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A work of modern art: Photographer recreates Mona Lisa with the Italian noblewoman's descendants for two new portraits on 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death

***EXCLUSIVE*** Photographer Drew Gardner has recreated the Mona Lisa with her direct descendants, Princesses Natalia and Irina Strozzi. For many years the true identity of the Mona Lisa was a matter of some debate until scholar Dr Armin Schlechter working at Heidelberg university discovered a contemporaneous marginal note by Florentine official Agostino Vespucci confirming that Leonardo Da Vinci was indeed painting a portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. Now the identity was confirmed, Florentine genealogist Dominico Savini researched the family tree and found that the Princesses were the 16 x great granddaughters of Lisa del Giocondo. Once the descendants had been identified Drew could set about recreating the world’s most famous painting.

 

A couple who met as children in hospital battling the same rare condition shared their first kiss under a pile of cuddly toys and tied the knot TWENTY years later

***EXCLUSIVE*** Emily, 28, and Cameron Kohlman, 27, both suffered with bladder exstrophy, a birth defect which causes a baby’s bladder to develop outside the body in the womb. The husband and wife, of Canton, Ohio, were just four years old when they were scheduled to have surgery within days of each other at the same hospital. They bonded while recovering and even kissed in the Ronald McDonald house’s playroom. Nine years later, Emily reached out to the little boy she had met and soon fell in love. In November 2012, Cameron, a car salesman, popped the question and the lovebirds tied the knot three years later. They are now the proud parents to Everleigh Grace, two. Emily, a team leader in a medical billing department, said: „We have bladder exstrophy to thank for everything in our life. Without this birth „defect”, I wouldn’t have met the man I married, the father of my daughter.” Bladder exstrophy occurs in approximately one in every 50,000 live births. It happens when the skin on the infant’s lower abdominal wall does not form properly so the bladder is exposed and unable to store urine. Both Emily and Cameron underwent surgery soon after birth and, when they were four, they were scheduled to have a bladder neck reconstruction, an op which would help them gain urinary continence. Emily said: „Cameron and I were born with our bladders on the outside. Because the condition is so rare we both sought help from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, even though I was from Wisconsin and Cameron was from Ohio.”

Man with 1,000 tattoos inks own eyeballs

***EXCLUSIVE*** VIDEO AVAILABLE, RIO DE JANEIRO: A man with 95 percent of his body covered in tattoos says he inked the majority of them himself - including his eyeballs. Tattoo artist, Marcelo „B-boy” De Souza Ribeiro, claims to be one of the most tattooed and modified people in the world. The father-of-two, from Rio de Janeiro,  is also a fan of body modifications and has subdermal implants, a split tongue and fanged teeth. Despite Marcelo’s somewhat intimidating look, the 36-year-old says he doesn’t let the criticism affect his positive outlook on life.

Couple lose NINETEEN stone between them and say their sex life is better than ever

***EXCLUSIVE*** Meet the couple who went from being OBESE together to working out together SIX DAYS a week and after collectively losing NINETEEN-STONE claim that their SEX DRIVE and STAMINA has ramped up. Bartender and university student, Samantha Gilmore (22) from Missouri, USA, was always overweight growing up and as a child she was told by her paediatrician that she would be over 14st by the time she was 16. Due to having a tough childhood, she was uneducated about nutrition and after doing no exercise and eating junk food, she reached 15st 1Ib and a UK size 16. Samantha moved in with her boyfriend, photographer and machine operator, Rick Stahl Jr (26) when she was just 17, and Rick also struggled with his weight growing up, despite playing football in high school. When he moved out of his mum’s house, he began overindulging in food and reached his peak weight of 30st and shirt size 5XL. It wasn’t until they came across a picture of themselves that they realised how big they had become, and in 2017, Rick decided to make a change. He discovered the keto diet, a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. He has since been working out six days a week at the gym doing cardio, ab workouts and weight training. He slimmed down to a healthy 15st 5Ibs and shirt size medium. Seeing the impressive change her boyfriend had made and after he proposed to her in October 2018, Samantha decided to follow in his footsteps and they now workout together and encourage each other. Within six months, Samantha has shrunk to 10st and a UK size eight. The two of them now feel more energised, even in the bedroom, as their sex life has been re-born due to their dramatic weight loss.

Remarkable colour photos show New Zealand’s captivating landscape a century ago - and how the same breath-taking views look now

***EXCLUSIVE*** Stunning century-old pictures prove New Zealand’s majestic landscape has always captivated visitors and locals alike. Frequently voted as one of the most beautiful countries in the world and renowned as the setting for Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, New Zealand’s stunning scenery cannot be questioned. But remarkable colour photochroms from the turn of the 19th Century show why the heavenly country has been a mecca for tourists the world over, including a romantic moonlit view of Lake Waikaremoana; the jagged peak of Mt. Balloon on Milford Track, New Zealand’s most famous mountain trek; and tourists gathering around a natural hot spring at Lake Rotorua, an area of particularly high geothermal activity.

Obese woman, 27, who started binging on 3,500 calories EVERY DAY after the death of her dad reveals how she was shocked into losing 80lbs when she failed to recognize herself in a photo

***EXCLUSIVE*** This woman piled on the pounds after she sought comfort in food because eating made her feel happy following the unexpected death of her father but has now shed almost SIX-STONE in just EIGHTEEN-MONTHS after not recognising herself in her holiday snaps. Medical biller and makeup enthusiast, Jennifer Buckingham (27) from Lindenwold, New Jersey, USA, was always a healthy weight growing up and throughout her teens and never had to think about what she was eating. But Jennifer’s life was turned upside-down in 2013 when her father, Peter, tragically and unexpectedly passed away. Having never experienced death before, Jennifer became deeply depressed as she tried to navigate life without her father and found that the only thing that allowed her to escape her pain was eating. Jennifer would enjoy takeaways from McDonald’s, Taco Bell and the Chinese and would eat as much as she could as often as she could to make herself happy, often consuming up to 3,500-calories a day. In a year, Jennifer had gained just over 5st to reach 14st 4lb and a UK size 18. When Jennifer returned from a holiday to Disney World in September, 2017, she saw pictures of herself and was appalled by the fact that she didn’t recognise herself in them as she hadn’t realised how much weight she had gained and was shocked into action, knowing that being overweight wasn’t good for her health. She started tracking her calories, sticking to 1,200-calories a day, cutting out fast food, fizzy drinks, desserts, alcohol and red meat whilst working out five to seven times a week by walking on the treadmill, doing the stairs or cross trainer. Jennifer says she is now in the shape of her life and feels more confident than ever at 8st 5lb and a UK size six.

A Rolex watch worn by world record-setting mountaineer Tony Streather when he climbed one of the world's highest peaks is up for auction - and expected to fetch £75,000

***EXCLUSIVE*** The Rolex 6150 Explorer watch was gifted to Mr Streather by Rolex in 1955, before he set off to climb the world's third-highest mountain peak, Kangchenjunga, in Nepal, India. The British Army officer had already climbed K2, the world's second-highest peak, as part of the "extremely tense" US expedition of 1953. Streather's Kangchenjunga expedition, now regarded as the greatest unsung achievement of British exploration, made him the first man to scale two peaks above 25,000 feet. The former Lieutenant-Colonel, who died in October last year, is now revered as one of the greats of the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering.