Revenge Of The Babe
This head-turning Whitestone babe may be a newcomer to the modeling business, but 21-year-old Maysoon Nasharty has already declared, "I'm planning to work that runway like nobody’s worked that runway."
If Maysoon sounds confident, it’s a trait she’s acquired after years of not being so. The Bayside High School graduate said growing up, "my knees were bigger than my thighs…when I grew up, it all fell into place." And so did all the guys!
"I wasn’t used to all the attention," she said. The transformation from the tall, lanky girl into the knockout model was apparently harder on her classmates than on her. "People acted like they’ve never seen a pretty girl," she told QConf. But she admits there are times when even a stunning beauty looks less than perfect. "You got to see what I look like in the morning."
Helping Maysoon in her metamorphosis into a model is the Barbizon Modeling School. "They’ve taught me etiquette, boosted my confidence, and taught me how to walk," she said.
Among Maysoon's acquired tricks of the trade is how to use colors in her wardrobe. "I’ve learned to take risks with the primary colors. Most people want to keep it safe, they wear colors they know will match." She suggested, "wear orange and pink, I love how they look together." She admitted, "I never decided to take that fashion risks until I took that class." Another tip: If you’re wearing all black throw on that splash of red.
Where to get that wardrobe is something Nasharty learned on her own.
For her "going out clothes," Nasharty said she heads to the "[Flushing] Main Street strip…to stores like Bang Bang, La Bamba, and Macy’s is across the street and there’s an Old Navy on the corner," she said excitedly. "Bang Bang is for your club clothes…La Bamba has long jeans that don’t look like highwaters; Old Navy, I love their shirts, and some of the sales they have are ridiculous."
As for the kids who teased the bombshell in her younger, awkward looking days, she said, "If you can’t get passed the interior, what kind of person are you?"
Pandering In Any Language
Critics say Mayor Bloomberg has difficulty connecting with voters in his diverse, multilingual city. But at a recent press conference in Queens, Bloomberg demonstrated he is willing to try a little harder.
The Mayor turned up in College Point to turn over 26 acres of Flushing Airport land to a consortium of Korean American business owners who will convert the long empty site into a massive wholesale distribution center. Pil Jae Im, the head of the consortium, described the occasion as a great day for Korean-Americans in New York City.
Reflecting those positive feelings – and noting the ethnic mix of his audience – Bloomberg turned to Mr. Im and congratulated him in choppy, phrase book-sounding Korean. And then, just to remind his audience that the 2005 election is never far from his mind, Bloomberg placed his foray into foreign languages in a political perspective.
"I’m working on my Korean," Bloomberg declared. "Well, first I’m working on my Spanish," he added, "but then, I’m working on my Korean."
Hey Mike – how do you say "real subtle" in Korean?
An Honest Pol
Queens Assemblyman Michael Cohen did something that most politicians don’t usually do. During a press conference in Forest Hills recently Cohen actually told the truth.
While Cohen was talking to Jewish teens about the political process, he enlightened the audience about a bit of his own non-productive teenage years.
"We hung out on the corner, drank beer and were mindful of the opposite sex," said Cohen.
Could it be that Assemblyman Mike Cohen is perfecting his role model techniques by emulating Janet Jackson?
Big Fat Greek Cake
What does Astoria’s Omonia Café, which has been in business since 1977, have in common with Hollywood?
The café made the wedding cake for the hit movie, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”
Arvinitis said he liked the movie, and said it was very funny because “that’s the way Greeks are.”
The Top Of The List
Queens Rapper 50 Cent may feel lucky to be alive these days, but he better watch out.
The Andrew Jackson High School drop-out was just placed on some killer lists.
Fifty made it on to at least six 2004 Death Pools, or macabre games held on the Internet that mix chance with the sheer morbidness.
People who participate in the pools are asked to pick 10 celebrities who they think will die in the next year. By the end of the year, whoever guessed the most stars who kicked the bucked wins.
Well, guess who’s right near the top in almost all of them.
That’s right, good old 50 Cent.
It makes sense. After all, he was shot nine times already, brags about his numerous enemies, and wears a bullet-proof vest wherever he goes.
So far, he has been a survivor despite the pools – he was on several lists last year, too.
And we hear he’s moved to safer turf in neighboring Manhasset, just over the county line, possibly increasing the odds in his favor.
Borough Booble Connection
Tired of those long, tedious internet searches for just the right kind of porn?
Well, an anonymous middle-aged computer programmer from New York is here to help.
He created booble.com, the internet’s first-ever all-porn search engine. A play on the popular search engine google.com, the site gives the world’s porn connoisseurs a one-stop spot to find all the best hot and sweaty footage.
From Queens’ own Ron Jeremy to Pamela Anderson to everyone in between, the site can fulfill any sex-crazed Queensite’s desires with only a few clicks.
So the first question QConf had about the site was, obviously, is the founder from Queens? A quick call to Cindy Rakowitz, booble’s press person, cleared it up. She explained that the booble founder– who doesn’t want to be named for fear of being removed from his daughter’s softball games – is not from Queens and has absolutely no Queens connection.
"No angle there," she said with a laugh. Were we going to lose our chance to share this site with you?
She told us she is from Queens, and graduated from Queens College.
Another proud moment!
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