Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Heidi Klum Top Fashion Model and Supermodel

Heidi Klum is a German Top Fashion Model, Supermodel, actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and occasional singer. She is also the hostess of Project Runway and Germany's Next Topmodel, and is known for her modeling work with Victoria's Secret.
Heidi Klum has been on the cover of most of the well-known fashion magazines, including Vogue Magazine, ELLE and Marie Claire. She became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria's Secret and gained popularity as part of Thomas Zeumer's Metropolitan Models. In addition to working with world class photographers on her Sports Illustrated shoots, she was the object/subject of Joanne Gair body painting works in the several edition ranging from 1999 to 2006.
She wrote the foreword to Gair's most recent book of body paint work. She has been a spokesmodel for McDonald's, Braun, H & M, and Liz Claiborne, among others. She is currently a celebrity spokesmodel for Jordache and for Volkswagen. In addition to modeling, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Spin City, Sex and the City, Yes, Dear, and How I Met Your Mother. She had a role as an ill-tempered hair model in the movie Blow Dry, played a giantess in the movie Ella Enchanted and was cast as Ursula Andress in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. She also had cameo appearances in The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Stranger.
In July 2007, having earned an estimated $8 million in the previous 12 months, Klum was named by Forbes as third on the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. In 2008, Forbes estimated her income to be $14 million, which put Klum in second place on the list, surpassing Kate Moss ($7.5 million), but still well behind Gisele Bundchen ($35 million). Klum is signed to IMG Models in New York City.
The "Model '92" competition, organized by the Petra magazine and a New York Model agency, had a grueling selection process, where thirty to forty applicants arrived to Munich, hoping to be chosen as one of the three to appear on the Saturday Show of Gottschalk. While candidates were eliminated on a weekly basis, Heidi was one of the three finalists, and made the final cut to become "Model '92."
What began as a "just for fun" contest, turned into a life-altering event for the beautiful brunette. Heidi immediately signed a contract with the Metropolitan modeling agency, for a minimum of three years.
Heidi's first modeling gigs were for the Petrol catalogue. Before heading to the other side of the Atlantic, she modeled in fashion capitals such as Paris and Milan. When she finally did move overseas, Heidi found work in Miami before making the move to the highly competitive Big Apple.
With patience and effort, the work offers started to pour in for Heidi. She appeared in many print advertisements, including: Bonne Bell (which Denise Richards also modeled for), Finesse, Gerry Weber, Givenchy's Amarige, I-N-C, and she hit it big with the Victoria's Secret campaign.
In 1992 Heidi won the contest "Model 92" and after finishing school in June 1992 she desided to pursue a career as a model. Her first modeling jobs were in Hamburg, then in Paris and Milan. A year later Heidi Klum moved to Miami and then to New York, where she has lived since October 1993.
In 1996 she established the Heidi Klum GmbH and took part in developing logo. It became her trade-mark and she secure a copyright on her name also. In 1997 Heidi Klum walked the runway for the first time. It was the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which was one of the most press-heavy shows in the United States, and it catapulted her to more recognition from the public and to the next level as a top model. In summer she said yes to Ric Pipino and they were married till end of 2002. A year later, she became the first German cover girl of the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue". That means 55 millions of readers, and a big international breakthrough.In 2001 he played her first small part in the comedy "BlowDry". Heidi played Jasmine, an eccentric hairdresser's model caught between rival brother hairstylists. In the autumn of 2003 she became pregnant with Flavio Briatore's child. On May 4, 2004, she gave birth to a daughter, Helene "Leni" Klum, named after Klum's grandmother. Around the same time of the birth, Heidi began a relationship with musician Seal. Klum and Seal married on May 10, 2005, on a beach in Mexico
Source : Top Fashion Models Info

