FHM strips Jessica Leandra of title

2012-05-04 14:27
Cape Town - Jessica Leandra dos Santos is no longer the winner of the FHM Modelbook 2011 competition.

FHM editor Brendan Cooper announced on the men's magazine's website that dos Santos has been stripped of her title.

"FHM was appalled by Jessica Leandra Dos Santos' racist Tweets and would like to formally announce that she has been stripped of her title as winner of the FHM Modelbook 2011 competition with immediate effect," read the statement.

Cooper's statement also reiterated the magazine's tweet earlier on Friday regarding Dos Santos' racist remarks.

"It's important to us that it is noted that she in no way represents the magazine; she was merely the winner of an online poll we ran, and that we totally distance ourselves from her blatantly racist comments."  

Quick Trim SA has also withdrawn their sponsorship of the model since the news of her tweets went viral.

Dos Santos came under fire on Friday after posting the following update on her Twitter page, which has since been removed:

"Just, well took on an arrogant and disrespectful kaffir inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have".

What do you think of FHM distancing themselves from Jessica Leandra? Send us your thoughts and comments and you could be published.


  • Tumisang - 2012-05-04 14:36

    I really liked her,I just didnt know aparthied system affected her so mcuh, Jessica come her so that I can spank your naughty bum....

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-05-04 15:28

      LMAO! Pity she's only 20. Maybe she didn't have brains to begin with

      jmlongwe - 2012-05-04 21:45

      Until human kind discovers aliens, or rather them us, we will never consider ourselves as one, true story.

      Leffy - 2012-05-04 22:03

      löl it shows the kind of familly she comes from,since she's only 2 years older than our democracy..where else did she get such sick ideas??

      rlmbennett - 2012-05-05 08:51

      @ Leffy "löl it shows the kind of familly she comes from,since she's only 2 years older than our democracy..where else did she get such sick ideas??" Answer: From our present government and ANC and ANCYL of course!

      Nigel - 2012-05-05 17:30

      Must have been her parents, or does she have an older boy friend that taught her this foul language, she needs a spanking thats for sure.

  • ngonimclean - 2012-05-04 14:36

    Hooray @mike purchase drinks on me

  • Hugo - 2012-05-04 14:37

    My weekend starts now,f*ck what anyone says

      Vanessa - 2012-05-05 09:22

      Mine too dude! :)

  • Sharmay - 2012-05-04 14:37

    all beauty, no brains.

      jaco.duplessis.7 - 2012-05-04 15:05

      true that!

  • Leffy - 2012-05-04 14:37

    Good Job FHM good job,im going to continue buying your mags,good ridens.

      Fascisti - 2012-05-04 16:00

      I wouldnt be so proud of being an FHM reader. That magazine is for idiots. I literally became depressed after reading an issue, because I knew that I couldnt get those 20 minutes of my life back.

      Irene - 2012-05-04 17:58

      Glad you can read because you sure can't spell.

      Vanessa - 2012-05-05 09:22

      Whahaha Irene you just made my day.

      eugenedigter.terreblanche - 2012-05-05 17:24

      But Leffy, you are doing a powerful job supporting racism!

  • lydonmcg - 2012-05-04 14:39

    How stupid of her. She must have known there would be a backlash over that tweet. I hope losing much of what she's worked for was worth it...

  • Dakey - 2012-05-04 14:39

    Have to find it funny when recently an English friend of mine (and England in general) always place racism squarely on Afrikaners. The BBC are great at interviewing the likes of Terblance, or more recently those idiots at the racist camp. Good to see the likes of D.Scott and Miss Leandra prove us otherwise. Lol, utter stupidity. What on Earth was she thinking TWEETING this? I can understand uttering a racist remark in anger at the spur of the moment but seriously... online???

