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Supermodel Dies After Nine Story Plunge

6/29/2008 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Kazakh supermodel who appeared on the cover of Vogue and Elle magazines fell to her death from the ninth floor of her apartment building in lower Manhattan yesterday afternoon.

Ruslana Korshunova, 20, was found on Water Street in the Financial District wearing jeans and a tank top, and witnesses, including one who spoke to, say they heard a loud noise and then discovered that a body lay in the middle of the street. One witness tells TMZ that he originally thought the woman had been hit by a car.

Cops say they are investigating the incident.


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Why were the police so quick to rule this as a suicide? No one saw her jump; they just saw her body fall. My theory is that because she had seen a movie with her ex-boyfriend, her current boyfriend got in a fight with her, killed her, and then ripped the material off the balcony and threw her body off the building to make it look like a suicide. This may be why no one heard a scream. Then again, maybe he didn't even kill her before he pushed her off.

2243 days ago


I still can't believe she jumped in this manner. From what I read that her friend said, she was just back from a recent photo shoot and very excited about it, apparently with everything to look forward to. Why would someone who was just starting life and living her dream decide to jump off her balcony in the middle of the day? It makes no sense to me. It seems to me she would have done something more artsy and dramatic like off a bridge, not in the middle of her street in broad daylight. I really feel like she was pushed and someone got away with murder. Or else she was on drugs.

2243 days ago


Unbelievable! What a brave thing to do! 20 years old, she must have been really depressed. She was probably ridiculed and bullied by the other Models who are total bitches!

2242 days ago

North Carolina    

You people are so disturbed, do you really believe in what you write or think about your actions???? I mean really asking what brand of clothing she wore or the reason behind her death. Think of her family and friends, the people that loved her that she has left behind. May you think about your actions. My thoughs go out to her friends and family.

2242 days ago


Lots of "suicides" aren't really suicides at all. Maybe a pissed ex-BF did her in.

At any rate, she was young. Very sad.

2242 days ago


Please pay your respects to Ruslana at her official tribute page on myspace: /RuslanaKorshunova

Peace And Love,

2241 days ago
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