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Mixing Basketball With Fashion: A Shirtless Dwayne Wade Featured In Vogue Magazine With Supermodel Karlie Kloss

NBA player Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat is featured in the June 2012 issue of Vogue Magazine. He is photo’d alongside supermodel and ballet dancer Karlie Kloss for the “Top 2012 Olympians” feature. Below is an excerpt about his upcoming 3rd Olympics via Vogue:

“The first time Dwyane Wade went to the Olympics, in 2004, he was really still in awe of his heroes. Having grown up on the South Side of Chicago (where he is at work building a community center), he idolized guys like Michael Jordan, whom Wade, 30, patterned himself after in a lot of ways. “We grew up watching the Dream Team, and we thought it was an honor to be on the team,” he says of his fellow rookie Olympians, players like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. He was shocked when, in Athens, the all-stars lost to Puerto Rico, Lithuania, and then to Argentina in the semi-finals—a golden flop, 89–81. “We had to wait four years to get back and hush everybody up and redeem ourselves.”

“He flew past injuries—you don’t make mind-blowing layups without risking at least your hamstring—to lead the so-called Redeem Team in 2008. He scored big when it mattered, especially in the difficult final game against Spain. When Kobe Bryant and Le­Bron ran into foul trouble early and were benched four minutes into the game, Wade surged ahead, coming up with three three-pointers and reigniting the team’s fight for the gold. Is he surprised to be up for 2012 in London? “I thought Beijing would be my last one, but here I am!”

Via Vogue

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NOT Showing Her True Colors: Nicki Minaj Goes Blue For Vogue

In her latest feature inside of Vogue magazine, Nicki Minaj decided to go blue. Literally, her entire skin is painted blue. She is also wearing a pink wig. In the issue, Minaj talks about fighting for females, her career goals outside of music, fashion/style and much more. Minaj’s sophomore album, entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will be out this spring 2012. Below are some excerpts:

On fighting for females.

“I’m fightin’ for the girls that never thought they could win.”

On her career goals outside of music.

“A huge part of me wanted to be a lawyer! I would do a really good job as a prosecutor,” she alleges.

On her fashion/style, which dates back to her high school days in Queens.

“I was dressing in Tommy Hilfiger baggy shirts and Boss jeans, but then I met a person who dressed like a tiny lady—pantsuits, heels, lots of makeup. I thought she was larger than life. She once did my makeup—I had never seen myself made up before. I didn’t want to wash it off; I felt like I had one day to live this fantasy of being a glamour girl.”

Source: Vogue

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