OUTLOOK Monday 25 September, 2017
Girlie Long Legs

There must be someone perceptive to hunt down and measure lon­gest, or largest, things, but how they zeroed in on Russian Ekaterina Lis­ina is not known. Standing at 6 ft 9inches, she now has set a record of having the world’s “longest legs”. The Beijing Olympics basketball bronze medallist’s lower limbs are over 132 cm (52 in) long. What a lope!

New Check

This is a shock poor Leander Paes could have done without. A court petition for compensation by estranged wife Rhea Pillai was said to be a hefty Rs 10 lakh. No, says Rhea’s lawyers. They missed a zero. The correct cough-up is Rs 1 crore.

With ‘The Kid’

Good to see that Carlos Valderrama still tends to his bleached blond mass. A Colombian great who entertained us in three World Cups (1990-98), the quicksilver mid-fielder recently visited the country’s oldest football club, Mohun Bagan. His takeaway? The No. 10 shirt.

The Ramp Is For Freedom

They might not have the practised gait of top models, nor their cared-for visages, but they made up for it in grace. Besides, many designed the clothes themselves. All of them inmates of Tihar’s Jail No. 6 and graduates of the Tihar Fashion Laboratory, these women have reached beyond their scarred past and made a pitch for a possible career. Hope is made of this.

Pay Up If You See Him

The selfie was amazing; the tech savvy monkey a global photo-star. But lensman David Slater, whose camera was borrowed, agreed to donate 25 per cent of proceeds for protecting crested macaques in Indonesia when animal rights group Peta sued for a share on behalf of the monkey. Slater has now cruelly filed a counter-suit. We hope he loses.


Digital shows are all the rage, and Ragini MMS Returns has plunged into the web for greater returns. Whetting app­etites is a cavorting Karishma Sharma, in the coolest shades Sunny Leone never wore and pink socks that will trigger a buying spree on the net. Here’s offering you a teaser: the web teaser shrieks most awfully!

This Too Happened

Here she is…Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, 23, beat 50 contestants to become Miss America 2017.  After gowns, bathing suits and two rounds of questions, Cara was IT! Cara’s the first Miss North Dakota to win the crown. The Brown University student, who majors in Business, wants to become a lawyer next.

  • Shillong-based Big-Ri (left) is a sharp card, a founder of hip-hop group Khasi Bloodz. Meba Ofilia’s style—note the robust armbands—is also steeped in hip-hop and R&B. The music they make together, like the edgily rusty Ambassador they choose as a prop, takes you unawares. The duo won the Best India Act for Done Talking at the 2018 Europe Music Awards, held in Barakaldo, Spain.
  • It’s curious that Sachin should be made ambassador for UNICEF’s ‘hand washing initiative’ and packed off to roofy Bhutan. But, ever the sportsman, he’s taken it in a batsman’s stride. The beneficiary is Bhutan’s national cricket team, and this lanky, teenaged batter.
  • Haute, they have always bel­ie­ved, is a seven-hued thing, and the cause of the LGBTQ has alw­ays been dear to the fashion fraternity. A parliament of forty designers conjured up the ‘Rain­bow’ show to celebrate the rec­ent junking of Article 377. Red mascara and blue-glittered coi­­ffure caught the eye; so did a message of love across a bare back.
  • Those moves, those skirts, those cropped shirts...Britney Spears fans, stand up and cheer! Student of the Year 2 has Varun, Alia and Tiger, but new faces (ah!) Tara and Ananya too. Of cou­rse, superstar Will Smith is fresh to Bollywood; he’s app­earing in a cameo. Here’s cheers to director  Punit Malhotra for roping him in.


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