|tito media via FAMOUS|
Well the Cat, as they say, is out of the bag. Last night in Sydney Oz gossip magazine FAMOUS Tweeted two watermarked paparazzi shots of Chic Management superstar Catherine McNeil and MTV Australia VJ Ruby Rose Langenheim, kissing. On closer inspection, on Tito Media's website, the shots had been taken on May 23rd at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Even if FAMOUS had purchased and taken the shots off the market, it’s unlikely they would have spoiled their own exclusive. It's more likely the magazine did a spoiler for a story that is due to run in a Sunday tabloid or a competitor on Monday (update 1/06: the shots appear in a double-page spread in this week's NW). Langenheim sure does get around. Just three weeks ago in Sydney she was photographed kissing another top Chic Management model, Myf Shepherd.
In the intervening hours these new images have made their way to a number of online outlets. Here is what looks to be the complete set on McNeil's TFS thread.
And most, not surprisingly, are marvelling at the complex inter-model relationship geometry.
“Are two models involved in a love triangle?”
While ONTD_Fashinfags poster dcbaabcd notes:
“is the world ready for a freja, catherine, myf, and some other australian lesbian love quadrilateral? I'M NOT”.
As frockwriter has previously reported, initially in October, there has been much speculation over a romantic liaison between McNeil and Danish supermodel Freja Beha Erichsen - who ranks immediately below McNeil as the world number nine working model on go-to industry website models.com.
And as we mentioned on Tuesday, Langenheim came runnerup to McNeil in the 2003 Girlfriend Model Search competition and was once repped by Chic.
In April last year Langenheim described McNeil to The Daily Telegraph as:
“one of the best-looking women in the world… She deserves to be a supermodel"
Langenheim declined to comment however when the reporter asked the question if the pair had previously "locked lips".
At the time of 2002 Girlfriend Model Search competition, Langenheim and McNeil were 16 and 13 respectively.
Suggesting that the pair may today be, at the very least, the best of mates, earlier today Langenheim told her 11,000+ Twitter Followers:
“Happy birthday to my amazing Kitty Cat! <3”
According to her DOB information on several websites, McNeil celebrates her 20th birthday today.
As it emerges, Langenheim was in Los Angeles attending several business meetings and revealed to her Twitter followers that she has "big news" about work, which is currently under wraps - and may be US-focussed.
But while Langenheim appears to be a very active user of social media, according to several former Facebook friends of McNeil, McNeil's Facebook profile mysteriously vanished overnight last year.
Coincidentally, this was around the same time that rumours first started percolating about McNeil's friendship with Freja Beha Erichsen.
McNeil's Facebook account appears to have been recently reinstated, with a much tighter circle of 117 friends so far.