E! is pointing out that the new crop of Victoria’s Secret models are rather tiny when compared to their predecessors from just a few years ago. While I don’t think that the new models are too thin in comparison to high fashion models, they’re skinnier overall than they used to be. I think they look like they’re healthy though and not emaciated. Still, it would be nice to see women that are more realistically fit instead of aspirationally thin for the most part. Victoria’s Secret is a brand to make everyday women look sexy, not a high fashion brand for the elite. Here’s what E! wrote about it:
Millions of fans (or those who merely enjoy seeing half-naked models in fancy undies) tuned in to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but while you were drooling in front of your television sets, we had to wonder if some of those angels were drooling for a cheeseburger.
This isn’t exactly new news.
Back in April, Candice Swanepoel and her thin frame made headlines when we learned that her contract with the lingerie company was in jeopardy due to her dramatic weight loss (which she later commented on).
But watching the show, we can’t help but remember the days when models like Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen took over the catwalk with their curves. Don’t get us wrong, they still made us question our meal choices, but they were also voluptuous. And now, it seems like the wings on these newbies are literally going to whisk them away.
[From E! Online]
I don’t know. I mean Tyra and Heidi are somewhat more curvy than that current models, but Gisele was just as waif-like. I don’t see any curves on her. I looked up the 2006 and 2005 shows, and there were several other women that were maybe a smidgen larger than the current crop of models. They had hips but were still extremely fit. They really worked those outfits too. Here are a few I found. I’m not saying that it’s some big scandal or anything. They’re models, they’re always going to be skinny. I liked it a little better when they looked like they did in 2005. That’s something I can relate to a little more.
For comparison, here are some of the current models.
*Thanks to Mu for help with the model IDs! Photo credit: WENN and Fame