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Karolina Kurkova and model chasing monkeys !!!

Chance and Karolina Kurkova play polo at 3 yrs old  ?


Petra Nemcova, Quincy Jones, The Edge of U2, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons, Karolina Kurkova,  a model crazed monkey and other celebrity guests kicked off the holiday season at Petra’s Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) at the annual benefit titled “Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Thailand” on Saturday, Nov 20th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This meaningful, fun and educational event is part of a series that will travel to different countries where Happy Hearts Fund rebuilds happy, self -sustaining schools after natural disasters. This year we will take 500 guests on a journey to Asia, where they will experience the magic of Thailand without ever leaving New York through simulated sights, authentic cuisine and traditional Thailand entertainment.

This year, Happy Hearts Fund honors champions of business and entertainment who have shown exemplary generosity even through the toughest of economic times. This year’s “Heart of Gold ” confirmed honorees are:

Piriya Knempon, Consul General, Kingdom of Thailand.:

Quincy Jones, Grammy Award winning music icon (He will receive a Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement award):

Edith Lutnick, Esq, Executive Director, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund

John Forte, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer

Jennifer Hudson, Academy Award and Grammy Award winning artist who starred as “Effie”  in Dreamgirls and rocked American Idol

Victoria’s Secret chose her to be a part of 2000’s fashion show webcast, though she was only 16 at the time. Yves Saint Laurent signed Kurková to contracts, while print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Versace, H&M, and others helped expose her even more. In the 2002 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, she wore the multi-million dollar fantasy bra, worth almost $10 million and designed by Hearts on Fire. Other runway credits of hers include Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Vera Wang.

Kurková was named “Model of the Year” at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, in part for her work ethic, having worked twenty-three weeks straight.

Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She has worked with noted fashion photographers like Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.

After being contracted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2005, she was featured in the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, showcasing the $6.5 million fantasy bra decked with almost 2000 diamonds weighing 800 carats (160 g) and a centerpiece diamond brooch weighing 10 carats (2.0 g). As an Angel, she received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” prior to the 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, appeared on the February 2008 cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover for the magazine’s 75th anniversary.



Secrets of a Supermodel

When Chance Spiesbach of Chance TV was lucky enough to spend some time with Maria Helena Vianna – the stunning Brazilian model  who came out for the Giorgio Gucci & Emperors Brand Vodka Gala they had a blast on the red carpet.

Maria Helena is a mother of two and married to Wall st hotshot and great guy Joe Vianna.
Maria Helena got her start as an Elite Model Look winner.  At just  13, Maria Helena was discovered in the same contest as her dear friends and Brazilians supermodels, Isabeli Fontana and Alessandra Ambrosio the stars of the Victoria Secret show.
By 17, she had shot editorials for countless magazines covers; Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Vogue, Elle among many others.
Maria is represented by Red Model Management for print and Abrams Artists for film and television, her recent works include several photo shoots for famed photographers, Bill Diodato and LucianaPampalone, including a four page spread for the New York Post.
Maria doesn’t just walk the runways and do photoshoots.  She appeared as Katrina Bowden’s Dutch cousin and bridesmaid, in the season finale of 30 Rock, also starred as the Superemodel on the runway in the mega hit Sex and the City 2. She’s starred in a beer commercial with Iron Man 2 star, Mickey Rourke,and a commercial for Trumark Financial, CBS’s The Good Wife, and HBO’s Bored to Death.  In the past month since moving to Brazil she has been overwhelmed with  jobs, from Bikini shoots, to evening wear to covers of the biggest magazines in Latin America (see below).
Maria is one of a kind, a great Mom, a great Wife and a great Person  –www.mariahelenavianna.com

Prince William pursuing Lauren Bush?

Prince William of the Royal Family of England was chasing Lauren Bush.

While discussing how to stay young forever with dermatologist Dr. Friedman and Chance TV, Sharon Bush broke the exclusive to Chance that Lauren Bush who is currently dating David Lauren for five years (of Ralph Lauren Empire) was once pursue Prince William himself.  Lauren is signed with the Elite Model Management. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair magazine and frequently modeled for Tommy Hilfiger as well as for Abercrombie & Fitch and designers Gai Mattiolo and Isaac Mizrahi. She was an intern on the television sitcom Friends and had a cameo in one episode, and interned alongside Ashley Olsen with designer Zac Posen. Bush traveled to Chad in 2005 as a Student Ambassador for the World Food Program.

Lauren Bush recently launched a new project on behalf of the UN World Food Programme to fight world hunger. The project is called FEED Projects.

Lauren Bush relaunched her fashion label on September 11, 2008 under the name “Lauren Pierce.” Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush were front row for the Lauren Pierce Spring 2011 show at the inaugural Houston Fashion Week in October 2010.