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• United States
18 Nov 06
I think the modeling agencies should change their belief systems and be more realistic about the size of their models. I'm not saying they look bad, but really, how many women are a size zero, or even a 4? Media has conditioned us to think that this is the ideal every woman/man wants, yet it puts unrealistic expectations on young girls and women to try and attain this type of look. This kind of thinking has made women obsessed with their weight, and they will do anything to be even thinner. Back in the days before the Barbie doll came out, most women were considered ideal if they had a little bit of 'meat' on them. Size 10's and 12's were considered the norm...look at Marilyn Monroe, and others from that era for what was considered beautiful and normal. Bullemia and anorexia are prevalent anymore because everybody wants to be thin, and lots think there is no such thing as too skinny! The dress designers have said that they prefer smaller models because their clothes hang better' on a tinier framed woman, yet don't you think the average built women would want to see how their frame would look in it?! I applaud that underwear company that started showing real models, of every size, showing how their product fit...that at least is a step in the right direction!