Ayu Gani – the ugly duckling comes good

The Ugly Duckling is a much-loved fairly tale by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.

The story tells of a hapless chick (not that type!) born in a barnyard, and who has to endure abuse from others around him until, some time later, he matures into a beautiful swan.

This is a story which the winner of Asia's Next Top Model season three, Ayu Gani (@ganegani), can relate to.

When she was sent to high school in Surakarta, Central Java, Gani can vividly remember the abuse that she received:

"I was a new girl from Jakarta. Some of my male seniors wanted to get to know me and it enraged the girls. They threw bottles and trash at me, calling me trash."

"I was ugly. I had dark skin and very skinny. I never put any makeup. So I didn't think they would be jealous," she said.

Bur it was not long before the lanky teenager was magically transformed, although not into a swan but a leggy and exotic creature who turns heads wherever she goes….


Ayu Gani

Duo Serigala - Abang Goda (HD Fullscreen) Video

I don't think I can believe what my eyes are telling me: it's the latest titillating offering from those purveyors of sleaze, Indonesia's one and only Duo Serigala (The Two Wolves), who may not only eat you alive they may very well crush you as well. This is taking it one step further than drill dancing Inul ever could and raises the obvious question: what in the hell will come next?!!!

Deudeuh Alfisahrin: RIP

The beautiful die young.



Just like Deudeuh Alfisahrin, a 26-year old divorcee who was found dead in her boarding house on Saturday (11/4), in Tebet, South Jakarta, seemingly strangled with an electrical cable.

In the world of social media, Deudeuh was seemingly active – as many young people are – but her account on Twitter @tataa_chubby reveals a rather dark side to the sensual young lady’s lifestyle: she was a freelancer, or as they say in Indonesia cewek bisyar (a young woman who can be paid).

Deudeuh adroitly used her social account to lure in her customers, but tragedy ultimately befell the pale-skinned temptress, and her lifeless body was discovered by the owner of the boarding house after an unpleasant aroma was noticed nearby Deudeuh’s room.

Deudeuh’s body has already been taken to Cipto Mangunkusomo Hospital for an autopsy.

Although Deudeuh had many male visitors, it is hoped that the police can track her calleous murderer and bring him to justice.

It’s the least she deserves.

RIP Deudeuh.

Zaskia 'Gotik': Indonesia’s new dangdut queen?

How time flies! It seems like only yesterday that Indonesian dangdut singer Inul Daratista was titillating the nation with her hip-gyrating dance called “the drill”. It certainly was a dance to behold, infuriating her conservative critics (especially clerics) but delighting her fans.

Now, however, Inul has gone and a new sensation has emerged to arguably take the title as the new queen of Indonesian dangdut.

Zaskia, whose original name was Surkianih, is also better known as Zaskia Shinta but is often referred to as Zaskia 'Gotik' after the name of her controversial dance (Gotik=Goyang itik which basically translates as “duck dance”.

In her private life, Zaskia has had her fair share of “up and downs” (no pun intended), but still remains single despite a torrid relationship with Vicky Prasetyo, a notorious womanizer.

Zaskia’s time in the limelight may not last long, however. Dangdut lovers are a fickle bunch as former stars like Inul would testify.

For now, though, Zaskia’s sensational charms continue to win over new fans:

Zaskia 'Gotik': Indonesia’s new dangdut queen?

And I’m sure you can see why!

Feriyani Lim and another political sex scandal!

OMG! Is that really Abraham Samad in bed?


Decide yourself. I’m not convinced though. The image is just too blurry to tell.

As for the young lady in the picture, her name is apparently Feriyani Lim, and she has reported the head of Indonesia’s anti-corruption body (KPK) to the police.


Why did she do this? Well apparently because she faces criminal charges herself for allegedly using falsified documents to get a passport in 2007 – and one of these documents happened to be a Family Card (Kartu Keluarga) in which Abraham Samad was allegedly named as head of the family.

WTF!

And what’s even more bizarre is that several pictures of Feriyani Lim have surfaced showing her with the Indonesian pop diva Syahrini.


According to Syahrini’s manager Reindhy, Syahrini got to know Feriyani after buying clothes from Feriyani's boutique in the shopping district of Mangga Dua, North Jakarta.


But while Reindhy claims the relationship was purely as buyer and seller, other photos suggest otherwise.


In New York!!??

Quite what is going on here is anyone’s guess.

It’s difficult to tell fact from fiction.

And what will happen next?
 

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