This just in from the Doubles Club. The NYT reports:
Of the 30 swell young ladies who will be formally introduced to high society during the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria on Dec. 29, the most swell may be Hadley Marie Nagel — a German countess, according to her mother, Susan Nagel, and also a direct descendant, through her father, Jon (a lawyer), of two signers of the Declaration of Independence.
But Miss Nagel, 19, plays down her pedigree. “I mean, you still have to pay for your coffee at Starbucks,” she said recently. “It doesn’t mean anything. I think you impress people more with your talents, with who you are.”
Gothamist is all over this. Sprudge.com asks: What’s the big whoop?