by John Boone | Wed., Aug. 28, 2013 10:59 AM
Maybe you've never heard of Diane "Diamond" Martel, but you definitely know her work: She directed some of the most controversial music videos of the summer, including Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop."
Her latest video, Thicke's "Give It 2 U," just dropped and it's similar to the NSFW "Blurred Lines," if only in that the football-themed clip is packed with gorgeous glamazons strutting their stuff (this one is a little more SFW, though).
But who are the "Luxury Girls" behind the wigs and cotton candy and sexy pouts?
Meet: Alana Greszatai
The 5' 9" model hails from Toronto, Canada, but has adapted quite well down here: She roots for the Dodgers and and has tried her hand at making sketti (yes, that pasta concoction from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo).
While Alana wasn't in the "Blurred Lines" music video, she did score a spot in the "Blurred Lines" Radio Shack commercial for Beats. That said, we don't think she would have had any issues appearing in the real video...
In that she doesn't mind getting naked.
Additionally, she's appeared in the music video for Miley's "We Can't Stop," campaigns for American Eagle and American Apparel and in commercials for Sportsmaster and Toyota (remember that Super Bowl spot where Toyota "reinvented" the couch with bikini-clad babes? Alana was there!).
Also, her Instagram account is full of pictures with adorable puppies.
So probably worth a follow.
Reaction to the VMAs: Alana was in the performance. She's also pals with Miley (they both "twerk") and took to Twitter to defend her friend, saying, "Pls be mindful of the revolution of pop culture and the efforts made throughout history to get to what free expression is today, before U JUDGE...There are many reason why we don't take risks; fear, ego. But why do we scold those who do? 'Here's to the crazy ones...'"
Meet: Jessica Strother
The girl with the gum? That's 18-year-old Jessica, the 5'8" model who was discovered at her school when she was just 14. She dropped out of high school and has been modeling ever since.
She's appeared in ads for Nordstrom, ASOS and PacSun, but missed out on Fashion Week because, as she put it, "I'm alittle short and busty for it."
More importantly, she also posts lots of pictures with adorable pups on Instagram.
The multiracial model (she's African American, Italian, German, Native American and Dutch) has a YouTube channel where she gives pointers on how to become a model (if you're not lucky enough to be discovered).
Reaction to the VMAs: On her Tumblr, Jessica explained that she "sadly" wasn't able to be a part of the VMA performance and, when another commenters said, "Be happy you didn't go that performance was awful" she replied, "Haha I haven't seen it but thanks:)"
Meet: Mallory Llewellyn
The redhead is Erika Braukis, but she manages to maintain a fairly low-key online presence. The blonde wigged gal is Llewellyn, a New York native who attended art school.
And here is a #ThrowbackThursday of her when she was little!
Reaction to the VMAs: "miley is ridiculous and so are her foiking abs," she tweeted. Which would pass as a compliment, until you pair it with this follow-up: "i was almost in that miley performance.. god smiled on me and was like heres a free pass mal"
Meet: The Passionettes and the Stingettes
One of the HBCU (that's "historically black colleges and universities") dance teams featured in the video, the Golden Passionettes, hail from Albany State University and describe themselves as, "Hotter than Campbell's Soup!!! Sweeter than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!!!!!!" We agree.
The other is the Alabama State Stingettes, who also appeared with Thicke at the VMAs. It was apparently Thicke's wife, Paula Patton, who suggested Robin bring in the HBCU dance teams for his latest video.
Former Stingettes' captain Harris gushed over working with Robin, "My experience would be described as being surreal. I never thought such an opportunity would come my way so soon...Just being able to be in the same presence as Robin Thicke let alone in the video is a feeling that gave me the upmost joy and appreciation of my talent."
Meet: The Baker Girls
The gals dancing on the "Ass Float" are L.A. based dance team The Baker Girls, who describe themselves as "3 beautiful young ladies that got enough cakes to bake up a storm!" The group is made up of Levi, Maxpagne and Brittany.
But you already know them from the "We Can't Stop" video: They were the trio of gals who twerked with (and on) Miley. The Baker Girls also twerked with her onstage at the VMA (they were Miley's twerking teddy bears) and afterwards tweeted, "Either way, she's being talked about!"
Meet: Julian Fuego
He's not a girl, but he's adorable and Robin Thicke's son. So, shout out!
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