Sara Sampaio shuts down Jameela Jamil over ‘extremely offensive’ model comments

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes …

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.

The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes and sizes performing a Nigerian dance while walking down the runway. Captioning her post, she wrote: “This looks like the most fun, and not a long-starved terrified teenager in sight. Beautiful.”

However, the comment didn’t sit well with the Victoria’s Secret Angel, who felt that Jameela, 33, was perpetuating a stereotype about models.

“How about celebrating someone without bringing other people down?” she responded on Twitter. “Calling runway models ‘long-starved terrified teenager’ is extremely offensive. From someone that is always preaching for body positivity this just screams hypocrisy.”

However, Jameela fired back at the message, suggesting models are “starving themselves, and using drugs and cocaine to control their weight”, before adding the behaviour is prominent in wider society and “perpetuated by the extreme thinness demanded of girls by the high fashion powers that be”.

“Eating disorders, drugs and cocaine use aren’t a (sic) exclusive problem of models, it’s a huge problem is society as a whole,” Sara replied. “It’s very simple to celebrate someone without having do drag other people. And make general negative assumptions about a whole group of people. Most of these girls are teenagers! And they don’t deserve to be constantly put in a negative box like you just did.

“I also know more about my industry than you. And I also know how much harm this generalisation does to a lot of girls that are actually healthy and normally been skinny all their lives.”

The 28-year-old then l told her followers she was fed up of people “feeling the need to attack models like we are some kind of plague that is wrong in this world” and concluded by tweeting that Jameela wasn’t willing to listen to her opinion.

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Demi Lovato posts unedited bikini photo to celebrate her cellulite

Demi Lovato has conquered her “biggest fear” by posting an unedited bikini photo online.The singer/actress took to her Instagram page late on Thursday to upload a snap of her standing in a swimming pool while looking over her shoulder at the camera. Th…

Demi Lovato has conquered her “biggest fear” by posting an unedited bikini photo online.

The singer/actress took to her Instagram page late on Thursday to upload a snap of her standing in a swimming pool while looking over her shoulder at the camera. Thanks to her pose, Demi displays the cellulite, a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance, on her legs, and in the accompanying post, explained that she was tired of hiding her figure.

“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT (sic)!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got,” she wrote.”I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”

Demi, who is currently filming comedy Eurovision with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, went on to explain that she was loving working in the entertainment industry again after taking a break to deal with personal issues, and is no longer “stressing” about hitting the gym before a gig or shoot.

“It’s such a great feeling to be back in TV/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14-hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet s**t. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me,” the 27-year-old concluded, adding that she is also working on an “anthem” in the music studio.

Demi’s post quickly garnered a lot of attention from her celebrity friends, with the likes of Noah Cyrus, Ashley Graham, Hailey Bieber, Sara Sampaio, and her manager Scooter Braun all praising her honesty.

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Victoria’s Secret officially relaunches swimwear

Victoria’s Secret has officially relaunched swimwear in the wake of customer demand.Back in August 2016, executives at the U.S. lingerie giant decided to discontinue making one-pieces and bikinis, after experiencing low sales, though in light of a majo…

Victoria’s Secret has officially relaunched swimwear in the wake of customer demand.

Back in August 2016, executives at the U.S. lingerie giant decided to discontinue making one-pieces and bikinis, after experiencing low sales, though in light of a major restructure occurring at the company, Stuart B. Burgdoerfer, chief financial officer and executive vice president of L Brands, the owner of Victoria’s Secret, announced in November (18) that the label would offer swimwear again.

On Monday (18Mar19), brand reps unveiled the 2019 collection, however, they confirmed that it will be only available to buy online.

“Due to overwhelming demand, the brand has curated a limited assortment of the popular swimwear on its e-commerce platform for spring/summer featuring the best brands, silhouettes and trends of the season,” they said in a statement.

The swimwear line offers a variety of high-waist bikinis, Brazilian-cut legs, and asymmetric shapes, plus the classic designs Victoria’s Secret was previously known for. An accompanying campaign features models such as Sara Sampaio, Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, Grace Elizabeth, Lorena Rae, Aiden Curtiss, Megan Williams, and Maya Stepper posing in the brand-new swimwear designs on a beach.

