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Is It Real Or Is It Miraculous?
Do Victoria’s Secret models stuff their bras to get that unearthly cleavage?

VS Angel Rosie Huntington-Whitely spilled the goods this week, admitting that she uses good old chicken fillets and other devices to achieve some extra boost.

“I do believe in chicken fillet,” Rosie told The Times UK.”If anyone knows me and sees me in a photoshoot, well, there are friends in there. I’ve been known to have three in at a time for shoots — plus padding.”

Rosie also acknowledged using spray tans before a photoshoot as well as body makeup. But her #1 beauty tip? Water.

”Drink a big bottle of water every day, as it will take away puffiness. Fiji is best. Everybody rolls their eyes at this tip, but it does work. Water is the drug of God, that’s what I say.”

That’s Rosie above, shot during this week’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Try to pretend it’s all real.

Tickle These Ivories
Here’s a fun new way to play Chopsticks that might actually impress your friends.

La Senza UK has produced a clever-but-questionable marketing campaign called the Cup Size Choir, in which models lined up like a piano keyboard writhe and moan in musical notes that match their cup size.

The video above has the girls “playing” Deck The Halls. But the company website also lets users tickle the ivories to create their own tunes, which they can record and share with friends.

We’re having tons of fun with this. We’ve already done Santa Baby, Hips Don’t Lie and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Your turn.

It’s Knickers Knicking Season Again
If you get some nice lingerie for Christmas, make sure to ask to see the receipt.

A European study on retail crime found that fine lingerie was one of the most desirable items targeted by shoplifters during the holiday filching season.

The study predicted €5.4 million in goods will be stolen from European shops over Christmas, with booze, lingerie, video games and iPads topping the list.

The country with the worst shoplifting profile is Ireland, where an estimated €82 million in goods will be stolen during the six-week Christmas shopping season.

Ultimo Gets Its Girl(s)
UK label Ultimo suffered a serious setback last summer with the departure of superstar spokesmodel Kelly Brook (right), whose contract was prematurely cancelled after she started showing up in nude editorials elsewhere.

Ultimo was left with some mighty big cups to fill, and tried some unusual approaches. First, CEO Michelle Mone tried modeling her own gear to publicize her recent diet success, then the brand went with a “real women” campaign that put the supermodel search on hold for a while.

But you knew that wouldn’t last long, and Ultimo recently announced two major model signings to boost its holiday profile. The brand’s new star is Brazilian beauty Raica Oliveira (above left), 26, a former flame of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

In addition, Ultimo signed pop singer Jade Ewen of Sugababes to be the new face of its youth line Miss Ultimo, which earlier this year dumped starlet Peaches Geldof.

Lost and Found
Speaking of Michelle Mone, the Ultimo honcho has had quite a month.

First, Mone raised eyebrows last month when she wore a custom corset during a visit to Buckingham Palace, where the lingerie entrepreneur received an Order of British Empire.

Then, on Monday, Mone left a suitcase the included two priceless items — her OBE medal and a secret prototype for a new bra design — in the back of a cab in London.

Mone turned to Twitter to get the word out, and on Friday the priceless package was dropped off at a police station with the contents untouched.

Maybe They Should Call It “Forget You”?
An edgy new lingerie shop on Melrose Avenue in L.A. has been forced to cover up its sign following complaints from neighboring stores about its name. The offending name? FUK U.

It’s unclear what the store will do about its name and sign when it opens. But we’re hoping they’ll invite Cee Lo Green to perform at the launch.

Happy Hanukah
New York lingerie label The Lake & Stars sent us this Hanukah e-greeting this week. A nice reminder that Christmas isn’t the only focus of holiday season.

The Bare Truth About Irina
Russian model Irina Shayk has threatened legal action against the Spanish edition of GQ, after the magazine ran nude photos of her in its December issue. According to Irina, the magazine actually photoshopped images of her wearing lingerie to remove underwear and make her appear nude.

But is that the whole story?

GQ Spain fired back this week, claiming Irina posed nude and approved the photos. And the pictures weren’t photoshopped, it added.

“Irina posed nude for GQ — Irina knows it, Elite (modeling agency) knows it, the photographer knows it, and so do the stylists and the fifteen witnesses who attended the photo shoot,” the magazine said in a blog post.

Hard to know who to believe. One thing for sure: someone’s reputation is going to need some airbrushing once this issue dies down.

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