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Indigenous model Quannah Chasinghorse, 19,Reflects on her Experience at The Met Gala



Quannah Chasinghorse, an Indigenous model who has appeared in Vogue Mexico and on runway for Gucci and Rihanna, said she didn’t feel welcome at the Met Gala this year because it was ‘elitist’ and a ‘weird place to be in,’ according to reports.

The 19-year-old, whose heritage is Hän Gwich’in and Oglala Lakota, was a guest of designer Peter Dundas at the September 14 fashion show, but told Insider this week that the entire event didn’t quite correspond with her moral viewpoints. 

‘I’m not a snob,’ she continued. ‘It’s just that I don’t think I fit in places like this because I’m not an elitist. Because I feel as though I’m constantly having to break down barriers, my method of moving about in the world, in the business, is very different from everyone else.’

‘I was alone, no one knew me,’ she continued. ‘People are there for themselves, and it is evident.’

Quannah certainly has shattered many barriers, and she was the first Native American to front Vogue Mexico in May.

She has also posed for Calvin Klein and Chanel ads, graced the runway for Prabal Gurung, Gabriela Hearst, Jonathan Simkhai, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty x Gucci, and most recently for Gucci.

For Quannah, though, going to the Met Gala was a different experience. She claimed that she felt out of place while there.

‘It was such a strange place to be in,’ she added. ‘I remember standing there, looking at everyone, and feeling so alienated. Like really, really lonely,’ she continued, noting that there weren’t many more indigenous people in the area.

It appeared that Quannah had some time to process her emotions, because the teen model had mentioned how excited she was to attend that evening.

‘I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to go to my first Met Gala. Words can’t express how grateful I am to those who made it possible for me to attend,’ Ms De Nicola wrote on Instagram following the event.

She went on to declare, ‘I never liked the phrase “In America: A Lexomic of Fashion” for the gala,’ adding, ‘I did not celebrate American independence (nor will I ever) and instead celebrated my own indigenous bloodlines coursing through my veins as I hold so close and sacred to my heart because over and over again my people have fought geocide and we are still here.

I am saddened by the inconsistencies, but I will utilize them and convert them.

She went on to add, ‘No way will I be celebrating America. If I were to celebrate anything, it would be my indigenous roots, my indigeneity. Because of what America did to my people, I am happy to be here today.’

‘My ancestors had to survive so much genocide after genocide over the years,’ she concluded.

Quannah paired her gown — a Dundas x Revolve number custom-made for her by Revolve — with Navaho silver and turquoise jewelry she borrowed from her aunt in Arizona, the former Miss Navajo Nation Jocelyn Billy-Upshaw.

‘All of that turquoise and silver, as well as my tattoos, brought me back,’ she continued. ‘All of my forefathers were there with me at the red carpet, walking it with me. This made me feel more powerful.’

On Instagram, she called it “extremely significant” that she was able to display beautiful REAL (natives) AMERICAN “culture.” She also explained the significance of her jewelry.

‘The turquoise stands for protection, direction, and love,’ she added. ‘All of which I felt as I walked the crimson carpet with the spirits of my forefathers walking beside me.’

‘I’m just so grateful to share my knowledge, culture, and perspective with others. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that my presence allows for important awareness of indigenous beauty, style, art, and communities, as well as many of the problems we face as a people.’

Quannah lamented the fact that, while she has achieved a lot in her life and career, she feels like there is so much more to do. She explained that along with climate change and Indigenous issues, these are still important causes for her.

‘I’m really passionate about the [activism] work I do,’ she added. ‘When Native youngsters contact me and tell me that I inspire them to use their voice and look more into their culture, it makes my heart sing.’

In reality, her modeling career is contributing to greater awareness of the issues.

“People forget that we are people who have been through a lot. They forget about the past, much less know it—it’s been forgotten for years. But we’re seeing more Indigenous folks being lifted and included now, and it’s fantastic to be a part of it,” she added.

