Thursday, November 8, 2007

Why am I surprised?

I may have to give up one of my favorite guilty pleasures. No, not Nora Roberts... America's Next Top Model.

Last night -- after all of Tyra Banks' semi-progressive talk about the modeling industry and starving models being bad, the panel voted off Sarah for no reason other than that she was "too thin to be a plus-size model and too large to be... a model."

Heaven forbid there be a beautiful woman with a "normal" body.

Not that we shouldn't have seen this coming: for the past two weeks judge Nigel Barker has been commenting that Sarah seemed to have lost weight since joining the show (can't imagine why, being "plus-size" in a house full of size zeros).

The whole thing is especially ironic, in a not really all that ironic kind of way, considering that "thin" model Heather passed out and needed oxygen after not EATING ENOUGH. I had been wondering why Tyra didn't have some sort of intervention with Heather but after seeing the results I realized that doing so would've exposed the show's hypocrisy even more.

On the plus side (pun really not intended) the episode DID feature singer Enrique Iglesias which may (may) have made up for the negatives. Not sure yet. Thoughts?

1 comment:

larissa said...

I know you don't have the first clue as to who I am, but I have to say, very well put!

And way to hit on the irony.

I love ANTM but I was appalled at the decision they made last night. Especially since Chantal can't model for nothin'!