London, August 21 (ANI): WAGs Victoria Beckham and Claudine Keane are being pitted against each other in a hot body bikini battle by LA Galaxy’s owners.
A “tip sheet” sent to Los Angeles photo agencies showed pictures of the two on a US showbiz website under the headline “Who’d you rather?”
Former Spice Girl Posh, 37, is thought to be furious about the embarrassing publicity blunder.
The press release was sent out from the office of Michael Roth, supremo of the entertainment giant AEG.
It alerted photographers to the arrival at Los Angeles airport of former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane – LA Galaxy’s new 3.5million pounds signing – and his former beauty queen wife, 27.
But then it went on to declare: “Of particular interest the past few days is the fact that his wife Claudine Keane is a spectacular beauty. In fact, she was a participant in a recent Miss Ireland pageant.
“As perhaps an example of the attention she will get in the United States, yesterday TMZ (a US website) featured side-by-side photos of Claudine Keane with the caption: ‘Who’d You Rather?’
“In less than 24 hours, over 106,000 votes were cast with Mrs Keane receiving 58 percent of the votes.
“A lot of people had seen the TMZ piece, which was pretty crude and suggestive, especially in the way it was worded,” the Daily Star quoted Los Angeles media analyst Mike Raia, as saying.
“But for the Galaxy’s owners to then literally point press and TV photographers in its direction is outrageous.” (ANI)