SHE is one of the most lusted-after women in sport. He is the Latin Lothario whose love songs have melted a million hearts. Together, their sexual chemistry should have been explosive.
But when tennis pin-up Anna Kournikova came face-to-face with Enrique Iglesias on the set of his latest video, the pop star son of legendary Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias baulked at the 20-year-old Russian temptress's less-than-perfect complexion.
After filming introductory shots at Hollywood's Universal City Walk shopping mall, the couple disappeared into a closed set to record the long, lingering kiss that was to be the climax of the promotional video for Iglesias's forthcoming single, Escape.
The crew waited outside as the cameras rolled. But Enrique, 26, emerged alone to complain to director Dave Myers that he couldn't kiss Kournikova.
Enrique said he was a little uncomfortable about the zits around her mouth.
Make-up crews were rushed on to the set to mask the tennis starlet's blemishes.
Insiders said Kournikova appeared crippled by nerves at the start of last week's shoot and at one point dissolved into tears after being told her pimples turned Enrique off.
The day's filming was made all the more tense by Kournikova's late arrival at an interior shoot in Long Beach the previous evening.
But the problems with the video shoot will surely prove to be only a glitch in her ambition to become a Hollywood actor once her tennis career is over.
Although she has never won a major tournament, her cover-girl looks and sex appeal have made her the world's most recognised, most photographed and most marketable female athlete.
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Jan 5th, 2002, 06:20 PM
OMG.... what a nasty thing to do... I never liked Enrique anyway! :( :mad: :rolleyes:
Jan 5th, 2002, 06:28 PM
Hey 'Riq, I've got 2 words for you:
As if! :rolleyes:
Jan 5th, 2002, 06:28 PM
he's probably gay? :rolleyes:
Jan 5th, 2002, 06:35 PM
Jan 5th, 2002, 07:01 PM
He is so rude! The only reason were he is today is because of his father.
Jan 5th, 2002, 07:31 PM
Jan 5th, 2002, 08:24 PM
I posted this a few days ago.
Jan 5th, 2002, 08:33 PM
http://220.127.116.11/ubb/icons/icon13.gif for Enrique...
Anna should have retorted and complained about his irritating mole...
Jan 5th, 2002, 11:03 PM
For the first time in my life, I feel a little sorry for Anna ;)
Jan 5th, 2002, 11:43 PM
I never liked his s**tty music anyway!
Anna is gorgeous :hearts: ;)
Jan 6th, 2002, 12:35 AM
Enrique has never been appreciated in Spain, if has become famous is because of his father,who is completely stupid too!
Jan 6th, 2002, 02:51 AM
Enrique is really a shallow person. Kournikova shouldn't worry. There are probably thousands of people who absoutely wouldn't mind kissing her. ;)
Jan 6th, 2002, 02:56 AM
LOL, it's a funny story. Since she turned 14 Anna has been used to all men worshipping her. It must have sent her into shock to be rejected by a man!
I also disagree that Anna necessarily has a good future ahead in films. She is a great model, but look at the fate of the films done by other great models and you will see that modelling and acting are two different things. taht's not to say she couldn't learn, just that Hollywood success is not a sure thing for any beauty.
Thanks for the nice pictures Gallofa! Both Enrique and Anna look great. From what I understand, MTV will premiere the video on January 29 along with a making of the video @ that time. Perhaps we will get to see what really happened!
Jan 6th, 2002, 08:33 AM
The "vained" looked at the "vained" and the result came out something ugly! :(
Jan 6th, 2002, 10:32 PM
I'm sure Anna knows that she is beautiful. I'm also sure that many people tell her that. So she acted rather immature by crying and getting all upset about it. Though maybe I should give her a break, after all it must be a shock for her to discover that someone is capable of being more vain than herself.
Jan 6th, 2002, 10:56 PM
Thanx for the pics!
Anna looks great there, Enrique shouldn't complain ;)
Jan 7th, 2002, 12:05 AM
Well I don't know about everybody else, but I certainly wouldn't kiss somebody that had bumps or whatever around their mouth, and I didn't know them. I don't care how beautiful and famous they are. Unless I knew the person well enough to know it isn't contagious then I'd just assume it's better to be safe than sorry. No bash on Anna. I actually like her despite what her fellow russians have to say. I'm sure it wasn't anything like that, but Enrique is looking out for his own interest. Give the guy a break. Just because Anna plays tennis and has fans doesn't exclude her as a human being. I've seen the guy in interviews and he seems pretty nice to me. He always gives his fans hugs and has nice things to say about everyone.
