Thursday, October 15, 2009

are you kidding me??

This is an ad for Ralph Lauren. Or an attempt to make women everywhere pull their hair out because they are physically unable to make their head bigger than their hips.

The model, Filippa Hamilton, was recently fired for being "overweight" and "unable to fit into their clothes." Filippa is 5'10'' and weights 120 lbs. That gives her a Body Mass Index of 17.2. Anything below 18.5 is considered underweight.

I would be curious to find out exactly how skinny advertisers and companies want their models to be. Maybe, once they come within reaching distance of death by undernourishment and they're lying in their hospital bed with little ability to move or speak, this would suffice for a good model. They could always just photoshop the feeding tubes out.

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