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model

Bar Refaeli was born on June 4, 1985, in a rural region of Israel. She was raised on a horse ranch, but her countryside origins never inhibited her imagination. She started modeling before she could even walk and talk. At eight months old, Bar was already doing commercials.
Bar Refaeli Top Fashoin Model
Refaeli began her modeling career before the age of one. By the age of fifteen she was featured in campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel, also starring in a commercial for Milki. Refaeli won the title "Model of The Year" in a beauty contest in 2000 and 2001. She was also chosen to be the home model of Renuar fashion network and appeared in their summer 2002 and winter 2003 catalogues. She was cast for fashion production abroad, among them Dim, and appeared in the French ELLE magazine, as well as being the first Israeli model to be featured in Sports Illustrated magazine. The same picture was later published on the cover of Maxim.
Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model
She appeared on the cover of the March 2006 issue of GQ Italy,and was in the March 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated in a swimsuit and posed with the band Aerosmith as well. Refaeli appeared in a September 2007 Paris-Match issue where she was interviewed by reporter Caroline Mangez. The six-page article had many pictures and an interview about Refaeli's life in Israel, her family and her work. She also appeared on the cover of Tatler magazine for the October 2007 issue. British men's magazine Arena named Refaeli The Best Body of 2008 in its February 2008 issue. Refaeli appears on the cover. She is the new Spring/Summer 2008 face of Accessorize and is the spokesperson for internationally renowned fashion brand - Luisa Cerano in Fall/Winter 2007 as well as Spring/Summer 2008. She has modeled for Subaru, and is the face of Accessorize and the Brazilian clothing line, Besni as well as the Italian jewelry line Marco Bicego. She is signed to Storm Model Management in London, and 1 Model Management in New York City.
Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model
First Name: Bar Refaeli
Nationality: Israeli
Ethnicity: Israeli
Hair Color: Light brown
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Birth: June 4 1985
Place of Birth: Israel
Height: 5'8" ; 173cm
Measurements: (US) 34-24-35 ; (EU) 86.5-61-89
Dress Size: (US) 6 ; (EU) 36
Shoe Size: (US) 8 ; (EU)
Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model
Model Agencies:
- Storm Models
- Irene Marie Management Group
- Premier Model Management
- Wiener Models
- Riccardo Gay Model Management
- Marilyn Agency
- Ford Models - New York
- City Models - Paris
- Iconic Management
Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model
Accessorize, Aldo Coppola, Chanel Make Up, El Corte Inglés, Guerlain 'L'Instant Magic' fragrance, Irit, Luisa Cerano, Marco Bicego, Marks & Spencer, Mayden Natural Water, Naulover, O'Neill, Otto, Pupa, Ralph Lauren, Recarlo, Teleno, Victoria's Secret, Yamamay
Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model
Magazine Covers :

Argentina: 'Elle' - January 2007
France: 'Elle' - February 13, 2006; 'Elle' - March 27, 2006; 'Elle' - April 17, 2006; 'Elle' - July 17, 2006; 'Elle' - January 28, 2008
Germany: 'Amica' - July 2008
Italy: 'GQ' - March 2006
Latvia: 'Elle' - August 2006
Norway: 'Elle' - July 2006
Spain: 'DT' - June 2006; 'Elle' - August 2006; 'Telva' - December 2006; 'Marie Claire' - May 2007; 'Woman' - October 2007
Sweden: 'Elle' - July 2006
UK: 'Maxim' - May 2006; 'Tatler' - October 2007; 'Arena' - February 2008
Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model
Fashion Shows:
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2007 {Clips, Peter Hahn, Pronovias}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2007 {Selmark Lingerie}

Bar Refaeli Top Fashion Model

Source : Top Fashion Model Directory - Wikipedia

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova has been attacked by the Brazilian media

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova has been attacked by the Brazilian media for appearing too fat on the runway.

Karolina Kurkova Supermodel
Czech Kurkova was slated in the country for appearing in a bikini with what critics called "back fat, love handles and cellulite".

Kurkova, 24, is best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel whose superfit physique has graced the pages of fashion magazines around the world.

But her recent appearance at the Cia Maritima show during Sao Paulo Fashion Week had fashion critics up in arms.