“I wanted to be a model since I was young, but I never saw Indigenous representation in fashion or beauty,” she said. “Fortunately, things are evolving now, which has allowed me to participate.”

‘I never felt good about myself as a Native American because of the bad preconceptions,’ she added. ‘But that’s starting to change. Younger generations will be able to witness Indigenous excellence on magazine covers — and, hopefully, all over.’

Quannah is not the only Met Gala attendee to express her feelings about the event.

Amy Schumer opened up about her debut at the soiree during an interview with Howard Stern in 2016, when she called the event a ‘punishment’ rather than a pleasant evening.

‘It’s people doing an imitation of having a conversation,’ Amy said of the fashion-focused event. ‘I’m not a fan of farce.’

‘We’re dressed up like a bunch of pricks. I don’t care for it. I’m not interested in fashion….,’ says one female participant.’

Despite her discomfort during the event, Amy did return the next year.

Demi Lovato, the chart-topping artist, also aired a highly revealing account of their ‘traumatic experience’ at the 2016 Met Gala in Billboard in 2018, when she revealed they had such a horrible time at the event that it nearly prompted them to relapse.

‘this celebrity was a nightmare to be around,’ they recounted. ‘It was really cliquey.’ I recall wanting to drink because I was so uncomfortable.

After attending in 2013, Gwyneth Paltrow dubbed the event “so un-fun” to Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O. “It sucked,” she said before telling USA Today that she would never return, however the Academy Award-winning actress ultimately showed up at both galas in 2017 and 2019.


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What Louis Tomlinson Thinks About A Possible One Direction Reunion



After breaking out in the media with hits such as “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Story Of My Life,” “Best Song Ever,” and more, 1D took the world by storm (via Digital Spy). However, in 2015, the boy band shocked their devoted followers when they announced that they will be taking a break. According to E! News, the group shocked their fans by announcing that they would go on hiatus in 2015. After Zayn Malik announced his intentions to leave 1D, the band decided to disband in order to focus on their own solo projects.

“They are great friends and fully support one another,” a source said of the group. “They are very aware that they are able to work on their own stuff as well as remain together. This is an exciting time for them creatively and as a group.” However, it appears that at least one member of One Direction was in opposition to the split.

Before the break, Tomlinson told The Guardian that he was feeling optimistic about the band. “In the last year of One Direction, I was probably the most confident I ever was,” he said. “And then it was: ‘OK, hiatus!'” He acknowledged that he struggled against it, but ultimately lost.

Since then, One Direction has yet to record any new music. The group’s future, on the other hand, appears promising.

Did Louis Tomlinson hint at a possible 1D reunion?

According to Cheat Sheet, since announcing the group’s hiatus in 2015, One Direction members have been working on their solo careers and other activities like beginning families. Louis Tomlinson recently spoke out about a possible reunion and left fans wondering if there could be hope for the group in the future, despite Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik all remaining quiet on the subject of a reunion.

In 2021, Tomlinson took part in the WIRED Google autocomplete challenge, answering queries about himself that fans most search for on the internet. He went through his tattoos, color of his hair, eye color, and more before finally getting to One Direction. When asked about the group he replied, “Good time in my life. Hopefully, we come back.” The return of an iconic logo inspired fans to believe that perhaps, just maybe, the band was reuniting. Fans also noticed that when Tomlinson referred to 1D as the band he “is” in before correcting himself to say “was,” he made a minor slip of the tongue.

Could Harry’s comments be hinting at a One Direction reunion? Despite the fact that it appears improbable for now, fans have not stopped hoping for the group to reunite and create new music in the future.

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Kristen Stewart Discusses Her Upcoming Wedding



Kristen Stewart is not your average celebrity, so her engagement to girlfriend Dylan Meyer coming out of the blue was shocking only because she chose to make it public. In November 2021, E! News reported that Stewart was chatting with shock jock Howard Stern when she simply stated, “We’re marrying, we’re totally gonna do it.” The “Twilight” breakout added, “I wanted to be proposed to, so I think I very distinctly carved out what I wanted and she nailed it. We’re marrying, it’s happening.”

