News reports abound today about Miss England being told she should gain some weight before the big contest... which surprised her since she's not, apparently, "rail thin."
Organizers are trying to set a standard for contestants so that the pageant doesn't end up promoting the look that led to the whole skinny model debate.
But said organizers apparently refused to comment to the Associated Press on their stance.
Overall, I think this is probably a good thing..but I don't really like to commentary that immediately surfaced, ie "what if she gains weight in all the wrong places?". I mean, curves are curves, no? Um no. Apparently, there are good curves and bad curves.... some curves we're not supposed to want. Like in the stomach and thighs:
"I'm trying to work out at the same time," she said. "It'll hopefully maybe level things out a bit. But, I mean, if I do start putting weight on, say, my stomach or somewhere on my thighs where I don't really want to put it on ... I'll obviously scrap the idea and I'll just accept the fact that I'm a naturally athletic build and can't do the curves."
WTF? So it's okay to gain weight in the boobs, or to have sexy hips... but god forbid she should develop a round tummy or flabby thighs. That would be downright unsexy... and what kind of universe would this be if Miss Universe was curvy in all the wrong places?