“Europe’s sexiest vegetarian”. Yes, I know, I know. You are about to tell us that is the most ludicrously improbable combination of all time, up there with “Isil’s most humane axe-man”, perhaps; or “Donald Trump’s most moderate supporter”; or how about “Prince William’s busiest week of the year”?
For reasons that are hard to fathom, “sexiness” and “boiled lentils” just don’t get asked to share the same sentence as often as they probably should.
But could that be about to change thanks to Victoria Eisermann? She is a former Playboy lingerie model and FHM cover girl who has appeared in countless TV adverts, Big Brother and the Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman film Eyes Wide Shut. And if you had seen the photo of her wearing nothing in the bath but a pair of electric red platforms, you too might suddenly develop a previously unexplored interest in tofu.
For Eisermann is that unique specimen – a beauty queen who can say “my ambition is to work with animals”, and not lie.
She has founded a charity, K-9 Angels (yes again, I know, I know, but I didn’t come up with the name). Simon Cowell, with whom she was once linked romantically, plugged the charity on Britain’s Got Talent. It has re-homed 650 stray dogs in three years. The passionate vegan and beauty expert was presenting and filming in Brighton last month at VegfestUK.
She is also something called an “ethical beauty blogger”. So does this mean there are evil beauty bloggers out there? Don’t ask Eisermann or you might be there some time.
“Us women apparently eat around 7lbs of lipstick in our lifetime and I was shocked when I heard that lipsticks can be coloured using cochineal,” she is want to explain, “which is from dead squashed beetles. Who wants to eat that? Vegetarian, vegan or not!” Well quite, it sounds marginally less appetising than a family bucket from KFC. But who knew women ate lipststick as well as wore it? Maybe it’s the recession…
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