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Woman Who Was Called A Monster For Her Head-To-Toe Hairy Moles Might Be The Next Miss Universe

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20-year-old Evita Patcey Edgar Delmundo is no stranger to bullying. When she was a child, cruel classmates called her “monster” and “chocolate chip cookie” because of the hairy dark brown moles and birthmarks that cover her entire body, but now the Malaysian, who works part-time at a local cat cafe, is defying the people who taunted her by auditioning for Miss Universe.


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“In primary school, no one wanted to be friends with me,” she said. “I remember a teacher having to ask two girls to accompany me during recess, and they were whispering ‘why do we have to treat her like a princess?’ It broke my heart. I told them that they don’t have to follow me and they went off immediately. Basically, I was a lonely girl.”

She told Elle magazine that she learned to accept herself for who she was after attending a church camp when she was 16. “I really learned how to love myself and communicate with others,” said Evita, who had once considered having her moles removed. “This was probably the first time I truly started accepting who I was, how I look.”

Her audition for Miss Universe Malaysia was on June 17, and she’s currently waiting to find out if she’s progressed to the next round or not. But even if she doesn’t succeed, Evita says that it won’t dent her newfound confidence and she’ll continue to enter other beauty pageants in the future. “I’m just keeping my fingers crossed. If I don’t get through, there’s always another platform.” (h/t: dm, elle)

“In primary school, no one wanted to be friends with me,” said Evita Delmundo. “It broke my heart. I was a lonely girl”

Image credits: Evita Delmundo

Classmates called her “monster” and “chocolate chip cookie” because of the hairy dark brown moles and birthmarks that cover her body

Image credits: Evita Delmundo

But now she’s defying those who taunted her by auditioning for Miss Universe!

Image credits: Evita Delmundo

She learned to accept herself for who she was after attending a church camp when she was 16

Image credits: Evita Delmundo

“I really learned how to love myself and communicate with others,” said Evita, who had once considered having her moles removed

Image credits: Evita Delmundo

“This was probably the first time I truly started accepting who I was, how I look”

Image credits: Evita Delmundo

Her audition was on June 17 and she’s now waiting for the results. We’re all crossing our fingers!

Image credits: Evita Delmundo

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Report: Mercedes-Benz’s new Nissan-based truck could be called X-Class

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Report: Mercedes-Benz’s new Nissan-based truck could be called X-Class

Mercedes-Benz is known to be working on their first pickup truck ever as the manufacturer sees a potential, booming market for luxurious, high-end open-bed trucks.

Now, CarAdvice down yonder reports the new truck from the Silver Arrow could be called the X-Class. Alternatively, it could also be called the Z-Class.

So far from what we know, the Mercedes’ new pickup is to be based off of the latest Nissan NP300 and Navara, or more or less Asia’s rendition of the Nissan Frontier. This is a given with Daimlers’ fairly recent partnership with Renault-Nissan.

It’ll be geared towards ruggedness and off-road capability, which are two things Mercedes-Benz is capable of. Just look at the Gelandewagen, for instance.

Though unlike Mercedes-Benz’s that we’re used to seeing, the new pickup will be offered in a variety of entry-level forms. It’s specifically to focus the aim of the truck towards affordability, simplicity, dependability, and utilitarianism, since the pickup is a very popular form of transportation for the blue-collar working class of the world.

And elsewhere in the world, Mercedes-Benz isn’t just known for making pompous luxury cars since you can still get several models with cloth seats, faux-leather, cheap plastic, small motors, and minimal equipment and tech.

Speaking of which, the new pickup is anticipated to receive two new diesel options, either a 2.3L turbodiesel four, or an optional V6.

Though, nothing has been confirmed.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: CarAdvice

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7 Million Dots And 370 Hours Later, I Present My Piece Called ‘Autumn’

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“Autumn” was created on a 56x56cm Arches sheet (22″x22″). Started at the end of 2015, this piece took me 370 hours to complete! Using only a stippling technique, black ink and a 0,10mm nib, it contains around 7 million of inked dots.

I’ve also drew a creative alphabet, illustration named “Into the wild” and the one called “Patience and discipline”. This one is a part of a series in which I’ll represent the four seasons. I hope you’ll like it!

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Report: Tesla’s CEO confirms entry-level crossover to be called Model Y

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Report: Tesla’s CEO confirms entry-level crossover to be called Model Y

Tesla Motors’ CEO, Elon Musk, apparently likes to follow the alphabet since he just confirmed that the new entry-level crossover will be called the Model Y, following the recent Model X crossover.

