Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Random Supermodel Memory

In 1992 I attended a writers' conference in New Orleans. I was too poor to stay in the ritzy hotel where the conference was being held, so my boyfriend arranged for me to stay with a friend of his. One night he took me out to dinner and we started talking about where we grew up. He told me he had a girlfriend in San Francisco, and was going to marry her. However, she got called unexpectedly to go on a modeling job in Europe and never returned. (Clue: The gal was in the famous George Michael "Freedom" video-and it wasn't Naomi or Cindy.) Now, I KNEW I shouldn't ask the fella who the model in question was, but I did anyway and he answered, somewhat sheepishly. Poor guy.
Then, when I got back to New York, a friend of a friend claimed that she knew a guy who lived in her building. As the story goes, the model pursued him and not vice versa. Then when the poor sod got his chance he was so intimidated by her his Mr. Happy was inoperable. (This, of course, was in the pre-Viagra days.)
Other supermodel gossip from the '90s-I did overhear some very jaded New York publishing hipsters talk about a certain skinny British model being zonked out on heroin at a party, circa 95-96. Don't think she's into that nowadays, not so sure about her current (recent?) thieving rock star boyfriend..

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