Thursday, November 20, 2008

No Worries About Lint

There was a revelation earlier this week at the Victoria's Secret fashion show.....besides the usual.

The beauty in question is Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova. The riddle is her non-existent belly button.....While most of us have an "outie" or an "innie", Ms Kurkova has a smooth indentation (although sometimes a tummy button is airbrushed onto her photos in post-production).

Because that would be the first thing noticed in a picture of a scantily-clad model. The reason for it's absence remains a mystery, although one theory has been debunked.

Ms Kurkova has not spoken publicly about how she came to have a smooth navel, and all her agent will say is "she's not an alien".

Well,that's a relief. The most common reasons......

- May be result of abdominal operation in infancy
- Or umbilical cord left to detach naturally
- Adults may have artificial navel after stomach surgery, or cosmetic reshaping

She's doing OK without it.

Forbes magazine ranked her as the eighth highest paid model in the world last year, with estimated annual earnings of over £2m.

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