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Not Just a Pretty Face: Bella Hadid Is Training for the Olympics

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Bella Hadid is making waves in the fashion industry, but posing in photos and looking flawless isn’t all she’s about. The model could be off to Rio in 2016 – and not for a photoshoot. Hadid is a nationally-ranked equestrian and has been training to hopefully compete in the Olympics next year.

Hadid tells Porter magazine that she’s been riding since she was three years old. “My devotion stemmed from my mom’s love of horses. I have been riding since I could walk and the fact that my mom knew everything about horses really helped my passion grow,” she said. The accompanying spread in the issue pictures Hadid horseback riding in smart equestrian-inspired attire. She looks like a winner already.

Hadid clearly has a high-profile, jet-setting lifestyle, but she is able to find her center through the sport.”You know how every model is like, ‘I do yoga.’ Well, I find horses have the same effect. You have to put your ego aside and concentrate on making the horse do the things you want it to do and move in the way you want it to move.”

It is not yet known which equestrian events Hadid will compete in, but we’re definitely hoping she makes it to Rio to represent for Team USA!

[via E!]

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Jesinta Campbell Would Like to ‘Block Out’ Her Miss Universe Stint

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It’s the competition that made her a household name, but Jesinta Campbell is so embarrassed by her hair, makeup and outfit choices from when she was Miss Universe Australia that she’d prefer to block out her reign altogether. 

Speaking to Sydney Confidential, the model admitted that her pageant queen look was “just so tacky”, which is a fair call compared to her chic and well-groomed appearance (with thanks to her stylist sister, Aleysha Campbell) on red carpets these days. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Pat McGrath Debuts Her Gold Pigment, Grace Jones Has Some Opinions on Kim Kardashian’s Paper Cover

  • Pat McGrath spent the day putting her forthcoming pigment Gold 001 on models and assorted Parisians. We’re hoping this means that she will be officially launching her own makeup label. [Fashionista]
  • Lena Dunham leaves Twitter because of mean Internet trolls. [Page Six]
  • The New York Times ponders: Is there ever an instance when cultural appropriation is OK? [NYT]
  • Jennifer Hudson covers Time Out New York. [Time Out]
  • Nicki Minaj is coming out with a new sitcom based on her life for ABC Family. [Deadline]
  • Patti LaBelle’s cooking special is a must-watch. [Gawker]
  • Grace Jones wonders why Jean-Paul Goude photographed “basic” Kim Kardashian for Paper. [Complex]
  • Of course Bar Refaeli’s wedding gown was an absolute vision. [InStyle]
  • Mariah Carey is collaborating with MAC on a lipstick for the holidays and a full collection coming next year. [@MariahCarey]
  • Kendall Jenner would like for you to enjoy this photo of her Balmain-clad booty. [@kendalljenner]

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Ruby Rose and Ed Sheeran Are Hosting The MTV Europe Music Awards

OITB Season 3 might be over, but Ruby Rose is still kicking as a sought-after sexual awakener. The ultimate slashie announced that she will be co-hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards alongside everyone’s second favourite British redhead (we love you, Prince Harry), “Thinking Out Loud” crooner Ed Sheeran later this month.

It’s kind of an unusual pairing, but they’re both musicians who like Taylor Swift so we guess it works. The pair delivered the news on social media this morning, including a poster promoting the event as “a cute and badass show”. Can you guess which celeb fits which description?

Considering Ruby Rose was a VJ for MTV Australia back when her fan base was limited to locals with subscription TV access, we think she’ll nail this role which takes place in Milan on October 25.