Published on the tv2-webpage of God Kveld Norge, 15.04.2011
Written by Ine Therese Back Iversen. Translated by Marianne Saietz. Revised by Bita
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On Thursday April 14th, Rybak’s girlfriend, Maria, was invited as a model to the catwalk of Nora Farah’s fashion show.
The scene was set for glitter and glamour when the clothing designer Nora Farah, together with the skincare-line Carita, sent out invitations for a fashion-show at Grand Hotel in Oslo. On the red carpet arrived no less than Alexander Rybak, arm in arm with Elisabeth Andreassen. They came for a special occasion.
– My girlfriend is going to walk as a model here today,- a delighted Rybak said before the show. And even though Alexander came with Elisabeth as a date, his medical doctor girlfriend, Maria Slyngstad, was not far away. She was, in fact, one of the models featured on the catwalk for Nora Farah.
– I think it’s great. I look forward to seeing her on stage. And I find it amazing that she, being a medical student, suddenly becomes a model! That such opportunities come to those who do not even strive for it –says Alexander.
Nothing seems unusual to to Elisabeth:
– She is so fine. Dazzling, beautiful and has a heart of gold. I don’t find it strange at all.
– She is so fine. Dazzling beautiful and with a heart of gold. I don’t find it strange at all.
Elisabeth herself also had loved ones working backstage at the show, such as her 13 year old daughter, Nora.
– Yes, my little Nora will be working on the hair and make-up of the models today, and so I’m looking forward to see the other beautiful models as well, to see how Nora has decorated them.
Both Elisabeth and Alexander are very popular with the Swedes. Rybak was recently a participant in the Swedish version of “Let’s Dance” and Elisabeth has previously participated in the Norwegian version of the same show.
– The Swedes love Alexander and he has not needed my help for that. That he has fixed all by himself,- she says.
– Alexander, do you still have the rhythm?
– I still have the rhythm. It is worse with the circadian rhythm!- Says the dancing lion, as he puts his arm around Elisabeth.
– Yes, it’s incredible how fast you forget those dance-steps. Two weeks and it’s gone!- says Andreassen, who apparently is not using the floor at home as a dance-stage these days.