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How Instagram’s influencers changed the model industry

How Instagram’s influencers changed the model industry

Technology
Evolve/Victoria Magrath/Models1Alexina Graham has been a successful fashion model for more than a decade - appearing in glossy magazines and walking the coveted Victoria’s Secret catwalk.But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, her work stopped.“I didn’t work at all in March and April,” she told BBC News.Over the past year, models have been asked to create their own content - shooting photos and promoting brands on personal social-media accounts.MODELS1“Social media is one of the main aspects of our job now,” Ms Graham said. “To shoot content every week, edit it all together and get it out there takes a long time.”L’Oréal’s brand ambassador, actress Eva Longoria, even filmed herself dying her own hair in lockdown.“It was a first for us to shoot a campaign with one of our spokesmodels in this...

Tesla’s China-made Model Y takes off despite holiday car sales slump

Finance
A Model Y vehicle displayed at a Tesla flagship store on Jan. 4, 2021 in Shanghai, China.Gao Yuwen | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesBEIJING — Tesla's Model Y is getting off to a solid start in China, less than three months since deliveries began.The mid-size SUV was the third best-selling electric car in February at 4,630 vehicles, according to data released Wednesday by the China Passenger Car Association. Taking January into account, the data showed the car was the ninth-best seller among new energy vehicles, a category that includes electric cars.Tesla announced on New Year's Day its China-made Model Y would begin deliveries at a price that Chinese media said was 30% cheaper than previously announced.The Model Y was popular even though car sales typically fall during the week-long Lun...
Emotional Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl drops to his knees after beating ‘role model’ Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool

Emotional Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl drops to his knees after beating ‘role model’ Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool

Sports
Ralph Hasenhuttl appeared to be crying tears of joy as Southampton secured a momentous 1-0 victory over champions Liverpool on Monday night. The Saints boss dropped to his knees as the full-time whistle blew, seemingly overcome with emotion as his side pulled off arguably the greatest win since he arrived in 2018. Sky Sports Hasenhuttl was very emotional at full-time Sky Sports The Saints boss is a known admirer of Klopp A clever lob from former Liverpool striker Danny Ings in just the second minute of the game proved to be enough as some heroic Southampton defending kept the visitors at bay. Hasenhuttl has been compared to Klopp for his eccentric managerial style, wearing his heart on his sleeve at all times, ...
Stella Tennant: Model dies days after 50th birthday

Stella Tennant: Model dies days after 50th birthday

Entertainment
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Scientists attempt to model spread of social unrest, riots

Scientists attempt to model spread of social unrest, riots

Science
July 21 (UPI) -- After a series of demonstrations and riots rippled across Chilean society in 2019, a team of researchers in Chile and Britain, including economists, mathematicians and physicists, decided to find out if social unrest follows predictable patterns. For their study, the results of which were published Tuesday in the journal Chaos, scientists combined epidemic models with analytical tools adapted from the physics of disorder. Advertisement Adopting the perspectives of social scientists and economists, researchers used their new model to analyze the trajectory of the 2019 social unrest in Chile. The findings showed the spread of riots today involve highly dynamic processes. According to the study's authors, traditional epidemic models are less able to predict the spread of uph...