Flawlessness, thy name is Lupita Nyong'o. The Academy Award-winning actress is featured in a brilliant cover editorial for the July 2014 VOGUE that was lensed by Mikael Jansson. The editorial was short on location in Marrakech, Morocco.
The Mexican-born and Kenyan-raised actress makes history as one of the the very few Black women to cover the iconic fashion magazine, notes IndieWire. "Since 1989, only eight [Black] women have made the cut: Models Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede, actors Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson, singers Beyonce and Rihanna, plus Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. ... Lupita Nyong'o is the first of African origin since Ethiopian Kebede." Beverly Johnson was the first Black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974.
Michigan State University point guard Denzel Valentine had plenty to celebrate last night. The Spartans slammed the Michigan Wolverines 69-55 for their fourth Big Ten Basketball Tournament win.
The six-foot-five sophomore was voted MLive's MVP. Valentine averages 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists per game.
Another reason why Valentine is a fan favorite: His skills are beyond tight. Valentine served behind-the-back and between-the-leg passes during Friday's 67-51 win over Northwestern. More images, video of the Valentine's on-the-court skills and a slightly shirtless Valentine speaks with reporters last night AFTER THE JUMP ...
Rolley was named one of the "Hottest Men Alive" by DNA, the Australian beefcake magazine. J.R. Rolley co-starred in the web series Christopher Street, indie films A Four Letter Word and Violent Tendencies, as well as the film adaptation of Lee Hayes' anthology Flesh to Flesh.
Rolley also costars in BAIT, the upcoming short thriller created by author and director Hayes. The crowdfunded short film focuses on the men who use a location-based mobile dating app similar to Grindr. Watch the new trailer AFTER THE JUMP ...
The view from the 25th floor of the Barcelona Princess Hotel and looking west over Barcelona's famous La Avenida Diagonal—en Catalán: Avinguda Diagonal—previously seen during the day HERE. The large building at the lower left is the upscale Diagonal Mar shopping mall.
The Avinguda is one of Barcelona's broadest and most important avenues.
It bisects the city in two—diagonally from west to east—hence the name.
The view across the street and closer to the sea. There are perhaps a half dozen diners on the ground floors of the apartment building on the lower right and immediately across the hotel. Most of the diners are family owned by Chinese immigrants who specialize in tapas, seafood, Spanish omelettes and paella ... as well as traditional American diner fare with a Catalan twist such as hamburgueses, rice, eggs over easy and shrimp. That would all be one plate!
Introducing Ryan Tongia, the Australian-born Papua New Guinean rugby super hotness slash fitness model slash sex siren. This editorial was lensed by Brisbane-based fashion and sports photographer Nathan Duff.
Several images of the uber-futuristic München Marienplatz station on the MVG Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH U-Bahn and S-Bahn network. The station is located under the famous square of the same name in the Munich city centre. Perhaps this was the inspiration for Tron or The Andromeda Strain...