      Stirrer - 2012-05-04 14:42

      This was a Spar of the moment thing.

      henrileriche - 2012-05-05 14:47

      I see one commentator blamed her response on apartheid. Im sure she didn't have "bantu education", and if Des. Tutu's word is anything to go by, compared to education under the ANC, bantu eduction was much better. Also taking some of the jobs my black brothas is getting with a bantu education background, Im wondering if I should'nt have done the same when i was a kid. Maybe then it would be easier for me as a whitey to get a good job, employing 100's of other white people. In SA it pays to be black, and especially black and racist, because it never gets this kind of outcry. Ah. The hypocrisy of some. When you are incapable of certain human traits, you start to think you're better than others. That's how black supremacy starts.....look it up.

      eugenedigter.terreblanche - 2012-05-05 17:30

      She needs to be applauded for her courage. I am sure there are thousands of White girls and women that get sexually harassed and raped, but for the fear of being called "racists" they remain silent on this.

  • VaMbozha - 2012-05-04 14:39

    beauty is not on face and cleavage afterall

  • John - 2012-05-04 14:41

    Well what she needs is a good horse whipping.

      Stewart - 2012-05-04 15:17


  • shaficks - 2012-05-04 14:44

    Cant wait for her next tweet LOL! What a stoopid woman.

      Fascisti - 2012-05-04 16:02

      I cant wait for your next comment LOL! What a bad speller.

  • Phiwo - 2012-05-04 14:45

    Oops! This is SA sweety....its run by k...kookoos

      nhlanhla.zulu - 2012-05-05 15:09

      @AnarchistTendencies - no one can do it better. Just live with it. If you could, you'd be running it now. Nurse your egos buddies, but you reign is over!

  • ngonimclean - 2012-05-04 14:45

    juju clothing is hiring for joburg fashion week miss former fhm

  • Flynn - 2012-05-04 14:45

    Good on FHM - one don't need race remarks to sort any issue out in this world.

      Fascisti - 2012-05-04 16:04

      how insightful Flynn

  • Peter - 2012-05-04 14:54

    Cannot understand why a potential rapist is treated as the poor hard done by one. He deserved the abuse he got. Jessica alot more people will have to sacrifice a lot more until we be the likes of FHM to stand up against rapists. Looks like they publish picture of you and the like to eancourage their rapist market.

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-05-04 14:57

      Guess he was gonna rape her right there inside Spar? The same guy she said she could've punched in the face right?! Oh okay

      Bonga - 2012-05-04 15:18

      Peter fact is we only have Jessica's word on this one which we really counts for nothing right now.

      Tando - 2012-05-04 15:23

      Peter... how many people do you know who have been raped in spar??

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-05-04 15:33

      She didn't say this to a 'potential rapist', she said this to thousands of Twitter followers with her bosses and colleagues watching. Gosh we need a bit more brains in this country

      William - 2012-05-05 02:48

      Tut tut tut, Peter I think you missed the point entirely. Now you have to go out into the garden and look for it.

      nhlanhla.zulu - 2012-05-05 15:14

      Forgive Peter. He has the same type of brains as Jessica. You know the kind that doesn't think much.

  • Itumeleng - 2012-05-04 14:57

    Good :-)

  • Christine - 2012-05-04 14:59

    Duh - does she not know that her tweets will be read by everyone and their neighbour?? That now really gives dumb blondes a bad name!! Sorry lady - but you deserve to have been stripped of your title!!!

  • graydon.meneses - 2012-05-04 15:02

    Pfffft. this is shocking. That there are still people in SA with this attitude is no secret, but to actually see someone announce it on a public forum like this.... hope she leaves the country. we don't need this kind of person.

  • PHUZZY187 - 2012-05-04 15:03

    QuiCk trim Ads Still on this Disprespecful womans page and says she did it out of anger " iF she has any friends of colour now they will know what she says behind there backs or anybody else she might work with or communicate with " I just hope she get reported to SAPS as these kind of comments are now illegal on social network twitter , facebook or any other

      kevin.moreland2 - 2012-05-04 15:40

      oops lol!!

