Chrissy Teigen to Host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Chrissy Teigen just gave us a whole new reason to tune into this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl and host Spike TV’s new celebrity-game show Lip Sync Battle, will join Ludacris as the host of the annual awards show, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17. This will be the supermodel’s first time hosting the star-studded event, while Ludacris will return for his second time hosting, following last year’s co-host stint.

“If my extensive collection of all 53 ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honored to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and artists of the year,” Chrissy said in a statement in her signature hilarious fashion.

If her gut-busting Instagrams and viral Twitter rants are evidence of what we can expect from Chrissy as a awards show host, then needless to say, we’re in for a treat.

The finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 7.  The show will air live Sunday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Model Twitpics of The Week!

Another exciting weekend in the lives of our favorite models has come and go, and this one was definitely one to take note of! From Coco Rocha giving birth to the most precious #BabyConran ever, a daughter named Ioni, to Karlie Kloss and a furry friend covering Porter Magazine to Heidi Klum touching down in the city of angels – scroll through the slideshow below to check out what some of your favorite models have been up to!

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Gigi Hadid Brings High-Fashion to the Cover of AdWeek

These days, we’re used to seeing Gigi Hadid  giving good face on the cover of  major fashion glossies like Teen Vogue and CR Fashion Book.  But for her latest cover coup, the 19-year-old supermodel is going where perhaps, no other model has gone before — the cover of industry trade publication Adweek.

We know what you’re thinking— no, Gigi hasn’t transformed into an ad exec overnight.  She has however, been tapped for the magazine’s “Millennial Issue,” posing as the poster child for the new wave of digitally savvy models using social media to launch (and later insure) their careers in high-fashion.  In addition to stepping in front of the camera for a sleek and sexy cover shoot, the model-of-the-moment opens up about how she has been able to use social media to connect not only with powerhouse brands like Maybelline and Victoria’s Secret, but also (and perhaps even more importantly) with consumers.

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Modelinia AM Reads: 10 Face Masks Models Swear By

In case you missed it, Coco Rocha is officially a mom! The 26-year-old and husband James Conran welcomed their first-born, a daughter named Loni James Conran, on Saturday.  “James and I are so proud to welcome into the world our healthy and beautiful baby girl,” Coco announced via Twitter.  Like her mama, Loni already appears to be something of a social media maven, after launching an Instagram account of her own at just two days old! ~ Instagram

Hope Taylor Swift has some “Blank Space” on her mantle! The “Shake It Off” singer won big at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, taking home not one, but three shiny trophies — including the coveted Artist of the Year Award.  See the complete list of winners (and what they all wore) here. ~ E! Online

After releasing her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” last week, Rihanna performed the track live for the first time on the iHeart Radio Music Awards stage last night. In true Rihanna fashion, she made the ultimate grand entrance—stepping out of a helicopter on stage while wearing a head-to-toe green look straight from Versace’s Fall 2015 runway. Watch the stylish performance here. ~ Harper’s Bazaar

Lily Allen has had the good fortune of being dressed in numerous Chanel gowns over the years (including a custom-made one for her wedding day), but perhaps none have been as tongue-in-cheek as the one she sported this weekend at the Bal de la Rose in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  Taking the theme quite literally, the singer hit the stage in an extravagant, rose-filled headdress paired with a bright pink velvet jacket and a silver sequined floor-length dress. We suppose that’s one way to embrace florals this spring. ~ Telegraph

Could two of the biggest retailers in the online space be joining forces? After rumors surfaced last week that Amazon was considering buying Net-a-Porter, another interested party has entered the fray.  According to WWD, Yoox Group has officially said that it’s in talks with Net-a-Porter owner Richemont, saying “a potential business combination” was under discussion. ~ WWD

It goes without saying that models take the best selfies on Instagram. But while they all continue to have their own unique photo-sharing style and go-to filters, there appears to be a surprisingly self-aware new trend taking over their accounts as of late. Of course, we’re talking about the ‘Face Mask Selfie’— a tongue-in-cheek photo composition style that’s giving insight into what’s keeping the industry’s best faces in top form. Here, we rounded up 10 face masks that grade A beauties like Lily AldridgePoppy Delevingne and Chrissy Teigen are known to turn to in their daily beauty routines. Happy cleansing! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

Spring has officially been here for a week, and while it may not FEEL like it – we’re waiting for the models to fill our feeds with great snaps from their amazing vacations and shoots in exotic locales! Until that happens, we’re loving Cara Delevingne showing up to an event in a decidedly less-dressy outfit than usual, Doutzen Kroes sharing a kiss with Karl Lagerfeld backstage, and Gigi Hadid giving her younger sister Bella a special shout out.  To see what some of your other favorite models were up to this week, check out the slideshow bel0w!

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Alessandra Ambrosio is Headed to the Big Screen!

She’s made brief cameos in Gossip Girl and Entourage in the past, but now Alessandra Ambrosio is bringing  her talents to the big screen.

In her long-awaited film debut, the Victoria’s Secret Angel will reportedly play the love interest to Will Arnett’s character in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 film, hitting theaters next June.  The co-stars were spotted filming their first scene at a New York Knicks game on Wednesday, where the Brazilian beauty was seen planting a smooch on Arnett’s cheek for the Kiss Cam.

While few details have been revealed, the film will reportedly see “the Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat with the screenplay being written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol) and Dave Green in the directing chair.  The film is currently in production and set to hit theaters in June 2016.

Party Pics: Devon Windsor, Shanina Shaik and Josephine Skriver Fete Midnight on Madison

We’re generally opposed to the idea of wearing sunglasses at night, but as we learned last night, there’s an exception for every rule.  The exception in this case was was made on behalf of Fendi, who celebrated the launch of its new eyewear collaboration with Thierry Lasry at the brand’s freshly-minted Madison Avenue store. The bash, appropriately dubbed “Midnight on Madison” as it kicked off at 10 p.m., played host to a number of familiar fashion week faces, most notable a gang of leggy catwalkers led by Devon Windsor, Josephine Skriver, Shanina Shaik and Andreja Pejic.  The model Rat Pack spent most of the evening posing for pictures in the bold new frames before sauntering off to catch a midnight performance by Lionbabe.  Also on hand was hot new up-and-comer Fernanda Ly, who you might remember as the pink-haired model who stole the show at Louis Vuitton’s fall 2015 show last earlier this month, runway favorite Mijo Mihaljcic and Tali Lennox.

Scroll through the slideshow below for the full look inside last night’s Fendi bash.

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Look of the Week: Constance Jablonski’s Statement Florals

As Miranda Priestly once said, there is nothing groundbreaking about florals for spring. Now, no offense to Ms. Priestly, but she clearly hasn’t been paying much attention to our Look of the Week winner as of late.  Always the perfect mix of modern femininity and timeless beauty, Constance Jablonski proved that spring is well on its way— even if the temperatures seem to suggest otherwise this week— when she stepped out in a pair of blue floral wide-leg pleated pants from Balmain’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection at the third annual One Night for One Drop charity event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday.  Beautiful as the vivid floral print may have been, it was the pant’s dramatic cut and throwback ’70s glamour that kept things interesting, while the form-fitting black crop top and matching oversized belt kept it grounded. Heading into the weekend, we’re inspired to try her edgier take on spring style by investing in similar options like Suno’s tropical-print denim culottes and Tory Burch’s cropped Eliza straight-leg pants.  Or, at that the very least, admiring the ones on Constance from a far.