The Girl with the Pearls. Reading and Vocabulary

Posted on Mar 6 2015 - 11:00am by PopESL

Lupita Nyong, Oscars, ESL, English as a second language, vocabulary

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The beautiful Lupita Nyong wowed us at the Oscars this year when she walked the red carpet wearing a custom-made Calvin Klein gown made of pearls. The dress and it’s impressive number of pearls was the original story.

Next came the story that the unique dress was stolen from her hotel room at The London Hotel in Hollywood. It was reported to be worth $150,000!

Now comes the next part of the saga: The thief was apparently angry to discover the dress was actually made of fake pearls and was not worth the original amount reported.

TMZ reports that after discovering the pearls were fake and worthless, the thief “decided to take the dress back to the [hotel] in a garment bag that was inside a trash bag.” They added that “he returned the bag and called us because he wanted the world to know “Hollywood’s fake bulls**t.”

According to a sheriff spokeswoman, “The dress found at a West Hollywood hotel greatly resembles the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress the actress wore to the Academy Awards.

Tell us, do you believe it is the same dress? Do you think the pearls were really fake?

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