Model Vida Guerra says Walls Coming Down in Hollywood for Curvy Women

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Model Vida Guerra is now one of the top 10 most searched-for female celebrities on the Internet, joining the likes of Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra and Oprah Winfrey. Vida attributes her instant popularity and unfolding acting opportunities to shifting attitudes in the entertainment industry towards different body types.

In a summer where celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Ritchie are under a critical media spotlight for their increasingly gaunt appearance, fast-rising model and actress Vida Guerra is joining stars including Kate Winslet and Beyonce in refusing to starve herself for fame.

In a celebrity interview and saucy pictorial with online men’s portal Xposed.com, Vida Guerra talks about rapid fame and suddenly having one of the most recognizable bodies in show business.

Early last year she cracked the top 10 among the Internet's most searched-for female celebrities, joining the likes of Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra and Oprah Winfrey.

She said her popularity suggests the entertainment industry is warming to models and actresses with different body types. Vida, a Cuban-born beauty who became a modeling sensation after appearing in FHM Magazine 2 years back, is famous for her curves, including her now much-publicized rear end. Readers responded to her first appearance by an unprecedented 70% of the magazine’s mail that month consisting of a flood of requests on Vida.

She quickly established herself and has since been featured in numerous radio and television programs including two appearances on 'Chapelle’s Show,' magazines, commercials, music videos, and exploring a singing career.

Acting came next, with two movies already under her belt ('Writers Block' 2003, 'Fake Preacher,' 2005) as she wraps up National Lampoon Presents: 'Dorm Daze II,' due out shortly.

"I’m not the one who opened guys’ eyes, but I think my pictures sort of helped break down the wall in Hollywood because before, (producers and casting agents) would just say, 'Oh, she’s too fat,'" Vida said. Obviously all men don’t like that, and times are changing. Some men are into that look, but a lot of men aren’t.

"Hollywood has this thing that you have to be really skinny because the camera makes you look 10 pounds heavier. But obviously, people are responding. I get letters from women thanking me and wanting fitness and food tips." Not to mention one male fan being enamored enough to get a Vida tattoo, while another artistic type did a sculpture in her honor.

Vida has a new 16-month calendar out and a behind-the-scenes DVD. Clips from that program appear on Xposed.com, and Vida’s feature and pictorial runs on the Web site beginning July 25.    

Source: Xposed.com – To request a copy of the Vida Guerra interview in its entirety, e-mail editor at xposed.com.

Xposed Background

Xposed.com was recently ranked third by visits in the "Lifestyle - Men's Sites" category against all other web sites, according to Hitwise. The success is attributed to positive word-of-mouth among users who enjoy the online portal for its daily features on women, dating, entertainment, sports, celebrities, fashion, health, sexuality, games, gadgets, rides, careers, money, odd stories, humor and continuously updated headlines from around the globe.

Xposed.com received 5.3 million unique visits in May and 40.1 million page views. It is ranked at 1,994 this week on the industry-watched Alexa.com rankings, and is a Google News Directory provider.

The web site contains pictorials on some of the world's most beautiful and talented young women in tasteful, non-nude photos. Featured models have included Supermodel/Actress Amber Smith, Sideline Correspondent Bonnie-Jill Laflin and Model/Actors Nikki Ziering, Gabrielle Tuite, Jennifer Walcott, Bobbi Sue Luther, Camille Anderson, Linda O'Neil, Chanel Ryan, Karen McDougal, Rachel Sterling, and Tamie Sheffield.

The privately held company has its headquarters in Northern California, with offices across the U.S.

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