China’s Rap Queen

VaVa, one of China’s up-and-coming female rappers, found a national audience as a runner-up on China’s The Rap of China hip-hop competition. But she’s more than just a reality TV star. Her lyrics expose a difficult childhood and the struggles she’s gone through to make it to where she is today.
And she’s candid about the thin line Chinese rappers walk today as they try to create a unique brand of hip-hop in China while trying to avoid government censorship.
Photographs by Ronald Leong

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China’s Rap Queen
VaVa speaks out on government censorship and the rise of Chinese hip-hop.
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The Irresistible Rise Of Penélope Cruz

Penelope Cruz in Esquire UK November 2017 by Mert and Marcus

The Irresistible Rise Of Penélope Cruz
Photography: Mert and Marcus
Model: Penelope Cruz
Styling: Sarah Richardson
Hair: Malcolm Edwards
Make-Up: Alex Babsky
Manicure: Lorraine Griffin
Esquire UK November 2017
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Penelope Cruz Named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive

Penelope Cruz for Esquire
The gorgeous Penelope Cruz has been named “The Sexiest Woman Alive” for the November 2014 issue from Esquire Magazine. The Spanish actress poses in some red hot images for the photo shoot and cover captured by Nico. For the accompanying interview, Penelope is pretty mum on her private life which she shares with her husband Javier Bardem and their two children. “That is for us,” she says about motherhood. …

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Penelope Cruz Named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive

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