The Belly of The Beast
Australian cricket star Shane Warne, his sport's premier bowler, is, with his handsome features and shock of dyed blond hair, a sex symbol in his native land—at least from the neck up. It's, well, down under that he has a problem—the 28-year-old Warne has cultivated what can only be described as a paunch. A prodigious paunch. O.K., a huge gut. Recently Warne stormed out of a Melbourne press conference at which his wax figure, bound for Madame Tussaud's in London, was being unveiled. The sculpture was an Adonis, and, after a reporter asked him if he preferred the wax figure's figure to his own, Warne bolted. Now a cartoon of a naked Warne mimicking the oft-spoofed pregnant Demi Moore pose from the cover of Vanity Fair has been named winner of the Bald Archy, a spoof of a serious art prize in Australia. It hardly seems cricket.