Vanessa Hessler is an American supermodel that became the spokesperson for such style conglomerates as Calvin Klein,Giorgio Armani and L’Oreal in Germany. However, the 23-year-old found out quickly that her good looks
were not enough to save her job when she publicly defended deceased former Libyan dictator Gadhafi. In an interview with an Italian magazine, Ms. Hessler defended the Gadhafi family, saying that the way they were being depicted in the media was not how they really were. She might be a little biased though; she dated Gadhafi’s son, Mutassim Gadhafi, for over four years. Mutassim died in the final stand with his father on October 21, 2011.
Her comments got her a quick dismissal from various endorsements, including her most prominent job as the personality “Alice” for the Telefonica Germany internet service. Telefonica’s press release regarding her dismissal simply stated that they “could not accept her comments on the Libya conflict.”