Friday, December 29, 2006

Eating worth a million euros of coke to become famous

UPDATE : There are TWO models with the name Mercedes Brito... one from Venezuela who is innocent, and one from Dominican Republic, who was the one trying to traffic the coca. My apologies for the Venezuelan model for a wrong picture previously, I should not have believed some of these worst newspapers. You look gorgeous - all the best for your life and career. (See the comments)

Way to go. Way to get famous... in fashion like in every other business where becoming famous matters, every possible way will do for some people...
At least it was so for the Dominican model Mercedes Brito, who in less than a week has got her name all over news in Europe.
First, there was a small story in La Repubblica on Christmas eve, they didn't even mention the name there. And days later, the details leaked out .. or the detail that matters : the name. Daily Record : Julissa Mercedes, 24, who has starred in cosmetics and clothing campaigns, had nearly 3lb of the drug inside her, which police claim was worth up to £1million. [..] "We believe that this cocaine was destined for local Mafia and it would have been sold in the run-up to the New Year's Eve festivities." Flying the deal from Belgium to Sicily does not usually make much sense ... that's not the usual route for the drugs.
It hit also sawf, The Sun (how could it not? That smells like The Sun first page news right there), Mirror, even Aftonbladet in Sweden, T-Online news...
Well well. Famous on these The Sun type newspapers for less than a week, and then shrunk to the oblivion. Of her agency, Max Models, there is already no sign of her left... as there is nothing left on L'Oreal.
Mercedes who in other sources gets even a full name, Julissa Bianela Mercedes Brito, at least got famous ... Seriously. With the salaries a model that looks decent gets, why on earth would anyone risk their life and everything for a few thousand euros? Greediness, or just incredible stupidity?

4 comments:

Carolina Sanchez-Vegas said...

If you see the picture that appears in The Sun and in the T-mobile news you will realize that Julissa Bianela Mercedes Brito is a different model that the one that was a Mariela Centeno Model and whose biography appears in IMDB "Mercedes Brito". You should be more cautious when writing links in your news!!!This is an awful mistake.

Mercedes Carolina Brito said...

This is Mercedes Carolina Brito from Venezuela! All over Europe I have been DEFAMED with this case. The one that appears in Mariela Centeno Model agency AND IMDB is ME, and I am INNOCENT, There are two models that coincide in the names Mercedes Brito. Mercedes Julissa Bianela Brito from Dominican Republic, is GUILTY, and is the one that appears in the black dress. Please remove Mariela Centeno and IMDB links because THAT'S ME!!!! By the way I am suing ALL the newspapers that defamed me starting with AFTONBLADET!!

Anonymous said...

please,u wich u be me

Anonymous said...

its beeing so long ago and i still can read all this stuff that people talk about me,iam julissa