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June 4-5, 2011
Editor Ross McRae Phone 9482 3124 Reporter Holly Richards Phone 9482 3401
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The amazing sprays
Babies can’t wait
aby fever has hit Perth. It
was a busy night on
Thursday in the baby ward at
St John of God Hospital in
Emmy Kubainski, above,
from Seven and Andrew
Embley’s wife Rayne, below,
both gave birth, Kubainski to a
3.2kg baby girl named Allegra
Eva Fotheringham —
it is her husband
Tom’s surname
— and Embley
to a 3.5kg baby
boy Lux
only finished
work on
Wednesday and was
hoping for some time off
to prepare for her new arrival
— who came a lot sooner than
eet Australia’s latest bombshell. A
summer glow of many Perth identities, including the
close friend of some of Perth’s most
60 Miss Universe WA 2011 finalists. And it was
glamorous women, she’s smooth,
through Miss Universe that Towner met Schoers and
she’s bronzed — and she comes in
Wauhop, now personally tanned by her at least once a
a can.
fortnight at her home office in Claremont.
Mosman Park-raised lass Penni
The bubbly blonde pair are enjoying the pampering
Towner’s spray tan brand Aussie
after a gruelling journey on the Seven show during
Bombshell is fast becoming the
which they say they barely had time
complexion of choice for a horde of
to shower, let alone apply false tan.
Perthonalities, including retail
While the show is only three
princess Zara Bryson, champion boxer
episodes in, the pair are already
Erin McGowan and The Amazing
drawing attention, shooting for
Race Australia beauties Sam Schoers
Woman’s Day and making special
and Renae Wauhop.
appearances on Better Homes and
The former model booker says
Gardens and Dancing with the Stars.
ironically it was the global financial
However, along with the high
crisis in 2008 which spurred her to
public profile comes an onslaught of
create the popular beauty product
gossip — most of which they say is
which is stocked in 18 salons across
untrue and sensationalised.
“We don’t really care,” says
“In tough times there’s
Wauhop, a barmaid at the Seven Mile
something called the lipstick
Inn in Balcatta. “We signed up for the
effect — you can see a spike in
show and we knew people were just
the sales of cosmetic products
going to pick us to pieces,” adds
because people want a quick,
Schoers, a VIP executive host at
cheap, feel-good fix,” she says.
Burswood Casino.
Towner worked with a
However, the dynamic duo, who are
Tan with a plan: Penni, left, Sam both in committed relationships —
pharmaceutical company to put
and Renae. Picture: Rob Duncan
samples into production last year
Schoers with 21-year-old Next
with the intention to release a retail
Generation personal trainer Emmett
product line but the fragrance-free, quick-dry
Pugh and Wauhop with Eagles player Mark Nicoski
solution came back as a spray tan. Thanks to
— are enjoying their new-found fame, revealing they
Towner’s background in PR and marketing and her
have been offered a number of exciting opportunities.
sunny nature, she’s become responsible for the faux
very day Perth models are striking poses and
stomping down catwalks across the globe. And
Access All Areas has learnt that Scene superstar
Gemma Bidstrup has just shot on location in
beautiful Bali for Body and Soul fashion
The blonde stunner, who is a fixture
on the local social scene and first earned
her sartorial stripes on Ten’s Search for a
Supermodel, shot for the label at a five-star luxury
resort in trendy Seminyak.
Meanwhile, Chadwick beauty on the rise Caris
Tiivel, right, recently returned home from Hawaii
where she did her first overseas job for bridal
magazine Bride to Be.
Winner of the Chadwick Model Search in 2009,
the softly spoken brunette has made her mark on
the local market. Recently signed to Mega agencies
in Paris and Milan, and to Supreme in New York,
Tiivel is on the verge of hitting the big time.
As well as walking six shows in the Rosemount
Australian Fashion Week, the 18-year-old has shot
for September’s Marie Claire and is on hold for jobs
with Shop Til You Drop magazine and Avon.
Show star thinks it’s wicked to be home
or Wicked star Lucy Durack,
there is no place like home.
After spending the best part of a
year touring Australia with
Wicked, City Beach-raised
Durack heads back to Perth on
Tuesday to launch a special
Wicked costume exhibit at
Claremont Quarter.
Until July 9, the public will
have a chance to look at a
selection of the Tony
Award-winning costumes
and sketches created by
Susan Hilferty.
Durack, right, who plays
Glinda in the production
which opens at Burswood
Theatre on June 23, told
AAA how chuffed she
was to be back in Perth
with the last leg of the
Wicked tour. “It is the perfect
ending; I am bringing my
boyfriend and our dog and we
are staying at my parents’ place
in Subiaco for the three months.
I want to spend as much time
with them as I can,” she said.
“My mum has bought 40
tickets for the opening night so
there will be a lot of my
family coming.”
Speaking of Wicked’s
much anticipated Perth
opening night, Durack
revealed local designer
Dana Mathers had
created dresses especially
for her and co-star
Jemma Rix, who plays
Elphaba aka the wicked
witch of the west, to wear
to the official afterparty.
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Ross McRae & Holly Richards
Mum’s tickled Pink
Pink gave birth to her first
child yesterday in LA. The
31-year-old pop star — real
name Alecia Beth Moore —
had a baby girl named
Willow Sage Hart with her
husband, motocross racer
Carey Hart, above.
Immediately after, she
tweeted the exciting news:
“We are ecstatic to welcome
our new beautiful healthy
happy baby girl, Willow Sage
Hart. She’s gorgeous, just like
her daddy. #beyondblessed.”
J-Lo’s pricey sex tape
A sex tape featuring
Jennifer Lopez could fetch
millions of dollars after an
LA judge ruled that her
ex-husband Ojani Noa could
release a home video of the
singer shot while they were
married. Porn companies
hope to purchase the
intimate footage and Noa’s
manager, Ed Meyer, claimed
bids were starting “in the
hundreds of thousands”.
Miami via Perth
Before she heads to Miami to
start filming her first US TV
series on July 6, Jessica
Marais will come back to
Perth to visit family and to
attend a number of highprofile events. These include
the opening of the Anthony
Riding Gallery in North
Fremantle on June 18, where
her former boyfriend Ben
Riding is gallery director.
Bookies bag Brynne
Brynne Edelsten is the
favourite to be the next
contestant eliminated from
Seven’s Dancing with the
Stars, with online bookmaker quoting her
at $3.50 to leave tomorrow.
Manu Feildel is the clear
favourite to win at $1.80, with
Haley Bracken next at $5.00.
Scarlett and Sean split
Scarlett Johansson and
Sean Penn have split, a US
magazine claims. Speculation
about a break up began after
Johansson, 26, did not attend
the Cannes Film Festival
with Penn, 50, for his movie
The Tree of Life.
■ Who is coming to Perth for
a popular annual charity
fundraiser later in the year?