Paz de la Huerta’s Agent Provocateur ad campaign: sleazy hot or just gross?


I am genuinely perplexed, people. Whenever Paz de la Huerta gives one of her crazy interviews or gets into a drunken fight, I get really excited. Even though I’d never want to be alone in the same room as this bitch, news of Paz genuinely makes me happy for some reason. And like many of you, I accidentally mistook Trace Cyrus for Paz (btw, Kaiser thinks they should totally make a kid together too) when he recently knocked up his girlfriend, which just added another delicious dimension to the Paz phenomenon. So I was absolutely beside myself to learn that Paz has been named “Campaign Star” the new Autumn Winter 2011 lingerie line for Agent Provocateur.

Of course, Agent Provocateur has been though a number of celebrity spokesmodels, including Kate Moss and Maggie Gyllenhaal, in recent years, but Paz really stands out. I hope this isn’t just a one-off deal and that Paz becomes a permanent fixture at AP because, quite frankly, this is a match made in hot-mess heaven. The next photo montage arrives with the following caption: “A lady knows how to turn a fall into a rise. Paz de la Huerta easily transforms a stumble into a dramatic moment, with her Sidonie underwear on show.” LMAO.


The rest of the photoshoot is pretty epic too and features Paz applying her gross lipstick in the back of a car as well as flapping her arms around like a crazed bird. I. Love. It. Not that this campaign will make me buy Agent Provocateur’s overpriced, tacky lingerie, but still, this is pretty damn awesome and classic Paz.








Photos courtesy of Agent Provocateur

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  1. Bee says:

    Sleazy. It looks like she’s exercising some major tuck game as well.

  2. Denise says:

    I enjoy reading about her because she is always such a great hot mess of nonsense.

  3. Rita says:

    She seems to have a lot of trouble with her dresses. Perhaps she should wear pants.

    BTW, the other day I found a quarter in the Macy’s restroom (same floor tile but better lighting) however, I didn’t go through all of Paz’s gyrations; just bent over, picked it up, and washed it off. Guess that’s why I’m not a model.

  4. i says:

    agent provocateur slings sleaze so the ads are perfect, good job PR peeps!

  5. jover says:

    I know i’m in the minority but actresses should act and models should model; there’s no shortage of sleazily attractive models – if that’s what AP wants – to do this ad, and for much less than this chick is getting paid. One of the many reasons i suspect this is common is that today’s younger actresses have no real interest in the craft of acting (or theater), but just like the limelight and trappings of celebrityhood, so appearing in fashion spreads, which was uncommon 2/3 generations ago, is just another way to stay in the limelight and pick up some easy cash.

  6. brin says:

    Well she sure has enough experience in falling down (drunk).

  7. 4Real says:

    It needs more crotch shots (sarcasm)…she’s gross and lord help me I like it!

  8. Sloane Wyatt says:

    @Rita: “She seems to have a lot of trouble with her dresses. Perhaps she should wear pants.”


  9. Liz says:

    in its own weird way. this works for the company and for her

  10. Heather says:

    I think the shots are sexy! Paz is a hot mess, but perfect for this brand.

    But hey, maybe I’m a different breed….because I am a professional by day in suits and expensive heels, but I like to get my freak on in the bedroom. I love shopping for naughty things at AP and Kiki de Montparnasse….so maybe I have a little “high priced hooker” in me! I actually think the lingerie is very high quality! If anyone is interested in spicing it up….

  11. Alice says:

    I love how the slogan is ‘Always remember your Agent Provocateurs’ and in the last picture it appears that she’s forgotten her Agent Provocateurs.

  12. Benny says:

    Every time I see her, it makes me feel like I need a penicillin shot. Obviously, my vote is “gross.”

  13. gee says:

    I’m surprised someone hired her, she seems like really bad PR.

  14. Danziger says:

    AP has killer Fragrances, though…

  15. Stacia says:

    Skanky, tacky and crass ….. I see why they approached her to do the ads.

