Love Boat’s Figurehead Controversy: Lauren Sanchez Denies Resemblance
In a surprising turn of events, Lauren Sanchez, the glamorous partner of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has firmly denied that the voluptuous figurehead adorning Bezos’ 416ft yacht was inspired by her likeness.
The controversy surrounding the sculpture erupted earlier this year when the $500 million vessel named Koru, the tallest sailing yacht globally, was unveiled.
Clarification from Lauren Sanchez: Sculpture Inspired by Mythological Figure
Instead, she unveiled the true inspiration behind the polished wooden idol, revealing it to be Freyja, the Norse goddess of love, fertility, war, and gold—an intriguing mythological connection that adds a layer of depth to the yacht’s artistry.
Jeff Bezos’ Yacht Project: The Making of Koru
Bezos’ ambitious yacht project, initially known as ‘Project 721,’ took shape over five years and culminated in the creation of Koru, the second-largest sailing ship globally.
The vessel, built by sailboat specialists Oceanco in the Netherlands, underwent sea trials in February before being handed over to Bezos.
The yacht’s grandeur and design had previously sparked international controversy, notably regarding the removal of a bridge section to accommodate its passage.
Engagement and Wedding Plans: Lauren Sanchez Opens Up
In addition to dispelling the sculpture rumors, Lauren Sanchez shared insights into her engagement to Jeff Bezos.
Recalling the moment she received her pink-diamond ring during a romantic proposal at sea, she humorously mentioned ‘blacking out.’ The couple, engaged for five months, is still in the process of deciding on the details of their wedding, with considerations ranging from size and location.
However, the focus remains on Jeff’s upcoming 60th birthday celebration in January. The interview provides a glimpse into the private life and artistic choices of one of the world’s wealthiest couples.