  • denzil.davan - 2012-05-04 15:03

    Thats what happens to a Twit with just one Tweet !

      Fascisti - 2012-05-04 16:08

      omg how brilliant.... you should write poems

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-05-04 17:53

      Twitter; the one place where 140 characters can make you lose your career!

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 10:46

      thats nothing@Anarchasist,check for SA'sake, she got some flak for goodness 'sake lets eat some cake what do you think

      Nigel - 2012-05-05 17:36

      @ hugo, no cake eating, the ANC said this will blow their cover & the poor will realize who they are.

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 18:50

      Sheesh Nigel,we dont want the people to know that Zuma is really that guy from star wars 2 . . .

  • Wayne - 2012-05-04 15:04

    One sentence and she is stripped from her title....Malema and the ANC clan can say what they want, say racist comments in broad daylight and still no action...

      kenny.liebenberg - 2012-05-04 15:28

      Not only to point fingers at a race but to "kill them too", and I bet you all of you who commented on this page that half of you sang with the ANC lets kill the BOER!!!

      Psalm - 2012-05-04 15:53

      @ Wayne "Malema and the ANC clan can say what they want, say racist comments in broad daylight and still no action" Eish, my friend, I am lost here... Are you implying that FHM should take action against Malema? Does he hold an FHM title, by any chance???

      Roy - 2012-05-04 15:58

      Well said Wayne. Blacks can sing,dance & destroy the country and kill people but this lady made one silly mistake and now must be crucified. Why don't the people who are rubbishing the girl call for Malema and his ilk to be punished?

      Themba - 2012-05-04 18:15

      Irene, I suppose the "whites" in FHM are also jealous because they cannot look like blondie hey? Did you have stupid for lunch?

      William - 2012-05-05 02:54

      There's always one fool who wants to make everything about politics, neh? Relax chom, what this chick did was wrong & last I checked, Malema didn't have any sponsors or titles anyway. Other than "fat-boy" & "the condom man" ...kkk

      nhlanhla.zulu - 2012-05-05 15:26

      @Irene - How ignorant!!! You really do believe what you just wrote. Stupid is an understatement. Perhaps you're the one who wishes to look like that pig.

      enrico.saptouw - 2012-05-09 15:03

      dont be a fool now common, she did something wrong and has to pay for it. At least 1 out of 10 does say and think racist things, but at least we dont air it in public. So if you still dont see the mistake,......

  • jaco.duplessis.7 - 2012-05-04 15:05

    she is going to have a bad weekend....

      Nhlanhla - 2012-05-04 15:20

      she had it comming + she asked for it!

  • Pearl - 2012-05-04 15:08

    If it was a white man who did that to her she wouldnt even tweeted about it

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 15:13

      Yes, that's why it's called racism.

      nhlanhla.zulu - 2012-05-05 15:29

      She's just mad that a black man was interested in her. She think too good for a black man. If it was a white man, she probably would have turned him down politely.

      Nigel - 2012-05-05 17:39

      @ nhlanhla, no I doubt it, she is probably so self centered, that she would have barked at any man, she obviously thinks she is something special.

  • Herbert - 2012-05-04 15:12

    Geez, I better stop singing "Kill the Boer" songs. Oh, wait. That was Julius.

      Stewart - 2012-05-04 15:28

      As well as his majesty zoomie

      nhlanhla.zulu - 2012-05-05 15:30

      That's why he's not in the ANC today. He was misrepresenting everything that is wrong with it.

  • konrad.rontgen - 2012-05-04 15:15

    If your read this news 24 in isolation, and seeing her remarks ,re why did it, she can be forgiven. But if you read this together with the other news 24 article where she apologised(see related links),you get a different perspective. This is one angry woman that likes to tweet for all to see every time she has an altercation with a black man. Seems she is making a habit of swearing in public!!!. Its clear, her boyfriend has one angry beatch in his life :?)?

      nhlanhla.zulu - 2012-05-05 15:39

      DO you really believe her excuse about sexual harrassment is genuine. As angry as she was, do you think she would have reported that bastard to security and/or management to see to it that he gets punished. In my view, she just hated that a black is trying to woo her, which only she can view as insulting because she hates black people.