An article in a Brazilian paper about the leggy 5'11" Kurkova described how "shocked" the audience was when she appeared looking uncharacteristically chubby with "cellulite on her butt."

Kurkova is one of the world's highest-paid models, according to Forbes.

In addition to Victoria's Secret, she has featured in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel and Balenciaga.

The fashion industry has been under fire recently for its promotion of skinny models and pledged to adopt a more healthy image for young girls who often force themselves to become thin in the battle to secure a place among the top tier.

In 2006, Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston, 21, made headlines when she died of anorexia on the eve of a Paris photoshoot after subsisting on a diet of apples and tomatoes for several months. At 5'8", she weighed just 39.9kg.

In 2007, Uruguayan fashion model Eliana Ramos, 18, died of a heart attack believed to be related to malnutrition.

The shocking deaths prompted a public outcry and heavy criticism of the fashion industry for promoting unattainable standards of beauty.

Source : News Limited

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Karolina Kurkova plays Covergirl in G.I.Joe

VICTORIA’S Secret lingerie model Karolina Kurkova plays Covergirl in Paramount Pictures’ G.I.Joe movie but her costume couldn’t be less covergirl-ish. Promotional photos show Victoria’s Secret angel dressed in ugly grey army fatigues - just when did authenticity get a role in action fantasy with a lingerie model?
No wonder some disappointment has been expressed by the boy-bloggers and fans of G.I.Joe. Information about the movie is sketchy, with even the industry Bible of film production still listing Brendan Fraser on its cast list - a fact which Robert Sanchez of has announced is wrong, after visiting the set.
Sanchez says he was one of only six members of the media allowed to visit the Downey Studios this week - though his interviews with the cast have been embargoed. Instead he writes on his blog about the studio location - which was once used by NASA to construct different vehicles for the Apollo Space Program and for the building of the Space Shuttles Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor.
Again with the authenticity? The script is co-written by Sydney’s Stuart Beattie, who wrote Baz Luhrman’s Australia and the three Pirates of the Caribbean screenplays. But lets get it straight, for those of us who might think that G.I.Joe is a character, G.I.Joe stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity - a unit of black operatives who operate out of a headquarters called The Pit.
And the G.I.Joes go by loveable names such as Duke, Snake Eyes, and General Hawk. Apart from Robert Sanchez’s ravings about the sets, it appears that concern is that the casting of Dennis Quaid and the rubber outfits are signs that the movie will turn out a little camp. But Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in Phantom Menace, does play Snake Eyes.
Paramount released a few photos of cast in black rubber costumes a while back which met with cool to disappointed responses from online G.I.Joe fans. The latest photos were of Sienna Miller on set in her black rubber suit. There’s not a lot of compliments in the online community of potential theatre-goers - apart from the ravings of Robert Sanchez for
Not that Paramount will be worried about one flop next year, as Variety’s Anne Thompson reports in her blog, the studio raked in $1 billion on the back of a year of blockbusters including: Indiana Jones, Kung Fu Panda, Iron Man, and the No Country For Old Men, which won an Oscar for Best Film.

Source : models blog - fashionmodeldirectory

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Brazilian top fashion model Fernanda Motta

Fernanda Motta is a Brazilian top fashion model. She is the youngest child of a large extended family.

First Name: Fernanda
Last Name: Motta
Nationality: Brazilian
Ethnicity: Brazilian
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Birth: January 1 1981
Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 5'10" ; 178cm
Measurements: (US) 34-25-35 ; (EU) 86.5-63.5-89
Dress Size: (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe Size: (US) 7 ; (EU) 39

Fernanda was discovered on Guarapari Beach just north of Rio de Janeiro at the age of 16 by a talent scout. Since then, she has appeared in 4 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, most recently in 2007. She is also known for hosting the reality-show Brazil's Next Top Model, the brazilian version of the show created by Tyra Banks.

