I watched part of the latest Bones episode on Wednesday. During the show, they conducted a loose experiment to help determine the size of a murderer – several different people had a go at a dummy with a knife. The “winner” then had to reveal her height and weight. She did, and it was “5’8″, 135 lbs…(pause and look defensive) but that’s all muscle!” Like being 5’8″ and 135 lbs. put her in the “fat” category and was somehow embarrassing to her. Something she needed to defend. I was left completely dismayed by that whole scene, and the message it was giving off.
On a side but somewhat related note, I was browsing around at lunchtime and this headline caught my attention “Models Flunk BMI, Get Spanish Boot”.
Brown of the Elite agency said fashion shows reflect the tastes of clothing designers, who for now prefer the Kate Moss look as opposed to the curvier dimensions of models such as Cindy Crawford in years past.