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Kate Moss and Anna Wintour are Shy, says Mario Testino. Really?

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How many people here have seen Kate Moss' boobs?

Drinking, drugs, exhibitionism, rocking out—who would've guessed that, according to legendary photographer Mario Testino, Moss is actually a shrinking violet?

"Believe it or not, she is shy," Testino told the Daily Telegraph. "I go to events with her and I am, like, what's the matter with you? and she is, like, shaking, nervous. I'm, like: 'You're a freak, because I am not shy at all.'"

Testino also says that Vogue editor Anna Wintour is afflicted with the shy bug as well.

"Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, is, you imagine, the most secure person, but she is shy, too. Often people mistake her shyness for coldness," he says.

Often, indeed.
· Kate Moss and Anna Wintour are afflicted by 'shyness', says Mario Testino [Telegraph]