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Pakistan’s top Model also in PIA Plane crash – Did she die?


One of Pakistan’s top models Zara Abid was on the ill-fated PIA passenger plane which crashed in Karachi a minute before landing at the airport on Friday afternoon.

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The fate of Zara Abid was not clear yet as rescue work was in full swing in Karachi’s Model Colony with dozens of the injured being shifted to hospitals.

The crash comes just days after Pakistan began allowing commercial flights to resume after planes were grounded due to the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.

However, rumours on social media are circulating that top Pakistani model Zara Abid was also on board the PIA flight that crashed.

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Her phone is switched off and her fans expressed the hope that they will be able to see her soon along with all other passengers.

Her name is mentioned in the list of the passengers shared by the PIA officials on social media. NobleReporters gathered


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21-Year-Old Sophia Richie seen with unknown man amid Scott’s breakup rumor.


21-year-old model, Sofia Richie has sparked up breakup rumors with Scott Disick after she was spotted with a new mystery man.

NobleReporters gathered, the model has been hanging out with the new man in public and they were first photographed together on Saturday.

The publication also claimed that she has been staying at a Malibu mansion over the last three days and they believe the property is owned by her new rumored boyfriend.

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Sofia Richie, the daughter of legendary musician Lionel Richie has been in a three years relationship with Scott Disick, 36, the ex-boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian. But it’s unclear if she has finally moved on from the father of three, who entered and left rehab for issues relating to substance abuse earlier this month after photos of him in treatment leaked online.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has since denied he checked into rehab for substance abuse with his attorney, Marty Singer later saying he was only there due to an ongoing grief he’s felt following the deaths of his parents in 2013 and 2014.


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English supermodel shows N10.5 million engagement ring ..


English supermodel and actress, Jourdan Dunn is officially engaged to her ‘mystery man’.

Jourdan took to her social media page to make the announcement while flaunting a dazzling ‘£22,000’ diamond ring.


The 29-year-old mother also hinted that she would be taking the last name Hamilton.

Sharing the photo of her ring-clad hand being held by her husband-to-be, Jourdan wrote: ‘Jourdan Dunn Hamilton ……. has a nice ring to it!’

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You were not awarded because you lack education – Model writes to Burna boy ..


Popular model, Naomi Campbell has written an open letter to the organizers of Grammy Awards after Burna Boy lost to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 edition of the awards.


Naomi Campbell who praised Angelique for spreading light and opening minds through her music, stated that Burna Boy has not been given the accolades he truly deserves due to lack of education.

The supermodel averred that categorization of afrobeats in the ‘World Music’ category of the 2020 Grammys, diminished an entire genre in which such a high standard of talent has emerged.


Naomi who queried the recording academy on the voting pattern of the category, urged them to use the next 363 days to reassess and reflect on their perspective of ‘World Music.’

She wrote;

First, I want to say deepest congratulations to @angeliquekidjo for her award on Sunday, and thank you to you for spreading light and opening minds through your music… •


And to our AFRICAN GIANT, @burnaboygram… it is only due to lack of education that you have not been honored with the accolades you so truly deserve. You are always a winner in our hearts. ALWAYS. •

And to The @RecordingAcademy,
There is something that brings joy, strength and happiness to myself, and to so many people that hear it, and it is called Afrobeats. Afrobeats is a musical genre played on mainstream and primetime radio not only across the continent of Africa, but across the world… •


Recently, the genre was categorized into your ‘World Music’ category at the 2020 Grammys. This misrepresentation diminishes an entire genre in which such a high standard of talent has emerged; a genre that has been a force of hope and positivity for many, and a vehicle for artistry on the continent of Africa. •

Please take the next 363 days to reassess and reflect on your perspective of ‘World Music.’ Did the world get to vote for this award, or was it only the people in the United States a part of The Recording Academy? What will this neglectful categorization of music mean to individual cultures? Cultures who contribute their blood, sweat and tears, and every level of their creativity and work ethic into making music for YOU and for all of us. •

Please get up to speed on the state of all popular music today, and include Afrobeats Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and all the subcategories that this genre so deserves – just as any other respected and recognized musical genre. •

This is bigger than you, so open your eyes, ears and minds and treat us right and with the respect we deserve.


