Madge's toyboy's instant fame turning sour
Jesus Luz's instant fame seems to have not gone down well with his colleagues. If sources are to be believed, Luz's fellow models can't wait for his career to die down.Updated: Apr 29, 2009 19:45 IST
Madonna's alleged toyboy Jesus Luz's instant fame seems to have not gone down well with his colleagues.
If sources are to be believed, Luz's fellow models can't wait for his career to die down. "None of the other models would talk to Jesus or even look at him. They were gossiping like catty girls about how they couldn''t wait for his career to fizzle out," the New York Daily News quoted a source as saying.
"Jesus had no career until Madonna arrived, and even if people are coming to see him because of her, he''s still going to take it," another source added.
Luz's instant fame has created jealousy in the modelling world. "He's taking jobs from other models who feel they''ve worked harder and longer than he has," said one industry insider. Madonna has catapulted Jesus on to the world''s stage. Sure, he's beautiful, but he wouldn''t be where he is without her," the insider added.
Luz is certainly enjoying every bit of his fame.
After kicking off the Jeffrey Fashion Cares event last week, he is set to walk the ramp for Dolace & Gabbana''s fall-winter men's wear campaign.
Madonna has also been, reportedly, chatting to Donatella Versace about a possible campaign. "Jesus is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free clothing from big-name designers. And Madonna is shopping for him as well!" said a source.
However, it seems that the 22-year-old Brazilian model is finding hard to deal with the fame. "He has a big, swollen head," said a Madonna camp pal.
"Jesus was trying to charge 100K per appearance in Brazil. Friends finally sat him down and told him to get real and to stop thinking he''s the male answer to Gisele, because he isn''t," the pal added.
Meanwhile, Madge's rep has denied Madonna''s involvement in catapulting Luz to international fame.
"Madonna has not been involved with any bookings Jesus has gotten. They were arranged through his agents. By the way, to me, he doesn't look like he needs anyone''s help with that face - though I''d personally be happy to volunteer my services," said the rep.
First Published: Apr 29, 2009 19:34 IST