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Alessandra Ambrosio Gives You the Hottest Behind-the-Scenes Video Ever

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When you’re Alessandra Ambrosio and you’ve been modeling for 20 years, you feel quite comfortable in front of cameras…it also doesn’t hurt to be drop-dead gorgeous with a perfect body. Having someone with that experience came in handy when it came to helping Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best soccer players in the world and also drop-dead gorgeous, model for the camera.

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But forget about the horrible pictures that resulted from these two modeling for GQ for a second and focus on the behind-the-scenes video. Alessandra not only showed us her over-the-top dressing room, and Ronaldo’s too, but we get to see their foosball skills.

Check out the video above for more of the BTS action with these horribly-looking people.

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Mama Cax Walks The Runway In A Prosthetic Leg To Represent The Disabled Community And The Fashion World Is Loving Her

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Mama Cax Walks The Runway In A Prosthetic Leg To Represent The Disabled Community And The Fashion World Is Loving Her

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few months, you might’ve heard about that incredibly inclusive and body-positive lingerie show that our lord and savior Rihanna threw for Savage X Fenty. The show featured models of all shapes and sizes, women of different ethnic backgrounds and walks of life, were cast to take part in a fashion show that celebrated the female body in all its iterations. Amongst these women was Mama Cax, a Haitian-American model who suffered a leg amputation and who’s a huge activist for disability in fashion. 

It goes without saying, but Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty label has changed things up for those who aren’t the impossibly small size of a Victoria’s Secret model. 

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The singer staged her latest collection during NYFW, hosting a giant production featuring the likes of Cara Delevingne, Bella and Gigi Hadid, alongside others like YouTuber and model Loey Lane, Ceraadi, Margie Plus, and Jayla Korian. That’s without even mentioning the hundreds of dancers and performers like Big Sean, Tierra Whack, and Migos. 

Caxmi is a model who’s blog gave her celebrity status.

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Among the models, dancers, actors and performers, was model and amputee Caxmi, who first gained notoriety via her blog of the same name —that saw her open up about her disability, as well as talking about travel, fashion, and lifestyle. “Around the age of 15, I was diagnosed with bone cancer which led to me having my right leg amputated,” she shared in an interview with i-D. “That story is what landed me on social media, to share my story and get young women to love themselves and embrace their bodies.” 

After experiencing her own depression and body issues, she made it her mission to teach girls to love themselves and know their worth.

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Diagnosed at 14 with bone and lung cancer, she lost her right leg soon after with an amputation at the hip. “This condition opened up a completely new vision for me, I started writing a blog to talk about body-positivity. This has become my mission to give girls like me a voice and encourage them to love each other as they are. Perhaps it seems a trivial phrase, but it is a really profound concept in reality.”

In the intervening years, Cax has found her sense of self—and her sense of style. 

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This year, she made her New York Fashion Week debut on the Chromat runway wearing swimwear. She then went on to walk for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty and landed the cover of Teen Vogue, along with two other voices in the disabled community, Jillian Mercado and Chelsea Werner. 

The response to her incursion in fashion has been overwhelming, and she wants to keep going, “So that any doors I open, stay open.”

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“The messages I’ve been getting since [the story dropped], I’m getting chills just talking about it,” Cax said to Vogue, “I was doing an event the other day with a lot of girls with limb differences and in wheelchairs,” Cax continues. “They never see someone who looks like them on the cover of a magazine or on a runway, so for them, it means quite a lot.”

Another thing they might not typically see: A one-legged woman surfing. 

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“I was very athletic before my surgery, and after I wanted to keep that going, so I found different adaptive sports,” says Cax, who got into wheelchair basketball and rock climbing. “Surfing was the next thing that I took on. I’m still learning, still pushing myself.” Organizations like Surf For All and Challenged Athletes Foundation are good starting points for people with disabilities.

As her career continues to rise, she wants the brands, magazines, and labels she collaborates with to think about what it actually means to commit to representation.

