Lauren Elizabeth McAvoy (born 16 January 1987) is an English fashion model. In September 2007 she won Cycle 3 of Britain’s Next Top Model. Her prize was a contract with Ruby & Millie Cosmetics, a modelling contract with Models 1, and a six-page fashion editorial and cover for Company Magazine. She appeared in a Babyliss “Straighten As You Dry” commercial. She has also since been signed with Elite Model Management in their Miami Division. She is the first Britain’s Next Top Model winner or contestant to signed with an American modelling agency. She is also the first of the show’s winners to have her portfolio on the Models 1 website moved from ‘New Faces’ to ‘Women’. McAvoy also modelled for Gok Wan’s Channel 4 show, Gok’s Fashion Fix, representing the “high street” side and the “high end” side in the following week. She also did a runway walk on The Fashion Show, aired on ITV2 (11 September 2008), also featuring previous BNTM contestant Abigail Clancy, as one of the three hostesses. She was filmed performing another runway walk for The Fashion Show on 27 September for an episode due to be aired 9 October. Recently, McAvoy has featured in Top Gear as the model to test the effects of wind on hair in the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8 V10 Spyder with Jeremy Clarkson driving. She walked in the live final of Britain’s Next Top Model series 6. McAvoy has modelled in cities such as Hong Kong, New York City, London, Miami and Barcelona. She currently lives in Miami, Florida and intends to move to New York City. In 2011 she appeared in The Wanted’s music video for their song “Glad You Came”
Sonny John Moore (born January 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Skrillex, is an American electronic musician and singer-songwriter. Raised in Northeast Los Angeles and in Northern California, Moore joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004, and recorded two studio albums with the band (Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count, 2004, and Heroine, 2006) before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007.
He began his first tour as a solo artist in late 2007. After recruiting a new band lineup, Moore joined the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer, and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press’ annual “100 Bands You Need to Know” issue.
After releasing the Gypsyhook EP in 2009, Moore was scheduled to record his debut studio album, Bells, with producer Noah Shain. However, he ceased production of the album and began performing under the name Skrillex. After releasing the My Name is Skrillex EP for free download on his official MySpace page, he released the Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP in lateâ€“2010 and More Monsters and Sprites EP in midâ€“2011. Both have since become moderate commercial successes.
On November 30, 2011, he was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards at the 54th Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and won three: “Best Dance/Electronica Album,” “Best Dance Recording,” and “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical”. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that he had been nominated for their Sound of 2012 poll.
On December 12, 2011, he was also named MTV’s Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year.
Imran Khan (born Imran Pal on 13 January 1983) is an Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood films. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, Imran Khan is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan, director-producer Mansoor Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain, a noted director and producer. Having made appearances as a child artist in Aamir Khan’s films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) andJo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Khan decided to venture into acting after graduating from the Los Angeles branch of New York Film Academy. He moved back to India and enrolled at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s acting institute, where he met director Abbas Tyrewala. Khan made his acting debut with Tyrewala’s romantic comedy Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008), which emerged as a major critical and commercial success. His performance in the film fetched him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then appeared in several commercially successful films such as I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Delhi Belly (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012). In 2012, Khan starred as Rahul Kapoor, an uptight architect in Shakun Batra’s directorial debut Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu with Kareena Kapoor. The romantic comedy, set in Las Vegas tells the story of two strangers who get married one night after getting drunk. Khan described his character as “a guy who lives his life according to his parents’ wishes.” Upon release, the film and his performance received positive reviews from critics, with Rajeev Masand writing, “Imran Khan slips comfortably into his role”. Lisa Tsering of The Hollywood Reporter opined that, “Khan has become one of Hindi cinema’s most versatile and appealing actors, appearing in a series of roles (Jaane Tu … Ya Jaane Na, Delhi Belly, I Hate Luv Storys) that display his skill at light-hearted comedy. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tuwas a moderate commercial success, earning a domestic total of over 40 crore (US$7.28 million) at the box office. As of December 2012, Khan is set to appear in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola opposite Anushka Sharma. Khan described his character in the film as “rustic” and in order to prepare for the role, he set up base in Delhi and undertook training to speak in Haryanvi. As of January 2013, Khan will feature in Milan Luthria’s action drama film Once Upon a Time Again (a sequel to the 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai) alongside Akshay Kumar, Sonali Bendre and Sonakshi Sinha, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s romance Milan Talkies opposite Priyanka Chopra, and Punit Malhotra’s untitled next alongside Kareena Kapoor. Besides acting in films, Khan is supporter of the PETA programme in India and has appeared in events organised for the group’s promotion. He married his girlfriend Avantika Malik in January 2011 after a ten year relationship.
Triinu Kivilaan (born January 13, 1989 in Viljandi, Estonia) is an Estonian vocalist and former model, best known as a former member of the popular girl group Vanilla Ninja. She had been modelling for several years when she replaced Maarja Kivi in the group in 2004, having met the other members of the group a year earlier. A key factor, allegedly, in her being selected to join the group was the similarities between her and Kivi’s appearance. Kivilaan was (by several years) the youngest member of the group, and continued with her education despite Vanilla Ninja’s busy schedule.
When Kivilaan joined the group, Vanilla Ninja had already been chosen to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Kivilaan’s arrival jeopardised Vanilla Ninja’s participation in the Contest, as she was only 15 years old, and after the appearance of young participants such as 1986 winner Sandra Kim, the Eurovision had set an age requirement that all participants must be at least 16. Kivilaan initially claimed to be 17 years old, but the Swiss selectors doubted this and discovered her true age.
For a while it looked like the group would have to withdraw, but the fact that Kivilaan would reach her 16th birthday four months before the Contest meant that the European Broadcasting Union allowed the girls to compete.
During her time in the group, Triinu only played a bit part in Vanilla Ninja’s songs, despite her replacing the group’s original lead singer. Kivilaan mostly only provided backing vocals and basic instrumentation during live performances, and was essentially separated from the other three members during their semi-final and final performances at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Kivilaan also only appeared sparingly in the group’s music videos, with the exception of “When The Indians Cry”, in which she featured prominentl.