Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blind Item #4

This Victoria's Secret model with A+ name recognition has a PhD in math. She used her mother's maiden name while she was going to school. Apparently her dissertation is a must read among academics and there are not even any pictures in it.

63 comments:

Tricia S said...

Miranda?

Tricia S said...

Upton actually I think

Crash Diego said...

Klum

Lady Heisenberg said...

Klum

Tricia S said...

Doesn't say foreign born(if u still do that enty) which is why I went Upton....

MontanaMarriott said...

Tiegen

derek harvey said...

Tyra Banks

Lady Heisenberg said...

Upton is too young. A PhD in the US is usually 3-6 years, but can be done quicker in other countries

Lady Heisenberg said...

Ambrosio?

Frufra said...

Well, whoever it is needs to shout it from the rooftops, to encourage other girls to strive for great academic success!! Out her, Enty!!!!!

aliciabutterfly said...

I really hope it's Heidi Klum. She's the only one that I would actually want to have a conversation with. Im Deutsch, naturlich!

Lady Heisenberg said...

Ambrosio is in the DM and she fits the A+, which he's used cuz of her initials

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

Bar Rafeali

tara17 said...

So, it's a must read because... it sucks? It's gotta be ok, since she apparently earned her phd.

LottaColada said...

I don't think Kate Upton has modeled for Victoria's Secret.

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

Turns out I was actually thinking of Gal Gadot, who served in the Israeli military and studied law. But Gadot isn't a VS model and I know nothing of Bar except her name. I have no basis for guessing Bar Refaeli now but I'll let it stand.

Lady Heisenberg said...

It's Klum or Ambrosio. Ambrosio fits for the reasons above, but I could see this as Klum, who has been photographed at math museums

EastCoaster said...

you mean, there's a Dr. Model out there and it's being hushed up? whatever for?

GeorgieBuns said...

Lyndsey Scott is a model by day and programmer by night...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2534733/Victorias-Secret-model-day-computer-programmer-night-How-29-year-old-Lyndsey-Scott-maintains-double-life-runway.html

Tara said...

I did some Wikipedia snooping and can rule out Banks, Gisele, and Naomi - all have their mothers' maiden names listed and Google searches reveal nothing. Ambrosio and Klum do not have listed maiden names. Upton is like 21 - I don't think she'd be able to get a PhD that quickly.

Lee said...

I so wish people wouldn't hide these things, though it makes sense that intelligent people know enough to keep their personal lives off the grid. It would be nice to let kids know that you can be brainy and non-self-destructive and work in entertainment at the same time.

Tara said...

Also eliminate Adriana Lima.

Sarah said...

I doubt that one

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Banks was going to be my guess too. But then again, I can't imagine she wouldn't be reminding everyone of that every chance she got. So, def can not be her.

WastedTime said...

She's now a former Victoria's Secret model... but Gisele Bundchen? She's old enough to have gone through a PhD program, and definitely has A+ name recognition.

aliciabutterfly said...

No way it's Tyra. She made a huge thing about taking that continuing education program for business people at Harvard. She's really into the idea of being viewed as an intelligent model.

S said...

There are only a handful of VS models with A+ list name recognition.

So why is this so hard??

fancyscreenname said...

its probably someone foreign. in their country that PhD probably amounts to an educated butcher here.

((crickets))

...i'll see myself out------>

Kara said...

I have no idea why this is a blind. This is awesome!!!!

I can see keeping it quiet while going to school. Getting a PhD is hard y'all! Don't need the added pressure of people watching you to see if you can do it. Or other students wandering around the campus trying to spot you. But once you earn it? Put that on blast!!!!!

LooLooEasy said...

If it were Miranda Kerr it would not be a secret. She is a famewhore.

Essie said...

I honestly don't follow models unless Leo has had a run at them but, I vaguely remember a Canadian girl doing an interview several years ago on a minor cable fashion show. There was a mention about her wanting to get her dissertation done before going down to NY. But I don't remember her name nor any other names of models from Canada. Just a thought.

Haywood Jablomee said...

You people are actually making guesses? My bullshit meter spiked off the charts on this one. C'mon.

Hadap├║rpura said...

It doesn't say former, but a current one would have to be a super genius, because they're way too young for P.h.D. Probs Lyndsey Scott (although does she have A+ recognition?), or a former one like Giselle or Bar. She could come out and be a role model, but from her perspective, I understand why she'd want to keep it private.

sugarbread maker said...

karlie kloss

Lady Heisenberg said...

