‘They would have been bigger’: Lauren Sanchez reveals the identity of the figurehead of Jeff Bezos’ yacht

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Lauren Sanchez, 53, set the record straight about the voluptuous figurehead of Jeff Bezos’ yacht, which many speculated was based on her image.

The former TV presenter, who is engaged to the Amazon founder, revealed the sculpture was actually inspired by a Norse goddess.

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The figurehead is Freyja, the goddess of love and war, says Lauren Sanchez

In an interview with Vogue, Sanchez said she was “very flattered” by the comparisons, but denied being the model for the polished wooden idol that adorns the bow of Bezos’ $500 million ship named Koru – a Māori word for “new”. beginnings. »

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Lauren Sanchez, engaged to the Amazon founder, 59, revealed the sculpture was actually inspired by a Norse goddess, not herself (Getty Images)

She explained that the curvaceous sculpture, dressed in a flowing dress and with long hair, was actually based on one of her fiancé’s favorite mythological figures: Freyja, the goddess of love, fertility, war and gold.

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“If it were me…” Sanchez joked, while gesturing to have a much larger bust, according to the report.

She said: “This represents the name of the yacht, Koru, which means “new beginning”. It’s very symbolic for us.”

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Jeff Bezos’ yacht is the largest sailboat and the second largest in the world

The 441-foot-tall boat, believed to be the tallest sailing ship in the world, was built as part of “Project 721” in a historic port of Zwijndrecht near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, according to the Daily Mail.

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Jeff Bezos’ yacht is the largest sailboat and second largest in the world (Getty Images)

The Koru underwent sea trials in February before being handed over to Bezos. It is the second largest sailboat in the world.

Koru is outdone by the Sailing Yacht A designed by Philippe Starcke, which is owned by Russian fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko.

Even before the superyacht Koru was launched last year, it caused a huge uproar when Rotterdam decided to remove the central part of the century-old Koningshaven Bridge so that the vessel could sail to the North Sea.

Bezos, the superyacht owner, reportedly offered to pay for the bridge to be taken apart and reassembled – but his offer was rejected.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez prepare for their wedding

Sanchez also opened up about her engagement to the billionaire businessman who proposed to her in May at sea after a romantic dinner under the stars.

(From left) Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chairman of Amazon are present
Lauren Sanchez also opened up about her engagement to the billionaire businessman, who proposed to her in May at sea after a romantic dinner under the stars (Getty Images)

She said she “blacked out” when she saw his huge pink diamond ring and accepted his proposal.

The couple, who have been dating since 2019, are still deciding what type of wedding they will have.

Sanchez said they were considering various options, such as having a large or small ceremony or getting married abroad.

“We always think about the wedding, what it’s going to be like. Is it going to be big? Is it going to be overseas? We don’t know yet,” she said, adding that she was more focused on Bezos’ 60th birthday party in January.

Of her wedding dress, she said: “I have some ideas for my dress, but I haven’t made any real decisions yet.

“I like to have fun with fashion. I like to mix things up. I like to wear things that make me feel good and confident. I don’t follow trends. I follow my heart,” she said. -she declared.

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