Sunday, August 23, 2009


Tiffany Simeland: 1988 - August 17, 2009

Tiffany Simelane (1988–August 17, 2009) was a beauty queen who represented Swaziland in Miss World 2008 in South Africa. Her reign began on July 26, 2008, and ended 22 days before she died. She complained to her friend that as soon as she won she was told she would have to pay all her expenses, including the cost of her dress, herself to travel to Miss World. This was a great sticking point between herself and the contest sponsors and organizers.[1] The organizers reported their own disappointments with Simelane, disclosing that she would "disappear without a trace", causing more controversy. In an interview with the Times of Swaziland she thanked God that her reign was over, stating she thought she was "going crazy" and that the title had been nothing more than a liability to her.[2] When she relinquished her crown at a ceremony in the Royal Swazi Convention Centre[3] she gave a cryptic speech, revealing that becoming Miss Swaziland had opened her eyes and that she had hoped to remove the cloud of controversy around the competition during her reign. She then claimed that the competition was not being run in the correct fashion, but that her conscience was clear.[4]

Her death came on August 17, 2009, after being rushed for treatment to the Mbabane Clinic, committing suicide on Monday evening by allegedly swallowing a weevil tablet, a pesticide that contains aluminium phosphide and emits phosphine gas. Friends are reporting that she killed herself over a "broken heart", facing depression and a lack of closeness with her family on top of the stress of being Miss Swaziland.

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Miss Swaziland 2008's tragic death
Beauty queen commited suicide

Like a comet blazing across the evening sky, gone too soon.

Miss Swaziland 2008 Tiffany Simelane was the fairest of them all in the beauty pageant world, but the same cannot be said about her reign. She endured many hardships, propelled by the fact that the national pageant was broke and could not meet all her needs to make her reign successful.

Simelane died on Monday afternoon after committing suicide.

The 21-year-old was crowned Miss Swaziland on July 26, 2008 at the Convention Centre. She was the crowd’s favourite as she answered judges’ questions on polygamy with confidence and intelligence. She was simply stunning and impressive and stood out from the rest of the other girls.

For that, she won herself the national beauty crown and a car prize, which was a Fordka on the night. Her crowning was historic because all the top three were Simelanes. Her First Princess was Nokwanda and her Second Princess was Vuyiswa.

She went on to represent the country in the Miss World finals, which were held in South Africa late last year, an experience which she described as her best in her reign. Unfortunately, Simelane did not win any prize in the contest, but her consolation was that she made friends for the country.

During her first interview, Simelane said she wanted to work closely with children during her reign. She also revealed that she was good at singing and that she meditated to calm her mind.

Simelane’s reign was controversial as she was reported by the Miss Swaziland committee that she had gone AWOL twice.

They also said she was not fulfilling her charity work as the country’s beauty ambassador.

In her last interview, she said all this was not true but she had deliberately avoided the committee because they expected her to be a money maker. She also said after her reign, she planned to study Business Management. Simelane also made headlines when she said she regretted ever joinging the national beauty pageant because of the problems it brought in her life.

She happily handed the national crown over to Nompilo Mncina on July 25 this year. In her last speech, she described her reign as "an eye opener".

"Let’s be honest, at the time of my crowning, this time last year, Miss Swaziland was engulfed by a cloud of controversy. I was aware of that and the heavy task ahead of me and I was prepared to work ever so hard to redeem the title and the pageant as a whole and lift this dark cloud from it," she said.

Tiffany Quoted

n "On my first meeting with Vinah, she said ‘sisi, Miss Swaziland was an eye opener’. ‘Aunty, I can tell you, my eyes were really opened’.

n "I regretted joining the contest in the first place because it has became a liability to me’.

n ‘Although I did not win anything from Miss World, I made a lot of friends, friends for Swaziland’.

n ‘My conscience is clear, I played my role as best as I could’.

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Picture of Isabelle Fuhran (as Esther in "Orphan" the movie)

Isabelle Fuhran Profile/Biodata:

Name: Isabelle Fuhrman
Birthdate: February 25, 1997 (1997-02-25)
Washington, D.C.
Age: 12 years old
Occupation: actress
Years active: 2007- present

Isabelle Fuhrman was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia; her mother, Elina Fuhrman, is an award-winning journalist, and her father, Nick Fuhrman, was at one time the chairman of the Republican Party in Dane County, Wisconsin.[2] She loved acting from a young age. She has appeared in many TV shows, comedy skits, movies, and the cartoon network's cartoon fridays.

Isabelle Fuhrman starred as Esther in the 2009 film Orphan alongside Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga. Her other film credits include "Grasshopper" in the 2007 film Hounddog, the role of Gretchen Dennis (aka Girl Ghost) opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt on the hit TV show Ghost Whisperer, Grace O'Neil in the pilot episode of the 2006 television series Justice, and a number of national commercials like Pizza Hut and K-Mart. Her performance as Gretchen Dennis in Ghost Whisperer earned her a Young Artist Award nomination.[3] Fuhrman also appeared in comedy skits on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she is known to have provided character voices for cartoon network's cartoon fridays.

