Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Which one would you pick?




I have to ask.

I don't often see the Daily Mail (honestly!) but yesterday I saw these pictures of two women who competed in a Channel 5 programme called 'Make Me A Super Model'. Fashion industry 'experts' described the shape of the one on the right as 'perfect'. The one on the left was apparently too fat. The full story is here.

Never mind 'heroin chic' - Channel 5 proudly presents 'Final stages of terminal cancer chic.'


Of course, The Daily Mail would have more of a leg to stand on if they didn't take such delight in publishing photos of attractive women highlighting a spot of cellulite on their hips.

14 comments:

Moo said...

That girl is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. Her bones stick out and how could the normal girl be critised for being fat? No wonder why so many young girls are so obsessed with weight when images like that are in their face making them feel like that is how they should look.

John said...

heroin chic? Belsen chic. One of these days we're going to open the fashion pages and see models dressed up as concentration camp inmates. Trust me.

Arthur Clewley said...

if the girl on the left is too fat, it's a good job I didn't enter this contest or I'm sure they would have reduced me to tears when it came to the swimwear section judging.I suppose that when looking for a model for fashion shows the requirements are not quite the same as what is erm traditionally attractive but I think perhaps they've gone a bit far down that road in some cases. They should send that lass up here and we'll get some pies down her.

greavsie said...

Is that Size Oh as in 'Oh my God'?

Alan said...

Since when did the fashion industry and the real world have anything in common anyway? I'm not sure I've ever seen a "supermodel" I would look twice at if they passed me in the street. Kate Moss looks like one of the aliens from the X Files.

Jim said...

Good fucking grief!! The shape of the one on the right is perfect. Perfect for what???? To highlight what an eating disorder does to you?

David Duff said...

"[I]f they [The Mail] didn't take such delight in publishing photos of attractive women highlighting a spot of cellulite on their hips."

Yeeees, but it's usually only Cherie and no-one can complain about that, surely! Cheer, perhaps!

As to the fashion industry, as I have been telling my lady friends for years, if they will allow themselves to made fools of by a bunch of women-hating woofters, what can they expect?

Steve said...

I'm with Arthur.

"Live Aid Chic"? Who'd a thunk it?

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J.J said...

I agree with every word every one has said here. I don't like to pick out a 'most shocking' aspect of this as it is all horrific, but I think the fact that the one on the left is only 19 is pretty tragic. If you can't look happy and full of life at 19 when the hell can you? Not that, looking at her,she will live to make 20.

John said...

erm. I assume you mean the one on the right. Right?

Reidski said...

John, urgent message from JJ: "Of course I meant the one on the right! I am such an idiot!"

JJ is not at a blog-friendly computer right now but wanted that cleared up on account of, well, not wanting to look, sound or feel like an idiot.

And now it's about time I was going off to meet her to see Richard Hawley!

Foilwoman said...

I'm sure J.J. just meant the other left. I used to get confused all the time. Is it the right or left of the person in the pictures looking at you or the person doing the looking. Anyway, we all know which one is the too skinny one. The one with the sharp pelvic bones for starters.

J.J said...

John, I am SUCH an idiot :-(

As Reidski can verify.

It's a girl thing isn't it Foilwoman!