Monday, November 10, 2008

French Playboy and the Media Heiress

Not exactly book-related, but it’s been a while since we had an excuse to run a Playboy cover, so what the hell?

Today Gawker pointed out that publishing heiress Lydia Hearst posed recently for French Playboy. Which, as Hearst herself pointed out -- via Gawker, via an old Page Six column -- is “a different magazine altogether. I was shot for French Playboy, which is very high fashion, sits next to Vogue on French newsstands and isn’t wrapped in plastic. No nudity for me.”

Hearst is the daughter of Patricia Hearst and her former bodyguard Bernard Shaw. Her birth name is Lydia Hearst-Shaw, but in her life as a MAW (model-actress-whatever) she prefers plain old Hearst. (Not for anonymity, I guess.) Earlier this year, the Michaels Awards gave her the nod for 2007 Model of the Year.

So maybe this can become a book-related story after all. Seriously: after reading all that, what do you think? Can a publishing deal possibly be very far behind?


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