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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has granted a flat to a woman after she made her point by hitting him on the head with a mango.

Marleny Olivo threw a mango at Nicolas Maduro while he was driving a bus through the central state of Aragua.

It had a message on it, in which she pleaded for his help.

President Nicolas Maduro displayed the mango with Marleny Olivo’s telephone number on it during a live television show afterwards. He said he had agreed to her request for a flat.

The move, the president said, was part of the “Great Housing Mission of Venezuela”.Nicolas Maduro mango

Marleny Olivo had written a message on a mango: “If you can, call me” – along with her name and phone number. She got as close to the bus as she could when it passed and then tossed the mango at Nicolas Maduro.

In a video that has gone viral in Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro can be seen lowering his head when he is hit just above the left ear. He then calmly picks up the mango and displays it to the crowd.

Later he discussed the incident in one of his regular live TV broadcasts in which he displayed the infamous mango.

“She had a housing problem, right? And, Marleny, I have approved it already, as part of the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela, you will get an apartment and it will be given to you in the next few hours.

“Tomorrow, no later than the day after tomorrow, we will give it to you.”

Marleny Olivo said that there was “no evil intent” behind the incident only a desire to fulfill her dreaming of owning a home before she dies.

Nicolas Maduro – who is a former bus driver and likes to connect with ordinary Venezuelans by touring local communities at the wheel of a coach – added that the mango was ripe and that he would eat it later.


Miranda Kerr poses playfully in stripes, knitwear and jeans for Spanish label Mango’s latest campaign.

The High Street hero is famed for being fronted by some of the most beautiful women in show business, such as Scarlett Johansson, the Cruz sisters Monica and Penelope, and Kate Moss.

So, Miranda Kerr has big boots to fill but she seems to be on top form in the behind the scenes video.

Talking to Grazia magazine, Victoria’s Secret model also dished her top style tips for the coming year.

On shopping Miranda Kerr said: “I buy things on photo-shoots. I’ll be like <<Ooh, can I please buy that now?>>, <<Can I please call that designer?>>, And that’s the way I work.”

On yoga: “When I do yoga, Flynn holds onto me like a koala. You have to find ways to multi-task as a mum.”

And on her current fashion obsession, Miranda Kerr said: “Ankle boots. Right now, it’s Isabel Marant’s black studded Berry boots. They’re the ones I always wear when it’s cold in New York. I also have black ones with buckles all over, by Zanotti, and another little black zip up buckled pair by Tabitha Simmons – and she has some really cute heels.”

Miranda Kerr said in a statement: “Mango is a brand that I love. You always find the perfect garment for every occasion!”

Miranda Kerr poses playfully in stripes, knitwear and jeans for Spanish label Mango's latest campaign

Miranda Kerr poses playfully in stripes, knitwear and jeans for Spanish label Mango’s latest campaign

The Australian model, who is married to Orlando Bloom with whom she has a young son, Flynn, will appear in Mango’s advertising campaign across print, digital and broadcast media as well as adorning billboards with her smouldering look.

Miranda Kerr shot her Mango debut in New York with renowned fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Much like in the behind-the-scenes teaser images, the professional poser looks relaxed as she pouts and plays with her tousled hair.

She added: “I am delighted to be collaborating with MANGO for the Spring/Summer 2013 season. We had a great time shooting the campaign and it was very easy working with the entire team.”

Miranda Kerr follows in the fashion footsteps of Kate Moss who has been the face of Mango for several years, a brand that prides themselves its trendy designs for the “young, urban woman” with 2,000 stores in more than 100 countries.

While her career is soaring, Miranda Kerr’s personal life has come under scrutiny recently with rumors that trouble is rife between her and beau Orlando Bloom.

However, the couple have been spotted enjoying spending time together over the festive season and were seen heading out to a friend’s with Flynn on Boxing Day.

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