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10:26 UK time, Friday, 6 July 2012

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Sleek, toned, well-groomed - a fine, young filly.

No - I not talking about that army horse bounding across the front page of the Times; I refer of course to the *clothes* horse Heidi Klum - supermodel, super mum (making her more a mare, technically?), presenter - and a Twitter fan who has lost the clothes and taken to sharing her beautiful, bikini-ed moments online. "Life's Tweet" coos the headline on the front page of the Daily Mirror (the words hovering above a Klum-eye-view self-portrait on the beach).

But she's not alone: "celebrity body surfing" - photos taken by stars from the neck down as they toast in the sun or laze on a lounger, and then posted on Twitter - is the new craze sweeping the internet, we're told. Cue edifying picture gallery of celeb navel gazing (literally) - and a little quiz inviting us to match celebs to the relevant decapitated bod.

Things gets a bit more high-brow in the Sun and Daily Mail with features on celeb eyebrows (see what Paper Monitor did there?). "Brows are becoming imbued with new significance", claims the Mail as it points to new research from a leading department store. If you want to know where a woman is from, just look at the lines of hair above her eyes, apparently, according to research from the department store Debenhams ("And eye am from.." puns the Sun) - cf the "Scouse brow", favoured by the likes of Coleen Rooney, which is dark and defined, and the more natural "London brow", for example, sported by the pout-tastic Keira Knightley. Or the "Tadpole brow", popularised by Irish women.

Sara Stern from Debenhams, which surveyed beauty staff in brow bars, claims that "the number of women who are adopting signature styles for their region is so high it's like having a brow-o-meter". Stern also says that women are increasingly making statements with their brows, wherever they are from, thanks to celebrities who have adopted the trend, says the Mail.

Does this mean civilians (non-beautiful non-celebs) will also start apeing the famous and start sharing their torso snaps en masse, too?

Paper Monitor raises a disapproving eyebrow.

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