Model Agencies

Next Model Management - Paris
Ace Models
Mega Model Agency - Germany
Mega Models - Miami
Monica Monteiro Management


Água de Coco, Avon, Calzedonia, Cori, Forum, Intimissimi, Moët & Chandon, Palmolive, Pantene, Portugal Telecom, Rolex, Sinequanone, Victoria's Secret

Magazine Covers

Brazil: 'Vogue'; 'Elle' - January 2004 & June 2006; Ouse; 'Wish Report' - # 12'; 'Vogue Noivas'; 'Catarina 03'; 'Lounge'; 'Claudia'; 'Coll Magazine'
Mexico: 'Cosmopolitan'
Spain: 'Cosmopolitan' - August 2005 & February 2007
US: 'Elle' - January 2004; 'Glamour' - February 2004

Source : fashionmodeldirectory - Wikimedia

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen finally opens up about her romance

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen finally opens up about her romance with American football star Tom Brady and says they have a lot in common. reports that Bundchen started dating Brady after he split with actress Bridget Monyhan, but uptill now neither of them had spoken about their relationship. She said: "I think we have a lot of things in common, and I think he is a really great person. He really genuinely doesn't have a bad bone in his body. And he is a very positive person."
Bundchen also revealed that she and Brady were brought together by a common friend. She added: "We met through a friend who knew us both for a long time. Our friend knew that we would like each other. And we did. So I guess he was right."

Source : Times Internet Limited

Supermodel Adriana Lima Engaged with Marko Jaric

Victoria's Secret catwalker Adriana Lima has officially gotten engaged to NBA hoops man Marko Jaric, starting shooting guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, his rep confirms.

Jaric, 29, popped the question on the voluptuous brunette beauty's 27th birthday Thursday and presented her with a ring. The couple have been dating for about nine months.
"He asked, and she said yes. They are both incredibly happy and couldn't be more in love," the Serbian-born basketball star's publicist James Weir told People.

Lima, touted in the media as one of the sexiest women in the world, has previously stated her intention to wait until after marriage before having sex for the first time, despite having famously dated rocker Lenny Kravitz and Yankees MVP Derek Jeter.

Source : E! Entertainment Television

Victoria Secret Model Adriana Lima Engaged to Basketball Star

Supermodel Adriana Lima accepted a big gift on her birthday last weekend—an engagement ring from boyfriend basketball star Marko Jaric, reports People Magazine.

Adriana Lima Super Model

“He asked and she said yes. They are both incredibly happy and couldn't be more in love,” says Lima’s publicist James Weir.

The Brazilian model turned 27 on Thursday and she and her fiancé, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, have been dating for about nine months.

“I was not the person to fall in love easily. I am a difficult person from that standpoint,” Jaric told People magazine back in March. “Now, it's a little different situation.”

The marriage will be the first for both.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Punto Latino Launch Event, 'Fashion Model 2008'

Distinctive jewelry by San Francisco-based designer, John S. Brana, will accessorize the looks of three apparel sponsors on the runway of "Fashion Model 2008," for the international release of Magazine Punto Latino. The fashion show/dinner event will be held Saturday, May 24 at the Luxor Restaurant, 101 Brentwood Rd., South San Francisco, at 7 p.m.

"I am very excited to sponsor this event," Brana said. "The Latino community represents some of my best customers." Over 300 guests are expected to attend, including ambassadors, consulates and area business owners. "Fashion Model 2008" will be advertised nationally on Telemundo stations beginning today. Magazine Punto Latino is a lifestyle, gossip and information magazine targeting Hispanic communities and will be distributed nationally and throughout Central and South America.

Expect to see dramatic necklaces with layers of gemstones from Brana's Barbary Coast collection, giant cocktail rings from the Pacific Heights collection, and sculpted cuffs from the SoMa and Seacliff collections. To view each of the John S. Brana- Distinctive Jewelry collections visit Apparel sponsors include Alpaca Fashions, Men's Warehouse and Katy Y Designs. Live entertainment will include music from Bay Area Latin and funk band, La Ventana and Arabic style belly dancers.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Fibre2fashion launches fashion portal introduces “FASHION GEAR – Constant Witness to Fashion Dynamism”; it’s a new step in the progressive direction from the B2B dot com‘s side. The launch of “Fashion Gear” was done on June 13, 2008; and now the logic behind the name of fibre2fashion has come to totality and wholeness. The long awaited connection of fibre2fashion with the fashion industry has been blessed with eminent existentialism.

