Macpherson drops lawsuit
13:30 11 October 2006
Elle Macpherson is dropping her lawsuit against rival model Heidi Klum - after meeting the Dalai Lama.
Elle, 43, who has been known as 'The Body' for years, was furious Heidi - 10 years her junior - launched a bra named 'The Body', claiming it was her nickname.
Supermodel Elle initially decided to take legal action over the use of the name, but after meeting with the Buddhist spiritual leader she decided to halt her planned action and graciously share the name.
She said: "A few people have made me stop in my tracks and the Dalai Lama would be one of them."
Speaking about the nickname argument, she professed: "It's no big deal for me. She can have it."
In August, Heidi became the face of a new lingerie line for Victoria's Secret, which included a bra named 'The Body'.
The German model said in the advertisement: "They call me 'The Body' and now I have one named after me."
A spokesperson for Elle - who has her own underwear and skincare empire worth £34 million - said at the time: "We were initially flabbergasted.
"We have numerous press stories in the office referring to her as 'The Body'. In terms of public record, that name belongs to Elle."
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