Victoria’s Secret: A Body for Every … um … make that One Body

Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret's new campaign

Oh, Victoria, whatever will we do with you?

For its latest ads, Victoria’s Secret has chosen the innovative route of featuring septuplets. Oh, they have different skin tones, but you can tell the models are related because their bodies are EXACTLY THE SAME.

“There’s a Body for every body,” goes the tag line. You’re funny, Victoria. Very funny.

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Next up: New Zealand and Jo Lawn—Ironman athlete

The warped-body-image pandemic

On our surprise trip around the world this month, let’s venture down under, shall we?

Thirty-six-year-old athlete Jo Lawn just won her seventh Ironman New Zealand, reports The New Zealand Herald. She swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles—all in nine hours, 14 minutes and 35 seconds.

You’d think she’d be more concerned with strength than skinniness. And yet, not too long ago, reports the Herald: (more…)

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Plus-size models not really average

Distorted views

We keep hearing that plus-size models represent the average American woman, who’s around a size 14. But people who cite that number also say the average height is 5’4″.

Um … size 14 at a model’s 5’10” looks a lot different than at 5’4″. (more…)

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Even Japanese women getting thinner!

Shrinking Japanese women

Japanese eating habits have been held up for years as wonders of modern healthfulness. If only we Americans ate more like the Japanese, we’d be skinnier, have lower cholesterol and have less heart disease.

Except … now, the women are going overboard. (more…)

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Bollywood shrinks to 0

Bollywood

Used to be, Bollywood actresses were curvy. (Like it used to be here, come to think of it.) But alas, the U.K.’s Telegraph reports that Bollywood is shrinking:

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News flash: Skinny does not always equal healthy

Bad commenters! Bad!

I read comments on articles about female celebrities who have porked up to a (disgusting and shocking) still-healthy weight. As readers debate, one argument that keeps cropping up is, “Being overweight is not healthy!”

Aside from the fact that the women I’m reading about don’t look overweight, I hate to tell these readers (OK, I don’t), but being skinny doesn’t automatically mean you’re healthy.

I saw an old episode of America’s Next Top Model the other day. (more…)

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