Bella Hadid gives up on her Olympic hopes and more of today’s news.
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Bella Hadid Sidelines Olympic Hopes
We first heard of Bella's Olympic dreams this fall when she revealed she was training for the Summer 2016 games to Porter. Now, according to mother Yolanda Foster's weekly blog for Bravo, it seems the 19-year-old has unfortunately sidelined these hopes due to the symptoms of her Lyme disease. Foster, who suffers from the disease herself, writes, "This was the biggest heartbreak of her life and an extremely sensitive subject for her. She is resilient and focused on a new direction - she's made a name for herself in the modeling industry while she struggles with symptoms of chronic Lyme every day." We send our thoughts to Bella as she battles this chronic illness. [Vogue UK]
Swipe Right For Friends
You can now swipe right for fun buddies and friends—Hey! VINA employs a Tinder-like interface to help friend-seeking women connect with one another. The app utilizes profile quizzes to match like-minded females looking for everything from networking opportunities to common interests. In a day and age where finding connections IRL can prove difficult, we figured it was only a matter of time before something like this emerged. [ Refinery29 ]
There's A New Band In Town
File this under our favorite thing on YouTube right now: Natalie Portman joined Sia, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in an a cappella rendition of "Iko Iko" on The Tonight Show. The whole crew rocked versions of Sia's signature wigs and adhered to a strict black and white color palette, which made for an all-around awesomely artful performance. Watch the full version here.
Did Zara Rip Off Kanye?
As we all know, Zara is no stranger to selling items suspiciously reminiscent of current-season designer wares, however they may have gone too far with a certain pair of sneakers: The retail giant produced shoes that appear to be exact replicas of Yeezy 750 Boosts. No word yet from Kanye on if he'll take action (or even comment) on the knockoff. [ Racked ]
4 Women Row Across The Pacific
How's this for an inspiring story: 4 British women spent 9 months straight rowing a boat across the Pacific Ocean. We'll give you a minute to let that sink in. The ladies of the Coxless Crew allowed themselves only an hour-and-a-half nap at a time, and rowed in two hour shifts from San Francisco all the way to Australia. If that's not the most incredible thing we've heard in ages...Head over to CNN to read more about their unbelievable journey. Girl power!