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Forget Sideboob, Katy Perry And Kate Upton Are Bringing Good Old Fashioned Cleavage Back

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You’ve had a really good run, side boob and underboob. However, thanks to Katy Perry and Kate Upton, good ol’ fashioned cleavage has regained its status over its more trendy upstart cousins.

At this weekend’s Grammy Awards, Katy Perry stole the show (and attracted the wandering eye of Ellen DeGeneres) by putting her bust on display in a stunning, seafoam green dress. She heeded the warnings that Grammy producers issued in their now infamous memo about displaying “bare sides or under curvature of the breasts,” and instead wore a dress with the kind of plunging neckline that would’ve resulted in Sophia Loren giving her the Mansfield side-eye.

Meanwhile, Kate Upton made “history” —we are using that term quite loosely, please bear with us— by becoming the first supermodel to score back-to-back covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue since the similarly busty Tyra Banks did so in 1996-97. Although her cover shoot took place in Antarctica, there is not a single goosebump visible on Upton’s well-tanned and toned body (which is the exact opposite reaction that teenage boys will have when they lay eyes on this cover). Upton’s assets have been dominating headlines and the fashion world since her SI Swimsuit appearance last February, and although she’s dressed significantly more skimpy than Miss Perry, the two are definitely throwbacks in the grand tradition of Elizabeth Taylor and Raquel Welch for how they flaunt their curves.

But, that said, this renaissance begs the question…


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[Photo Credit: Getty Images/Sports Illustrated]

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Lebanon Beautiful Women Celebrities

Lebanon is home to some of the most beautiful women in the world. The singer Enrique Iglesias was reportedly so smitten with the country’s women that he constantly flirted with his audience when he staged a concert there. When an Arab publication conducted a survey of the 50 most beautiful female Arab celebrities, more than half that came out on top were Lebanese.
Here now is the top 10 most beautiful women celebrities in Lebanon.

10. Rima Fakih

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She was born in Srifa in South Lebanon to a Shi’a Muslim family. Her family moved to New York to escape the civil war. She was the 2010 Miss USA winner. Fakih is also known as a diva of the WWE where she is trained to be a professional wrestler.

 

9. Rola Saad

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Her complete name is Rola Youssef Saad. She was born in the town of Tannourine to a Maronite Christian family. Orphaned early in her childhood, Saad entered show business by appearing as a commercial model for Habibi and Dailou’a perfumes. She also had minor roles in several television shows and was featured in the music videos of Saber Rebai, notably in the songs “Etzakkarak” and “Hayyarouni.” She then hit it big when she recorded a remake of the song entitled “Yana Yana,” which was further boosted by the appearance of the original singer, the legendary Sabah, in the music video. It became one of the biggest hits of 2006 with the song receiving heavy airtime all throughout the Arab world. She also landed a role in the movie “Room 707” and a part in the Egyptian series “Bahr W Atshana.”

 

8. Lamitta Frangieh

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Lamitta Frangieh hails from the town of Zgharta in the northern part of Lebanon. She first burst into the limelight when she placed first runner up in the Miss Lebanon pageant held in 2004. The following year, she had the distinction of being the country’s representative in the Miss World competition. Frangieh is now strutting her wares as a fashion, runway and commercial model. She has also appeared in a number of movies.

 

7. Myriam Fares

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Myriam Fares is a Sunni Muslim who first appeared in the television show “Al Mawaheb Al Saghira” that earned her top prize for oriental dancing. She had taken up classical ballet when she was just five years old, and she later complimented this talent by joining the National Conservatory in Lebanon where she learned the principles of oriental singing. She spent four years there before she won first prize in the Lebanese Festival of Songs as the contest’s most popular singer. She then joined the show “Studio El Fann” where she first won the prize of best singer in South Lebanon, before winning the Dr. Walid Ghoulmiye’s prize for best singer in South Lebanon, Beirut and Mount Lebanon. She then hit it big with the best selling album entitled “Bet’ ouh Eh.”