The couple was seen holding hands in May while walking through Los Angeles, but they’ve been together much longer. Meyer, who wrote Amy Poehler’s follow-up feature “Moxie,” wished Stewart a happy birthday in her own tweet. “Life sure is sweeter with this cute little family. Happy birthday, kiddo. You knock my socks off,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a shot of the actor snuggling with the couple’s shared dog.

“I can’t wait,” Stewart gushed to Stern in 2019 about proposing to Meyer. “I believe that good things happen quickly,” she added during the show, when she revealed that her fiance couldn’t wait either and was studying how to propose. In fact, the actor said, “When you know, you know.” Stewart and his partner were very happy together, according to sources. The two are now planning their big day together.

Kristen Stewart is eager to make it official

Kristen Stewart discussed her future wedding with fiancé Dylan Meyer in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” Per People, the “Spencer” star admitted that, although they haven’t set a date yet, she also doesn’t want a drawn out engagement. Stewart reasoned, “It’ll happen when it’s supposed to happen.” They’re eager to get it done soon, but Stewart is understandably quite busy at the moment, particularly given her burgeoning Oscar campaign.

On “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” the actor said she’d met Meyer “years ago” but they reconnected just before the pandemic. Describing the proposal as a “pandemic engagement,” Stewart revealed, “We were kind of moving about the world a little more freely at the time. We did have an engagement party, which was nice and lucky and obviously not something we could have done now so I’m thankful for that.” She and Sterling Meyer have a history together that dates back to 2019.

In January 2021, Stewart discussed her distaste for grand weddings during an interview with Stephen Colbert. She added, “I want to have a big party or something. I’m so un-ceremonial. I think we might just go do it this weekend or something, I don’t know, and then, like, just hang out with everyone afterwards,” (via YouTube). She added, “I just want to do it. I’m not a good planner. I can’t make plans for dinner. I like to pivot. You never know where I’m going, man.”

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Is Brad Pitt Dating a Swedish Singer?



Brad Pitt, for example, has maintained his status as an iconic star throughout the years. In every period, Pitt has remained a heartthrob, and he just seems to get sexier as he gets older. While his boundless acting talent and exceptional choice of film projects to work on are what helped him gain celebrity, it’s his romantic life that keeps him in the news.

From the tragic breakup of his relationship with Jennifer Anniston to his even more devastating divorce from Angelina Jolie, Pitt’s love life is always fascinating. Fans become attached to his relationships, but there’s also a sense of mystery about whether he’ll go after someone new once they conclude.’ — Who will he date next? Since his split from Jolie, he has been rather low profile, save for those warm longing gazes Pitt gave Anniston at the SAG Awards. After spending months apart, they’ve recently been seen together in public. Now that he’s back in America, the gossip mill is up and running with speculation about a new worldwide love interest.

Source confirms Pitt is dating neighbor Lykke Li

According to Elle, Deux Moi has become the Instagram account everyone must follow right now. The blog has made extensive use of the underutilized resource of close sources leaking celebrity secrets, as well as an army of followers all around the world that are eager to snap a photo and send updates on everyone’s whereabouts. It is iconic and somewhat addicting to browse through every Sunday, making it an untapped treasure trove for those looking to break.

Who better to reveal some tea on who Brad Pitt may be dating than Deux Moi? A nugget was circulated connecting Pitt to his neighbor, Swedish singer Lykke Li.A reader responded, claiming that the two are merely pals.

“It was Lykke, they were dining together,” according to an inside source, Pitt and Li are dating, with an alleged fan sighting of them dining out being genuine. The insider also shared, “Brad and Lykke have been able to fly under the radar so easily because they’re neighbors.” She is also the mother of 5-year-old son with ex Jeff Bhasker, and she lives in Pitt’s district. The Sun’s source added, “It’s worked out perfectly for Brad, to have someone he likes living so close.”

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