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 41 pounds. Now, say her vets at the East Lake Pet Orphanage in Dallas, Texas, Skinny has dropped a tiny bit of weight and i…

Julie Gerstein / November 6, 2012

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, and companies like Wate-On advertised that they could turn a skinny girl into a voluptuous vixen through their weight-gaining products. Whether Wate-On worked, it’s refreshing…

Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

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 comedienne is 50 years old, so there’s probably a lot of people who think it’s a great accomplishment she’s got a body to rival Hugh…

Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2010

“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 the spate of copycat suicides that followed him. As crushing as the reports of each new suicide can be, I’m also grateful that the mainstream…

Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

Ann Taylor Caught Photoshopping Skinny Model Even Skinnier

Ann Taylor knows what sells clothes: thin. Yesterday afternoon, Jezebel noticed that an item on AnnTaylor.com was originally depicted by a skinny model in a tank top, but three seconds later, the page re-boots and the skinny model has magically dropped 20 lbs. around her midsection. Some might say the image was airbrushed beyond looking…

Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

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 here and weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet.

But for the past 21 years, Italy has crowned a different sort of beauty queen: Mi…

Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2010

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). A new study shows that nine out of 10 teenage girls feel pressured to be thin thanks to the uber-emaciated models they see on the…

Lauren Panariello / February 3, 2010

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 about why Benjamin has no right being considered for Surgeon General. Luckily, Neil Cavuto took him to task, but Karolchyk still got in zingers like,…

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. He just landed himself an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein and is walking in all the top designer shows in Milan at the moment. That’…

Nina Carbone / June 25, 2009

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 to be approved by the National Assembly and then go through the Senate, so who knows whether it will actually go into effect, especially because…

Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008

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 strutting her stuff in the Miss England Pageant in July, but she’s already become a media darling. “What I am promoting is a healthy girl…

Simcha / April 2, 2008