We were in the air for what seemed like a very long time, flying off the freeway and 40 feet down an embankment. We hit a tree dead-on and it stopped our fall. Blood, glass, dirt and leaves were everywhere. We seemed to have been buried alive. The tree trunk had fallen directly on top of our car.
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A bag of kumquats sent by her mother in Los Angeles topples to the floor, a perfect symbol of her life at this moment. Overwhelmed, Lakshmi rallies to transform the fruit into kumquat chutney recipe provided. And: recipes! Coming from a woman known for model looks and high-profile male companions, that label may surprise some.
I started modeling my last semester in college when I was studying abroad in Madrid. I said that I was in school until 1PM and that I could only model after 1. This is of course before retouching and all that. And then I had an agent take pictures of me and send them to Helmut Newton. He saw those pictures, and he really liked my scar.