Musk announced the name on Twitter, but has since deleted the tweet, most likely just to tease the public.

The Model Y is one of two new models due from the California-based automaker, with the next one being the Model 3, which is expected to be a competitor to the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and so-on in the form of a compact EV luxury sports sedan–basically a Model S mini-me.

When asked if the new Model Y would echo the Model X’s Falcon Wing doors, Musk enigmatically replied saying: “There will be a Model 3 and a Model Y. One of the two will,” which probably means the Model Y will have it.

The Model Y is said to be ready by the end of next year with a 70-somewhat kWh battery.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Road & Track

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Video: Nissan teases its new concept again, called the Gripz

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Video: Nissan teases its new concept again, called the Gripz

Get a grip, Nissan says, or Gripz, as it calls its new concept due for a reveal at the 2015 IAA next week.

The Japanese automaker released its first teaser not too long ago and recently, they launched another one, further revealing the car just a tad bit more.

Rumored to be an indicator for what to visually expect for the next Nissan Z, the new Nissan Gripz Concept is actually a crossover, and some far-fetched rumors suggested the new Z could morph into a crossover itself. Though we think the more likely speculation is that the Nissan Z lineup could grow to feature a crossover spin-off, similar to what Audi’s doing with the TT lineup.

Either way, the Nissan Gripz is said to preview a wide variety of models in the near future with its design language.

Check out the video after the jump to get a better idea.

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Designed to build on Nissan’s pioneering Crossover leadership, Nissan’s Gripz Concept will make its global premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Inspiration for the Nissan Gripz Concept came from the legendary 240Z desert racers as well as the sleek two-wheel world of road cycling. The design explores a new sporty direction for a Crossover concept and was conceived to create an innovative new driving sensation.

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Mahindra Quanto Facelift Could Be Called The Canto

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Mahindra is testing the Quanto facelift in India currently. Latest news suggest it could get a name change too and be called the Canto.

Mahindra Quanto Facelift Spotted

Changes to the front should help the SUV hide its age

India’s most popular UV and SUV manufacturer Mahindra is testing the facelift of its compact SUV, Quanto. One of lesser popular cars of the company, it needs a comprehensive facelift to make it more appealing. In order to brand the vehicle in a totally different light, the company is planning to rename the car along with the facelift. Latest import records suggest that the SUV could be called ‘Canto’. However, the name doesn’t sound too different from the current name and many might end up calling it the Quanto only. Ssangyong, Mahindra’s South Korean subsidiary seems to be creating moulds for many parts and these are then being imported to India.

Recent spy shots suggest that the Quanto will get plenty of changes to the exteriors and the changes to the interiors would be very few. A hood scoop, new bumper, grille and head lamps along with some other minor changes would freshen up the front-end looks while a new pair of tail lamps and a new bumper would add some appeal to the boring rear-end. The only major change to the interior seems to be the new multi-function steering wheel while the interior colour theme has been changed to grey and beige. Tweaks to the suspension will be made by the Indian carmaker to reduce body roll and improve the ride quality which the Quanto currently fares poorly on.

Even though the exterior gets quite a lot of changes, the Quanto is expected to continue with the same 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine producing 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque which gives it decent level of performance. Like all the recent facelifts from various manufacturers, Mahindra might try to increase the ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures which currently stand at 17.1 km/l. The compact SUV would still be offered as a 5-seater with two jump seats at the back which are surprisingly spacious enough. We expect the launch to happen during the festive season. Mahindra will also be launching the XUV facelift tomorrow and the next-generation Bolero is expected soon.

Mahindra Quanto On Test

Minimal changes to the rear might be a downer for many

Mahindra Quanto Spied

A better steering wheel is always welcome

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Apple Reportedly Working on Electric Minivan Internally Called “Project Titan”

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Not only is Apple working on a automobile (mentioned to be an all-electric powered minivan of kinds), but it is really been at it considering that “late final calendar year.” A report printed by the Wall Street Journal says the tech giant has truly devoted several hundred of its employees on what is internally specified as “Project Titan.”
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Pulsar 160 NS Could Just Be Called Pulsar 150

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The Bajaj Pulsar one hundred fifty has been showcased internationally with the redesigned aesthetics and updates mechanicals hinting towards no a hundred and sixty NS identify as opposed to before speculations.

