Life imitates satire

Glamorama was this book by Brett Easton Ellis, who’s probably best known as the author of American Psycho. It’s a satirical novel about terrorists who use fashion models as patsies. This works well for the most part because celebrities and models can avoid standard security procedures, they’re immune from suspicion, and they’re usually too dumb to even really know what’s going on anyway. At least that’s how it’s framed in the book.


The only difference in this real life story is that instead of terrorism and international politics, this shady organization of models is interested in drugs. Here is a picture of the ringleader, Angie Sanselmente Valencia:

From the Telegraph:

Many of these women are believed to be other lingerie and glamour models who compete in international beauty pageants, whom Valencia describes as “unsuspicious, beautiful angels”.

Valencia is believed to be on the run in Mexico or Argentina. Apparently she became a leader in drug trafficking by splitting off from a group headed up by a gentleman who goes by the nickname The Monster.

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One Response to “Life imitates satire”

  1. dvd-r Says:

    models and drugs? no fucking way.

    also, “The Monster” might be the greatest self-given nickname ever.

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