 

6. Nawal Al Zoghbi

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Nawal Al Zoghbi is known for her raw singing that evokes deep and true emotions. She comes from the town of Byblos in Lebanon, but her popularity has extended all over the entire Arab world. Despite the fact that she sings mostly in Arabic, Al Zoghbi has gotten her fair share of following in Iran, Europe and North America. She has been in the music business for more than 20 years but her popularity has not waned a bit.

 

5. Mona Abou Hamze

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Mona Abou Hamze is a popular television presenter. She is of Druze origin and is known for the talk show entitled “Talk of the Town” that is shown on Murr Television. She has been the recipient of the Murex d’ Or Award given annually to the best television presenter. She has also ranked consistently as one of the top 100 sexiest women in the Arab world.

 

4. Nancy Ajram

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She started out as a child performer and was able to release an album when she was just 15 years old. Ajram then hit it big in 2004 with her third album called “Ya Salam” that featured the hit song “Akhasmak Ah.” She then got noticed internationally in 2004 with the songs “Ah w Noss,” “Lawn Ouyounak” and “Inta Eih.” Ajram is now considered a pop icon in the entire Middle East.

 

3. Elissa

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Her full name is Elissar Zakaria Khoury, though she is popularly known as Elissa. She was born to a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother. She won second place in a 1992 popular music contest called Studio El Fan. She released her first album in 1999 called “Baddi Doub.” She now has eight albums to her credit. Elissa is also known for her musical collaborations with other Arab and international artists, like Ragheb Alama, Cheb Mami, Chris de Burgh and Gerard Ferrer.

 

2. Cyrine Abdelnour

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Cyrine Abdelnour first became known as an actress in movies and television during the late 1990s.  She then released her debut album in 2004 entitled “Leila Min Layali.” She became hugely popular in 2006 with the release of her second album called “Aleik Ayouni” that contained the song “Law Bas Fe Aini (If He Looks in My Eyes).” The song went on to become one of the most popular releases in the country. She is now married to Farid Rahme, a businessman based in Lebanon.

 

1. Hayfa Wehbe

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Hayfa Wehbe is a model, actress and singer with mixed Lebanese and Egyptian ancestry. She first got known when she placed second in the Miss Lebanon pageant. She then released the hit album entitled “Houwa El-Zaman.” Wehbe is known for her sexy appeal and image, as well as her provocative and suggestive mannerisms. She also appeared in the 2008 movie called “Sea of Stars.” She was once listed in People Magazine’s list of 50 most beautiful people.

Cover of Victoria Secret Swim Catalog

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This year, the catalog came out on January 4 with Candice Swanepoel on the cover for the third straight year.

Victoria’s Secret – The Art of Lingerie and Swimsuit Fashion

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Roy Raymond established Victoria’s Secret in 1977. Known largely for its lingerie and the annual fashion shows that showcase both its latest lines as well as its models, the company has been credited for making shopping for women’s underwear a normal thing. Prior to being accepted in the mainstream, lingerie shopping was awkward.

The annual fashion shows have featured the likes of Helena Christensen, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Stephanie Seymour, Chandra North and Tyra Banks. it is a veritable breeding ground of supermodels. Called the Victoria’s Secret Angels, its current batch of spokeswomen include Swanepoel, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Chanel Iman, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, Lindsay Ellingson and Erin Heatherton. In previous years, notable spokeswomen have included Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, Ana Hickmann, Jessica Stam, Lais Ribeiro and Barbara Palvin.

The publicly traded company called Limited Brands now owns the brand. Its widespread popularity can be gleamed from the fact that music artists covet a role in the fashion show so that they would be able to promote their songs. Artists like Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber and Akon have all made an appearance on the Victoria’s Secret runway. Additionally, the trademark of the Victoria’s Secret Angels was given its very own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Annual sales have reached more than $6 billion. It also has an operating income of $1 billion. The company not only sells lingerie, but also swimwear, woman’s wear and beauty products sold in over a thousand stores and online. It has a catalog subscription of over 375 million.

