Anna Nicole Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan, November 28, 1967 in Houston Texas. While growing up she told childhood friends she would be the next Marilyn Monroe. Hugh Hefner spotted her and immediately saw the resemblance – her striking features and her figure was almost uncanny. She appeared in Playboy for the first time in March of 1992 and was the centerfold in May of that same year. In 1993 she was named Playmate of the year, and was named Guess Jeans official spokes model. What she is most remembered for is her marriage to Billionaire J. Howard Marshall who was 89 and died 14 months after they were married. Pulling Anna into long drawn out legal battles over the family fortune. Anna Nicole lived a whirlwind life with plenty of tragedy, pain and drama. So today on the day after her death we find ourselves wondering what happened to Anna and let the speculation and rumors of how she died begin.
Some thinks it’s the fact that she was taking TRIMSPA, to my knowledge TRIMSPA has not had any reported cases that the product caused someone’s death. Anna lost nearly 80 pounds from using TRIMSPA, she was the spokeswoman for the product with her famous tag line “TRIMSPA Baby!” There are plenty of rumors that the former reality star died of an alleged drug overdoes. Anyone who watched the 2004 AMA’s could see that she clearly was on something and very intoxicated. Anna Nicole was prancing onstage in a tight-fitting black gown that showcased her cleavage, her biggest asset, being larger than life just as she was — she grabbed your attention. Her looks were outlandish, but there was beauty below the excess. Through her modeling she showed the world that a plus size gal can be beautiful and boosted the self esteem of many young girls and women around the world who felt that their bodies weren’t as beautiful as the skinny size zero models that grace the pages of Playboy or Cosmopolitan. She had her faults but as a spokes model and reality star she became a pop culture icon. She lived a wild and dangerous life and we literally wondered time and time again would she survive.
There are theories that the greasy Howard K Stern her lawyer/drug dealer may have had something to do with her death. He was there when Daniel died and reports confirm he was with Anna Nicole at the time of her death at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood Florida. Then there is the theory of suicide to escape the life that brought her such heartache, the loss of her son, the -paternity battle that involves Larry Birkhead and Howard K Stern. I hope Rosie O’Donnell was happy this morning on The View, the Talk show Co-Host made comments made yesterday stating that she hopes she never sees Anna Nicole Smith on television again! Well Rosie once again you have opened your fat mouth and inserted your oversized chubby foot.
Why do we care about Anna Nicole’s death? Or do we even care? As the song goes we all love “dirty laundry”, we will sit and talk with friends, debate with co-workers at the water cooler or the person behind us in line at the checkout while staring directly at the tabloids wondering – What happened to Anna Nicole Smith, who died too young just as her idol Marilyn Monroe did at age 36.