Thereby, bestowing its users with an altogether new segment of business within the defined industry line, Fashion Gear serves as a separate portal by itself. Coming to its users as a discrete and independent division of fibre2fashion, Fashion Gear serves the user community with empowerment through information, updates and data, and a channelized medium to source and promote.

The Fashion segment is more suitably a people’s establishment or industry. Due to the individualistic nature of existence within this industry, there is comparably more and boundless scope of opportunities for individual aspirants seeking career bounces under their fashion belly. And such establishment has incidentally conceived professional careers and business spaces beyond limits. The organizing has overall been done in form of 9 different categories namely -
News, Articles, Jobs, Fashion & Culture, Events, Designer Dreamz, Face of the Week, Directory, and Illustrations.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Top Fashion Models List

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No Top Fashion Models but Nice story must read it !!!

Sorry for Interruption friends. Here I posted a really very good story. Pls read it and pass this link to your all friends. It’s really very good story..

This story is related to 1 Boy and his Mother

My mother had only one eye,

I hated her as I was ashamed of her

She was a cook in the school cafeteria where I studied.

One day, when I saw still in a primary class,

She came to visit me to see for herself that I was all right.

I was very upset, how dare she do this to me?

After that incident I ignored her & looked on her

Only with hateful eyes….

The next day, a fellow-student told me,

“oohhh, your mother has only one eye!”

At that moment, I wanted to crawl under the floor

And that my mother would be out of my life completely.

The next day I went to meet her & to tell here:

“ because of you I am the joke at school,

Why don’t you die and go away!?

But, she did not respond….

I wasn’t thinking and did not know what I was saying,

I was very angry.

I could not imagine

How she would react to my remarks.

And, I left town.

I studied relentlessly and obtained a scholarship

to continue my studies abroad.

In fact, I completed my studies, got married, bought a house and set up my family.

I lived a happy and a peaceful life.

One day, my mother comes to visit me.

It has been many years since she had disappeared,

She had never met here grand-children.

She remained at the doorstep

While my children were making fun of her

I shouted at her: “ How date you come all the way here and frighten my kids?!

With a calm voice she responded:

“I apologize, I am at the wrong address.”

And she disappeared.

One day, I received an invitation from my hometown school to attend a reunion under the “ close family ties “ topic

I lied to my wife and made her believe that

I was traveling for business.

After the reunion I stopped by the house

where I grew up

The neighbours informed me that

my mother had passed away.

I did not shed even one drop of tear!!!

The neighbor handed me a letter

that my mother had left for me

“My Dear son, I always thought of you.”

I regret having visited you abroad

And frightened your kids

…I was very pleased when I heard that

you would come to attend the reunion

…The only thing was that I could not get up

from my bed to come and see you….

…I am broken-hearted that I brought

shame to you on numerous occasions…

…Did you know that when you were a baby

you had an accident and lost your one eye?...

… and, as any other mother would,

I would not let you grow up with only one eye….

So. I gave you my eye……..

I was very proud and happy to know that my son would be able to see the world with my eye

… with all my love…

…Your mother….


Please don’t forget to post the comment… Thank You….

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tyra Lynne Banks top fashion model

Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American supermodel, television personality, talk show host, actress, and businessperson. she became famous first as a model in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, and New York, but television appearances were her commercial breakthrough. She is known best as hostess/judge of the reality television show America's Next Top Model since its 2003 debut, and is currently hosting her own Daytime Emmy Award-nominated talk show, The Tyra Banks Show. Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.

