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  • Models are sweet chocolate creations in the 7th Beirut Cooking Festival

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    The Beirut Cooking Festival and the Salon du Chocolat Beirut returned today (until November 18) for their seventh and fourth editions respectively. Celebrating the richest flavors and latest trends in gastronomy, the shows welcome chefs, experts and professionals, who share their passion for food, drink and lifestyle.

    Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services and event organizer said, “There are many new things taking place at the Salon du Chocolat Beirut this year which will be exciting for our visitors to witness. Being the only event of its kind, we are thrilled to bring a world of chocolate back to the capital.”

    Beirut Cooking Festival and Salon du Chocolat; 16 – 18 November, Biel; 3 – 10 pm
    beirutcookingfestival.comsalonduchocolatbeirut.com

  • Supermodel Gisele Bundchen retains her throne as The World’s Top Model

    Forbes has released its list of the highest paid models for 2016 and it’s topped by the stratospheric earnings of supermodel Gisele Bundchen. According to Forbes, she has “made more money than any model since 2002.”

    Supermodel Adriana Lima earned $10.5 million and came second in the Forbes report.

    More surprisingly, social media it-girls Kendall Jenner and Karie Kloss came in tied for third place, each earning $10 million. Social media success has paid off for these two, model Jenner has nearly 65 million Instagram followers! Amongst others, the Forbes report also includes Cara Delevingne at number 7 making $8.5 million, Kate Moss at number 13 making $5 million, and newcomer Jasmine Tookes at number 17 making $4 million.

    The report was based on models’ earnings between June 1 2015 and June 1 2016, before fees and taxes were deducted.

    You can check out the numbers for yourself at Forbes.com

  • Supermodel Christy Turlington refuses the lure of the surgeon’s nip and tuck

    Supermodel Christy Turlington, now 47, told Town & Country magazine she would “never” get plastic surgery or Botox treatment.

    “For years these things didn’t even exist: collagen, fat cells, the crazy stuff people do I cannot imagine,” she said in the 170th Anniversary Issue of Town & Country. “First of all, I have no time. Second of all, I don’t think it looks good. Maybe I would think differently if I thought it looked good and it didn’t hurt and it didn’t send bad messages to young people. But I’ve never seen someone who I’ve been like, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea.’ It looks freaky to me.”

  • From the Runway to the Web: How Modeling Helped the Women of Desert Pop Design Become Talented Web Developers

    Terrah Holder and Krystle Kelley always loved being in front of the camera and seemed destined to become models.

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