I’m a little ashamed to admit that I completely mindlessly accepted that, on Bravo’s Make Me A Supermodel, the modeling industry would require size 2 female model Salome to lose some weight in the hips, but got all outraged when they told male model and former ballet dancer Sandhurst that his thighs were too big for him to model jeans. And that it seemed plausible to me that female model Fo on America’s Next Top Model was probably too short at 5’8” to make it in the industry, but that it was completely ludicrous that Make Me A Supermodel’s Colin is too tall at 6’3”. I feel bad now about my double standards!
I guess it’s good for me to see completely arbitrary standards of attractiveness applied in a context that’s not immediately familiar to me (i.e., male models) for the total insanity of the whole system to really stand out. But really? Do I really not find the idiocy of mandatory hair removal notable until Make Me A Supermodel Branden accidentally nicks his testicles with a razor next week, in an failed attempt to depilate? Well, okay, that’s just going to be hilarious.
Picture of Sandhurst struggling to get denim over his self-described “thunder thighs.” I’m not seeing it.