2015 Bajaj Pulsar 150 Engine

The pictures display triple spark technologies &amp monoshock on the 2015 Pulsar one hundred fifty

The substitute to the outgoing Bajaj Pulsar 150 and 180 models have been below wraps given that really some time now with test mules rising now and then. Even though it was earlier described that the alternative to the current model was named the ‘Pulsar 160 NS’, these images of the bicycle becoming showcased internationally communicate normally negating the prospects of a even bigger 160cc motor as Bajaj has resorted to the ‘Pulsar 150′ moniker on the new providing.

Although the details have not been exposed but, it can be considered that the 2015 Bajaj Pulsar 150 may possibly not get the ‘NS’ suffix and as an alternative will make do with the present identify. A technique that we are nevertheless to decipher. The new Pulsar a hundred and fifty will take hefty inspiration from the 200 NS with the in the same way developed headlight cluster, physique panels, split seats, underbelly exhaust as properly as the instrument cluster. In addition, the Pulsar a hundred and fifty receives new alloy wheels and a monoschock rear suspension, although the get rails and tail mild cluster can be traced again to the outgoing variation.

The photos also highlighted the DTS-i engine with triple spark technology and 4-valve as key additions and we assume handful of other noteworthy adjustments to the powertrain that will bump up the electricity by a substantial margin more than the present fifteen.06 PS mill which is paired to a 5-velocity gearbox. Generating far more energy from the exact same engine can also minimize fuel usage and emission levels. In terms of stopping power, the Pulsar 150 receives a front disc brake, whilst the rear has to make do with a drum brake set-up.

While Bajaj has stored the launch dates below wraps for the forthcoming Pulsar series, the new 150 could strike the showrooms by mid-2015 as it will be locking horns towards the Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ 2., Honda CB Unicorn one hundred sixty and the likes in the segment. Trying to keep in thoughts Bajaj’s incredibly amazing lower price of generation, the new Pulsar 150 will appear with an very attractive price tag undercutting the competitiveness at around Rs. 70,000/- (ex-showroom).

2015 Bajaj Pulsar 150 Showcase Turkey

The Pulsar a hundred and fifty moniker is likely to be retained as an alternative of the rumoured 160 NS

2015 Bajaj Pulsar 150 India Launch

The show bicycle did not carry any other moniker besides the Pulsar badge on the tank

2015 Bajaj Pulsar 150 Showcase Details

A mid-2015 start can be envisioned on the new Pulsar 150 in India

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2015 Detroit: Buick reveals a new concept called the Avenir, previews new flagship sedan

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DETROIT – Buick launched the Avenir concept today in advance of the North American Worldwide Car Present – a flagship sedan checking out progressive layout with new amounts of passenger properly-getting and technology integration.

The Avenir – French for potential – is distinguished by its high quality sports proportions and all-new interpretations of classic Buick cues. It is the creation of a worldwide crew of Buick designers and sculptors who were inspired by historic Buick concepts, which pushed classic boundaries, formed long term Buick versions and affected the whole car sector.

“Avenir embodies Buick style, which centers on effortless splendor and existence without pretense,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of Common Motors World-wide Style. “It demonstrates the growing intercontinental get to of Buick and gives an thrilling vision of exactly where it can go.”

The Avenir’s sculptural surfacing, expressive proportion and Buick’s signature sweep-spear bodyside visually cue an exceptional driving expertise that awaits inside of.

“The inside is designed with the driver and passengers’ comfort and nicely-currently being in mind,” mentioned Welburn. “Technology is seamlessly built-in and builds on the attributes that have turn out to be hallmarks for today’s generation designs – helping travel a new era of customers to Buick.”

Further motor vehicle highlights:

  • Personal seating for four
  • Complete light-weight-emitting diode (LED) exterior lights
  • 20-one particular-inch wheels
  • Following-technology immediate-injected V-six motor with fuel-saving Active Gasoline Administration (cylinder deactivation) and end/start technological innovation
  • Nine-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission
  • Driver-selectable suspension damping
  • Twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system
  • Subsequent-era Buick IntelliLink infotainment with huge, 12-inch-diagonal coloration touch screen
  • Driver-recognition functions that routinely sync infotainment preferences
  • Ionic cabin air filtration
  • Cell gadget wireless charging
  • OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

A new design direction with a nod to the earlier
A lengthy hood, wheels-at-the-corners stance and a sloping, rear deck that pays homage to historic designs, this kind of as the Riviera, distinguish the Avenir’s proportion.