  • kamnguni - 2012-05-04 15:17

    That was rather stupid of her to post such a tweet, knowing the country we live in... she's now, sadly, losing most of the things she worked hard for! Racism is a stupid mentality and we need to rid our minds of it

      William - 2012-05-05 02:58

      Worked hard for? She won a baddy online poll! That is not working hard. I think the worst that will happen to her is how she will be an outcast, untouchable in the media who will not be able to get work or make friends. She'll have to move out to a farm in Brits where other people who think like her live.

      William - 2012-05-05 02:59

      Not that all people who live in Brits think like her, but. U know what I mean.

  • Marnus - 2012-05-04 15:18

    Years ago Andre Markgraaf lost his job as a rugby coach due to something he said, this girl loses her future due to an emotional outcry...no second chances for them but Richard Mdluli kills, obstructs justice, is as corrupt as the rest of the parliament,the video rapist gets \treatment\ because they need a second chance. Other hero's like Makhaya Ntini and our president also had some substantial charges against them, nothing happened. Quite a backwards system we have in our country, where only certain people deserve a second go at life.

      William - 2012-05-05 03:00

      TIA Marnus

      Wouter - 2012-05-05 07:46

      I agree Marnus. The question is, had it been a black lady model tweeting about a "boer", would FHM have responded in a similar manner? Surely all racist tweets should be equally unacceptable? Would we have seen consistency or double standards?

  • m.dizz22 - 2012-05-04 15:20

    her apology had an excuse in it..its a simple excuse not apology and she tweeted about the engen petrol attend in a racial manner. She is racist and has no place in this country...i am glad she is losing sponsors...who ever still sponsors her is racist too

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 15:23

    Like she said arrogant and disrespectful,par for the course,like the dirt that broke into my house while we were sleeping.

      William - 2012-05-05 03:01

      She does not deserve respect.

      OzzyIn - 2012-05-05 21:53

      Yes, Mike, experience every day in SA. I get abused because "I" treated these people badly during apartheid. When I explain to them that I am Australian and my taxes helped the Australian government support the release of Mandela, they tell me to "F**k off" and that I do not know what I am talking about. Then they tell me to go back to Europe. PhilMemon, respect is earned. This lady, Rebecca, has earnt my respect. You have not.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 15:25

    Cool so us taxpayerr must stop sponsoring our racist government

      Leanne - 2012-05-04 15:34

      Go ahead Mikey, dont pay tax see what happens

      Morne - 2012-05-04 21:37

      I agree Mike, and yes Leanne, if we all could stop paying, I would be first in line. Then we will see what happens to the corrupt fat cats in this distorted political environment. I mean really, what exactly are they doing with all our tax money, besides squandering it on themselves and twenty wives? My life is not going to be affected if I stop paying tax because 99% of services are done by private contractors that I also pay for. For crying in a bucket, just because you voted for these scumbags doesn't mean you have to defend them when they're in the wrong...

  • matthew.maurin - 2012-05-04 15:29

    How about some of our black brothers and sisters actually complaining about the use of the word k****r in the article? It's right there, second to last paragraph. That's just not right.

      Nhlanhla - 2012-05-04 15:37

      please sit down Matewu!

  • Jacques AkaShreko Stander - 2012-05-04 15:37

    Attention !! She was voted as the winner because of her looks ....not her view on racism. How can you take something away that was voted for by thousands of readers. fHM you suck, grow some balls

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 10:50

      she carries a title that will associate fhm with her,exactly what FHM does not want

      nhlanhla.zulu - 2012-05-05 15:00

      it show just how stupid you people are. You think FHM will stick with your rottesen asses? Forget it; they have brand values to protect, something you uneducated idiots obviously know nothing about.