Within Banks' first week in Paris, other designers were so entranced by her presence on the runway that she was booked for an unprecedented 25 shows; a record in the business for a newcomer. She has done extensive print and/or runway work for fashion/advertising giants such as Anna Sui, Coors Light, CoverGirl, Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Cynthia Rowley, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Gemma Kahng, H&M, Isaac Mizrahi, Maria Snyder, McDonald's, Aislinn Dubois Modeling Agency Michael Kors, Milk, Nicole Miller, Nike, Inc., Oscar de la Renta, Pepsi, Perry Ellis, Randy Kemper, Richard Tyler, Rifat Ozbek, Swatch, Todd Oldham, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, and Yves Saint Laurent. She has appeared on the covers of high fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Elle.

Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997, she received the VH1 Award for Supermodel of the Year. Also in '97, she was chosen for the cover of the Victoria's Secret catalog, making her the first African American to be so honored.

Banks retired from modeling in May 2005 to concentrate on her television show. She walked the runway for the final time at the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. On numerous occasions, she has been sought after to appear in Playboy magazine; however, she has turned each request down.

In recent years, Tyra Banks found herself mired in controversy with ads for her show being banned from buses across Santa Monica after members of the public complained.The cause for controversy seemed to be Banks posing in front of a waterfall in a swimsuit for America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8. Most of the complaints were from people who were concerned that the city might be endorsing a show that might be disrespectful to women, reports Stephanie Negriff, director of the transit services, said: 'It's a matter of public taste, we try to be sensitive to the community. We wouldn't want to do anything that would disrespect women.' This event was widely publicized in media such as IANS, India News, as well as others.

Banks' television career began on the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which she played lead character Will's old friend Jackie Ames, and made seven appearances throughout the series. Other screen credits include Felicity, MADtv, Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out (in which she was featured as special guest host and team captain), Coyote Ugly and The Price Is Right (guest-starring as a Barker's Beauty). She also appeared as a guest in the animated talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast in an episode titled "Chinatown."

Currently, Banks can be seen on television as the hostess, Arm judge, and executive producer of the CW television show America's Next Top Model. In addition, she hosts The Tyra Banks Show, a daytime talkshow aimed at younger women, which premiered on September 12, 2005 and recently began its third season, drawing over 1.9 million viewers an episode.[citation needed] The show features stories about everyday people mixed in with celebrity interviews, much like the early format of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Under the slogan "Every woman has a story...and it happened to Tyra too.", Banks promotes her show using emotional flashbacks to her own childhood and adolescence. Many of the episodes deal with issues facing women today. The first two seasons of the show were recorded in Banks' hometown of Los Angeles, but beginning with the fall 2007 season, the show moved to New York City.

In late January 2008, Banks got the go ahead from ANTM network, CW, to start work on a new reality television series based on fashion magazines.

Her first big screen role came in 1994 when she co-starred in the drama Higher Learning. She went on to co-star with Lindsay Lohan in the Disney film Life-Size, playing a doll named Eve who comes to life and has to learn how to live in the real world. Other notable roles include 1999's Love Stinks, 2000's Coyote Ugly, and 2002's Halloween: Resurrection.
Source : Wikipedia

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Julia Alexandratou

Julia Alexandratou is a beautiful and highly sought-after Greek model, actress, and pop singer. She was born on 24 November 1986 to a Kefalonian father, an engineer, and an English mother, a model.

First Name: Julia
Last Name: Alexandratou
Nationality: Greek
Ethnicity: Greek/English
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Birth: November 24 1985
Place of Birth: Glyfada, Greece
Height: 5'9" ; 175cm
Measurements: (US) 34-23-35.5 ; (EU) 86-59-90
Dress Size: (US) 6 ; (EU) 36
Shoe Size: (US) 8 ; (EU) 39


Julia Alexandratou was born on November 24, 1986 to a father who hails from Kefalonia, named Zisimos Alexandratos and a mother who hails from London, England, named Allison Hunt-Alexandratou. Her father is a highly-educated mechanical engineer, while her mother is a former model. She also has a sister three years her senior, Artemis Alexandratou.

