This is not news, I know, but as I watched Star Jones announce her new show on Court TV last week, I was struck by her thin, drawn, gray face. Rumor has it she is now a size 8 or 10, down from size 22. I recalled how she looked just before her marriage, plumb but delicious, as in the second photo. Instead of stopping at a healthy weight, she kept on losing.
Her radical change prompted me to ask, Why does a woman sacrifice healthy good looks to resemble an emaciated mannequin? In other words, how thin is too thin?
Kate Bosworth looked fit and healthy when she made Blue Crush. She now resembles a lollipop with a big head stuck on a stick thin figure.
What's laughable about this very serious situation is that Victoria Beckham, who is all of a size "0", will not use emaciated models for her new line of clothing.
Designers are still hiring these skeletal women. C'mon, folks, do you really find this starved person attractive?
In the good old days of the 1980's, super models like Cristie Brinkley were actually curvy.
Here's a BMI (Body Mass Index chart). As you can see, most Americans are considered overweight.
With fashions designed for boyish figures in low rise jeans, healthy, curvaceous women feel pressured to lose weight all the time. Poor Tyra Banks had to go into spin mode to explain her weight gain to her size 14 public.
Take a good look above and below, folks. This is what a normal woman's body looks like. These days Jennifer Love Hewitt looks no different than most women in real life.
A friend of mine commented on how short and stocky Selma Hayak looked. He liked taller and slimmer women. Renee Zellweger weighed all of 135 lbs. when she played zaftig Bridget Jones. Can you imagine how small she must be now? Had Marilyn Monroe lived today, she would probably have been considered too porky for leading roles. What a loss that would have been!
Yet aging lotharios like Jack Nicholson have no trouble finding parts, regardless of expanding waistlines. Granted he has talent, but...
...when will the madness stop?