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Friday, April 30, 2010

Black and White babe of the Week 21: Vendela Kirsebom



A top model at the end of the nineties half Norwegien, half Swedish Vendela never became as famous as was at one time predicted. Discovered at the age of thirteen in a Stockholm restaurant by Eileen Ford of the Ford model agency she modelled in Italy and represented a number of top companies including: Elizabeth Arden, Revlon, Barbour, Diesel, Mikimoto, and Victoria's Secret. She was a Sports Illustrated swimsuit girl in 1997 at the comparatively advanced age of 30.


She did some acting, including a role with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Batman and Robin (1997) the same year but failed to make the leap to the mainstream (perhaps her name counted against her). Latterly, she has been involved in the Swedish and Norwegien versions of America's Top Model and is, almost inevitably, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.


In her prime she exuded a sort of cool Grace Kelly-type appeal and appeared in several of Agent Triple P's all time favourite Sports Illustrated shots.

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