When Anne Curtis, the just-turned 25-year-old award-winning actress and host of “Mornings @ GMA,” hit the stage recently to promote her new movie, “Babe I Love You,” she inadvertently got more exposure for herself and the movieÂ via a wardrobe malfunction.Â Â It might have gone pretty muchÂ unnoticedÂ had she been able to recover and re-cover her exposed right breast, butÂ cell phoneÂ and digital camera reflex is apparently quicker than a surprised young woman’s hands.Â Within seconds, digital photos and camera shots of Anne Curtis were beingÂ uploaded and streamed around the world via the internet.
Anne Curtis hit the stage and performed a dance maneuver,Â which resulted in her bikini top slipping.Â Hundreds of fans taking photos and recording videos of the eventÂ captured the moment.Â They didn’tÂ waste any time sharing the bikini wardrobe malfunction with the world.Â
AnneÂ Curtis toldÂ ABS-CBN reporter Gretchen Fulido afterward that there was really nothing anyone could do about it.Â Nor was there a way to prevent future occurrences.Â And about her wardrobe malfunction photos being circulated?Â “More than anything it makes me really sad,” she said. Â “I feel really disrespected”
Wardrobe malfunctions are common enough occurrences.Â At times they occur before major events in stars’ lives, prompting the more cynical toÂ accuse the exposed celebritiesÂ of staging theÂ incident to garner publicityÂ for said event.Â Â Â Miley Cyrus had her breast exposed last year during the filming ofÂ a music video.Â Â Emma Thompson was exposed on the red carpet at the London premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” last summer as well.Â Â Although none of the incidents appeared as if they wereÂ “staged,”Â that did not (and does not) stop the rumors.Â
Anne Curtis’Â talent agency, Viva Communications, Â issued a statement the day of the wardrobe malfunction incident:Â Â “We are appalled by the behavior of some people who have irresponsibly posted over the internet and maliciously published a photo of our artist, Ms. Anne Curtis-Smith, taken during the taping of one of her production numbers for ASAP XV. What happened during the taping was an unfortunate accident. Nothing was done intentionally. Anne was merely doing her best to deliver a solid performance as an artist.”
Unfortunate accident or not, incidents such as that which happened to Anne Curtis tend to have a favorable effect on a celebrity’s career.Â Â The bikini wardrobe malfunctionÂ certainly has gained international attention, the photos and videos having gone viral.Â
Anne Curtis’ forthcoming movie, “Babe I Love You,” does not as yet have a set release date.