Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Karolina Kurkova has no belly button. The 24-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel is attracting attention not for her physical assets, but for her lack of one. At the annual Victoria's Secret Show in Miami this weekend, she was photographed without a navel, just a slight hint of a depression on her stomach. Some suggested that her photo had been airbrushed or Photoshopped to remove her belly button, but other models on stage still kept theirs so it's unlikely.
Starting at age 15, Karolina Kurkova began to model for "Vogue" and made the cover of the magazine only two years later. In the thousands of photos since, no commentators have mentioned that she had no belly button, leading to the opposite train of thought that she had hers airbrushed into pictures. After examining several photos, there is conflicting evidence whether the Czech model is actually missing her belly button.
Some photos of Karolina Kurkova from the side only hint at her navel while some photographing her from the front clearly show it. However, responding to the controversy, her agent, Karen Diamond, quickly explained, "Her belly button is very smooth. But I can assure you she's not an alien!"
Karolina Kurkova Belly Button Photos
Karolina Kurkova: No Belly Button as VS Fashion Show
Karolina Kurkova Close Up of No Navel
Karolina Kurkova Clearly with Belly Button
Karolina Kurkova: Side View of Navel