A model's chances are pretty slim

A model's chances are pretty slim

There are 36 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 31, 2007, titled A model's chances are pretty slim. In it, Newsday reports that:

One inch almost cost Gina DeNezzo her career. The 22-year-old model from Commack was signed by a mid-size agency in Manhattan, but was told her 36-inch hips were at least an inch too wide.

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Since: Apr 06

Hallandale Beach

#25 Feb 1, 2007
Very true.

I don't know that many men who are drawn to flat-chested, butt-less women...

Oh wait - aren't those pedophiles? You know - the ones who think women are attractive PRE-PUBERTY.
catinhat wrote:
Everyone in the fashion industry should be tatooed with "it's not the clothes, it's the woman wearing them". If your clothing designs look better on a stick than on an actual human, then technically what you've designed is a window drapery, not clothing.
MYOPINION

Bronx, NY

#26 Feb 1, 2007
who else could it be wrote:
Has anyone seen the cover of People Magazine?
KUDOS TYRA BANKS!!! She was being mocked for gaining 30lbs!!! She through on a bathing suit.. and displayed all new + 30lbs on front cover and blasted everyone making remarks about her weight gain... she looked absolutley BEAUTIFUL..
with the headline saying "and you call THIS fat??"
shes perfect!! And with articles like this one..
Im so glad shes a role model for our youth.
Tyra Banks is one of the few that "DESERVE" her show. She "IS" a role model. Absolutely.
mainer

Brooklyn, NY

#27 Feb 1, 2007
They look like victims of a concentration camp. Beautiful? They're hideous. What happened to the Christie Brinkley's, Cheryl Teigs, Sybil Shepherd, Jean Shrimpton.

Get some meat on these skinny marinks already.
Denise

Bronx, NY

#28 Feb 1, 2007
I think that girl Gina on the cover was gorgeous and should be on the runways not skeletons.

Since: Apr 06

Hallandale Beach

#29 Feb 2, 2007
Yes, comsumers have power. But almost ALL designers are using these concentration camp look-a-like things to walk their cat-walks. What would you expect - that all consumers shop at Lane Bryant because that is the only company using models over a size 2? That's not realistic.
RTF wrote:
The ultimate responsibility for all this lies in the consumer. If everyone who claimed to be shocked by the industry's use of emaciated models voted with their dollars and stopped buying products from those associated with these shows, eventually the industry's pockets would dry up. They'd realize that their job is to provide what the public wants, not impose their own standards of beauty onto an increasingly unsettled public.
Don't like how the industry does things? Do your part to fix it. Everything they do is partially your fault until you begin to research just what the fancy designer label on your newest garment actually means, and what they do with the money from your wallet.
william

Whittier, CA

#30 Feb 7, 2007
I find it interesting that people say "men don't find skinny girls attractive",what if your naturally skinny? Should a woman's life revolve around men thinking she's attractive,this is just as bad.

“Sqaud Up”

Since: Dec 06

Long Island

#31 Feb 7, 2007
william wrote:
I find it interesting that people say "men don't find skinny girls attractive",what if your naturally skinny? Should a woman's life revolve around men thinking she's attractive,this is just as bad.
You are right..its equally disturbing that women care so much about what men think of weight. But, I also have never seen naturally skinny women look as skeletal or sickly as the women in these pictures and in the fashion industry.

Since: Apr 06

Hallandale Beach

#33 Feb 7, 2007
Sure there are women who are skeleton-look-a-likes by nature. Sure. But the point is that MOST women are not. So having ALL models look like death creeping down the runway is very disturbing.
william wrote:
I find it interesting that people say "men don't find skinny girls attractive",what if your naturally skinny? Should a woman's life revolve around men thinking she's attractive,this is just as bad.

Since: Jan 07

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#34 Feb 7, 2007
who else could it be wrote:
Has anyone seen the cover of People Magazine?
KUDOS TYRA BANKS!!! She was being mocked for gaining 30lbs!!! She through on a bathing suit.. and displayed all new + 30lbs on front cover and blasted everyone making remarks about her weight gain... she looked absolutley BEAUTIFUL..
with the headline saying "and you call THIS fat??"
shes perfect!! And with articles like this one..
Im so glad shes a role model for our youth.
she did look great.

i hope all of the skin and bones models collapse and have to get hospitalized for a long time and the fashion industry collapses for what they have done not only to these girls but to the psyches and esteem of young girls growing up around the world.

Since: Apr 06

Hallandale Beach

#36 Feb 8, 2007
How about if they all take a leave of abcense and go into rehab.(Only not the one Lindsay goes to - as that place is a revolving door)...
holysmokes wrote:
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she did look great.
i hope all of the skin and bones models collapse and have to get hospitalized for a long time and the fashion industry collapses for what they have done not only to these girls but to the psyches and esteem of young girls growing up around the world.
william

Whittier, CA

#37 Feb 8, 2007
Milena wrote:
Sure there are women who are skeleton-look-a-likes by nature. Sure. But the point is that MOST women are not. So having ALL models look like death creeping down the runway is very disturbing.
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I was not really commenting on the skeletal models as much as the two or three comments that "guys don't like skinny girls",like the only thing in a woman's life should be what guys think."I need to lose weight so guys will like me, I need to gain weight so guys will like me."how about liking yourself to hell with everyone else.