My boyfriend had a PhD by 25 but he is a freak of nature. I'm years older than that and still have 1-2 years left.

Some programs in the US can even be a crock of shit. James Franco cough cough. I've also seen plenty of shitty dissertations. Most respectable universities won't put their stamp of approval on shit work, but I've seen a couple Van Wilders (what I call grad students in their 6+ years in a program) who did subpar work and the university they were at just wanted to axe them.

My guess is that the actress and her dissertation committee/department don't WANT the news about her enrollment -let alone her research- put out there because it would be embarrassing and devalue the school's rep.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Not Doutzen Kroes. She is so dumb, it hurts me to watch her talk.

I am guessing Heidi, eventhough I don't like her, she seems pretty intelligent!

T. E. Cuz said...

upton is not vs material
kloss too young

i think this is either erin heatherton or lindsey ellingson

they are angels, and a-list in victoria's secret, not hollywood.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Some old school Angels:
Stephanie Seymour
Helena Christensen

Could be one of them?

(Or Klum).

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rajahcat said...

but why would you hide this fact?

Lady Heisenberg said...

Rajah: Im thinking because it is either really shoddy work or she didn't appropriately earn the title

Seven of Eleven said...

Degrees are starting to mean less and less when PE teachers are hosting relationship talk shows.

Danica McKellar wrote some pretty good books about math for girls. I was disappointed when she went on Dancing with the Stars, but Bill Nye did it, too, so there's that...

Aimless Spectator said...

Why does anyone have a problem with this?

It's MALES who don't have enough blood to operate both a brain and a penis at the same time. There's nothing about being female that stops you from being smart and sexy simultaneously.

fancyscreenname said...

i love this comment

@aimless sectator

Sabrina said...

Lindsey Scott?

No way it is Alessandra Ambrosio, and Klum doesn't have time for that.

RJ said...

She probably used her mother's maiden name so that her dissertation would be judged on its merits and not on who wrote it. I have a feeling that it is a must read because it is good.

Blasie said...

Tyra is at Harvard Business School, but that would result in a masters in business administration. She could have finished a doctorate in math prior to that. I don't think the B School is as keen to accept less than qualified entertainers as is the undergraduate stage of the university.

B said...

Adriana Lima?

Tigercat said...

Tyra did an extension course, she was not accepted into nor did she complete Harvard's formal MBA program.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Ooooh ooohh!! @sugar! This kind reminds me! I got one more joke for you!

"Why do mermaids wear seashells? Because B-shells are too small and D-shells are too big!"

A Serious Empirical Invedtigation by Tits McGee, PhD

Lady Heisenberg said...

The typo in the title stands.

chopchop said...

You're getting your PhD, @Lady Heisenberg? Good for you, my long-lost sister from Robin Williams-look-alike Daddy! :-)

Lady Heisenberg said...

Thank you, Chop Chop! I love it. Big HeisenHugs to our RW look alike Daddies!!! <3

rolotomassi said...

@GeorgieBuns GOT IT!!! yeah, Lyndsay scott has a cultlike following as a Hawt computer coder

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

It may be she isn't hiding her Ph.D from the world, but was hiding her identity from other students to avoid distractions. If they know she's a big star, there'd be paparazzi all over, everyone wanting autographs and pictures. Hiding her identity lets her be just another student.

Lady Heisenberg said...

That's why this blind doesn't make much sense Zeeky. She would presumably go under the radar while there, so as to deflect attention and earn to credit on her own merit. But if she already earned it, it makes zero sense to keep it under wraps unless it can't hold up under scrutiny or peer review. When someone spends years studying and contributing to a field, they want to put their work out there and fuck, she's earned that right. More so, the school would normally jump to say they had a VS model get a PHD in math

kit said...

A very quiet Turlington? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christy_Turlington

smacklimbo said...

That Candice chick? She doesn't exactly seem brilliant in the interviews I've read but math isn't much of a verbal subject.

Unknown said...

It's Erin Heatherton

FrenchGirl said...

Apparently it's Lindsey Scott but i have no idea who she's.
She talked about her passion for "coding" in some mags

schneefloeckli said...

No way this is Heidi. She would've made sure that every single person knows about it.

headrot said...

upton isnt too young technically. i have a friend who had her phd by 23. she took phd classes during her undergrad. it was an excellerated 5yr undergrad and phd program. ridic.

Mmm said...

How about Marissa Miller? Or Laetitia Casta?