I have no idea if she’s brassy

When Robert Stacy McCain invented Rule 5 back in 2009, part of his rationale was this:

All politics all the time gets boring after a while. Observant readers will notice that the headlines at Hot Air often feature silly celebrity tabloid stuff and News Of The Weird. Even a stone political junkie cannot subsist on a 24/7 diet of politics. The occasional joke, the occasional hot babe, the occasional joke about a hot babe — it’s a safety valve to make sure we don’t become humorless right-wing clones of those Democratic Underground moonbats.

I’ve never been all politics all the time, but five years later, I can usually count on about 100 extra visitors from whatever hot-babe pictures I can come up with, which is a decent bump if you’re averaging a couple thousand a week. Besides, I do try to challenge myself to come up with something interesting to say, the Zooeypaloozas aside.

None of which really explains how I stumbled across Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün, whom I simply had to write about because (1) she’s gorgeous and (2) it’s her birthday and (3) “Tuba” is actually her middle name and (4) did you see all those umlauts?

From the Turkish edition of Elle, December 2012:

Tuba Büyüküstün in Elle Turkey 12/12

Tuba Büyüküstün in Elle Turkey 12/12

Also from Elle, a year earlier, she accepts a Style Award. She’s obviously pregnant in the video; she gave birth to twin girls in January 2012. (She’s married to Turkish actor Onur Saylak.)

Oh, her actual first name is Hatice, and she’s thirty-two today. And yes, this is the second time I’ve reported on a Turkish actress this week. Like I said, I retain a certain fondness for the place.



  1. Roger Green »

    6 July 2014 · 4:57 am

    What’s great about your “hot babe” pictures is that, at least half the time, they are women totally unknown to me. Not that I come to your site for that, mind you (he insisted)..

  2. CGHill »

    6 July 2014 · 6:59 am

    Very often, they start out as totally unknown to me.

  3. JT »

    6 July 2014 · 10:08 am

    If nothing else, it’s a good way to point out that there are a lot more attractive women out there than just the 9 or 10 that show up in the US tabloids.

  4. John Salmon »

    6 July 2014 · 3:09 pm

    This woman comes under the heading of impossibly beautiful. Meeting her, I imagine I’d probably blurt out something like, “My name is, uh, uh, Elmer Fudd.”

  5. Dick Stanley »

    7 July 2014 · 10:29 am

    Why do you maintain fondness for the place? I lived there for one full year and one summer and I don’t.

  6. CGHill »

    7 July 2014 · 12:26 pm

    I suppose I had a better time during my one year.

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