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(Videos) Controversy on Lil Wayne’s engagement with Australian Model


Did Lil Wayne put a ring on it?

The Young Money rapper may be engaged to La’Tecia Thomas. The Australian model has been seen rocking a diamond ring that was reportedly given to her by Weezy. It’s unclear when they got engaged, but Thomas has been flaunting the massive rock on Instagram as far back as October.


Lil Wayne HQ reports that Wayne and his new fiancée celebrated New Year’s Eve together in Miami. Thomas can be seen ringing in the new year alongside the rapper and his family in a video filmed at his new $17 million mansion.


The two may have met on social media after Wayne slid into her DMs while overseas last year. “I saw someone on TV and I was like, ‘I don’t know how to get in touch with this person,’” he said in a recent interview. “I met a very, very special person.”

This would be the second marriage for Weezy, who was previously married to his high school sweetheart Toya Johnson from 2004-2006. They share a 21-year-old daughter, Reginae. Wayne also has three sons from previous relationships.

In addition to making wedding plans, Weezy is busy cooking up new music. His long-awaited Funeral album is reportedly due next month. He recently shot a commercial for ESPN where he debuted a new song


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My family disowned me because of my preferred career – Adesuwa


Adesuwa Thongpond Pariyasapat Aighewi is a Nigerian/ American fashion model and filmmaker. She was the cynosure of attention at the 2019 edition of GTBank Fashion Weekend. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, her father is Nigerian while her mother is a Thai-born Chinese. In this interview, Aighewi opens up on her career among other interesting issues and how her parents disowned her because of modelling.

She recalled: “Being a model was not something I ever wanted to do but the scouts who contacted me both online and in person at Prince George’s County, Maryland, were persistent. Finally, I agreed to a test shoot in 2010 and slowly began to realise I enjoyed posing for the camera.

“On my first job they paid me the same amount of money that I was making all summer doing research on HIV/AIDS and global warming all in just one day. So, I thought I should try it out. My parents disowned me several times and still don’t understand modeling. They were like, ‘Okay, you want to be stubborn? Go ahead. But when you become poor, don’t come back home.’ When I was 13, my older brother died and my family moved back to America for good.”


Turning point

“This incident changed the course of my life forever. As a child, I wanted to be a doctor but when my brother died in Nigeria due to medical malpractices, I became devastated! I lost interest in medicine and opted to be a model though I never dreamt of becoming one because of the way models are viewed which is beautiful but dumb.”

Decrying the mentality of parents towards modelling she continued: “It is a very difficult thing to take up modelling as a profession in Nigeria because of the influence of our parents. You won’t get your parents support especially when they want you to be something else like being a lawyer or doctor.”


She says that after skipping a few grades, she enrolled at the University of Maryland to study medicine when she was 16 just to make sure that her parents didn’t feel so sad because her brother who died when she was 13 dreamed of being a doctor.

“I spent years trying to be like him,” she recalled. “My brother had hopes to become a doctor; I stifled my desire to study art but could not cope so I quit. For my parents, modeling was a joke but for me, modeling was a chance to say goodbye to my late brother and hello to myself.”


For her, modelling should be viewed as a profession just like any other job. She explains why “A lot of energy is required to be a model. As a model, you must be creative and put a lot into developing your skills and maintaining your shape. If you want to be a model you must start early. You must know how to cat walk because it is what makes you attractive as a model. Time and energy is required just like any other job.”

Breaking point

“It is a really bizarre world. I reached my own breaking point at a fashion show in Milan where my pair of raw leather shoes peeled the skin off the back of my foot. As I lined up to walk again for the finale, the shoe was overflowing with blood because I was bleeding but I had to walk with the same amount of aggression with the shoe still digging into my skin. As soon as we got off the runway, I ripped the shoes off and ran outside to find my driver with a hoodie over my face because I was crying and didn’t want anyone to see.


“Meanwhile, street photographers were chasing me. I knew some of them personally so I politely asked them not to take my pictures. But most of them don’t care. One woman continued to follow me to my car, trying to get the shot she needed. She actually did and published it. That was an unfortunate incident I did not allow to pressure me out of the industry.”

