Sunday, November 06, 2011

An understandably stolen picture


Blonde in white bikini on beach, seen from rear.

Cropped and 'shopped from some version of that Corona commercial?

If you zoom in -- for forensic purposes only, of course -- you can see the hat is not actually being held unless she's got superglue on her fingers.

But good for the model if she actually got more work.

(Source: some sidebar Web ad leading to this.)

12 comments:

Jack said...

But maybe she just dropped the hat?

Clearly this calls for more research. Surely there must be other photos in this set that could be examined to settle the question.

Brendan said...

Heh, indeed!

It's pretty funny trying to find out who that woman is by Googling "white bikini corona commercial" and variants. Lots of people dying to know, and I haven't seen any answers that look right. It's an Internet scavenger hunt! And it is pretty amazing to me that the answer is still not widely known, if indeed it is known at all.

Kinda like that other woman …

Bartender Cabbie said...

I keep trying to look at the hat but the beautiful buttocks keeps getting in the way.

Uncle Ebeneezer said...

Isn't her hand also backwards (thumb where the pinkie should be.) Not that that would automatically be a deal-breaker :)

On a slight tangent, have you ever been thoroughly surprised by what is NOT on the internet? A few months ago I was watching a tennis tournament in Madrid and they had these absolutely adorable gals who came onto the court between games and opened parasols to provide shade for the players. I immediately had the urge to do a blog post highlighting how cool that is so I typed in a google search and surprisingly couldn't find ANY images that fit the bill. I find it hard to believe that in a week-long tournament nobody snapped an Iphone pic of this royal treatment to the players. Almost makes me wonder if there was a cover-up!!1!

Brendan said...

I wondered about that myself. First I thought it was the pinkie either folded under itself or possibly chopped by a clumsy 'shopping job, but now that I look again, it seems awfully wide, doesn't it?

Can't be her thumb, though -- the rest of the fingers are bent the wrong way for that.

And if it's the third possibility, that she's an amputee, I suppose I, too, could put up with that.

Brendan said...

Also agree that it's weird how Obama and Google (same thing!!!1!) choose to suppress certain things from the Internet.

Anonymous said...

Completely different bikini from the Corona commercial. Legs not the same. I think different model, although both are gorgeous!

Brendan Keefe said...

You're right about the bikini. Can't say about the legs, given that there's only one still shot to compare to, which probably was 'shopped beyond just adding the hat.

I persist in my belief that the still is from the same Corona commercial shooting, and that the director or costume designer or someone had the model pose in a few different bathing suits.

That's my fantasy and I'm sticking to it!

Anonymous said...

It's from a stock photo website:
http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/15384911/2/stock-photo-15384911-bikini-woman-holding-a-straw-hat-at-the-caribbean-beach.jpg

Brendan Keefe said...

Thanks, Anon.

Anonymous said...

Go to images.google.com. Drag and drop the image onto search edit box, or click onto camera icon and upload it. This is "search by image" feature. This photo is matched against similar photos in Google photo index. When the matches are found, keywords associated with those matches are used to come up with the text query. If you try it yourself it is "caribbean beach bikinis". Photo has been heavily edited and enhanced. The original is for example here

http://www.37southyachtcharter.com/portals/0/background_2.jpg

Brendan Keefe said...

Thank you.

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