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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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Meet Princess Monster Truck, A Poor Cat That Was Rescued From The Streets

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Princess Monster Truck is one of the weirdest cat names we’ve ever heard, but it’s for a wonderful princess who has captured the Internet’s hearts. She was rescued by her owners from the streets despite the two bright fangs protruding from her jaw, and now she has proven that even menacing fangs can be totally loveable!

She now uses her Internet fame, underdog status and unique appearance to help other shelter and rescue animals get adopted as well. If you love her and what she does, follow her to see more of her antics!

More info: princessmonstertruck.com | Instagram

Meet Princess Monster Truck

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She was found in the streets by hoomins

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Her owner said Monster “came tumbling out of a bush when we were walking home one night from dinner”

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“Her hair was totally matted, she was really thin, and obviously hungry”

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“Because she is all black and it was night time we didn’t completely see the teeth until she looked up at us and let out a really weird howl/meow”

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“When I saw her face I kind of shrieked and said, ‘What is it?’”

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“We decided we couldn’t leave her, she didn’t look like a survivor, and so we led her to our house”

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“When we took her into the vet, and after they stopped laughing about her, I had to ask whether they thought Monster was born that way or whether something happened to her”

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“The vet assured me that this looked like a condition from birth the way her jaw was structured, and these kinds of thing happen commonly in Persian breeds”

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Now, her owner uses Monster’s popularity to help other shelter animals get adopted, too!

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Sophie Hicks conceals “concrete monster” within translucent walls for Acne Studios’ Seoul flagship

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A translucent lightbox hides the concrete interior of Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios’ first flagship store in Seoul, designed by London architect Sophie Hicks (+ slideshow).

Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

Located in the affluent district of Gangnam, the 230-square-metre store is the third in the country for the Swedish brand.

Hicks, of S H Architects, drew upon Acne’s aversion to typical Swedish culture as a point of inspiration for the design.

Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

“Swedish culture prizes modesty and discretion,” said Hicks. “By contrast, Acne Studios’ designs are forceful and exude attitude.”

From street level the store appears to be a simple and “restrained” structure made from double-layered sheets of polycarbonate, surrounded by vegetation typical of Swedish archipelagos.



“As soon as you enter, you will realise that while it may only have been a box, it was a box concealing a heavy, brooding, concrete monster,” Hicks said.

Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

Set over two levels, the rectangular structure is completely separate from its translucent shell, and held up by four pairs of concrete columns – one of which supports a floating spiral-shaped staircase.

“Once upstairs, you will realise that there is something else about this building that is a little bit strange,” said Hicks. “As you look down and about, you will notice that the rough, lumpen, concrete structure is entirely separate from the translucent walls that enclose it; that it sits inside its elegant box as if in a display case.”

Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

Each concrete surface has been imprinted with the pattern of rough timber often used to build boardwalks in the Stockholm archipelago.

An intentional lack of decoration allows focus to remain on the collection and surrounding space, and garments are subtly displayed against freestanding reflective walls and on thin metal rails.

Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

Furniture and storage within the store includes chairs by British design Max Lamb and drawers designed by the studio themselves. In the fitting rooms, mirrors have been made from screen printed glass sheets

.Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

Clothing is hung from thin rails, while accessories are presented on metal shelves and tables.

Throughout the day, natural light is diffused through the building’s walls. When dark outside, fluorescent bulbs that are hidden behind a metal grid illuminate the space.

Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

Pipes and ducts from the air conditioning unit have been strategically piled up on the roof in a streamlined fashion as to not “disturb the atmosphere” of the store.

Acne Studios Seoul flagship by Sophie Hicks

The Gangnam district has become a popular destination for luxury fashion brands to open their Korean flagship stores. Last year, System Lab designed a concrete-encased store with small circular windows for British designer Paul Smith in the area.

Photography is by Annabel Elston.

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Related story: Curving concrete shell encases Paul Smith store by System Lab

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Paul Smith‘s flagship store in the South Korean capital is housed in a softly curved white shell punctuated by small circular windows and a bright yellow entrance (+ slideshow). More »

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How to Turn Your Jeep into a Real Off-Road Monster

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As the weather gets warmer, outdoor adventures become more frequent – including awesome off-roading excursions in your Jeep. Make sure the wilderness is no match for you Jeep by gearing it up with the proper equipment. Here’s a checklist to make sure your Jeep is an off-road monster taking the rough terrain by storm.

