High fashion consistently chooses a very specific type of person to stride the catwalks and appear in the pages of style publications. Where do these women come from, with their height and thinness and angular features? Do they appear, fully-formed, with the correct measurements at age 18, as if emerging from an industry-standard chrysalis? The most famous and highest-earning models are often scouted when they are children, adolescents under the age of Gemma Ward was discovered in Perth, aged 14, at an Australian modelling competition called Search for a Supermodel. In an interview with Teen Vogue , she described her scouting as aggressive and unexpected. They forged my mum's signature [for mandatory parental consent], and pushed me in front of the cameras. Then her body changed, and all bitchy hell broke loose.
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D uring the past year my youngest morphed from child to teenager. Down came the posters of adorable puppies and the drawings from art class; up went the airbrushed faces of Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet. CDs of Le Ann Rimes and Paula Cole appeared mysteriously, along with teen fan magazines featuring glowering movie and rock-and-roll hunks with earrings and threatening names like Backstreet Boys. She started reading the newspaper—or at least the movie ads—with all the intensity of a Talmudic scholar, scanning for glimpses of her beloved Leo or, failing that, Matt Damon. As spring approached and younger children skipped past our house on their way to the park, she swigged from a designer-water bottle, wearing the obligatory tank top and denim shorts as she whispered on the phone to friends about games of Truth or Dare. The last rites for her childhood came when, embarrassed at reminders of her foolish past, she pulled a sheet over her years-in-the-making American Girl doll collection, now dead to the world. So what's new in this dog-bites-man story?
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A man who viewed more than 1, indecent images of children has been placed on the sex offenders register for five years after a tip-off by an internet provider led police to his computer. When officers raided his home in Chatham after information from the internet provider that his computer was being used view indecent images, Nash denied having a sexual interest in children. His Samsung computer was seized and analysedfound to have 50 live images in category C, the lower range of seriousness. When officers searched through his internet browsing history they found 1, similar category C images which had been deleted from his hard drive. Nash, 51, of Arnhem Drive, was charged with one count of possessing indecent images of children and another of making indecent images of children. He appeared before magistrates in Medway in December and admitted the charges against him and was sentenced there this week. Magistrates gave him a community order for a year which will involve him carrying out hours of unpaid work.