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Will Carmen Carrera Be Victoria's Secret's First Transgender Model?

Plus, washing your hands makes you happy, Tom Ford dresses Justin Timberlake, Kourtney Kardashian's admirable makeup mission and more...

Will Carmen get her wings?
•Carmen Carrera, "RuPaul's Drag Race" season three fan fave, who has quickly become the world's most famous transgender beauty icon, has a slew of people who want to see her strutting her considerable stuff alongside Adrianna Lima and the rest of the Victoria's Secret girls. A petition at Change.org imploring the lingerie giant to add her to its lineup is quickly gaining momentum. Think she should be able to wear the iconic wings? Sign the petition and let your voice be heard. (They only need 1,700 more.) [Huffington Post]

•"Washing our hands influences how we think, judge and decide," concludes a study published in the renowned journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Here, in laboratory lingo is what they found: " In the first part of the experiment, participants from two groups had to solve an impossible task. Both the group who after failing washed their hands as well as the one that did not wash their hands were optimistic that they would do better the second time. The optimism of the group who washed their hands was, however, much greater." The takeaway? Washing your hands makes you optimistic. Now, go hit the sink. [Science Daily

•They may not be best known for being "natural," but when it comes to their eponymous makeup line, the Kardashian sisters are super-stringent where ingredients are concerned. Speaking yesterday morning to a room full of reporters, Kourtney -- arguably the most health conscious of the klan -- explained that, "Kardashian Beauty (formerly Khroma)is notable because, "the [chemical] no-no list is longer than Whole Foods. No parabens, no silicone, no petrol, etc. "It's something I care about more than my sisters -- well, Kim's a new mom now." [Racked]

•With each passing day it becomes more apparent that this is Justin Timberlake's world and we're just awestruck bystanders. With (all of his) careers in over-drive at the moment, J.T. is having a ball and famed designer Tom Ford is happy to get in on a little of the fun. Ford, who has clothed the singer before, has designed more than 600 (!) pieces for Timberlake's 20/20 World Experience Tour, which kicked off last night in Brooklyn. Included? "Eight different outfits for Timberlake himself, and original looks for all the backup dancers, band members and vocalists."

What drew Ford to Timberlake? "Justin has great personal style and knows what he wants which makes designing for him an absolute pleasure," Ford said in a statement. "He is a tremendous talent and has a kind of effortless cool that makes classic menswear tailoring modern." [Fashionista]
Whitney's bad hair day


•Whitney Cummings might want to consider jumping on the pixie cut bandwagon that's been gathering momentum with celebrities in recent weeks. The comedienne was snapped by paparazzi on the streets of New York yesterday when, as she flipped her hair for the cameras, chunks of extensions tumbled out. Mortifying much? [The Daily Mail]

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