Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lettuce With A Side of Bat Shit

We've all heard the story. Super skinny white girl + pretty face+ nice complexion = Model material. I've also heard the story of Crystal Renn, who as a young girl was scouted by a recruiter and told if she lost 70 pounds and 9 inches off her hips she could be a model and even appear in Vogue magazine. And over the next year she did. At left is a photo of her after her "transformation". I think she looks like shit.

She was 5'9" and 95 lbs. Yikes! That is so unhealthy when you look at it from a medical stand point. Like on the BMI scale. She lost all the weight by working out eight hours a day and eating about 600 calories a day. It was so physically taxing and unsustainable on a long term basis she eventually started to gain weight and started losing work because of it. Long story short she got smart and stopped being anorexic and decided to be a model on her own terms. She gained weight and is now the highest paid plus sized model in America. She basically spun all her negative shit into GOLD. Look at her. Doesn't she look way hotter as a healthy woman???

She recently wrote a book about her experiences entitled Hungry: A Young Models Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves. Isn't that great!?!!!!! She was featured in Glamour magazine's May issue. But sadly I noticed she ran next to ads for Alli ( a weight loss program) and wrinkle cream that features a 20 year old as the model... FOR WRINKLE CREAM. 20 year olds don't have wrinkles. Even Glamour magazine which I find progressive and empowering is guilty of sending confusing mixed ads about how we women should look and feel and ultimately what is considered beautiful. Its distorted. Articles preaching one thing...then you flip the page only to see another stick skinny twit wearing fucking Ugg boots and a winter coat standing in a sunny field in the middle of summer. Exausting. I'm going to get a latte...full fat please.

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