Lykke May Andersen (born 16 June 1982, Copenhagen, Denmark), known as May Andersen, is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Danish model. May is known for her work with Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In her home country, May is known better as Lykke May, but in the English-speaking world she goes by May Andersen.
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May was discovered at a young age by a passing photographer on the street. She debuted on the runway at Valentino haute couture in Paris in July 1998, then landed on the cover of Italian Marie Claire a year later. The year 1999 was when May really hit her stride, appearing in campaigns for BCBG, Gianfranco Ferré, Miu Miu, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Prada, and Valentino. She moved to New York the following year, and unfortunately was in a traffic accident that same year when a garbage truck hit her car. She sustained pelvis injuries and received an award from the city, but has fully recovered.
Among May's career highlights aside from Victoria's Secret are appearing on the cover of Italian Glamour and Marie Claire in 2001 and in the February 2003 and 2004 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions.
May has no problem with nudity - perhaps it's a Scandinavian thing. There have been numerous nude "leaks" of her on the Internet. She herself capitalized on her good looks with an au naturel appearance in the May, 2012 edition of Playboy Magazine.
May is known for her quick temper. "“I did a little bit of anger management, which I didn't need at all,” she told New York Magazine. That happened in 2006 after she was arrested for hitting a flight attendant on a flight from Amsterdam to Miami on April 24th of that year. That didn't slow her career down at all, and she walked for Christian Dior and Elle Saab in 2007.
Married to filmmaker Julian Schnabel, May had a baby boy, Shooter Sandhed Julian Schnabel Jr., on June 20, 2012. "Sandhed" is a Danish word meaning "truth." Fellow model Stephanie Seymour threw a lavish baby shower for the couple at Schnabel's West Village apartment the previous March, at which Schnabel unveiled a 20-foot artwork of his pregnant, nude fiancee.
|May Anderssen with husband Julian Schnabel (credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic).|
Her friends include Noémie Lenoir, Julie Ordon, Jessica White, Devon Aoki, Marcus Schenkenberg, Helena Christensen, Ana Beatriz Barros, Rosie Huntington, and Mary-Kate Olsen. May is a fashion designer of the line Chicks with Guns.
May previously dated Marcus Schenkenberg (2001), Stephen Dorff (2003), Steve-O (2004), Kid Rock (2007), and Jamie Burke.
|May Andersen with former boyfriend Kid Rock.|
|Models Jessica White, Marisa Miller, May Andersen and Ana Beatriz Barros, pose at the afterparty for Victoria's Secret's debut of the 'What is Sexy' 2007 list at the Tao Beach at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino April 19, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.|