Thirteen Beautiful models from around the globe recite tongue twisters for http://www.motilo.com in their native language --- And take stock, because this might be your only chance to see that many pairs of sensuous lips, belonging to the world's top models, talk directly at you.
Elle Muliarchyk, photographer, ex-model, artist, curator of tongue twisters, rounded up fifty of her model buddies to recite local tongue twisters in their own language. The result is a joyous montage of beauty and curious sounds -- who cares what any of it means.
Models & their tongue-twisters in order of appearance:
Chantal Stafford Abbott - Canada - "My father is a mayor, my brother is a masseur."
Iana Godnia - Ukraine - "Brown beavers waded a ford but they forgot to bring their bags."
Aysche Tiefenbrunner - Germany - "A chaplain glues cardboard posters, cardboard posters glues the chaplain."
Gaye MacDonald - Jamaica - "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"
Renee Van Seggern - Holland - "When monkeys imitate monkeys, monkeys imitate monkeys."
Kasia Kniola - Poland - "The frogs croak in Rzeszowszczyznie in the rain and can be heard all the way to Ustrzyk, earth worms wriggle in Kurpiowszczyznie and in the jungle the owl squeaks."
Nykhor Paul - Sudan (Nuer) - "Is the frog kicking the pumpkin with his tailbone or is he not kicking the pumpkin with his tailbone?"
Pauline van der Cruysse - Belgium - "Seven black swans swim in the south sea. The carriage driver polishes the carriage with carriage polish."
Nina Keita - Ivory Coast - "A hunter who knows how to hunt has to know how to hunt without his hunting dog."
Hana Soukopova - Czech Republic - "333 silver sprinklers were spraying over 333 silver roofs. Stick finger through throat."
Oroma Elewa - Nigeria - "Lady tailor, are you crying because the hen laid an egg on the dress you made that was lying on the bed?"
Sana Soegaard Belal - Denmark - "Smoked trout with scrambled eggs and red jelly with cream."
Tsubasa Watanabe - Japan "Raw wheat, raw rice, and raw egg. The Buddhist priest skilfully drew a picture of a Buddhist priest on a folding screen."
Makeup artist Cynthia Rose
Graded by Dtouch NYC
To watch the whole thing go to http://girls.motilo.com/lips-of-babel/