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April 8, 2009 6:02 PM

Eye, Fashion, Media

Models Behaving Badly

contributions by Sarah Haight Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour Compiling a list of illegal or simply ill-advised antics on the parts of supermodels and athletes may not fall under an obvious fashion beat, but after the bullets flew at Gisele...

contributions by Sarah Haight

Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour

Compiling a list of illegal or simply ill-advised antics on the parts of supermodels and athletes may not fall under an obvious fashion beat, but after the bullets flew at Gisele Bÿndchen and Tom Brady's Costa Rican second wedding last weekend, we were compelled to take a look back at some of the more egregious examples of fashion and sports stars' bad behavior.

We divvied up the categories -- ladies, Sarah; gents, Jessica -- and embarked on a hilarious and, at times, truly horrifying online trip through mugshots and headlines.

Due to space constraints, a few of our favorites didn't make the cut -- May Andersen allegedly had three too many cocktails en route to Miami from the Netherlands and clocked a flight attendant in 2006, while more than a few members of the 2005 Minnesota Vikings set sail on an X-rated boat cruise -- but the real takeaway was that models are, well, model citizens compared with their athletic counterparts. Or perhaps these ladies, while not exactly saints, just know how to keep their sins quiet; after all, for every assault-by-model lawsuit (that's you, Stephanie Seymour), there were a dozen indicted baseball players.

Meanwhile, steroid use, alleged or otherwise, was, in the grand scheme, the least of the pro-athletes' offenses (incidentally, it's likely the most relatable to the models, who know a thing or two about faking it), some of which were deemed too grim for this story (that's you, O.J.).

Not only were the sports scandals more extreme, but there were enough left over -- Pacman Jones, Ray Lewis, Kobe Bryant, the list goes on -- that a rap sheet could be considered a stat. And if ill repute is entertainment, we're watching ESPN.


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