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She must be some B-list celebrity. I've never heard of her. Wake me up when Dustin Hoffman or Al Pacino is riding a bike.
About the lock: it's clear that she was upsold. No one needs to carry a lock like that around. If you think you need to carry a lock like that, you're eith riding the wrong bike, or you should take your bike inside.
She is a supermodel, not a b-list actress. Her lock is perfectly fine for a heavy bike like that, especially in NYC. I sense some "silly little girl listened to the wrong person" paternalism here. A grown woman is perfectly capable of assessing her own bike lock needs.