Georgina to publish 'Boobgate' x-rays
23 November 2004, AMSTERDAM — Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan has vowed to publish x-rays to settle a major controversy - is her ample bosom natural or silicone-based?
23 November 2004
AMSTERDAM — Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan has vowed to publish x-rays to settle a major controversy - is her ample bosom natural or silicone-based?
Verbaan says she is all woman.
Verbaan made her name as a quirky and bubbly 16-year-old in Dutch soap-opera Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden, or Good Times Bad Times, in the 1990s. She has gone on to become one of the leading Dutch actresses.
According to a leaked contract, she was paid EUR 200,000 to appear naked in the Dutch edition of men's magazine Playboy. As soon as the December edition with the 12-page spread hit the news stands earlier this month, gossip magazines began to question whether she had undergone breast augmentation surgery.
RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday that the issue is such a hot topic that search engine Google has logged 136,000 searches under her name in recent weeks.
The debate was stimulated in no small part by the interview Verbaan gave in Playboy. Asked whether everything about her was real, Verbaan immediately assumed the question referred to her breasts. The interviewer said the question related to any plastic surgery, but eagerly agreed to focus on the claims, and Verbaan's denial that her breasts had been artificially enhanced.
Verbaan said she had put on weight, "luckily in the right place", when she started taking the contraceptive pill. She also pointed out she is no longer 16.
Now, Verbaan say she is tired of people making snide remarks about her cleavage. She has warned she will sue three companies that used the 'boobgate' debate as part of their marketing campaigns.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news