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Peter Sarsgaard - John Coleman
Vera Farmiga - Kate Coleman
Isabelle Fuhrman - Esther
CCH Pounder - Sister Abigail
Jimmy Bennett - Daniel Coleman
Aryana Engineer - Max Coleman
Margo Martindale - Dr. Browning
Karel Roden - Dr. Varava
Rosemary Dunsmore - Grandma Barbara
Jamie Young - Brenda
Lorry Ayers - Joyce
Brendan Wall - Detective
Genelle Williams - Sister Judith
Mustafa Abdelkarim - Daniel's Friend
Landon Norris - Daniel's Friend
Julien Elia - Hospital Receptionist
Leni Parker - Delivery Room Nurse


"Orphan" Trailer video clips
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Isabelle Fuhrman interview for Orphan video clips
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"Orphan" the movie synopsis:

Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John Coleman (Peter Sarsgaard) are experiencing strains in their marriage after Kate's third child was stillborn. The loss is also taking a toll on Kate's fragile psyche; she is still recovering from a drinking habit. When the couple decides to adopt another child they find themselves drawn to Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman), a nine-year-old Russian girl at the local orphanage. Esther's angelic persona steals their hearts, and they immediately arrange to have her brought home. While Kate and John's daughter Max (Aryana Engineer), who was rendered deaf and mute by an accident in the frozen lake near their house, embraces Esther almost immediately, their son Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) is somewhat less welcoming.

Not long after Esther arrives, she pushes a girl who teased her in class off a slide, breaking her leg. Kate and John initially seem to believe Esther's claim that it was an accident. Max saw Esther shove the girl, and later covers for Esther by signing that the girl "slipped." However, Kate grows suspicious when she goes to lecture Esther about watching her have sex with John. During the lecture, Esther says that she knows they were "*******"--a word Kate doesn't expect a nine-year-old to know. Later, Sister Abigail, the head of the orphanage, comes to check up on Esther and warns Kate and John about her tendency to be around when things go wrong. Unfortunately, Esther overhears her, and later kills her by the side of the road by bashing her in the head with a hammer. She then has Max help her hide the body and the hammer. Daniel sees Esther and Max climbing down from the treehouse, but doesn't know why they were there: so that Esther can hide the evidence of Sister Abigail's murder. That night Esther holds a box cutter to Daniel's neck and threatens to cut off his penis if he tells anyone what he saw.

Kate is increasingly convinced that Esther isn't who she appears to be, especially when the orphanage calls her and tells her that they can't find any record of the Russian orphanage from where she came. However, John doesn't believe Kate, even after Esther cuts all of the blooms off of the rosebush Kate had put up in honor of their stillborn daughter and tries to present them as a gift to Kate. Esther then sneaks into John's workshop and breaks her own arm in a vise, and convinces John that Kate broke it in the earlier scuffle. On Esther's first day back at school, she slips Kate's SUV into reverse while she and Daniel are getting out, nearly killing Max. Badly shaken, Kate buys two bottles of wine, but at the last minute pours one of them down the drain.

Later that day Kate sneaks into her room and leafs through her Bible. She discovers it came from a place called the Saarne Institute. A search of the Web reveals that it is located in Estonia. She calls the Institute and discovers that it isn't an orphanage, but a mental institution. Greatly concerned, Kate emails an image of Esther to the Institute to find out more about her.

By this time, Kate is convinced that Esther is evil, but John and her counselor think that Kate is relapsing into her drinking habit. Kate insists she isn't going crazy, but then John produces the other bottle Kate bought the night before, saying Esther found it. He threatens to leave her unless she gets help, and fast.

A few days later, Daniel talks to Max about Esther's behavior. Max reveals that she's drawn several pictures of Esther's misdeeds, and that they hid the hammer in his treehouse. Daniel decides to get the hammer and go to the police. However, Esther follows him up and sets the treehouse on fire, intending to get rid of the evidence and kill Daniel at the same time. Daniel escapes being burned to death, but falls out of the tree and is severely injured. Esther tries to finish him off by smashing a brick over his head, but Max shoves her out of the way just in time. At the hospital, Esther sneaks into Daniel's room, removes his respirator and tries to smother him to death. In a fury, Kate knocks Esther to the ground and has to be sedated by doctors.

At home, Esther cuts one of Kate's dresses to make a provocative outfit and puts on a large amount of makeup. She finds an inebriated John in the living room and tries to seduce him. Greatly alarmed, John threatens to call the orphanage about her. Esther reacts by cutting the power to the house and stabbing John to death. Max witnesses the murder and hides in her closet.

Just as Kate is coming out of sedation, she gets a call from the Saarne Institute's director, Dr. Värava. He has disturbing news--Esther isn't a girl at all, but a 33-year-old woman named Leena. She has a disease that prevents her from growing physically, and has spent most of her life posing as a little girl. The doctor also tells Kate that Esther is dangerously psychotic, and has killed dozens of people. Horrified, Kate rushes home to find Esther stalking Max with John's pistol. Kate tries to stop her, but Esther shoots her in the arm and tries to chase down Max.

Max runs to the greenhouse, but just when Esther is about to shoot her, Kate jumps through the roof and tackles Esther. A fierce struggle ensues, ending up at the frozen pond. Just as Esther is about to kill Kate, Max, who has followed them out, shoots a hole in the ice. Kate fights off Esther's attempts to drown her and crawls out of the hole. However, Esther manages to pull herself out as well. Reverting to her little-girl persona, Esther begs Kate, "Don't let me die, Mommy." Kate screams, "I'm not your fucking mommy!" and kicks her in the head, breaking her neck and sending her back into the pond to drown.

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