  • SLUGrantham - 2012-05-04 15:38

    This is not a matter of race, this is a matter of respect and tolerances. I am 100% behind FHM for the choice they made and voicing their opinion so strongly. People are people and no one have the right to degrade another and that ONLINE - honestly!!! There is a rotten apple in every basket, gender nor color have anything to do with it - some people are just born rude... and stupid for the matter. Not all white people are racist, the same as not all black people are racist... Just wish South-Africa as a whole can finally move past all that, my 12 year old heard about this whole affair on the news and asked me what it meant - I did not even know how to explain this word to him... the day we start seeing people, JUST people will be the day that this country heal itself. Blessings all...

      Nigel - 2012-05-05 17:56

      I agree SLU, but I can't help thinking that Julias Malema brought this bout of racism on, either way, 2 wrongs don't a make a right, as long as we keep insulting each other & disrespecting one another we will struggle as a nation, racism is a sickness. Both Blacks & whites are guilty of it.

  • steven.moezak - 2012-05-04 15:39

    I'm really glad you've taken such a stand as people are still walking around with these racist mentalities after 18 years of democracy

  • kabelo.marule - 2012-05-04 15:39

    really now, why are people acting all shocked at her behaviour?!

  • Ted - 2012-05-04 15:40

    Hahahahahaha! Jessica Leandra dos Santos, I repeat, don't lose heart. You have Mike Purchase to comfort you. He bought your poster and is hugging it as we speak. He has been defending you all day like the hero he is. Against all odds. What a dedicated guy! Be assured, he is ready to KILL for you Jessica Leandra dos Santos!, Malema style!

  • Sibusiso - 2012-05-04 15:42

    SAPS you don't know where she stays ? Why is she not behind bars ?

      kabelo.marule - 2012-05-04 15:43

      cos shes white

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 15:46

      Why is Malema and Shivambu not behind bars for what they said about whites? Same thing. All 3 of them deserve to get their behinds handed to them for their racist crap, but none of them will.

      Irene - 2012-05-04 15:49

      Oh grow up Sibusiso and knock those chips off both of your shoulders.

      Fascisti - 2012-05-04 16:15

      If you can lock people up simply because they uttered a bad word, then whats next.

      As - 2012-05-04 16:49

      The president release criminals out of jail, racism is last on the list

      Irene - 2012-05-04 17:25

      Kabelo ~ Seems to me you wish you looked like her.

      Themba - 2012-05-04 18:18

      Irene, shouldn't you be watching "The Powerpuff Girls" and allowing adults to discuss? Now go to your room

  • kamnguni - 2012-05-04 15:47

    You're my brother and you're my sister! Racism is the worst thing to ever hit humankind! We are human! We are South Africans! Away with racist mentalities and a new nation will be born.

      As - 2012-05-04 16:43

      I agree 100 percent

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 10:55

      while i take offence at being called a sister,I agree with the rest of your comment

      Nigel - 2012-05-05 17:58

      yes, agree 100%, I'm tired of these racists, both black & white.

  • JHLR73 - 2012-05-04 15:50

    Ag shame FHM as if your magazine promotes outstanding positive morals and outstanding citizens in SA..Speak for yourselves. You will loose more clients than gained with this response..

  • itumeleng.leketi - 2012-05-04 15:59

    I so very nearly pulled a Jessica Leandra... But then I remembered that twitter can change your life.. LMAO

  • claude.oosthuizen - 2012-05-04 16:03

    Slip o the tongue, she is still HOT, HOT, HOT.

      Fascisti - 2012-05-04 16:18

      she can say her tweet aloud while i punish her....in bed ;)

  • Daniel - 2012-05-04 16:06

    phewww, the afrikaners are in the clear.

  • ziningi - 2012-05-04 16:11

    I experienced the same thing but it was a old white man...

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 16:14

      The old white guy harrassed you, or you called an old white guy the K word on twitter and got fired?

