Thursday, June 01, 2006

Chess Babe of the Month: Carmen Kass

Carmen Kass - Miss June 2006

Nationality: Estonia
Birthday: September 14, 1978

Kass is a spokesperson for Sephora, one of the world's leading cosmetics retailers, and the Christian Dior perfume, J'adore. In February 2004, she joined Estonia's ruling Res Publica party and was running for the European Parliament after her homeland joined the European Union in May 2004. She gained about 2000 votes from Estonian electorate and was not elected to the European Parliament. The same year she was elected the President of Estonian National Chess League and she ran a campaign for obtaining the right to organise Olympics of Chess in 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia, which was however given to Dresden, Germany.

In 2004, Kass also starred in the Estonian murder-mystery film "Täna öösel me ei maga" or "We Will Not Sleep Tonight." The international release was retitled "Set Point."

The statuesque beauty is often cited for her distinctive runway walk. A quirk of the Estonian supermodel is that while very tall, her feet are quite small- about a size seven (American). It is said she sometimes simply falls out of her shoes while walking.

For more info, please read: Chess Classic 2004: Carmen in Mainz

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Eric's chess-related nordiphilia* has highlighted a fruitful coincidence: model type women and good chess players are both plentiful in eastern Europe.

*I comissioned George F. Will to invent this word specifically for this blog comment.