She can’t really explain what happened to that $250K of charity money

This foreign born A- list model turned B+ list actress did a turn as a Queen and that was probably her biggest role. She also has the movie footnote of being in the final film of this beloved actor. Anyway, she can't really explain what happened to that $250K of charity money which seems to have gone to line the pockets of those closest to her.

Source: http://www.crazydaysandnights.net

This foreign born A- list model turned B+ list actress did a turn as a Queen and that was probably her biggest role.

She also has the movie footnote of being in the final film of this beloved actor.

Anyway, she can’t really explain what happened to that $250K of charity money which seems to have gone to line the pockets of those closest to her.

Lily Cole – Elizabeth I

Heath Ledger – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Improbable: YOU gave model Lily Cole £200k for her Impossible.com whimsy-site

Special Report Why is the UK taxpayer funding a millionaire supermodel and actress to build a website that replicates the “Help Needed” pages of Craigslist and Freecycle? Using information gleaned from Freedom of Information requests, we’ve attempted to find out.

The model and actress Lily Luahana Cole, a Cambridge University art history graduate, describes her site Impossible.com as “a social network that allows people to post ‘wishes’ – things they may want, need or offer, which are then shown to other people… the only currency is an abundant one: saying thank you, which is always public.”

She says she was inspired to bring a “gift economy” to the world while on the Thai-Burma border in 2010, and won support from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

It’s not unusual for wealthy celebrities, particularly in the fashion world, to support good causes or have whimsical hobbies. What makes Impossible.com highly unusual is that it received support from the taxpayer. And nobody seems quite sure why.

Lily Cole had a net worth of £7m when she applied for public funding for the website two years ago. The millionaire model received more funding than other applicants to the fund, while hundreds of applicants received nothing. Impossible.com went live in November, in a blaze of publicity. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales declared his public support. Freud Communications took on the PR. Last week the site “launched” in the USA, with yet more publicity. It boasts a slick iPhone app.

However, four months on, the Impossible.com is a desolate and melancholy place. Few postings get any response at all. Even following very heavy media promotion, the site has failed to make an impact on social media either. It currently boasts just over 3,000 Twitter followers and 1,300 Facebook Likes. From the original grant of £200,000 that’s £66 per follower, or £150 per Like.- Source