UNICEF's World Version of "Imagine," Chats with <em>EOH</em>'s Isabel Adrian, Polly Gibbons and California X's Dan Jones


According to UNICEF…

This past November with the support of Yoko Ono, UNICEF invited individuals across the globe to sing John Lennon’s classic “Imagine,” in support of UNICEF’s #IMAGINE campaign to raise awareness for children in need all over the globe in 2015. David Guetta joined in on the global initiative and compiled a never before seen video of the crowd-sourced version of the iconic track. UNICEF has just released this “World Version” featuring individuals and philanthropic celebrities who leant their voices to inspire hope in 2015. Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Scott Foley, Zelda Williams, Melissa Etheridge, Cody Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger, Will.I.Am and many more global super stars showcased not only their talent in the video, but also their ambition to make the world a better place in 2015.

This ground-breaking achievement was created using new technology via the Touchcast app inviting everyone to show their support and upload their version of the track to build an interactive “World Version” now available here: http://bit.ly/11m0GEi


photo credit: Johan Bergelin

A Conversation with Isabel Adrian

Mike Ragogna: Isabel, you have a new, popular series on Bravo, Euros Of Hollywood, you have a book – Sex, Drugs And A DJ – and you starred in Swedish Hollywood Housewives. How have you practically become a Kardashian with none of the scary narrative and baggage?

Isabel Adrian: Maybe I’m just better at keeping my baggage hidden! Honestly, it feels great to see my hard work pay off. I don’t know what kind of team the Kardashians have behind them, but I’m a one-woman show. Nothing was handed to me growing up, and, at least for me in Sweden, if you’re a blonde girl with blue eyes there’s an expectation that you’ll find a nice guy and get married, and that’s the sum of your life. But I’m not built that way – and, maybe to my detriment, I need to get my hands dirty and do things myself. I was poor and bullied as a kid – and it was pretty damaging to me. But at a certain point, I decided to stop letting other people define me. I became a model – not because I needed the adulation, but because it was my way out. And I used that to build my own mountain so I’d never have to stand on anyone else’s. I have a wonderful family, but for the most part my creative pursuits and my family are kept separate for the sanity of all of us.

MR: It’s no secret you’re married to Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello. What’s the romance novel version of how you got together?

IA: It’s not a romance novel, more of a less scholarly tome. I wrote a thinly veiled version of it in my book. The very short version is that I was dating a man who came from a very good family, and to the outside world seemed perfect. But he wasn’t faithful, and I made the mistake of repeatedly forgiving him for his infidelities. It was tied in to my self-worth at the time, and my…

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