Saturday, December 28, 2013

Rule 5 Saturday - Karolina Kurková - Who Needs a Navel?

Another Czech supermodel, Karolina Kurková is best known for the mystery of her missing navel.  Apparently stolen by an incredibly intelligent mouse as part of a plot to take over the world, all that remains is a vague indent that somewhat resembles what happens when I try to repair a nail pop in dry wall.

Lack of a proper navel hasn't hindered her modelling career noticeably.  Kurková has a typical super modelling career, putting clothes on and taking them off for Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Versace, H&M, Alberta Ferretti, blah, blah, blah. Oh, and Victoria's Secret, of course.
 In the 2002 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, she wore the "Star of Victoria" Fantasy Bra, worth almost $10 million.
But what's the fun of that, if you don't get to keep it?

And how do they explain the navel?
 "She had an operation when she was an infant," her rep told the Daily News. "It's a fact and just thank God she's healthy."

I like the mouse story better.

Apparently, lack of navel creeps some people out to the point that photoeditors often photoshop in a fake one (see right):
A source has revealed magazine and catalogue art directors routinely airbrush one in for in post-production.

'Karolina’s body is amazing, but her belly button is unusual,' a fashion insider told Page Six magazine.

'It disappears in photos, so we keep a collection of belly button shots in different positions, and Photoshop them on to her whenever she’s doing a bikini picture.'
I wonder whose they use? Is it degrading to be Karolina Kurková's navel?

Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup." Wombat-Socho has the the grand weekly Rule 5 Sunday post "On Presuming To Be Modern" up at The Other McCain. Also linked at Proof Positive in the weekly "Best of the Web Linkaround."

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