One snap depicts Sampaio wearing a strappy black bikini, while Tookes is seen in a sporty black bikini top which is matched with leopard print bottoms.

In addition to Victoria’s Secret swimwear, a select assortment of items from top swimwear brands including Seafolly, Banana Moon, Lascana and La Blanca will be available to purchase on the Victoria’s Secret website, as will an all-new assortment of sunglasses.

“The collection features fashion designs and a range of classic and modern styles,” a spokesperson noted, adding that the eyewear will be available at select boutiques and online.

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Sara Sampaio’s anxiety has improved since giving up coffee

Sara Sampaio helped to tackle her anxiety by banishing coffee from her diet.The Portuguese model has been open in the past about her struggles with stress and anxiety, previously revealing that her mental health often plummets when she’s tired or trave…

Sara Sampaio helped to tackle her anxiety by banishing coffee from her diet.

The Portuguese model has been open in the past about her struggles with stress and anxiety, previously revealing that her mental health often plummets when she’s tired or travelling.

However, Sara has discovered that swerving caffeine has helped reduce some of her symptoms.

“I don’t drink coffee, I quit coffee three years ago now,” she explained in a video for Elle.com. “I feel a lot better since I quit it. I actually have more energy. Everyone always gets very surprised when I tell them I have more energy.

“It’s great, I really like how it makes me feel especially because I get a lot of anxiety, so quitting caffeine helped me not be jittery and anxious so much.”

Sara also looks out for her wellbeing by exercising regularly, though so much time on the road means that she doesn’t always have the luxury of gyms, where she would typically do weight training.

Luckily, the Victoria’s Secret star has come up with a way to use the contents of her hotel room to get a good workout.

“I’m not going to travel with weights,” the 27-year-old scoffed. “I just like to do a mat workout, and you can just use your body weight and get a really nice workout.

“Usually I travel with sliders, but I actually forgot to bring them with me on this trip, so I’m just going to use a towel which works the same way,” she added, using the object to help slide her foot across the floor. “You can do a lot of leg workouts with just a towel.”

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Gigi Hadid & Kendall Jenner confirmed for 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.The American models both skipped last year’s lingerie spectacle held in Shanghai, as Gigi reportedly had her visa denied by local officials and Kendall had committed to…

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The American models both skipped last year’s lingerie spectacle held in Shanghai, as Gigi reportedly had her visa denied by local officials and Kendall had committed to modelling for rival brand La Perla instead.

However, producers of the upcoming event have now confirmed both fashion stars will return to the stage in New York City, where they will join Victoria’s Secret models including Gigi’s younger sister Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill.

“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer Ed Razek in a statement. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”

In addition, Victoria’s Secret veteran Adriana Lima will appear, as will Behati Prinsloo, who is back after a three-year hiatus following the birth of her second daughter Gio Grace in February, and Candice Swanepoel, who welcomed her second child, a son named Ariel, in June.

A number of musical guests are to perform at the show, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts.

While the models will showcase a limited-edition line created in collaboration with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou.

“Only one show brings together the biggest names in music and the top models around the globe for an exciting hour of entertainment and style,” added Rob Mills, senior vice president, alternative series, late night & specials, ABC. “We couldn’t be happier to work with this iconic brand and bring The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to ABC.”

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air in the U.S. on the ABC network on 2 December.

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Sara Sampaio: ‘Working out helps me manage my anxiety’

Sara Sampaio has credited a regular workout regime for keeping her anxiety at bay.The Portuguese top model, who has walked the runway for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Tommy Hilfiger, is known for her flawless figure, which she regularly…

Sara Sampaio has credited a regular workout regime for keeping her anxiety at bay.

The Portuguese top model, who has walked the runway for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Tommy Hilfiger, is known for her flawless figure, which she regularly shows off in her role as a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

But for Sara, exercising goes beyond just maintaining a slender physique – hitting the gym also helps her ward off any anxious feelings.

