US beauty queen to share fashion secrets during Dubai trip

Olivia Culpo loves to share everything from makeup tips to cooking recipes with her followers. (Instagram photo)
Updated 22 February 2018
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US beauty queen to share fashion secrets during Dubai trip

JEDDAH: Actress Olivia Culpo, who was crowned Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012, is visiting Dubai this weekend, fresh from a trip to New York Fashion Week.
The actress, model and fashion influencer will be in the emirate until Saturday to announce a major event, Beauty Pop, to be held at Dubai Design District from April 19-21.
Beauty Pop, hosted by Belle Femme and Absolute Events, will bring together international and regional celebrities, guests, bloggers and retailers for a weekend of makeup masterclasses, panel talks, meet-and-greets and other activities.
“See you guys in Dubai,” Culpo said ahead of her visit. She has more than 2.4 million followers on Instagram and regularly updates her website, OliviaCulpo.com, with fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle posts.
Since becoming the first American Miss Universe in 15 years, she has worked extensively in modeling, fashion and beauty, and shares everything from makeup tips to cooking recipes with her followers. Culpo is starring in an upcoming E! reality TV series premiering this autumn.


Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

Updated 52 min 3 sec ago
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Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

  • The Indian rock python is a non-venomous species, but it can quickly kill its prey by constricting blood flow

KOLKATA: An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.
Wildlife officer Sanjay Dutta was called in Sunday by frantic villagers in West Bengal after they saw the 40-kilogramme (88-pound) python swallowing a goat alive.
Instead of placing it safely inside a bag, the ranger wrapped it around his neck and posed for pictures with stunned villagers.
But panic spread as the huge snake wound itself around Dutta’s neck, forcing him to struggle to free himself from its vice-like grip.
He escaped unscathed, but a little red-faced.
The Indian rock python is a non-venomous species, but it can quickly kill its prey by constricting blood flow and can grow up to 10 meters (33 feet) long.
West Bengal’s forest department has launched an official inquiry into the ranger’s conduct and flouting of safety protocols.
But Dutta said he only wanted to save the reptile from the villagers who were readying to club it to death with sticks.
“My first instinct was to rescue the snake. I carried it on my shoulders and held its mouth firmly,” Dutta told AFP.
“I was not scared for even a moment (when the python tightened its grip) because had I panicked, it could have been fatal.”
Dutta said he did not have a bag to carry the snake, which he transported to a safe location in his car and released into the wild.