Curvy Girls RULE!
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?