If sexy and smart are a desirable pair of attributes, then Patty and Wendy Determan, both 21, are doubly perfect as Miss February and Miss July, respectively, in the 1986 Women of the Ivy League calendar. The seniors at Columbia University were models for the Wilhelmina agency in New York City until they gave up the business two years ago because, says Wendy, "it places too much emphasis on the superficial qualities and not enough on intelligence." The sisters from Fairfield, Conn., are honors English majors and have no small ambitions about using their heads. "We'd like to run our own magazine," says Patty. "All we need is a Daddy Warbucks." But which twin will be the editor and which the publisher?
These days, when Nebraskans get together to gab about the weather or the price of corn, they also enjoy speculating about the long-blooming romance between Governor Bob Kerrey, 41, and Actress Debra Winger, 30. The couple met two years ago, when Winger was filming Terms of Endearment, and folks in Lincoln (pop. 180,000) have been spotting the lovebirds ever since. Lately everyone's been getting a smile, or a scowl, out of the fact that the Ohio-born actress was stopped for speeding in the Governor's state-leased car. The fuss prompted Kerrey to cancel her car privileges, and a collection was started to buy Winger a Swinger (a 1971 Dart, for $500). She used the cash instead to buy a station wagon for a home for troubled girls. "I've never been in love with a Governor before, so I don't know all the rules," says Winger. "I'm still kind of learning the territory."
"I just suddenly realized that the blue patch at me feet was water coming in," recalls Simon Le Bon. So began the ordeal at sea that the lead singer of the rock band Duran Duran calls "the worst experience of my life." Le Bon, 26, was asleep in the cabin of his 77-ft., $1.8 million yacht Drum during the final leg of the international Admiral's Cup race about two miles off the coast of Cornwall last week when the keel snapped off and the craft capsized. The singer and five of the 24-man crew were trapped in an air pocket below deck, where they waited for 40 minutes until a navy diver helped them swim to safety. "I feel very lucky to be alive," says the unsinkable Le Bon, a sailor since childhood. "I still love the sea. This has not put me off sailing for one moment."
He has fenced the countryside, decorated islands and hung a curtain over a valley, but since 1976 Christo, 50, has dreamed especially of shrouding the bridge that crosses the western tip of the Ile de la Cité near the Left Bank's Latin Quarter in Paris. The $2.3 million project, which Christo pays for by selling his plans and sketches, will involve some 450 workers, including bargemen, rock climbers and crane operators, who will begin wrapping the Pont Neuf next month. "People will be obliged to walk on it," observes the Bulgarian-born artist. "I find it extremely poetic." --By Guy D. Garcia