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Today’s Lady News: “Top Model” Judge Calls Plus-Size Models A “Joke”

  • Julien Macdonald, a designer and a judge on “Britain’s Next Top Model,” issued a slap in the face to plus-size models everywhere when he said they don’t belong on his show. “There were no plus-size models,” he said, referring to the show’s sixth season. “This is a serious show. You can’t have a plus-size girl winning. It makes it a joke. It’s not fair on them. You’re setting them up for a fall. I know what would happen to them. They’re looked down upon.” Ugh, what condescending hogwash! Ever consider that maybe you are part of the problem, Julien? [Styleist]
  • Debrahlee Lorenzana, the former banker who is suing Citibank for sexual harassment, has hired feminist lawyer to represent her. [New York Post]
  • A 66-year-old Indian woman has become the oldest person in the world to give birth to triplets after IVF treatments. Bhateria Devi, who was childless before IVF, had two boys and a girl. All three of the babies were born under three pounds. [Daily Mail]

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“Britain’s Next Top Model” Finalist Too Skinny?

Model Jade McSorely is one of three finalists on “Britain’s Next Top Model,” but some peeps are pissed because they think she’s very unhealthy looking and has anorexia. They think she shouldn’t be allowed on the show, but judge Lisa Snowdon says it’s totally okay. In the most insensitive and untrue statement ever, Snowdon said, “It’s not like the modeling industry has had this effect on her. She came into it with this eating disorder…” Lisa thinks the competition is helping the model’s self esteem, although she admits that Jade should be a “tiny bit” bigger. Tell us what you think! Should Jade be allowed to compete or is she setting a bad example? [Metro UK] Keep reading »

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