A Slavic Tania Bryer lookalike called Polina Kitsenko paying €90,000 for a privately performed love song by Bryan Adams.
Vodianova's charity is devoted to creating modern parks for less fortunate children in Russia, spreading health and happiness in Natalia's homeland, according to her charity's website.
But not once does Vogue tell you what the organization does other that it somehow relates to children and Vodianova thinks that play is therapeutic.
Over at Vanity Fair, there's a ten or so page spread given over to Madonna to promote her new album:
The piece contains a shockingly pretentious comment on her new documentary on Malawi:
I feel this film was seriously influenced by Godard...He's the one film-maker I was always inspired by...
(Godard would love this - I interviewed him once and he's a total slave to pop.)
Once again, there may be mention of a generic concern for children but the article doesn't give readers the faintest idea what the charity she represents does.
There's something in all of this that says that you can personalize a brand but you can't personalize a cause.
You can attach your name to something: but the media is interested in you, not what you think or hope others will think you're about.
In effect, what may be genuine conviction becomes myth-making, as Vodianova and Madonna harness their image-making credentials and abilities to a cause but can't escape being represented as a brand.
Madonna continues to be Queen of Pseudo Fetish Super Pop.
And for the umpteenth time, Vogue recycles Vodianova as Cinderella.