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Disclaimer: This is a guest post from Timothy Zahl of CARiD.com and is not sponsored or paid for in any way. We just really thought the article kicked ass.

No such thing as an impassable rock. Jack up your Jeep with tires and rims designed for off-roading to raise height and ground clearance, enabling steeper ascent and descent in off-road terrain, while easily climbing obstacles. The bigger and tougher the better. Make sure to add even more height to your Jeep with a suspension lift to make sure your tires don’t rub against the fenders, and to increase wheel travel ability through greater articulation. With all this added height, you’ll also need a lift getting into your vehicle – try installing rocker bars that will provide a step and also protect the body.

Better safe than sorry. On your off-road exploration through mud bogs, sandy hills, and streams, its only a matter of when, not if, you’re going to get stuck. Equip your Jeep with a powerful winch to pull it free – getting stuck should be a part of the adventure, not the end of it. Install an off-road bumper as well, that will not only keep your Jeep protected in the roughest terrain, but serve as a great mounting spot for a winch.

Also, most Jeep bumpers are available with integral grille guards/brush guards, with are terrific for protection and mounting lights. But remember – a large diameter tire may not fit on the stock spare mount, so consider an off-road rear bumper with a swing-away tire mount.

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Visibility is key. You need to be able to see the terrain and obstacles around your Jeep when off-roading. First, equip your Jeep with custom doors that allow for better visibility – there are a few different types:

Half doors maintain more of a factory look and give a bit more protection than the others. They are built from impact resistant ABS thermoplastic with a reinforced internal steel frame. These doors allow the open-air experience without the exposure of driving with no doors, and will protect your passengers from dirt/rocks kicked up from your wheels, and will keep things from falling out of your Jeep.

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Element doors give the same open air feeling and great visibility you get running with no doors, but with protection from their steel tube construction, and increased utility from multiple options that will enable you to carry additional gear in storage bags, mount mirrors, or even create a full door with lower enclosures and fabric upper doors.

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Trail doors have a steel tube construction with a mesh insert for added protection. They provide great visibility, as well as shedding a fair amount of weight. The mesh insert is open enough that you still get the sight lines and sense of openness, but provides some protection and a sense of security – especially when you’re on the downhill side of a steep traverse. These doors latch tightly, so they don’t rattle, and install in seconds.

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All of these doors are completely interchangeable with your factory steel doors; you can switch back and forth easily, and will provide that amazing sense of freedom and connection to the land you’re driving through.

Secondly, install off-road lights on your Jeep to see obstacles and trail conditions near and far. But first, there are a few things to consider:

Construction: look for lights in a sturdy housing with shatterproof polycarbonate lenses.

Shape: There are both round and square off-road lights, and many off-roaders use a combination of both. However, round lenses contain a reflective surface with the filament located at the focal point, which throws a more powerful light pattern than a lens with a square or rectangular shape.

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Bulb technology: There are different types of light bulbs available based on what you’re looking for.

  • Halogen bulbs are mostly used for headlights and fog lights, their increased light output increases driver visibility in darkness and inclement weather.
  • LED lights are very insensitive to vibrations, can be installed in harsh environments, and last the life of the vehicle. They also run cool, give more light per supplied watt, and light up much quicker than incandescent light.
  • HID lights use high voltages and a mixture of xenon gas, mercury and metal halides to create brighter and whiter light than that of an ordinary lamp.
  • Xenon bulbs increase light efficiency over halogen bulbs by providing more light and consuming less power. The light they produce is also whiter and more similar to sunlight.

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Beam patterns:

  • Driving lights help you see further ahead and to the sides of the trail.
  • Pencil beams are tighter and more focused for seeing even further into the distance.
  • Cornering beams help you see to the right or left
  • Flood lights create large areas of illumination
  • Fog lights have a wide beam pattern that lights up a pathway close to the ground.

Choose the lights that are right for you and mount them on your Jeep for optimal visibility.

If you’ve got all this gear checked off, then your hauler has officially completed its transformation into an off-road warrior. Have fun, be safe, and tear it up.

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Chris Harris Drives Jaguar XJR-9 Group C Monster In His Best Video Yet

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There are vehicle journalists and then there is Chris Harris. Just when we imagined that the properly-spoken hoonigan couldn&#39t probably make a movie that could best the outstanding McLaren P1 highway and observe test, the newest video clip from Chris Harris on Autos attributes a really famous auto: the really Jaguar XJR-9 Group-C racing car that took victory at the 24 Several hours of Daytona outright in 1988.
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