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Elle and Heidi Fight Over "The Body"

Elle and Heidi Fight Over "The Body"

Elle Macpherson is saying Heidi stole her name and she is pissed. Elle has been known as "The Body" ever since Time magazine gave her the name for their cover story in 1986. In fact, Elle's skin-care line is called "Elle Macpherson The Body." She can't believe Heidi is claiming it's her name while promoting Victoria's Secret's new bra. The battle for the body is on! Here's more:

This week, Klum has been claiming the title for herself in a saturation Victoria's Secret ad campaign for The Body bra. "They call me The Body — and now I have a bra named after me," the German hottie claims in TV commercials.

But not so fast, Fräulein Klum!

"We saw that and were like, Oh my god!" Elle Macpherson Intimates spokeswoman Melissa Edwards told Lowdown yesterday. "We were initially flabbergasted."

Elle's flack, Edwards, invoked the 1986 Time cover and added: "We have numerous press clippings in the office referring to her as 'The Body.' Everything from Harper's Bazaar to Vogue to the recent Sports Illustrated calls her that. In terms of public record, that name belongs to Elle."

Macpherson markets her own skin-care line, "Elle Macpherson The Body," along with a lingerie brand and a fitness video titled "The Body Workout." Klum — who was once called "The Body Two," in deference to Elle — is a relative Heidi-come-lately, and didn't hit the United States until the late 1990s. Both Klum and Macpherson have been favorites of the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue, and both appeared in the mag's latest.

Both these women have amazing bodies. Check out some cute pics of Heidi showing off her beautiful pregnant body at The Early Show this week so


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nguidjol nguidjol 7 years
Team Elle.
avuee avuee 9 years
Heidi Klum is so much better looking than that other broad, what's her name. Plus, I'd rather have The Body like Heidi's. More people know of H.Klum from "Project Runway" and her offie-does ee (phonetically speaking offie-does-ee).. What if Janice Dickson had a bra named after her? Well, I wouldn't wear it because she's all plastic.
Rockit Rockit 9 years
Hmmm....I seem to remember a certain Governor named Jesse Ventura being called The Body long ago when he was a wrestler. Jesse "The Body" Ventura. He wins the title. Back off babes !
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 9 years
heidi is great looking but so was elle in her hayday...i agree they should have marketed it better since elle was def. known as the body! she could have been the new body or the somebody or the curvy body or the body that many ppl get it on thinking about...kind of a long one there but hey whatever!
TNgirl TNgirl 9 years
IMO Heidi has the better body. Also aren't her legs insured for a ridiculous amount of money? I also think that Heidi is better looking than Elle.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Elle did have the title first to be fair.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
stone_soup...it is all about ego
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
sheesh! a feud over a name. now that's what i call childish. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
HAHA i knew this was coming we find out what the baby is in 2 days!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Heidi is so damn sexy and has THE best bod. Plus, she seems really nice and they seem the have the sweetest little family:)Friday is National School Portrait Day! Dig out your fave yearbook photo!
BlackBarbie21 BlackBarbie21 9 years
i laugh everytime i see heidi.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
agreed Heidi does have more of an every woman type of achievable body. I did not know Elle no longer modelled.
jaydog jaydog 9 years
sorry elle, but your body is no match for heidi's
princess_dork princess_dork 9 years
It's just a nickname, it's possible to have the same nickname, you know.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 9 years
Heidi does have a better body.. so i guess shes THE body. HA.
highsociety1 highsociety1 9 years
Elle is exceptionally over-rated. No curves, no sex appeal -- she's a just a gazillion feet tall. Face -- blah. Heidi is by far more befitting of "The Body," moniker but since Elle was named such first, Heidi should have picked another nick. Ass, Tits, & Hips is a good one, but don't know how many bras that would help sell.
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
How childish, elle doesn't even model anymore cant she accept that she WAS the body and now it has been taken by someone else. Which is totaly natural, you can expect to be THE BODY your whole life!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
I love this dress on Heidi.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
I am not a fan of Elle's but she was/IS 'The Body' I had never heard that title attributed to anyone else until Heidi tried to claim it the other day much to my surprise.
MissSixty1 MissSixty1 9 years
sorry i just repeated myself because my comments were being blocked lol so i kept trying to add my comment....sorry :)
MissSixty1 MissSixty1 9 years
i dont know whats so hot about their bodies!!!! i have better and ive seen better.
MissSixty1 MissSixty1 9 years
I dont know whats so hot about their bodies...ive seen better...i have a better body nicer boobs and ass...same with alot of girls i know...so stop fighting over some stupid name that clearly is not accurate.
MissSixty1 MissSixty1 9 years
i dont know whats so hot about their bodies...ive seen better...mine is hotter than theirs (and i dont need lighting and camera tricks)
lesocialite lesocialite 9 years
well duh heidi has the actual body. they pretty much have the same body except heidi is tanner and has bigger boobs (at least she has boobs), making her the bombshell. but if that elle person really wants to have the body, there can just be two bodies.
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 9 years
Heidi all the way
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