Saturday, January 27, 2007

Excuse me Ms. Banks, but you are not fat, just to let you know...

I just picked up the newest issue of People, where none other than Ms. Tyra Banks is the cover girl, not discussing the newest cycle of America's Next Top Model, but her recent and highly-publicized weight gain. Now, Tyra Banks, to me, has never been the skinniest moodel. I admired her for flaunting her curves, and making the decision to switch over to print modeling rather than starve herself.


Now that she's retired, she isn't worried about sticking to the industry standard and I say more power to ya! She's currently weighing in at about 160 lbs, but we can't forget that Tyra is almost six feet tall! I weigh about 130, 135, and I'm only five feet tall. So who's really chubby?

Now granted, she doesn't look like this anymore...


But she sure isn't a whale.

I think our society is too focused on being thin, which is ironic when we're dealing with an obesity epidemic. I noticed stores are now carrying size 00 (yes, that's smaller than zero). That shouldn't be possible. I remember when I was about 14 or 15, I used to wear a size 2. Now I wear a size 6 or 8, which is okay with me. I have no desire to be as thin as I used to be. I had no boobs and no butt (okay, I still have a flat butt) and I was missing all those womanly curves I so proudly own now. And that's what I loved me some Tyra. She had booty and made it okay.

And speaking of Tyra Banks, you know how hard it is to find pictures of her fully clothed??? I tried to get some pictures for this post and all I could find were swimsuit/lingerie shots.

Remember this shot? I wanted that bra so bad until I found out it cost $10 million or so. Crazy.

5 comments:

Paula Neal Mooney said...

I know! It's so great to see Tyra loving herself despite those hately blogs that show pics of her and other stars in unflattering positions.

Bless her, and I pray that attitude leaves this country that forces women to die from starving themselves to try and fit some crazy ideal. I'm just waiting for the negative size ones and twos to come out...

That Journalist said...

I wonder how small the size 00 clothes that Banana Republic sells are. I mean, who can fit those?

LuckySnap said...

It's funny, as I have gotten older, I swear the clothes in the Juniors dept have gotten smaller....and that's not just because I have gotten bigger. Tyra has gotten bigger since retiring (I just got that people magazine too), but who cares? She doesnt need to stay trim to fit into the designer clothes anymore. Let her be who she is. She is still beautiful.

SR said...

It's a shame that a beautiful woman like her has to deal with this kind of "controversy"...

That Chick Over There said...

Here, here! I wrote a post about this just today.