Fashion does kill.. . A 20 year-old Vogue cover model fell or jumped to her death from her Manhatten apartment buiding Saturday. Most reports call this an “apparent suicide”. Ruslana Korshunova died at 2:30 pm Saturday afternoon after falling off a building on Water Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Police said the fall was under investigation. Korushnova’s New York agency and a spokeswoman for medical examiners did not immediately return telephone messages. Originally from the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, the almond-eyed, flowing-haired Korshunova appeared in advertisements and on runways for such designers as Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci and DKNY. British Vogue hailed her as ”a face to be excited about” in 2005.
Her break came when modeling booker Debbie Jones noticed her while perusing an in-flight magazine article about Korushnova’s hometown of Almaty, according to the Vogue report. ”She looked like something out of a fairytale!” Jones told the magazine. ”We had to find her and we searched high and low until we did!”
File this under “even beautiful people are unhappy” or “being gorgeous and thin does not equal happiness”. Think about how hungry, lonely, miserable and self-loathing this gorgeous girls was next time you freak out about gaining two pounds or getting a zit. I can totally see some depressed Russian model wanted to kill herself, but I do not understand the method. Why not just pop a bunch of pills? Why so dramatic and gruesome. Miserable, f-ed up model or not, this chick had balls to jump off a Manhatten high-rise.