Juris Kupris

chandra collier juris kupris.jpgLongtime readers of ATL may recall how, in an installment of Legal Eagle Wedding Watch back in September, we took a detour from the lawyers to discuss the rather curious wedding announcement of two non-lawyers. The digression was triggered by a reader email:

Check out the Chandra Collier/Juris Kupris wedding announcement. It seems completely out of place. Neither family is from New York. She went to Indiana. He is a fitness trainer. The announcement is very, very short.

Why was it included? The picture. He looks like a male model.

Based on the photograph that accompanied the announcement (above right), we disagreed:

Male models — the runway models, not the catalog ones — tend to be skinnier (the “male waif” look is still in). We think Kupris looks more like the shirtless guys they put on the covers of Harlequin romance novels.

We now retract that assessment, based on more recent data. Tonight, while flipping through the current issue of New York magazine, we were amused to come across Mr. Kupris, featured in an article on the eating habits of fashion folk. In the accompanying photo, he’s runway-model thin — which makes sense, since the poor boy barely eats:
Juris Kupris Fashion Week male model New York Magazine Above the Law.jpg
We stand corrected. Please don’t accuse us of not acknowledging our mistakes around here!
The Fashion Week Food Diaries: The Male Model and Personal Trainer [New York Magazine]
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Juris Kupris (scroll down)

chandra collier juris kupris.jpgYesterday we wondered aloud about how the wedding announcement of Chandra Collier and Juris Kupris made it into the New York Times (which is notoriously picky about which announcements it runs). This reader email expressed our sentiments exactly:

Check out the Chandra Collier/Juris Kupris wedding announcement. It seems completely out of place. Neither family is from New York. She went to Indiana. He is a fitness trainer. The announcement is very, very short.

Why was it included? The picture. He looks like a male model.

I guess this means you can get into the Times if you have an impressive job, an impressive family, or an impressive photograph.

Courtesy of another reader, who did a little research for us, we have some answers:

1. Juris Kupris isn’t just “a fitness trainer,” as the Times modestly describes him. He’s actually a brand unto himself. Check out the fancy website for his fitness company.

2. You can get into the Times if you have an impressive job, an impressive family, an impressive photograph — or an impressive publicist.

Kupris is represented by NYC powerhouse publicist Lizzie Grubman. After Grubman threatened to run over the entire Sunday Styles staff with her Mercedes SUV, they were more than happy to accommodate the Collier/Kupris announcement.

Juris Kupris Fitness [official bio]
Lizzie Grubman Public Relations: Clients

legal eagle wedding watch david lat above the law legal blog law blog david lat david lat atl.JPGAfter two consecutive weeks of relatively slim pickings, lawyer weddings in the New York Times came roaring back with a vengeance. Picking out just three to write about was quite a challenge. Near misses: Nina Fletcher and Christopher McIntyre; Jennifer Yen and J. Peyton Worley; and Abigail Greene and Jeff Goldman.*
Here are the three couples that did make the final cut:

1. Adam Berger and Stephen Frank

2. Sheila Kadagathur and Jake Phillips (link unavailable)

3. Jessica Marshall and Brian Glatt

Learn which couple prevails, after the jump.
chandra collier juris kupris.jpg* Random aside: This has nothing to do with law — although the groom’s name is “Juris.” But what was up with the Collier/Kupris wedding announcement? One of you notes:

Check out the Chandra Collier/Juris Kupris wedding announcement. It seems completely out of place. Neither family is from New York. She went to Indiana. He is a fitness trainer. The announcement is very, very short.

Why was it included? The picture. He looks like a male model.

I guess this means you can get into the Times if you have an impressive job, an impressive family, or an impressive photograph.

We actually take issue with this reader’s characterization of Kupris as a “male model.” Male models — the runway models, not the catalog ones — tend to be skinnier (the “male waif” look is still in).
We think Kupris looks more like the shirtless guys they put on the covers of Harlequin romance novels…

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