Posts tagged "skinny"

America, Meet Your New Meow

Remember Meow, the 39-pound fat cat that stole America’s heart? Sadly, Meow passed away, but there’s a new Meow. Her name is Skinny, and when she was found, she was…

Julie Gerstein | November 6, 2012 - 10:40 am

When Skinny Was A Bad Word: 7 Retro Anti-Thin Ads

Believe it or not, the push to be hyper-thin hasn’t always been present. In the ’50s and ’60s, women were sold the idea that a curvy, bodacious bod was best,…

Julie Gerstein | December 2, 2011 - 9:00 am

Kathy Griffin Gets Half-Naked For The Troops

This weekend at VH1’s Divas Salute The Troops concert, Kathy Griffin gave the troops an eyeful in a camo bikini, a machine gun ammo belt, and black lace-up boots. The…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

“OK!” Magazine Co-Opts Bullying For Stars “Bullied For Their Weight”

The effects of bullying are in the news everywhere lately, from the teen girl, Megan Meier, who killed herself after being harassed on MySpace, to Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi and…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2010 - 11:10 am

Ann Taylor Caught Photoshopping Skinny Model Even Skinnier

Ann Taylor knows what sells clothes: thin. Yesterday afternoon, Jezebel noticed that an item on was originally depicted by a skinny model in a tank top, but three seconds…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Here She Comes, Italy’s 375-Pound “Miss Chubby” Beauty Pageant Winner

Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Skinny Model Scandal Hits Teen Girls Hard

Salinger would be pissed. It turns out the fashion industry may be responsible for sucking the innocence right out of teenage girls (or is causing them to throw it up).

Lauren Panariello | February 3, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Are We Heading For A Size War?

Really, people? We’re still talking about Surgeon General Regina Benjamin’s weight? This week, Michael Karolchyk, the owner of a gym, appeared on FOX News to voice his opinion…

Kate Torgovnick/ | July 23, 2009 - 11:00 am

Hell Yeah, Models Diet!

Newsflash! The New York Times interviewed the next hottest male model—a half-Arab dude from Kentucky named A. J. Abualrub, who was “discovered” by Ford Models last year—about his eating habits.

Nina Carbone | June 25, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Will Models Be Getting Larger?

France’s lower house of parliament adopted a bill today that would make it illegal for anyone, including fashion mags, advertisers, and websites, to incite extreme thinness. The bill still needs…

Catherine Strawn | April 15, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Fit For A Queen

There’s a new queen in England, and she’s got more poise than Her Majesty and more cleavage than Elton John. It’s 17-year-old, size 16 beauty queen Chloe Marshall! She’ll be…

Simcha | April 2, 2008 - 5:00 pm