“I suffer a little bit from anxiety so one thing my doctor’s told me to do is to workout because it just helps out with stress,” she told Stylecaster. “So it’s always been a really big tool for me. I try to do it almost everyday. When I work out, I’m eating healthier. I just feel stronger and good about myself when I’m active.”

As for what she enjoys most when it comes to exercise, Sara revealed she does a little bit of everything.

“Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of resistance and weight training,” she explained. “I have trainers depending on where I am in the world. I’ll also do classes sometimes, like the Mile High Run Club.”

Sara also struggles with comparing herself to others in her industry, so much so that she’s made a conscious effort to focus on her self-care and knowing her worth in recent months.

She’s also not a fan of the warped view of the world portrayed on social media, although she acknowledges using sites such as Twitter and Instagram can be beneficial in her terms of her career.

“Remember that what everyone’s posting isn’t real. My life isn’t perfect or whatever you see on Instagram,” she said. “You’re only seeing one part that I feel comfortable showing. I’ve also just distanced myself from it all in general. If it wasn’t for my job, I probably wouldn’t be on it. But it is still part of my job and I do enjoy certain aspects of it. But you really have to find a balance.”

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show going back to New York

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is returning to New York.While Fashion Week may have wrapped in the Big Apple for another season, fashion fans living in New York will be given another runway spectacle towards the end of the year when the lingerie …

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is returning to New York.

While Fashion Week may have wrapped in the Big Apple for another season, fashion fans living in New York will be given another runway spectacle towards the end of the year when the lingerie brand returns to the U.S. city.

It follows the 2017 show in Shanghai and the 2016 presentation in Paris.

In a series of Instagram posts uploaded to the official Victoria’s Secret account, the news was slowly teased before the big reveal.

“Start spreading the news…,” the first post, alongside a photo of Josephine Skriver hailing a cab, read, followed by, “…the #VSFashionShow is back in New York City!” with a snap of Elsa Hosk emerging from the subway.

“Tag your Angels and get ready! Plus, get more #VSFashionShow via profile link!” the final caption stated, next to an image of Sara Sampaio at Grand Central Terminal.

Brand executives are remaining tight-lipped on the rest of the show’s details, with the exact location or date of the event, which usually takes place in November, yet to be revealed. Models Winnie Harlow, Duckie Thot and Leomie Anderson have so far been confirmed to walk in the show.

The annual underwear show has been held a total of 16 times in New York, and was last staged in the city in 2015.

For the 2017 Shanghai runway, VS Angel Lais Ribeiro was chosen to wear the coveted Fantasy Bra, donning a $2 million (£1.5 million) dollar bra, named the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra, which was created by Swiss and Emirati luxury label Mouawad.

Other Angels to walk included Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa, Sara and Josephine, among others, though some stars, like Gigi Hadid, were unable to attend due to issues with their Chinese visas.

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Robyn Lawley slams Victoria’s Secret over lack of curvy models

Robyn Lawley has criticised Victoria’s Secret for not hiring any plus-size models.An association with the American lingerie brand has helped stars such as Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Sara Sampaio become some of the most sought-after names in t…

Robyn Lawley has criticised Victoria’s Secret for not hiring any plus-size models.

An association with the American lingerie brand has helped stars such as Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Sara Sampaio become some of the most sought-after names in the business, and as a result, walking in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is considered a career goal by many of today’s models.

However, plus-size model Robyn is not a fan of the label, believing that it excludes “curvy girls”.

“I hate Victoria’s Secret,” the 29-year-old commented in an interview with Australian current affairs programme The Sunday Project, which aired on Sunday night (09Sep18). “If they don’t use a curvy girl (in the show) this year, I’d be shocked. And if they don’t, just don’t buy their stuff.”

On Friday, it was announced that Winnie Harlow would be walking in the fashion show for the first time, while the likes of Barbara Palvin, Leomie Anderson and Devon Windsor would be returning to the prestigious catwalk later this year.

Though Victoria’s Secret bosses have yet to confirm any “curvy” models for the spectacle, Robyn is encouraged to see that many other brands are embracing a more diverse line-up.

