Underwear Model Karolina Kurkova’s Dark Secret

By | November 20, 2008

Karolina KurkovaHere’s an interesting one for you. Underwear model Karolina Kurkova has no navel. This article on the BBC’s news website explains the puzzle and the possible reasons for the absence of her belly button.

Karolina and her agent being tight-lipped about this particular idiosyncrasy of hers is not helping matters of course. Speculation about this sort of thing is just what keeps the journalists at some magazines in work. That is not what worries me about this.

In the search for a perfectly flat stomach what would happen if women begin to yearn for the removal of their navel?

Now to me that would look just plain odd but it wouldn’t be the most extreme form of body modification I’ve seen so who knows. I can’t see why anyone would want it done, but then again I can’t see why people with perfectly attractive bodies sometimes spend tens of thousands of pounds turning themselves into someone else. Or at least altering their external appearance to look like someone else.

(The picture inset here has a navel added in post-production)