A woman who suffered life-threatening stab wounds to her chest and neck Wednesday allegedly was attacked by another woman who had been upset that she was too loud while watching "America's Next Top Model."
Police say the 42-year-old victim and her friends were in a Columbia City apartment drinking beer and watching the reality show hosted by former supermodel Tyra Banks, in which women compete for a chance to launch their modeling careers.
The alleged attacker, an acquaintance of the victim, told the other woman to stop talking loudly. A police spokesman did not specify how they knew each other.
When the "Top Model" fan refused, police say the other woman then opened the apartment door and told her to get out, according to a police report.
Police said the argument then turned physical, with one woman having a clump of her hair pulled out.
The attacker then pulled a paring knife from a nearby apple and began stabbing the 42-year-old, according to a police report.
Witnesses were able to pull the knife away and separate the two before police say one ran into a bedroom.
Medics and police were called about 9:30 p.m. to the apartment in the 5000 block of 37th Avenue South.
Police spokesman Jeff Kappel said the woman's stab wounds were so severe, medics who rushed her to Harborview Medical Center called for donor blood.
A police officer found her lying on a neighbor's couch with a blood-soaked towel covering a chest wound roughly 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch wide, the report said.
The woman had gone upstairs and knocked on the neighbor's door for help, saying she had been stabbed and her money was taken. Police found the clump of hair in a garbage can, but did not find a weapon.
The suspect was still at large early Thursday evening.
My guess? Ferocia Coutura from Transylvania did it.
The last time we checked in with the latest flock of Next Top Models they were posing as homeless women, with homeless women. Seems they disrespected their $6 million Tribeca loft, too...turning it into a hot mess.
The NY Post reports that the 14 wannabe models are accused of trashing the loft (located at 39 Lispenard Street) where they lived for 10 weeks. They moved out 3 weeks ago, leaving the landlord to tally up the damages.
Not only did the crew damage the ceiling for lighting purposes, they reportedly ruined the Brazilian hardwood floors, too. An insider says the ladies "had food fights. There's ketchup and coffee splattered all over the landlord's $20,000 white drapes. There's lipstick on the walls. They moved in furniture and made holes all along the walls." An overabundance of water in the bathroom led to mold and $90K worth of damage in the electrical store on the ground floor, and a $15K chandelier was totaled! Now that's not very lady like.
All in all, estimated damages are about $500,000 -- but so far the show (who hasn't even coughed up the $1500 for the electric bill) has offered to settle for a mere $125,000.
Let's give a big, warm THANK YOU to Spring Break, because there's no way in HELL I would have been able to finish this if I didn't have a week off. And I gotta tell ya, handful of readers, that this shit is fucking AWARD-WORTHY:
Paulina Porizkova doesn’t have much faith in America’s Next Top Model — despite being its newest celebrity judge! She even says the CW reality show’s winning mannequin is “not necessarily going to be a supermodel,” in the new issue of TV Guide (out Thursday).
“The fashion business takes pride in creating their own: 'You don’t tell me who’s the next top thing. I’ll tell you.'” Paulina, 42, a former model who was emblematic of superstar catwalkers during the '80s, also doesn't have much faith in the future of the biz — which she characterizes as “vicious.”
“Models are not superstars anymore. With cheap computer retouching, anybody can be a cover girl. You can be 50 and have acne, but look gorgeous by the time they’re done with you. Models are back to what they were in the ‘70s: clothes hangers.”
And those aspiring to fame and fortune via fashion shoots may be in for a rude awakening. "[They want to be models] for the same reason I did — they’re looking for love. They think, ‘I’m on TV; people will realize that I’m worth something,’ ” Paulina says. "But once the TV’s over and they join the real world, it’ll be a whole different thing.”
I am happy to announce that your beloved ask_dr_model is back! WITH A VENGEANCE! And no, I'm going to turn this into a Shins-Bashing Blog. I am bringing this wonderful community back to life, with the help of nebula1500, Gmail Chat, iMovie, and YouTube. And Tyra, I guess.
Because this resurrection took way longer than I'd anticipated, I'm a few weeks late with this. BUT WHATEVER! You won't be bitchin' and moanin' about lateness once you see this masterpiece!
Okay, so I may be the worst moderator ever, but give me a break - last season was boring. I do, however, have high hopes for this season. For some reason...
I haven't watched the premiere episode yet because I needed naptime and alonetime yesterday. So Lisa and I will be watching tonight, and we'll have commentary tomorrow. Probably.
Until then, please enjoy this quickcap from Television Without Pity and a preview of these new bitches before their makeovers.
The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking The show that makes you feel like the President of MENSA is back, baby. It's audition time, and bitches abound. These include a mail-order bride, a human ink blotter, someone with a repossessed weave, two fatties, a dentist, and at least three of the original cast members of Paris Is Burning. There are a lot of girls at first, then fewer, then thirteen. The majority of them appear to be f'ing nuts. For their first photo shoot, the girls must pose in a politically-themed shoot, and non-controversial entity Nigel Barker does the photography honors. Punky whackjob Jael is sick, until she benefits from the healing power of a hula hoop. Kathleen is just...well, let's just say that the wattage from the light socket she stuck her finger in totally bypassed the brainial area. After the photo shoot, it's on to the Goodwill, where the girls perform in a charity runway show, with proceeds going to the "vocationally challenged." I guess this means Miss J. will get the whopping $286 they raised. Jael wins the challenge, predictably because the audience the production crew wrangled from the methadone clinic next door can relate to her most. Meanwhile, Maui-based mom Renee shows her bitchy side, and braggy Sarah earns the ire of many. At judging, Jaslene (whom you may remember from being batshit crazy and relentlessly jowly from last season's auditions) does surprisingly well. Most of the other photos are so-so. In the end, we come down to the heretofore mentioned remarkably dumb Kathleen (who opines that it's okay to take the fur of animals for coats if they've died of natural causes in the jungle, because animals die of natural causes sometimes, don't they? Yeah, I'll take that chinchilla with the tire tracks on the back) and also relatively dumb Jael, who doesn't enjoy winning challenges because maybe people won't like her then. In the end, Tyra and Co. decide that a two-hour premiere episode will probably provide a sufficient campaign against fetal alcohol syndrome, and so they send Kathleen home. That banging sound you hear? Yeah, she's still trying to find her way out of the judging room.
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What a hot mess! This girl was voted my favorite when I was just going by "after"s, but GODDAMN! Clearly the lighting in the first set of pictures was harsh and cruel (see: Anchal) but still. Yikes, Megan
A very strange/exciting part of Brandy's birthday dinner involved Brandy's childhood friend Mollie. Mollie was probably the prettiest of all the girls on last season of America's Next Top Model, which means that I had dinner with one of the contestants who competed on the show that Melissa and I fall all over ourselves for. She was very nice and far more amenable to talking about ANTM than I ever would be if I were involved with a reality show. I imagine that I'd get very tired of it. She told a hilarious story about how Jade had to move out of New York City because every time she left her apartment people would throw garbage at her and egg her.