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One successful lingerie line and two kids with playboy financier Arki Busson later, the model is entering a new phase this fall—that of reality show host. NBC's Fashion Star is a design competition in which unknown talent make clothes for the runway and real life—"projects," if you will, that are overseen by a supermodel with help from some experienced mentors, including Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos. It's a little déjà vu-ish, sure, but "it's not Project Runway," Elle declares emphatically. There's really no contest, anyway. While a certain blonde German upstart declared herself "The Body" in a 2006 Victoria's Secret ad, that title is, and will always be, spoken for. A hearty "G'day, mate," to your "Auf weidersehen."