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In the past few years, brands have been quick to release campaigns that loudly proclaim a celebration of diversity and inclusion. And sometimes they’re just words —especially when it becomes apparent that companies are more interested in tokenizing for sales than inviting marginalized groups into their communities. 

But Cax makes sure to keep working only with the brands who put their money where their mouth is and don’t just tokenize women.

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While she treats every job and runway as a piece of “the bigger picture” (that is, a chance to empower those living with disabilities and to educate others), she also appreciates brands that are genuine in their intentions. “If I go on set and everything’s accessible and I have my foundation that’s my color, then I’m being represented well,” she says. “They’re thinking about me as a person and my needs. If not, then I know they didn’t care much.”

“I think some brands think it’s not fruitful for them to design for a specific group,” says Cax. That’s simply untrue; according to Nielsen, more than one in three households in the U.S. have a member who identifies as having a disability, and this community holds a collective $1 billion in spending power.

Beyond designing products with these customers in mind, Cax also raises the point that brands should also think about the shopping experience in the store. Making spaces more accessible and not using the changing stall for people with disabilities as a storage room would be a good start.

This year has made one thing clear: Women are showing up, stepping up, and taking what they deserve. From politics to pop culture, women aren’t just leveling the playing field—they’re owning it. And Cax has taken the fashion industry by storm, whether it’s on the runway, in an Olay ad, or on Instagram, Mama Cax brings a breath of fresh air and an important message: that women with disabilities deserve to be represented equally.

Someone Hacked Demi Lovato’s Nude Pictures And Leaked Them On Snapchat

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Someone Hacked Demi Lovato’s Nude Pictures And Leaked Them On Snapchat

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As if former Disney star Demi Lovato hadn’t already had a hard enough year, outlets have reported that the actress and singer’s personal images were hacked and distributed to the world this week. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, Lovato’s personal Snapchat account was hacked on Thursday and released a series of nude photos of the actress. 

Fans noticed the nude images on Lovato’s swipe up SnapStory after an odd message had been added to her story earlier that day.

“Join this discord server for my nudes,” the post, which had stayed up for nearly a half-hour read. The message also included a claim by the hacker to have access to a sex tape of the singer. According to fans, the story provided a link that led to various nude images that are supposedly of Lovato. 

Lovato has yet to speak out about the attack, however, her fans have come to her defense.

After the posts were shared, Lovato’s fans acted quickly by tweeting SnapChat and the gaming app Discord and asking to have the photos taken down. 

“Demi’s Snapchat got hacked. @Discordapp, please remove this server as they are from a hacker tricking people into joining their server for Demi Lovato’s nudes. #DemiLovato,” a Twitter use wrote in a post.

In response to the abuse, Discord released a statement on Friday saying: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to illegal activity on our platform and take immediate action when we become aware of it. We moved quickly yesterday to disable the link and stop access to the server as soon as we became aware of it.”

Lovato’s fans have continued to rally behind the singer and support her. 

In response to the hack, one user reminded her followers and fans that Lovato has already had a pretty tragic year. 

“Demi Lovato nearly died a year ago, lost one of her close friends only a few days ago due to addiction struggles and now someone feels the need to hack her Snapchat and leak pictures. The world makes me feel physically sick.” 

Another fan wrote, “I can’t believe there are really people who are spreading her nudes. To the people who are doing this, y’all are truly heartless. Demi has been through so much s***, and now more s*** is being piled on. She doesn’t deserve this. Let her get better.”

Lovato’s latest attack against her body comes at a time when the singer seems to be embracing it as it is.

Promoting body positivity on Instagram has proved to be a new M.O for the star. Recently she shared an image of herself in a bathing suit with the caption. “his is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”

As a celebrity, Lovato’s privacy and personal space is frequently and unfortunately invaded constantly.

It’s a sad day when a woman’s body is used against her for the amusement of others. Particularly when images of her body are distributed to the public without consent and used as a way to expose them. Lovato’s nudes were clearly taken for her own private reasons and should never have been shared or seen by others. Here’s hoping that others watching take this as a learning lesson.