Barack Obama’s popularity is reaching biblical proportions as handmade figurines of the President-elect and his wife Michelle are finding their way into Christmas nativity scenes in Italy.

The production of nativity figurines is a tradition in the southern city of Naples and in recent years the addition of celebrity figures to the holy gathering has become a fun part of that tradition.

While this year’s choice of manger additions includes U.S. Presidential election candidates Hillary Clinton and John McCain as well as French President Nicolas Sarcozy his wife Carla Bruni and the Pope, Italian craftsman Genny Di Virgilio admits, “the ones we are selling the most of are those of Barack Obama, America’s new president, along with his wife Michelle.”

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UK model Katie Green, who was once told to lose weight for more modeling work, is speaking out on Jourdan Dunn‘s recent win as Model of the Year from the British Fashion Council.

“I think it is disgusting that Jourdan won,” Green told The Sun. “Jourdan is seriously underweight. I was looking at pictures of her and she looks like a bag of bones. Her legs are like two twigs. I was horrified.”

Revealing that she is happy and healthy at a size 12 at 5ft 10in, Green, who models lingerie for Ultimo, adds, “I want to march Jourdan down to her local restaurant and shovel some food down her throat.”

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