 

The Victoria Secret Swimsuit Catalog

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Just like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, the cover of Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalog is something that models aspire for. The catalog first came out in the latter part of the 1990s and counts supermodels like Gisele Bundchen and Tyra Banks among its alumnae. This year, the honor went to Candice Swanepoel, who also graced the cover of the catalog for 2012 and 2011.

 

Candice Swanepoel – The South African Angel

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Born on October 20, 1988, Candice Swanepoel was discovered by a scout in a flea market in Durban when she was just 15 years old. She immediately made it big, earning as much as 5,000 euros per day when she was only 16.

She has appeared on the cover of fashion and glamour magazines, such as Vogue, Elle, GQ, Lush and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also done advertisements for Guess, Versace, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel and Nike. She modeled the lines of fashion giants like Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier.

But what has really brought the South African beauty to the limelight is her stint with Victoria’s Secret that started in 2007 when she was barely 19 years old. She appeared in both fashion show and advertisements for the lingerie giant. In 2010, she became the featured model for the Swim catalog, along with Prinsloo, Huntington Whiteley, Heatherton and Ellingson. By the following year, she was already chosen as the cover model, a title she has retained until 2013.

Swanepoel has also been voted among the sexiest women in the world by FHM Magazine and one of the Hot 100 of Maxim’s Magazine. Forbes Magazine has also named her as the 10th richest model in the world.

 

Victoria Secret Swim 2013

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At the start of the year, Victoria’s Secret posted the cover of Swim 2013 on its Facebook page with a tagline that simply stated, “The sexiest swim season ever starts now…”

The cover features the sexy South African blonde in a retro black push-up bra encrusted with jewels called the Very Sexy Bandeau bikini. She has other steamy pictures as well that include her posing in a pink bikini and in a hot bronze two-piece. She also has a pose that brought back memories of Ursula Andress when she appeared in a bikini in the 1962 James Bond flick called “Dr. No.” This was probably done deliberately as the glamorous starlets from the golden days of Hollywood supposedly inspired the catalog. The swimsuit designs took off from the starlet’s escapes to the most exotic destinations and locations in the world. The famed photographer Russell James did much of the shooting in Miami and in Turks and Caicos.

Swanepoel proved to be a natural as she is a lover of both the sea and the sun. She considers shooting the swimsuit catalog the best part of her stint as a Victoria’s Secret angel. Furthermore, she recognizes the honor of following in the footsteps of other girls who had graced the cover of Swim and who are now supermodels.

Women who want to check out the latest in swimwear would do well to check out the latest catalog, while men would surely heat up because it contains a lot of sexy shots of the leggy model. In addition, there are several other Victoria’s Secret angels featured in it. Behati Prinsloo is shown sporting a tousle hair while wearing an inviting green bikini. Lais Ribeiro will also certainly get attention because of her mesmerizing yellow halter two-piece bikini. Along with other models, Swanepoel, Ribeiro and Prinsloo are all shown in pictures that would certainly be pinned up on the walls of bedrooms and dorms of teenagers and college kids around the world. Whether in bandeau, string bikinis, push ups, halters, one-piece and monokinis, the Swim catalog for 2013 is definitely a winner.

Top 10 Sexiest Women of 2012

Here is a list of the top ten sexiest women of 2012.

1. Bar Refaeli

Bar has set the bar of standard quite high. She is a supermodel who appeared in the cover of the 2009 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated. She was also adjudged as the hottest woman in the world by Maxim magazine in 2012. The Israeli model started appearing in campaigns and commercials in her native country when she was just 15 years old. She was picked as Model of the Year in a 2000 beauty pageant in Israel. Seven years later, she made her debut in Sports Illustrated magazine’s annual swimsuit edition, posing provocatively with the rock band Aerosmith. Her rise was swift, and she got on the cover a mere two years later.  She has since modeled for Subaru, Accessorize, Besni, Marco Bicego and Rampage.  She has also ventured in TV and movies, appearing as guest judge in Germany’s Next Top Model, before starting her own show entitled Million Dollar Shooting Star. She also starred in an Israeli movie called Session.

