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Modeling camp in Miami; Kelly Bensimon strikes a pose at old Versace Mansion site


Does your teenage daughter want to be the next Gisele? Here’s a start: Modeling Camp Miami next Tuesday through Friday at The Doubletree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort and Spa in Sunny Isles Beach.

Girls ages 12 to 18 can get their feet wet and learn the ins and outs of the profession with seminars featuring guests like onetime America’s Next Top Model contestant Victoria Henly, as well as partake in photoshoots with local fashion photographers and meet with alumni from the industry. The day camp was founded by Washington, D.C., modeling agency owner Heather Cole, who moved to the United States from England at the age of 18 and went on to pose for Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle.

Cost is $999, which includes all activities, lunch, a portfolio book and pictures and a sure-to-be-stylish T-shirt. Register at or call 888-757-5575.

Happy place

Snooki does Orlando! The pregnant reality star enjoyed all that Disney World had to offer, then took in some down time at her hotel, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. The tiny 26-year-old, who is due to have a girl in the fall, is on vacation with fiancé Jionni LaValle and their toddler Lorenzo, who will turn 2 in August. The family was pictured by paparazzi lounging and hanging out by the property’s Luna Park pool and water slide.

Miami heat

Even in the sweltering summer, Kelly Bensimon loves to get her tan on in the Sunshine State. The former Real Housewives of New York City cast member really does seem happiest in a bikini. The steamy 46-year-old showed off her toned physique in a couple of two-pieces as she waded in the ornate pool at The Villa by Barton G, formerly the Versace mansion. According to Instagram, she is staying at the famed property with her daughter, Sea, 16.

Meet and greet

Meet Coral Gables designer Oscar Garcia Lopez from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday when the Under the Gunn winner launches his capsule collection at Francesca’s boutique at The Village of Merrick Park Coral Gables.

Still kicking

The legendary Cuban musical group Buena Vista Social Club is going on a global farewell tour before disbanding next year after almost two decades. Communist Party newspaper Granma reported the tour will kick off next week and travel to the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, and wrap up in Havana in the fall of 2015. No South Florida dates were seen on the Facebook page, “Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Adios Tour.”

Madeleine Marr

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