Curvy Girls RULE!

February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

I caught up on some magazine reading last night and I was SO thrilled to pick up last week’s New York Magazine with Christina Hendricks of the TV show Mad Men on the front.

Um, is she frigging HOT or what? Just so sexy, sensual, and…thank the good Lord, REAL. My heart was melting all over the page, and I was praising the magazine (am I gospel or what?) for featuring a woman larger than a toothpick on its cover. With all the buzz around the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover featuring a gorgeous, thin, “perfect” body, it was wonderful to see Ms. Hendricks instead… in a bustier, no less.

I’m a curvy gal who is fed up at looking at uber skinny models. I’ve even cancelled my subscriptions to Shape, Fitness, and most other magazines because I feel like absolute crap after reading them. Who wants to read an article about “Losing those last 5 pounds” with an accompanying picture of a model who doesn’t have even one ounce to lose! Very frustrating, indeed.

 Seeing a gorgeous woman, clad in lingerie, a sultry smile, looking like Botticelli’s Venus, exuding CONFIDENCE…that’s what I want to see. And you know what? I think many people do, too.  There is so much praise when a woman with curves is photographed, but yet, the media reverts right back to skinny. It’s just what the public is comfortable with right now. I’m awaiting the day when pictures of size 6, 8, 10, 12 and larger women grace the pages with typical size 0 or 2 models.

So for women of all shapes and sizes: Celebrate your beautiful body! Can I get an Amen?


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  • 1. Matthew Goldfarb  |  February 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    This is a great post Amanda. (Not biased b/c i’m her hubby).

    In all seriousness, there was a speech from a recent TED conference where a woman (I don’t know her name off hand, but if you check the site you could reference it), spoke about how a generation of men were ruined b/c of their indoctrination of “perfect” woman via pornography and magazines and movies. It’s great to see a movement towards “REAL” woman, curves and all, and showing their beauty.

    I think showing a beautiful woman like this (and not stretching her out or hiding her flaws) is a good step towards women and men alike to realize that perfection is unattainable, and also, not really something we’d want anyway.

  • 2. Abbs  |  February 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Um…I have long thought that she is the most gorgeous woman on TV. What would Mad Men be without her? Well, it would have the H-O-T John Hamm, but the show needs her too. She is GORGEOUS and so are you!


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