Monday, June 30, 2008

Model Mourning

A 20 year-old model jumped to her death in Manhattan in an apparent suicide yesterday. NY Post reports:

"Ruslana Korshunova, 20, whose face has graced the cover of French Elle and Russian Vogue, apparently jumped from her ninth-floor apartment in her Water Street building in the Financial District just before 2:30 p.m. 'I heard what sounded like a gunshot or a bomb or an explosion,' said a stunned Con Ed worker talking to a cop nearby [...] Cops said there were no signs of a struggle in the one-bedroom apartment, where she lived for only two months. And the balcony from which she plunged had construction netting around it that appeared to have been deliberately ripped."

Known as 'The Russian Rapunzel' for her long, flowing chestnut locks, worked with the elite modeling agency IMG, (which boasts top models Heidi Klum and Kate Moss) and had been featured in ads for Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Vera Wang and Christian Dior.

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