1. What does he bench?
2. Would it have killed the photographer to get a shot of him wailing on his pecs?
3. Does that polo wick sweat?
4. How does he find the motivation on the days working out is the last thing he wants to do?
5. Will there be a follow-up story and series of photos featuring him going head to head with James D. Robinson III (far left), the former chairman of American Express who “can leg-press 900 pounds, leaving fellow gym members in awe.” (“I wanted to do 1,000, but they wouldn’t let me,” Robinson told the Times.) Read more »
1. What does he bench?
For Valentine’s Day this year, Fortune put together a slideshow of various executives, analysts, fund managers, and disgraced AIG CEOs posing with their one true loves– their dogs. For the big names who missed the deadline to submit photos, fear not– this feature is clearly going to become an annual thing. For those already mentally directing a photoshoot of yourself and Jamie the Younger, maybe running down Park Ave or shooting hoops at the Garden, you might first consider looking to this year’s pioneering efforts for inspiration.
For instance, in addition to putting your love for each other on display, why not use the opportunity to showcase your credentials, as “Fortune All-Star Analyst” Mike Mayo does here? Read more »
“He pretty much does anything you ask him to,” Antonio Espinosa, an MBA candidate at Notre Dame told the Wall Street Journal today of Warren Buffett. Espinosa was specifically referring to the time-honored photoshoots Buffett stars in several times a year after having lunch (chicken parmesan and root beer floats) with business students and driving them around in his Cadillac. Where the willingness to do “anything” comes into play is after taking a “serious shot,” suitable for featuring in the family newsletter, when Buffett does a “funny pose” with each participant, who is granted free reign on direction. Among the most recent group, there was a junior at Northern Arizona University who requested WB act like he was proposing to her (“Please take me. Please have me,” he begged); a Northwestern finance major who asked a classmate to “help her tug on Mr. Buffett, one woman on each side, so it would look like they were fighting over him for a date”; another Wildcat who “asked Mr. Buffett to mimic the famous pose from ‘Home Alone,’ by putting hands to his head and making a silent scream”; and a second year at University of Toronto’s b-school, who told him “I’m going to whisper something in your ear– pretend I’m saying something very exciting!” (“he started making these noises, like “Oooh!”‘). Unfortunately, not everything always goes according to plan. Read more »
Caption Contest Monday: What Did The Photographer Say To Coax The Following Poses Out Of John Paulson?By Bess Levin
How Many Financial Services Employees’ Career Paths Take Them From Barclays Analyst To (Nearly) Ass-Naked In Maxim, Holding A Gun?By Bess Levin
So far, just one that we know of, though that doesn’t mean more aren’t waiting to come out of the woodwork. Read more »
Her LinkedIn profile claims the former Barclays employee-cum-Russian Spyshe’s “full of self-control” but that doesn’t exactly seem to be the case. Everyone’s favorite Ruskie (whose fan base includes Dr. Doom, the Oracle of O and the man, the myth, the legend, the grand high poobah of it all, Cookie Monster himself) has been sued by Russia’s Heat magazine. And for what? Unauthorized flashing of ass, which the Eastern Europeans do not look kindly on. Read more »
Before he was canned for being too well-versed in BDSM for his own good, Jack Tuckner, the lawyer representing Debrahlee Lorezana had an idea. An idea for his client to come to his office and do an photo-shoot meant to demonstrate the fact that she is a serious business woman, and one whose ass and breasts, while they may be rockin’ and scorching, respectively, do not distract from the matter at hand. Over the weekend, T’s on an S added a few more pieces of evidence to her portfolio (in this case, a Facebook album entitled “Random Pics”). Those of you who heeded our suggestion to start following Debs on Twitter almost two weeks ago may have already taken a gander. For the rest of you, let’s have a looksee. Read more »
Woman Who Was Fired From Citi For Being “Too Hot” And Her Lawyer Have A Couple More Points To Make (Update: Citi Has Something Else To Say As Well)By Bess Levin
Point number one, as a message to future employers considering requesting that Debs bring her hotness level down to the level of the rest of the office, she’d like to get it out there: “I’m not going to go eat and gain 50 or 100 pounds because my job wants me to be the same size as everyone else.” And point number two, from Lorenzana’s lawyer Jack Tuckner, (the guy who argued yesterday that asking his client not to be so hot because it was a distraction from work “is like saying, ‘we can’t think anymore ’cause our penises are standing up’,” and who was also the one who came up with the idea to have her pose in a bunch of outfits and positions, such as the one at left, to prove there was nothing inappropriate about her sartorial picks) is simply this: Read more »
If you work at Citibank, the answer would apparently be yes, according to Debrahlee Lorenzana, who is suing the bank on the grounds that it fired her for being really good looking. So good looking, apparently, that it distracted them from the hard work they were doing at Citi and had to be stopped. Her boss Craig Fisher and one of his colleagues tried to make her less hot, allegedly, by pulling Lorenzana into an office one day and telling her she had to stop wearing turtlenecks, pencil skirts, three inch heels or “fitted” business suits. When Lorenzana brought up the matter of other females wearing way more revealing clothes, she was told those women’s shapes were different from mine, and I drew too much attention.” Lorenzana like this was kind of a bunch of bull shit (“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” Lorenzana recalls. “I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me!’ I was like, ‘Too distracting? For who? For you? My clients don’t seem to have any problem’) so she decided not to change her wardrobe but rather fug herself up a bit by not wearing make-up and not blowing out her hair. She also wrote a couple letters to HR letting them know she was not pleased with how the meeting went but never heard back and her attempts to downplay how hot she was didn’t work either.
“I could have worn a paper bag, and it would not have mattered,” she says. “If it wasn’t my shirt, it was my pants. If it wasn’t my pants, it was my shoes. They picked on me every single day.” Still, she continued to dress up for work—her brand of femininity is also cultural. “Where I’m from,” she says, switching into Spanish to explain it, “women dress up—like put on makeup and do their nails—to go to the supermarket. And I’m not talking trashy, you know, like in the Heights. I was raised very Latin, you know? We’re feminine. A woman in Puerto Rico takes care of herself. The Puerto Rican women here put down our flag.”