From a very young age, Julia's beauty and talent were revealed. Along with her mother, she modeled in numerous magazines and children's fashion ads. She has modelled since the age of 4 and has also participated and won in countless pageants. At age 7, she was enrolled in ballet lessons, and later on in vocal and acting training, and she exhibited great potential. Julia entered the Miss Young pageant in 2002, and conquered the first prize, at the age of only 15. During times where there were familial problems, Julia lived in London with her mother for a couple of years. After these times Julia pulled back from her artistic training.

In 2006, Julia returned to the entertainment industry with her participation in the 17th Miss Star Hellas pageant which took place on April 9,2006 (semi-final), and April 11, 2006 (finals). Julia was considered to be the favorite to win the competition, as the judges had all given her all perfect 10 points in all four rounds of the competition, a first ever in the entire history of the pageant, and still to date. Julia also made history on the night of the semi-finals, where she was awarded both of the 'special awards': a crown for 'Miss Diva', and then another prixe of a pearl necklace for 'Miss Lux'. One contestant being the recipient of both titles had never occurred before. However, at the end of the semi-finals Julia seemed to be uncomfortable with some of the arrangements, and had mad a facial gesture after receiving both titles. One the night of the finals, she remained the favourite and maintained perfect scores, but in the time period where the judges had given their opinions, actor Kostas Sommer had responded I think it's obvious that number 9 [Julia Alexandratou], has definitely been distinguished from the rest of the ladies, except for certain behavioral issues. Sommer's comment was later castigated by the Greek media, as soon after, Julia lost the first title to Olympia Hopsonidou winning Miss B' Star Hellas. Soon after the event, the Greek network Antenna that had held it, and its producers received much harsh criticism for 'robbing' Alexandratou of the title, and it was often thought to be a publicity stunt by the network.

After the competition, Alexandratou had exclaimed I've worn a lot of crowns in my life. I really didn't need another one. Many people took this as ego, but Julia had later expressed that what she meant was that I like the work of a model but I am not crazy about it, and that she was eager to pusrue other things. Julia was to participate in the Miss International pageant in Tokyo, Japan, but she did not, supposedly due to budget cuts, or her own will.

Julia made her first appearance after the competition on a live show of Fame Story4, and was a guest singer the Greek song titled "Mono Yia Sena" ("Only For You") by former Fame Story3 contestant Andreas Constantinidis, which was featured as the first single on his debut album and she also appeared in the video clip. The song became one of the biggest hits of the whole year and also had great success on the video charts, ringtones, and download charts. After her participation, she was frequently questioned if she was going to pursue a career in music. A few months later, Julia was a co-host to the hit show Megalicious Chart Live! alongside Mad TV presenter Themis Georgandas. She did many television appearances, and in the course of one year, did over 10 magazine covers on magazines such as Nitro, Diva, and Celebrity. Losing the pageant seemed to have sky-rocketed her fame, and the publicity seemed to never end for the youg artist. Her subsequent fame and popularity, led to her hosting her own show, called Music Bee, with her friend Stathis Aitiatoglou. Originally, the show was highly-anticipated and had an informative theme of music news in Greece and abroad. Unfortunately, the ratings soon dropped, but this was rumored to be because of conflicts with her network on payroll, as well as Antenna trying to change her public image and conflicts in her personal life, and it was speculated that she herself had left the network.

In 2007, she released two singles on her own, "Stohos Einai Ta Lefta" ("The Target Is The Money") and "I Vasilissa Tis Pistas" ("The Queen Of The Dance Floor"). She also made her film debut in a comedy by Nikos Perakis, playing a singer named Areti. She starred alongside actors such as Giorgios Kimoulis, and the film premiered in December, with good critiques. Recently, rumors of recording a studio album and a Hollywood film deal have existed. There has also been talk of Julia pursuing an international career, in both film and music.
Magazine Covers:

Greece: 'Nitro' - ? 2006; 'Esquire' - ?; 'Celebrity' - ? 2006; 'Ego' - ? 2006; 'V Men' - January 2007; 'DownTown' - 5-7 July 2007

Source: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc - Fashionmodelsdirectory