      Mfundi - 2012-05-04 16:33

      @Gareth -hahahaha! Good question. I think the guy she is referring to called her the K word.

      ziningi - 2012-05-04 18:54

      Lol...no Gareth I was sitting under his tree coz it was raining I was waiting for my boyfriend...so then as this guy was coming out of his house taking out the garbage he came to me and asked me what I was dng there, so I told hm I'm waiting fr sm1 then he aSkd fr my ID to prove I'm South African. I ddnt hv it I had my student card then he said it dznt prove I'm south african and he pulled me out of his pavement and called me a foriegner...:( I wasn't ok after dat.

      Jack - 2012-05-05 09:47

      Me too. I was called a rich white c**t by a black dude at the robot the other day. I laughed.

      OzzyIn - 2012-05-05 21:43

      Ziningi, so, how "old" was this white guy. Seeing he "pulled you out of his pavement", and you seem like a fit young lady. BTW, if the tree and the pavement are outside his house fence then they are not "his". They are public places and he has no right to do anything to you.

  • jkowensky - 2012-05-04 16:18

    Kilo2kili would like to Officially announce that Jessica Leandre is no longer a team member on Kilo2kili. We pride ourselves on our diversity as a team and are horrified by her statements. This in NO WAY reflects our team and what we stand for.

      Irene - 2012-05-04 17:28

      Oh good, then I'll boycott your product as a result of your mindset.

      Themba - 2012-05-04 18:23

      Give poor Jessica a job in Die Son where trash like her belongs

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 16:18

    Exactly Herbert.

  • thulasizwe.mthethwa - 2012-05-04 16:19

    Okay guys atleast she is beautiful if it really goes bad she can always work for the NAKED cleaners in the Natural Company...

  • Justin - 2012-05-04 16:22

    Please get over yourselves, so she used the "K" word! So what... I'm so tired of hearing about this crap! I hear they have already laid a complaint at the Human Rights Commission.. so we will have another bunch of morons protesting outside (instead of working)! There will be radio interviews, carte blanche might do something... F&$k why don't we just burn her at the stake! Really people, really! Did someone die? Noooo! So she had an outburst in anger, does that make her racist? Silly for doing it on twitter but racist, I don't think so! I call taxi drivers the "K" word everyday! Am I racist, certainly not! I'm a proud hard working South African who takes great pride in contributing to the upliftment of our black brethren from the abyss the apartheid government through them into! From time to time, we lash out, and by we I mean all of us i.e. black and white! We have scars from our past no doubt, but we can't throw a god damn tantrum every time someone farts! Please people, she is embarrassed and ashamed and she has lost her FHM title and sponsors, I think thats enough, just let it be...

      OzzyIn - 2012-05-04 23:15

      Correct Justin. I suppose all these people criticising this poor girl have never used the "K" word ever in their lives (thinking it counts!!!)? Bunch of hypocrites. I work hard and pay taxes here unlike a lot of locals and immigrants. And yes, I get exaaperated every day on the road by bad drivers and think the "K" word and the "D" word depending on the colour of the driver (both are equallybad, imo). This whole Humand Rights stuff is beyond reason. I am sick of being politically correct. I call it as I see it. As for FHM, shame on them. All they are doing is promoting racism not taking a stand against it.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 16:24

    And the oke that gave her grief is innocent,take what you give you not a mans rectum,loser.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 16:25

    Bloody hypocrites.

  • As - 2012-05-04 16:37

    I'm just tired of these stories, not all of us are racists, God made everyone and love everyone equally, now some of us must suffer because people cannot control or keep comments to themselves

  • Graeme - 2012-05-04 16:39

    Very disturbing how many Trolls are sticking & for & defending this blatantly racist & idiotic Prima Donna! If she's SO offended by a guy (no matter what colour!) leering at her & making a sexual advance, WTF is she doing flashing her bits in slutty magazines? I mean seriously, what does she expect??