Of all the Victoria’s Secret Angels, Doutzen Kroes is the one whom I would most like to trade lives with (Doutzen, if you’re interested, call me). The Dutch model, who also has aspirations of launching a film career, is the pride and joy of her native province, one of the world’s top-earning supermodels, miraculously adored by both lingerie purveyors and the fashion set (which, you’ll note, is not the case for most), and has a stunning family that consists of unbelievably good-looking DJ Sunnery James and their son Phyllon, one of the most beautiful children I have ever seen.
So yeah, from what I can tell, Doutzen has things pretty good. There’s also the case of her insane body, which is consistently altered and airbrushed in VS publications … but now we can see for the first time how she actually appears in real life on the set of a VS shoot, thanks to these unretouched photos. You can see how muscular Doutzen is, meaning there’s a good chance she eats food and works out like a maniac. Crazy! [Yeeeah]
America’s favorite flippered himbo, Ryan Lochte, proves he has a sense of humor about himself and the ability to read a teleprompter in this Funny Or Die video about peeing in pools. I’m a little nervous about his upcoming book, 50 Shades of Yellow, though. Sounds too kinky for me. On another note, where can I get one of those “JEAH!” hoodies? Need. [via Tres Sugar]
Natalie Hawkins is the mother behind gold medal Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. Sixteen-year-old Douglas managed to capture the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around, and helped lead the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to the gold medal in team competition. But Gabby couldn’t have done it without the love and support of Natalie, who sacrificed time, money — and even keeping her family together — for her to succeed. Two years ago, Natalie allowed Gabby to move across the country to Des Moines, Iowa, to train with Shawn Johnson’s coach Liang Chow, and her sacrifice paid off.
Just days after Gabby’s ground-breaking win as the first African-American woman to win all-around gold in gymnastics at the Olympics, we spoke to Natalie about how she raised four kids — and an Olympic champion.
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Sometimes in the dead of summer, when I am chained to my computer all day but wanting to be at the beach, I say to myself, I wish I was a celebrity so that I could be frolicking at the beach right now. Because it seems like celebs spend more time at the beach having fun than us average peeps do. Maybe it’s because they have more free time, or maybe it’s just that they get photographed more often. And that idea is what makes me glad that I’m not a celebrity. I want to be free to be awkward on the beach without being photographed. Like that time that I accidentally sat on a broken lounge chair and fell into the sand. Or that time that I ran from the seagull that shit-bombed Amelia. If only the paps could see me then. I’m sure I was making an absolutely ridiculous face. I’ll bet I looked equally as weird as these celebs did when they were caught on film doing some very awkward beach frolicking.