Alive Girl Spotted at Sea

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Jeff Bezos has added a bit of stunning new woodwork to his superyacht: The prow is now decorated with, as the Daily Mail put it, a “curvaceous winged GODDESS,” which bears a striking resemblance to Lauren Sanchez, Bezos’s girlfriend.

Bezos and Sanchez were seen lounging on the 400-foot yacht off the coast of Spain earlier this week, and the addition of a gleaming Alive Girl figurehead suggests that the ship is finally finished. The world’s largest sailing yacht has been under construction for some time — apparently it was being remodeled to house a swimming pool, a helipad, and room for a second, smaller yacht. Last year, it was nearly vandalized by a bunch of egg-wielding Rotterdam citizens when they heard one of their important bridges would have to be disassembled to make way for the yacht’s movements.

A nautical bust is not a practical accessory, but more of a spiritual symbol — an embodiment of a ship’s vibe. Traditionally, a figurehead would be a mermaid, a fierce animal, or maybe a Valkyrie to suggest protection. I feel that Sanchez, an enthusiastic helicopter pilot who is scheduled to go to space next year, seems more than appropriate for the job. Ahoy, Alive Girl.

Alive Girl Spotted at Sea