Beauty pageants are brutal, yo: Pageant officials have stripped Domonique Ramirez, 17, of her Miss San Antonio beauty queen title and handed off the tiara to another girl because, among other violations, Ramirez reportedly got too fat from eating tacos.
The Miss Bexar County Organization stripped Ramirez of her crown recently for contract violations like failing to show up for events, taking modeling gigs not sanctioned by the pageant, and not writing thank you notes. Oh, sweetie, your job isn’t that hard. She sued and the pageant filed a countersuit, itemizing the list of contract violations, which included her failure to maintain the same weight she was when she won the pageant. Domonique Ramirez clocks in at 5’8″ and 129 lbs, the porker! While testifying on the stand over the past week, Ramirez said she was told by pageant officials she had to lose 13 lbs. Keep reading »
“I spent my entire life being obsessed with dieting … Bingeing and then fasting or starving. Forbidding everything. That’s how I used to be: up and down five pounds every single day, to the extremes. My metabolism was totally wrecked … I would go buy magazines just to see what the new diet was and rip it out.”
– Bethenny Frankel on overcoming her diet and exercise addiction. I think it’s brave of her to admit this considering her line of work is creating dieting products and books for women. She talks about being sent to an obesity clinic by her mother when she was only eight years old. That stuff stays with you for life. It becomes ingrained so deeply in your unconscious that the thought patterns are difficult to break. I think many women (including myself) will find her story extremely relatable, especially those who were told they were fat or struggled with weight issues as children. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
It’s January, which officially means weight loss reality TV season is in full swing. I’ve been so busy watching shows about dieting that I’ve barely had time to binge on cookies. I guess that’s the point. There’s “The Biggest Loser,” “Shedding for the Wedding,” “Ruby,” “One Big Happy Family,” “Heavy,” “I Used to be Fat,” and “Dance Your A** Off” to name a few. It’s a huge decision to choose the right one to help me confront my emotional eating issues. Chips and guacamole, how you haunt me. Now that I’ve watched them all, here’s the breakdown of the weight loss shows I would shun, shag, or marry. Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
We’re beginning to wonder if the size debate surrounding model Crystal Renn will ever die down. She’s been hailed a plus-size icon but keeps stunning audiences with her fluctuating weight. For her latest work, she modeled for Zac Posen‘s pre-fall 2011 lookbook and can hardly be called plus-sized by these photos. We become more and more confused as to whether we should be praising Renn, or critical when she loses weight. (In the end, we don’t mean to make judgments, bash, or use her as a global example; it’s just that it’s hard to not talk about it.) In these pics, she’s not stick-thin, and it feels almost stupid that we can praise just that. But … she does look very svelte, especially in a pose where she wraps her hands around her entire waist … can anyone do that besides incredibly thin people? [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
“I’m fat as f***, what can I say? You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.”
—Ex-Wilson Phillips-er Carnie Wilson on her recent weight gain. Carnie famously had her stomach stapled to shed some pounds, but then had the staples taken out. [Dlisted] Keep reading »
According to an essay in today’s Daily Mail, my desire to drop 5 to 10 pounds is about as common as a winter cold. Seven pounds, it seems is the magic number — the “holy grail” of weight loss. It’s an amount significant enough that, no matter what one’s starting weight, clothes will fit differently (for a lot of us, that means “better”). It’s also, as essayist Jenny Dickinson, says: “a loss [that] is physically noticeable on most women, so it’s in the region that will gain us recognition for our efforts.” And a seven pound weight loss is also relatively easy to achieve for most people. Keep reading »
Kathy Griffin, who maybe sort of had a fling or flirtation or something with Bristol Palin‘s ex, Levi Johnston, had some unkind words about Bristol during VH1 Divas Salute the Troops monologue this weekend.
“She’s the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight … She gained like 30 pounds a week, I swear to God. It was fantastic. She’s like the white ‘Precious.’”
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“[Michelle] ended up winning. She gained about 15, 16 pounds. [Ryan] gained 14. … Michelle was eating a pint of ice cream for breakfast and dinner and avocado sandwiches all day. She wanted to do it. She talked about her character having a certain self-hatred.”
—Director Derek Cianfrance explains that Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling had a race to see who could gain the most weight while filming “Blue Valentine,” to physically show their characters becoming emotionally unhinged. Apparently, Michelle’s breakfast ice cream of choice was coconut. [People] Keep reading »
Gone are the days when the severe weight-loss show “The Biggest Loser” or the dating competition atrocity “More To Love” are the only shows on television with plus-size peeps. This past year has brought us “Huge,” a Nikki Blonsky-starring scripted show about teens at fat camp (which has since been canceled), and “Mike & Molly,” a sitcom about a plus-size couple in love (which prompted MarieClaire.com blogger Maura Kelly to pen an embarrassing post about how “fatties” repulse her). Now plus-size peeps may be making what I hope will be a more multi-faceted appearance on reality TV. Doron Ofir Casting is casting a new VH1 show that aims to be the real-life “Sex and the City” with “full-figured, fabulous big girls” in L.A.
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