2. Olivia Munn

Lisa Olivia Munn is an actress, model and funny woman. She started out as sideline reporter for college football and women’s basketball games for Fox Sports Net.  She then had a small role in a straight to video horror film and she also appeared in a rock video. She also played a lead role in a TV show entitled Beyond the Break, which lasted only two seasons. She has carefully made her way up, appearing in Iron Man 2, where Robert Downey Jr. praised her for her improvisation skills. She has also been in The Daily Show in Comedy Central. Munn has also appeared in Playboy Magazine, though in a non-nude pictorial. Aside from that, she has also been featured in both FHM and Maxim.

3. Mila Kunis

The Ukrainian beauty moved to the United States when she was seven years old. She enrolled in acting classes, taking it up as an extra curricular activity. An agent spotted her and she soon began appearing in some TV shows and commercials. She got her big break when she was chosen as one of the lead characters in That 70s Show. She moved to the big screen, portraying a variety of roles in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Max Payne, The Book of Eli and Friends with Benefits. She also appeared in Black Swan, where she got a Golden Globe nomination for her supporting role.

4. Katy Perry

Believe it or not, this sexy singer with some risqué songs actually started out as a gospel singer. She was born in California to conservative parents who did not allow her to listen to mainstream pop songs. She even recorded an album using her real name of Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. Just a few years later, she moved from gospel to raunchy pop, singing I Kissed a Girl. She followed it up with the songs Hot n Cold and Waking Up in Vegas. Then came the album Teenage Dream, which gave her the distinction of being only the second artist after Michael Jackson to have five number-one songs from one record.

5. Olivia Wilde

Wilde comes from a family of journalists, though she has always wanted to become an actress since the age of two. She had roles in films like The Girl Next Door, TV shows like The O.C., and music videos like Dashboard Confessional’s Stolen. She hit it big with a prominent role in the TV series House. She had to leave the show, however, as film offers came flooding in. She appeared in Year One, Cowboys and Aliens and The Change-Up.

6. Kate Upton

Upton first appeared in the 2011 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, where she was named Rookie of the Year. The following year, she made the cover of the magazine’s swimsuit issue. Upton’s videos of Teach Me How to Dougie made during a Clippers basketball game and Cat Daddy have become viral.  She models for Victoria’s Secret. She has also been featured on the cover of the high fashion magazine Vogue.

7. Emma Stone

She started out in small roles in TV shows like Malcolm in the Middle and Medium. She also auditioned for the role of the cheerleader in Heroes, but the part went to Hayden Panettiere instead. Stone persevered, and got roles in Superbad, The Rocker and The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. She then appeared in Easy A, where she got a Golden Globe nomination for her lead acting role.

8. Miranda Kerr

This Australian model started working when she was just 13 years old. She then appeared for the Australian surf chain giant Billabong. She then moved to New York, where she was signed up for runway and print campaigns by brands like Betsey Johnson, Roberto Cavalli and Ober Jeans. She is now married to actor Orlando Bloom.

9. Scarlett Johansson

She made her film debut when she was ten years old in the 1994 movie entitled North. At the age of 12, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her lead performance in Manny  Lo. After a couple more prominent roles, she made her move to more mature roles, appearing in the 2003 movies Girl with a Pearl Earring and Lost in Translation. Her performance in both films earned her Golden Globe nominations. She got two more nominations for other movies, before playing a main role in blockbusters like Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.

10. Adrianne Palicki

She is best known for her role in the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights. Palicki seems to have been a favorite of comic fans, as she has been linked with TV shows like Aquaman, Smallville and Wonder Woman. Sadly, the networks did not pick up both Aquaman and Wonder Woman.