Nollywood

Aside modelling, she is also into film making. Speaking she continues: “I am on a mission to destigmatize America’s interpretation and views toward Islam. For the record, I am a Buddhist. The objective is to promote unity. I am working on a children’s book about a young Nigerian boy who sets out on a year-long journey through the desert, rivers and the bustling city of Lagos in search of his family. My directorial debut film, Spring in Harlem, focuses on the beauty of Moslem women. I shot my friends in traditional Islamic garb, including hijabs, walking through the streets of Harlem.”

Adesuwa Thongpond Pariyasapat Aighewi


Advice

What is her advice for start-up model who want to be successful supermodels?I think they should start early but some girls take off quickly but don’t last. Fashion is insane! Nobody outside can understand it until they get in. You always have to be on-point. I experienced more than one mental breakdown on the job. Some of these girls are as young as 16 and as a kid, you are treated as an adult and they hold you to the same standards like an adult.”

Dreams

“My ultimate end game and destination is far from the runways of New York. I want to continue my work in cinema and the arts. Nigeria is so nostalgic for me because it is the only place I have ever felt at home. When I get back to Nigeria to see dilapidated building, poor infrastructures and bad road network I begin to think that we need to do more to fix things beyond waiting for government. It is time to make things work for our race and country. Nobody will do this for the black race.”


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Mama Cax, American Model After Battling With Cancer Dies At 30.

American-Haitian fashion model and activist, Mama Cax has died at the age of 30.

The cancer survivor and amputee passed away on Monday after being rushed to the hospital a week after she was diagnosed with blood clots.

Mama, whose real name was Cacsmy Brutus had flown into London from New York for a photoshoot when she suddenly fell ill. She was rushed to hospital after she suffered severe abdominal pain that led to the discovery that she had several blood clots in her leg, thigh, abdomen, and near her lungs.

Mama Cax’s family broke the sad news of her passing with a statement posted to the model’s Instagram page on Friday night.

‘It is with deep regret and immense sadness that we announce the passing of Cacsymy Brutus (Mama Cax),’ they wrote. ‘Mama Cax spent the past week in the hospital, and unfortunately, on Monday, December 16, 2019, she left this world.

‘To say that Cax was a fighter would be an understatement. As a cancer survivor, she had grown accustomed to taking on life’s several challenged head on and successfully. It is with that same grit (fervor) that she fought her last days on earth,’ the continued.
‘We are aware that this loss will be felt globally and will not be easy for anyone. We as that you please respect Cax’s privacy in this difficult time. We will make information about funeral arrangements public once they are finalized.’

Fellow models, celebrities including Rihanna has taken to social media to mourn the death of Cax, who walked the runaway at her Savage x Fenty fashion show in September

The 31-year-old singer tweeted a photo of the model at her Savage x Fenty fashion show and wrote: ‘A queen. A force. A powerhouse beauty that brought her strength to the @savagexfenty stage this year inspiring so many across the globe. Rest In Power sis @mama_cax.’

Mama Cax, who was diagnosed with cancer at 14 lost her right leg during her battle with deadly disease.

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Nigerian model merry after NYPD recovers her stolen Range Rover.

Supermodel Oluchi Onweagba’s Range Rover has been recovered 30 days after it was stolen and she took to Instagram to thank the NYPD for helping to find it.

While on her way to retrieve her car, the former Victoria’s Secret model shared the good news on Instagram, writing:

I’m beaming with so much Joy. Laughing and smiling from ear to ear. Over 30 days later my stolen Range Rover has been found by @NYPD. ??‍????‍????‍????? Happiness wants to kill me. ? The devil and the 3 guys that stole my car must be so pained. ?? THANKYOU @nypd ?????? I’m too HAPPY. On my way to retrieve my car. ???????? .

Now I can boldly call my mother and give her correct GIST ??? Went to visit when the car was stolen I couldn’t tell her didn’t want to give her HBP.

Oluchi Onweagba rejoices as NYPD recovers her Range Rover 30 days after it was stolen

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