  16. LeeLoo says:

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Paz is the last person I want to see in lingerie. She’s so….ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! The main reason I do not watch Boardwalk Empire is my fear of seeing her naked. It hurts me not to watch it as I love Steve Buschemi but I cannot abide her, she looks like a gross mangy ugly dog.

  17. Calli Pygian says:

    Ummm, well… In most of them her face looks really quite pretty. She’s usually so sloppy drunk that I never knew how pretty she is.

    Her poses, though, seem a bit childish, like she is trying to be provocative and sultry, but doesn’t really know how. It ends up looking forced, and sometimes laughable.

  18. Quest says:

    She looks like a low class hooker in drag

  19. Pyewacket says:

    IMO, She is one of the ugliest, most untalented actresses in the biz today.

    I don’t get the hype.

    The ads are gross and if anything turn me off the brand.

  20. KJ says:

    I’m prob in the minority but I think this is amazing. Its almost so ridiculous that it’s campy. She’s insane and I wish we had access to a video of the shoot. Watching her flap and writhe around all dramatic would be hysterical.

  21. Annie says:

    I will now forever think of scorching STD’s when I see their ads.

  22. Harley says:

    Hot mess heaven!

    And LeeLoo you are missing out! Boardwalk Empire is awesome-I love me some Donny…er… Buscemi (who really is fantastic in it!). Plus, Paz isn’t in it too often in the second half of the season…

    She really is a hot mess, but I kinda like the ads – trashy, but I dunno… Like ‘em anyway. And stories about her are always amusing.

  23. danielle says:

    The ads made me laugh. How many actresses would be THAT eager to do a crotch shot! The photogs were probably like “enough Paz – you can close your legs now!!”

  24. daisydoodle says:

    @Rita…you must be more limber, I only gyrate for bills….

  25. Trustivia says:

    I love this bish so much! I feel just like you! Every story of that girl excites me!

  26. smh says:

    when i first saw her photograph i thought to myself my god how beautiful… but ever since i saw her antics in last year’s emmy’s? i can’t help but think we’re faced with another courtney love situation here. of course by beautiful i mean charming/pretty instead of a classical beauty… but so was courtney back in the 90′s. she got old so fast because of her lifestyle and paz has already begun going down the same hill, not only that but these adverts do not make her seem sexy one bit. she looks so trashy. and she is slightly beginning to revolt my stomach to be honest. girls like this are a walking say no to drugs poster.

  27. velourazure says:

    i think she sleazily pulls this off.

  28. ILLNana says:

    she’s selling undies. i like it.

  29. Mtn Girl says:

    Paz = crazy bitch. Is what I get out of it.

  30. evadstructn says:

    love the shoot, love her

  31. marge says:

    i looove the concept, but not the model

  32. Ana says:

    From interviews and her self-representation in pap photos, it seems no one takes Paz more seriously than she does. The best thing about these ads is that they added eyebrows to her face. She’s a mess — in every sense of the word.

  33. meg says:

    LOL I love the fence pic. That’s how I look when I get my mail everyday!

  34. Vic says:

    She doesn’t need any agent provocateur to look supersexy so for me these adds are very vulgar. Soft feminine ethereal pictures would had balanced her sexual appeal and would had prevented her from looking like a drunken whore… unless this is what this brand wants us to look.

  35. weeble says:

    I adore her, and I love how she is a hot mess.

  36. Jorja says:

    the first time i saw paz was on dlsited and he was trashing her…at first i thought she was a drag queen..she is intriguing in that amy winehouse sort of way but it is hard for me to watch someone so self loathing although i know i am in the minority. i found it interesting that she said her family members were all scorpios…and i’ll bet she was the beauty in the family sting sting sting…it remains to be seen if she will rally from their poison……unattractive people have no stomach for beauty…if she can get that it was jealousy on their part and nothing she did per say she will..but that is a long, hard and sober road.

  37. VintageBum says:

    she is a glorious hot mess, i love it, it’s a Kesha- level of sleaze! oddly she seems less pathetic than Lindsanity…

  38. Ja says:

    Just why did they use an actress who pretends to be a sleazy trick when they could use a real one (yes, your favourite celebrity and US royalty Kim K)?