Ladies do you fan your face when excited?

@stealthy (8189)
United States
July 1, 2009 5:38pm CST
Watching "The Price is Right" and some other games shows they have women who win something and get up on stage and start fanning their faces like they think that will cool them off and help or something. It just seems totally ineffective to me and I don't understand why they do it. So ladies do any of you actually do this when you get excited or is just the game show types who do it? If you do it, can you please explain to me why?
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@FFFrocks (306)
• Canada
2 Jul 09
Ha, this also reminds me of when people get excited and feel the need to jump up and down over and over. I've always thought it looks a bit stupid. I never want to be that girl. However, I do wave my hand like a mad woman if I slam my finger in a door or hit it with a hammer. No idea why though.
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
2 Jul 09
It is so funny on "The Price is Right" when some woman comes on stage and starts jumping up and down and Drew Carey copies them; I laugh everytime he does it.
@FFFrocks (306)
• Canada
3 Jul 09
yeah, i'd mock them too
• United States
1 Jul 09
Haha! That is too funny! I actually do fan my face with my hands if my face gets hot. But that is only if nothing else convenient is around. It totally works for me. I mostly do it if I get embarassed and my face gets really hot and red or if I am sweating. I also do it if I am on the verge of crying and I am trying to dry my tears before the streak down my face and ruin my makeup. Good question! It reminds me of that movie with Sandra Bullock and she is making fun of beauty contestans who fan their faces. And she ends up doing it too. :)
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I thought about the tears and make-up thing. So maybe there is a good reason behind it after all. But it still looks a little silly to me.
@Wizzywig (7860)
1 Jul 09
I just watched that film last week...'Miss Congeniality' (our local charity shop was selling videos for 10pence each so I got a stack of them & am working my way through them)
@Wizzywig (7860)
1 Jul 09
I might fan my face with a magazine or something if it was particularly warm but I dont get the idea behind the game show/beauty pageant type face fanning. I think its just for effect... and looks somewhat 'soppy-girlie'
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I didn't want to come right and say it in my original post, but I think it looks very dumb.
@Wizzywig (7860)
1 Jul 09
Well, yeah, that was pretty much what I meant but, like you, I was being polite
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Jul 09
Maybe they are told to do that before they go on. lol I think it's that they're warm because they're all excited, not sure. I have spun that Price is Right wheel, btw. That suckah is HEAVY!!!
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
2 Jul 09
I would think the physical activity of the arm and hand waving would just make them warmer. Did you win anything? Or, where you just touring the set and not on the show?
• United States
5 Jul 09
Hi stealthy...I have seen alot of women do this but I think it is just plan stupid. There is no way they are fanning their ha=nd enough to cool anything down I think if is just a forem of excitement becasue they don'r know of anything else to do with their hands. I was watching a game show one day and one lady got to fanning her hands so fast she actually clouted the emcee in the nose and broke it....God that was so funny but not to him flutterby
• United States
2 Jul 09
no deffidently not lol id never fan my face because i was excited..i might get a lil antsy but other than that there really isnt a reaction ..but the girls who do do it are mainly trying to either get attention or thats just what they've done thier entire lives idk but id like to know who they learned it from.....lol
@Revan2009 (469)
2 Jul 09
Perhaps they don't realize what they're doing on a game show. I mean would you care if you look dumb if fanning your face calms your nerves and you leave the show about twenty times richer than before? I certainly wouldn't... I may have to fan my face whenever I'm playing a game, I'll see if it works. LOL
• Singapore
2 Jul 09
I don't personally. But I remember a classmate who does. She often does it when she's excited or when she is blushing. Of course, it is not effective in making the blush go away or things like that. As such, I have no idea why she still does it.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
1 Jul 09
i don't... i don't know why they are doing that during the game show... i guess it is only for show... i take a deep breathe and let it out when i feel excited... but not fanning my face... i feel silly if i do that... take care and have a nice day...
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Jul 09
To be honest, when I saw the title of this discussion the first thing that popped into my mind were movies of swooning women, and t.v. shows of swooning women. I think it's the trademark sign of a woman feeling flirtatious and / or very happy to see a man. Then again i do realize there are other uses for such a gesture. No I have not done this myself, or not to my knowledge. If I have, I can tell you it has not been as much as some people probably do, lol.
@eloouuu (176)
1 Jul 09
I'm not sure if it's so much to cool them down as it is to calm their breathing. I often find that when I get overly-excited about something, so much so that my heart rate increases, I exhibit typically hyperactive behaviour and this, I'm afraid to admit, is one of them. I get jittery and fidget a lot, I don't really pay attention so much to what I'm doing but I'm more likely to squeal or babble relentlessly to anybody who will listen. I agree that mostly, it is a sort of stereotypical display of "girlishness", giddiness, easily excitable, over-the-top. We all know the sort. Note how you never see a man doing this particularly. This reminds me, actually, of a program (I don't know if you'd know it) called You've Been Framed, in Britain. They showed a selection of clips showing people gasping in shock, holding on to their noses as if they were about to fall off. It might not sound funny to describe but it's a similar sort of thing.