Is Derek Zoolander a Real Person? Penelope Cruz Feigns Anger in Bohemian Etro Outfit

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In January 2016, Derek Zoolander was back with the lovely Penelope Cruz as his leading lady.

But, there was already trouble in paradise. Penelope uploaded a series of photos to her Instagram regarding something Derek did in Paris that she wasn’t quite happy about.

Penelope Cruz wears her hair downPenelope Cruz wears her hair down at the photocall for her directorial documentary debut “Soy Uno Entre Cien Mil” held on January 28, 2016, at Cinema Academy in Madrid, Spain

Not a real person, the name “Derek Zoolander” was invented by UCLA Film School graduate Russell Bates while he was editing short films made for the VH1 Fashion Awards television specials in 1996 and 1997.

Derek Zoolander was inspired by the Dutch model Mark Vanderloo and former American Calvin Klein model Johnny Zander.

Not a real person, Derek Zoolander is a play on the names of Dutch model Mark Vanderloo and American model Johnny ZanderNot a real person, Derek Zoolander is a play on the names of Dutch model Mark Vanderloo and American model Johnny Zander

In a 2016 interview, Ben Stiller told Esquire how Saturday Night Live writer Drake Sather created the character Derek Zoolander.

“Derek came out of Drake saying, ‘Hey, I want you to be a male model in this little sketch that we’re doing.’ And I go, ‘Well, that’s ridiculous.’ And he says, ‘Yeah, that’s why it’ll be funny. It’s you doing it.'”

Penélope Cruz stars as Valentina Valencia, Derek Zoolander’s (Ben Stiller) love interest and 2nd wife in Zoolander 2, the stand-alone sequel and the second and final installment to the 2001 film Zoolander.

Penelope Cruz and Ben Stiller attend the Madrid Fan Screening of the Paramount Pictures film 'Zoolander No. 2'Penelope Cruz and Ben Stiller attend the Madrid Fan Screening of the Paramount Pictures film ‘Zoolander No. 2’ at the Capitol Cinema on February 1, 2016, in Madrid, Spain

Before the digital finger-wagging, Penelope attended a photocall in Madrid, Spain, for her directorial debut film “Soy Uno Entre Cien Mil.”

Penelope Cruz wears a pair of platform ankle boots on the red carpetPenelope Cruz wears a pair of platform ankle boots on the red carpet

Penélope arrived at the photocall in a Bohemian-inspired dress from Etro’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

Penelope Cruz wears a black-and-burgundy Etro dress on the red carpetPenelope Cruz wears a black-and-burgundy Etro dress on the red carpet

Instead of going for the designer’s lovely lace-up heels, however, the actress opted for a more masculine pair of platform ankle boots.

Penelope Cruz poses for photos in a Bohemian Etro dressPenelope Cruz poses for photos in a Bohemian Etro dress

So, what was it that upset the stunning Ms. Cruz?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As it turns out, Derek was caught canoodling with supermodel Cara Delevingne. Check out Penelope’s hilarious response to the photos below.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Credit: DyD Fotografos / Future Image / Oscar Gonzalez / Sean Thornton / WENN

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