Jan 7th, 2002, 03:24 PM
It amazes me how people go on and on about how "beautiful" Anna K. is suppose to be. I guess if you keep saying it enough then the gullible will follow your lead. Anna K. isn't any more "beautiful" than anyone else. Enrique is right about not wanting to kiss someone with zits all around their mouth. Don't fault the guy for having standards. There are too many diseases to be concerned about and none of you know where Anna's mouth has been. BTW, you don't have to be gay to NOT want to kiss Anna, and to be smart enough to know she is not the beauty the media and others would have you believe. I have seen Anna on several occasions and wouldn't give her a second look. You only know who she is because of the ponytail. There are many beauties in the world and Anna Kournikova doesn't come close.
Jan 7th, 2002, 03:38 PM
I saw a close up of Anna today after her match, she does have a rather bad skin irritation at the moment. Don't know what it is though.
Jan 8th, 2002, 09:48 PM
The brother is fine to now.
Jan 8th, 2002, 09:59 PM
Question for all who are dissing Enrique. Would you all be tis outraged if the roles were reversed and Anna refused to kiss him??? Just wondering!!! Whether he is gay or not he is entitled to his standards...
I saw a recent photo of Anna taken when she wasn't all made-up and well-lit and she really isn't that pretty at all. Puffy face , a little pudgy nose and teeny eyes is what I saw :P
Jan 9th, 2002, 12:11 AM
What video was this?
I have to agree with some of the comments about Enrique not kissing Anna. Actually, it is pretty scary to kiss someone with bumps in their mouth, even if it is Anna. Just because she is Anna K. doesnt mean she is perfect. I'm not dissing Anna, but sometimes that is reality.
Last I saw her was in Aug. at the San Diego Tournament. Got an autograph and a picture with her. She's really pretty in person and the incident with Enrique shouldn't have made her too depressed. If she knows she is beautiful, that's what counts.
Jan 9th, 2002, 01:03 AM
Vamos Enrique! Who wants to mount their tongue on a sordid pack of pimples? Even a latin pop sensation has standards.
Anna needs some tips from Hingis to fight this. Today Martina is Miss Perfect Complexion personified, but once she also suffered as a victim of the horrible acne curse.
I wonder what Sanex feels about this blemishing incident.
Jan 25th, 2002, 06:58 PM
:eek: Maybe there is some truth to what he is saying!
Jan 25th, 2002, 07:13 PM
pathetic..what's wrong with Anna??? will you all get a new gf when your wife/gf gets some pimples???
Jan 25th, 2002, 09:11 PM
He must be Craaazy !!!!!
Anna is the most beautiful girl in the world !!!
What a fool !
Jan 25th, 2002, 10:44 PM
Look at this people who is jealous of Anna's beauty!!!!!!
They are like mushrooms coming out with that opinion!!!!!
But one thing is common though, they are fans of the Williams!!!
I'm actually wondering if this people were the just one person!!!
Ana dont need to study fashion just to be beautiful!!!!
Jan 25th, 2002, 11:02 PM
At last someting intelligent from Enrique :D
jaja what a shame for Anna!!
I still can't understand how chose Anna to make a video after Jennifer Love's one...what a difference...
Jan 25th, 2002, 11:09 PM
Anna shoud forget about that. The two appeal to so different audiences. AFter all, Enrique's audience is stupid little girls, and so he behaves like one of them, and Anna's audience is, well, guys like myself..:)
Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jan 25th, 2002, 11:36 PM
Well said K! :D :kiss:
Jan 26th, 2002, 01:18 AM
YUCK Who wanted to kiss Enrique and his big hairy old mole anyway.... Looks like Junior needs a reminder that his daddy got him where he is today. :rolleyes:
Anna should have refused to do the video, then let Enrique try to find someone as sexy as Anna for a replacement... Ain't never gonna happen! ;)
Jan 31st, 2002, 12:42 AM
Jan 31st, 2002, 01:12 AM
ys - LOL!! How did you do that?!
Jan 31st, 2002, 01:14 AM
I would not do that to one of my favourite players.. I found this on one of Russian sites, but I have no idea what was the original source...
Jan 31st, 2002, 01:17 AM
ooh! found the site, although I know realise I can not speak Russian...
Jan 31st, 2002, 01:58 AM
Out of Nooooowhere!
A jab at Williams fans
I don't get it :rolleyes:
Jan 31st, 2002, 03:30 PM
hehe, ive seen that before as well....anyway, anna looks fine to me in pics from the video...she might have had pimples ofcourse...she's human afterall....
hehe, ive seen that before as well....anyway, anna looks fine to me in pics from the videohttp://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/kao/otn/ptrose.gif...she might have had pimples ofcourse...she's human afterall....