shortage of those who prey on the vulnerable.

annabella said...

yes, agree w/who ever above said it was the jehovah's witness model. there was an article either in the daily mail or the nydaily snews on her yesterday. I guess thats where they get most of their blinds, enty & co.

bonnie blue-blade said...

"barely into her teens"...I thought of Milla Jovavich since she was modeling at 12 ...of course, she stopped modeling years ago and is an actress now....

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

There's a good documentary out called "Picture Me" made by model Sara Ziff. It follows her from obscurity to success, and details the good and bad sides.

One model tells her story of lecherous older men. She was on a shoot in another city and everyone was staying in a hotel. They (stylists, photographers, etc.) decided to get in the hot tub and she went upstairs to put on a swimsuit. When she got back, the only one there was the photographer. She ended up getting in, not wanting to insulting, and he either kissed her or put his hands on her, I can't remember exactly. She got upset and told him to stop: "I'm only 15!"

Another tells a worse story. She went on an audition; her agency told her "do whatever they tell you." That "whatever they tell you" was service the guy or you don't get the job. She did it, but was traumatized. They gave her the job, but she didn't take it.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Also 20/20 did a story and talked to Ziff and other models. A big problem is when they arrive in New York, their agencies put them up in an apartment and give them pocket money -- but it all has to be paid back with interest, and taken from their paychecks. As a result, they're always broke.

There are a lot of nightclubs that have guys that get paid for getting models to show up. They stand around where models pass by and give them fliers, etc. For the models it's free, they get a fancy dinner; for the men, they get to hang out with hot, young models. Because they're broke, it may mean eating more than ramen that day.

John Kodehe said...

Cameron 'big mouth' Diaz

__-__=__ said...

Amy - thanks for the Ted link! Great talk and great pics.

E Gee Be said...

I totally agree with the Coco LaRoca guesses. She is A in the modeling world, known as the best poser out there right now, her currant campaigns have her more known to the general public and she speaks openly about everything discussed in the blind. Paulina is a great guess though, especially after reading her book A Model Summer, which describes very similar situations and that she said is based n her real life experiences.

JSierra said...

I can't believe Coco is only a year older than I am. That sure makes me feel really shitty and unproductive.

canadachick said...

c'mon y'all know its A list ALI LOHAN of course..............

NOT

bigtexashair said...

Love that documentary! It was fantastic!

John Throbs said...

Fucking morons. This is Tyra Banks

SACHA BROOKS said...

Was there not a BI a while back, which was similar. The popular guess there was Heidi and that old rich Flavio guy who passed her around!

Tru Leigh said...

This has probably happened to every model when they were starting out. Especially in the old days.