Since: Apr 06

Hallandale Beach

#38 Feb 9, 2007
I agree with you there, women should care about their bodies for themselves. True. The world is guilty of making larger women feel like lazy slobs - not all of them are. I admit - sometimes - if I see a really fat person - I think - why can't you just stop eating?(Meanwhile they're walking through the mall scarfing down a giant pretzel like there was no tomorrow) Yes - primarity the concern should be health. But women also look at other factors - like wanting to be accepted. When they walk by a store-front window and know that there is no way they will squeeze into the little tight jeans that the little girls are wearing that the guys are chasing around... It becomes a self-esteem issue - then a depression issue - and then you see them running for the pretzel stand again.
william wrote:
<quoted text> I was not really commenting on the skeletal models as much as the two or three comments that "guys don't like skinny girls",like the only thing in a woman's life should be what guys think."I need to lose weight so guys will like me, I need to gain weight so guys will like me."how about liking yourself to hell with everyone else.

“Sqaud Up”

Since: Dec 06

Long Island

#39 Feb 9, 2007
Milena wrote:
I agree with you there, women should care about their bodies for themselves. True. The world is guilty of making larger women feel like lazy slobs - not all of them are. I admit - sometimes - if I see a really fat person - I think - why can't you just stop eating?(Meanwhile they're walking through the mall scarfing down a giant pretzel like there was no tomorrow) Yes - primarity the concern should be health. But women also look at other factors - like wanting to be accepted. When they walk by a store-front window and know that there is no way they will squeeze into the little tight jeans that the little girls are wearing that the guys are chasing around... It becomes a self-esteem issue - then a depression issue - and then you see them running for the pretzel stand again.
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LOL
Its the pretzel!!!
Its so true... and so sad... and the other post is so true also... why some women even care so much is rediculous... and why most women equate their value to what a man thinks is even more rediculous.

Since: Jan 07

Cincinnati, OH

#40 Feb 9, 2007
The pretzel, the ice cream cone, the dinner out... being heavy is difficult. As a heavy woman, I find it hard to eat in public for this very reason - I KNOW that when people look at me eating, they think - "Oh yeah, you need to be eating that..." - even if it's the only thing I've eaten all day.

I am in fact heavy because I have PCOS - my body does not accept the insulin that it produces. I eat less than most skinny people that I know.

It is not JUST what men think of us that hurts - though, yes it does play into it. It's not just the clothes that we can't wear, the physical activity that we can't do - it's everything. It's the combination of it all. It's having my son tell me everytime some crazy diet pill commercial comes on that "mom - you need that". It's not feeling feminine. It's feeling like I'm older than I am. It's feeling judged.

The sad part is that I don't feel MUCH different now at my heavier size than I did in high school at a size 9. ALL body sizes and shapes need to be appreciated and admired in order to give people a HEALTHY outlook on themselves. There are some people who could weigh 110lbs and STILL have hips and boobs. There are some women who would look anorexic at 130lbs and there are women who look heavy at 130lbs.... it's all in how you're made.
its the parents

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#42 Oct 29, 2010
Sonja Tapparo wrote:
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If it were only so easy. I have a 9 year old SON who weight 82 lbs. He plays baseball and football and is extremely athletic. He is about as active as active can be - and yet HE'S concerned about his thighs looking too fat and his stomach being too big. He is extremely weight conscious - and yet, he's not overweight. So - we talk about where it is that he's hearing things, why he's so concerned...
At school, they have talks about being healthy and eating right and how MOST kids are obese. He assumes that he is like MOST kids.
On TV - he sees men who have 6 pack abs and he doesn't understand - he exercises all the time - why doesn't HE have a 6 pack?
Every other commercial he sees is for some new, great diet pill or some new wonder piece of exercise equipment.
That's what BOYS have to deal with on a regular basis... girls have even more to deal with...
I have a girlfriend who has a 9 year old girl - she has to shop in the boys section to find shirts that cover her daughters stomach. She buys skirts a size too big so that they'll be long enough - then tailors the waist.
Her daughter sees women on the front of magazines and wonders why her stomach doesn't suck in that far. Her daughter is as cute as can be and has a CUTE little figure - and wears a tee shirt over her bathing suit because she doesn't want anyone to see her "flabby thighs".
No matter how much you LOVE your child, no matter how many good role models you give your child, no matter what you tell your child... the images are assaulting our children ALL over and it's disgusting.
I get where you are coming from with this... however... you missed one big point... more than likely the insecurities come from peers.. thuis reverting back to IT BEING THE PARENTS FAULT. Bullies, thin bullies in school... even larger ones will play a role in how your kid feels about themselves... had these rotten kids had parents who taught them right from wrong, there would be no insecure kids.. yeah in a perfect world maybe. Its never going to happen though. Not in our lifetime anyway
its the parents

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#43 Oct 29, 2010
Sonja Tapparo wrote:
The pretzel, the ice cream cone, the dinner out... being heavy is difficult. As a heavy woman, I find it hard to eat in public for this very reason - I KNOW that when people look at me eating, they think - "Oh yeah, you need to be eating that..." - even if it's the only thing I've eaten all day.
I am in fact heavy because I have PCOS - my body does not accept the insulin that it produces. I eat less than most skinny people that I know.
It is not JUST what men think of us that hurts - though, yes it does play into it. It's not just the clothes that we can't wear, the physical activity that we can't do - it's everything. It's the combination of it all. It's having my son tell me everytime some crazy diet pill commercial comes on that "mom - you need that". It's not feeling feminine. It's feeling like I'm older than I am. It's feeling judged.
The sad part is that I don't feel MUCH different now at my heavier size than I did in high school at a size 9. ALL body sizes and shapes need to be appreciated and admired in order to give people a HEALTHY outlook on themselves. There are some people who could weigh 110lbs and STILL have hips and boobs. There are some women who would look anorexic at 130lbs and there are women who look heavy at 130lbs.... it's all in how you're made.
You sound insecure with who you are, ever stop to think maybe people are NOT thinking that when you eat?. I used to be big, but never was my self worth so shot. Please... think better of yourself. Even if your weight was appreciated and admired, you would probably still feel this way. Thats awful.

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