I know it may seem a tad snarky to call these ladies out on their too slim figures. But let’s be honest: Many of us secretly and not so secretly wish we looked like them. With Dove campaigns featuring curvier women and Vogue banning underweight models, isn’t it time we all challenged the status quo?
May’s ‘Scary Skinny’ List
First of all, if I was going to create an empire based on my body, it would be called “Homely,” “Paunchy” or “Dimply” and certainly not “Skinny.” Then all I’d have to do is pass on that extra piece of double chocolate cake and I’d be good to go. Talk about pressure. Sadly, because of Skinny Girl, Bethenny has created an inverse relationship between her weight and her fortune. She’s certainly not helping those of us trying to realize that boniness doesn’t mean happiness, no matter how many Skinny Girl Margaritas we can handle. Bethenny is Numero Uno on my Scary Skinny list.
Modern Family has become painful to watch for many reasons, and Julie Bowen’s diminishing figure is one of them. She started the show soon after having twins, and each season I notice two things: her character Claire gets more and more neurotic while Julie gets tinier and tinier. Uptight, humorless, and a size 00 – that’s an accurate representation of the Modern Mom? Sounds more like a dismal caricature to me. Julie Bowen is Number 2 on my Scary Skinny list.
Princess Kate Middleton
Who didn’t watch the fairy tale wedding and the sweet kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace a year ago? Since then, hardly a week goes by without a new image of Princess Katherine’s fabulous style and teensy weensy body popping up. Recently, I was appalled to see the word “fit” used to describe her in the photo above. When did skeletal become fit? Having a 5-year-old girl who wants nothing more in life than to be a princess is bad enough, having to explain self-starvation to her is even worse. Princess Kate is Number 3 on my Scary Skinny list.
Enjoyed May? Then you'll love June's Scary Skinny List.