“I think the fashion world has to wake up. And I think they are, very slowly,” said the star, who was the first plus-size model to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She also admitted that she often feels insecure after seeing images of perfect-looking women on social media, and opened up regarding her decision not to have corrective surgery on the facial scar she suffered after falling down a staircase in her New York home.

“I was like if the fashion world doesn’t accept me back, I’ll focus on bigger more important things,” Robyn affirmed.

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Giorgio Armani names five new beauty ambassadors

Sara Sampaio and Barbara Palvin are among five beauties tapped to be Giorgio Armani beauty ambassadors.The two models are joined by their fellow fashion stars Madisin Rian and Greta Ferro, as well as actress Elaine Zhong. Photographer David Sims shot n…

Sara Sampaio and Barbara Palvin are among five beauties tapped to be Giorgio Armani beauty ambassadors.

The two models are joined by their fellow fashion stars Madisin Rian and Greta Ferro, as well as actress Elaine Zhong. Photographer David Sims shot new campaign images featuring the fivesome, which will begin to drop later in September (18).

Cate Blanchett, the long-time face of Armani perfume Si, was named as the first global beauty ambassador for the Italian company earlier this year.

Barbara and Sara have also previously posed for Armani perfume ads, as the faces of Acqua di Gioia and Si Passione, respectively. And Madisin fronted imagery for the brand’s Neo Nude cosmetics range, while Greta starred in a short film produced during the first edition of the Armani/Laboratorio, a free training course in the field of cinema.

The five new ambassadors have all been fulfilling their Armani duties at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, which counts the fashion house as its official beauty sponsor.

“So happy to be here in Venice for the Mostra film festival with @Armanibeauty and glad to let you know that I am now a new face for makeup and skincare beyond my role for Acqua Di Gioia #armanibeautystars,” Hungarian model Barbara wrote on Instagram.

And Portuguese star Sara told her 6.7 million followers she was honoured to continue her partnership with Armani.

“If you haven’t guessed already, I’m honored and super excited to announced Im a new face of @armanibeauty make up in addition to being the face of Si passione . I’m so excited for all the great adventures ahead! #ArmaniBeautyStars #ArmaniBeauty #BiennaleCinema2018 #Venezia75,” she wrote.

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Lily Aldridge reflects on family connection to Levi’s

Lily Aldridge has reflected on her family’s long history with iconic denim brand Levi’s.The model previously starred in the label’s Walk the Line commercial alongside Jamie Dornan in 2006 and is now fronting the Made Crafted campaign for the fall/winte…

Lily Aldridge has reflected on her family’s long history with iconic denim brand Levi’s.

The model previously starred in the label’s Walk the Line commercial alongside Jamie Dornan in 2006 and is now fronting the Made Crafted campaign for the fall/winter 2018 collection.

As she is “very much” a jeans and T-shirt girl, Lily was more than up for the gig, and has now shared that she has a number of personal links to the Levi’s brand.

During a tour through the Levi’s archives with the collection’s design director, Nicolle Arbour, Lily came across a retro contribution, courtesy of her late father, artist Alan Aldridge.

“You guys found a piece of my dad’s art from the ’70s. He did a Levi’s ad and I had no idea. I was grateful to you guys to have this special moment. It was something I’ll never forget,” she smiled in a promotional video for the brand.

Lily added that Levi’s also aided an unexpected meeting between her and her now-husband, Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill.

“(Walk the Line) was the first kind of thing I experienced where people would recognise me like, ‘You’re the girl from the Levi’s commercial,'” the 32-year-old recalled. “And my husband actually recognised me at Coachella. He’s like, ‘That’s the girl from the Levi’s commercial.’ He found me.”

Last month (Aug18), Lily and Caleb – who married in 2011 – revealed that they were expecting their second child together, a sibling for their six-year-old daughter Dixie.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel shared the happy news via Instagram, showing off her blossoming bump in a photo of herself wearing a bikini on the beach.

“SURPRISE,” she captioned the shot, while the mother-to-be received many messages of congratulations, with Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk, Sara Sampaio, and Winnie Harlow among the well-wishers.

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