“Simply put, Avenir is a gorgeous piece of sculpture, sent on a top quality proportion that acknowledges the Buick design and style heritage in a really progressive way,” said Michael Simcoe, vice president of design and style, GM International Functions. “The automobile remains unmistakably Buick with a present day take on the classic Buick cues this kind of as the sweep spear and boattail. The result is a piece of artistry that is precise in its character, fantastically proportioned. It really takes your breath absent.”

The most placing departure from up to date Buick versions is a new grille design that puts a new encounter on the model. It characteristics a large opening accented by a return to the 3-colour – pink, silver and blue – Buick tri-defend insignia, accented by wing-shaped components. The grille is flanked by daring headlamps showcasing total LED lighting.

“The new grille is a modern day interpretation of a design released on the landmark 1954 Wildcat II principle, which shattered expectations of what a Buick was meant to be,” stated Simcoe. “On the Avenir, it represents a crack from conference and progressiveness in engineering.”

Sculptural surfaces, taught lines, short overhangs and a broad-shouldered stance stretches 204.5 inches (5,195 mm) in duration and seventy six inches (1,931 mm) in width. Its reimagined sweep-spear component enhances the prolonged entire body lines and conveys a sense of movement, as does tapered rear-finish styling.

Avenir’s refined color palette, like a Crystalline exterior color and strained use of bright operate accent the Avenir’s body traces and sets up the inside for a mixture that requires Buick’s contemporary type to a higher degree.

“It’s a sculpted layout with a whole lot of snap in the character strains – with a basic extended, lower proportion,” mentioned Simcoe. “Its size permits outstanding spaciousness inside, but just as importantly, a presence that speaks to luxury and the significance of type. In brief, it is the befitting proportion for a Buick flagship.”

A comforting environment with unprecedented integration
The Avenir’s 4-location inside benefits the senses, helps make managing technologies less complicated and enhances the inner thoughts of private area and properly-currently being.

“A flowing, sculptural good quality in the interior kinds, deco trim, high quality leather-based and ambient lighting, produce an setting that is inviting and comfortable,” said Liz Wetzel, Buick interior design director.

Inside surfaces – impressed by mother nature and sea waves receding on a seashore – circulation seamlessly via the cabin. It is a motif highlighted on the seats and carried by way of in other trim parts – even the carpet. In reality, a patterned insert for the carpet carries the motif in silk and bamboo.  

“There’s an practically-three-dimensional or bas-aid result to the design motif that adds depth and heightens the perception of place,” explained Wetzel. “Layered and floating aspects this kind of as the heart console boost the perception of lightness, efficiency and dynamism.”

A color palette of mild and all-natural tones blended with oiled and buffed wooden trim, and Galvano satin-chrome accents, increase the Avenir’s ambience.

“They’re rich, top quality materials and warm shades innovatively executed to boost the relaxing effect of the interior atmosphere,” stated Wetzel.

Features is manifested in the Avenir’s gadget-integration systems, which are developed to carry the user’s mood and make the information linked with daily lifestyle a little easier. It commences the minute the vehicle is started, synchronizing details and units inside of seconds. The Avenir quickly configures gauge cluster and infotainment monitor shows primarily based on prior customization even though also recognizing the user’s music tastes, calendar plan and recently frequented spots from a cellphone’s GPS. It can even choose up a podcast the consumer was listening to at the minute it was interrupted.

Buick’s user knowledge designers are also pushing the Avenir’s technologies for home integration, which would permit accessing property security cameras or the capability of turning on outdoors lights and closing a garage doorway that was inadvertently still left open.

“The Avenir’s integration characteristics build on the systems currently offered or coming soon in smartphones and streamline them in a method that can make accessing and interacting with them less difficult,” stated Wetzel.

Private connectivity extends to rear-seat passengers, where USB ports and online video screens enable occupants to plug in to their preferred media and slip into total relaxation, arriving at their location refreshed and rejuvenated.

“The use of coloration, material, sort and amenities can have an effect on a person’s mood and feeling,” stated Wetzel. “The Avenir is a showcase of thoughtful and present day style with the potential to anticipate and facilitate the private demands of its occupants. It is definitely its own getaway vacation spot.” 


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is an worldwide present day luxury brand offering cars with sculpted styles, lavish interiors and considerate personalized systems, alongside with responsive-but-efficient overall performance. Buick is attracting new consumers with its portfolio of award-successful luxurious versions in North The us and China. Find out more about Buick autos and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Instragram, on Pinterest or atwww.fb.com/buick

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