Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan in New Year issue of Harper’s Bazaar [Cn] China. The 58-year-old has released his latest (and 101th) film CZ12 earlier these month; the two ladies in this photoshoot are his co-stars Zhang Lanxin and Yao Xingtong.
American current affair magazine Newsweek will release its last print issue on the final day of 2012 and turn into all-digital format in the new year.
Back in the days without the Internet, magazines like Newsweek and Time were probably the best sources for those who want to know about what’s happening around the world, especially for Asians who wanted to learn a bit more about the West.
Sometimes it’s scary how fast technology is changing the world these days. What relevant today could be obsolete in just a year or two.
Southeast Asian football hit new low in 2011 with no representative in the AFC Asian Cup, which is a shame as football is arguably the most popular sport in this region. Hope to see at least one of the Southeast Asian teams make it to Australia (2015).
American premium lingerie brand Victoria’s Secrets has summoned its Angels to wish everyone a Merry Christmas by performing a classic carol. Visually pleasing, but as one of the ladies said… it’s not fair to make a model sings.
Featured in this video are Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson and Erin Heatherton.
Victoria’s Secret Angels are the brand’s contract models. The company introduced the idea in a commercial in 1997, which featured Helena Christensen, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Stephanie Seymour and Tyra Banks.
The commercial was a huge success, and the Angels began featuring in various advertisements and the brand’s annual fashion show.
There are dozens of Angels past and present. Notable ones (not mentioned above) include Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum and Behati Prinsloo etc.
Not all models who have worked with the brand (catwalks, photo shoots etc.) are classified as Angels though. For example Isabeli Fontana and Angela Lindvall who had walked the Victoria’s Secret fashion show numerous times.