Much like the poll that came out of Britain several days ago that named Angelina Jolie as “the beauty icon of the decade”, this “most desired body” poll seems obscure and unscientific. Still, it’s interesting. Of the couple thousand British women polled, Kate Winslet has the most desired body by women. In addition to Winslet, Halle Berry, Beyonce, and Megan Fox made the list. So… eh. I love me some Winslet, and I would give her an award for “most attainable body”. You can tell she struggles with her weight and really works to maintain her figure, and she looks beautiful. But I’d rather have Halle Berry’s body. Or, if we’re naming our pie-in-the-sky ideal figure, I would love to have Blake Lively’s perky, trim (probably enhanced) figure.
It will bring comfort to millions of women who are feeling guilty after eating too much turkey and Christmas pudding over the past few days – and resolving to start a punishing gym routine in the New Year.
A survey has found that a fuller, curvy figures such as those belonging to Kate Winslet or Kelly Brook are back in fashion among women. Meanwhile, skeletal stars such as Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss have fallen out of favour, along with the surgically enhanced figure of Katie Price, aka glamour model Jordan.
Oscar winner Miss Winslet, 34 – who served sausages and mash at her first wedding and has spoken openly of the effects of motherhood on her body – topped the poll of 2,000 woman aged 18 or over, with 16 per cent of the votes.
Miss Brook received 15 per cent, while actress Halle Berry, who has an hour-glass figure, was third with 12 per cent. Beckham, Moss and Price were in equal last place, having received just one per cent of the votes. Other women included in the list of ten celebrity figures included X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, actress Megan Fox and singer Lily Allen.
Dr Jacquie Lavin, head of nutrition at Slimming World, which commissioned the YouGov poll, said: ‘It shows a positive shift that women are more likely to see Kate Winslet and Kelly Brook as the ideal body shape rather than Kate Moss or Victoria Beckham. It perhaps suggests that it is not being “skinny” that is most important to them anymore, it is being healthy. However, there still remains a great deal of pressure on women to conform to an unrealistic ideal and our survey showed that a massive 85 per cent of women are at least occasionally unhappy with their weight.’
The Top Ten “Desired” Bodies:
1. Kate Winslet – 16 per cent
2. Kelly Brook – 15 per cent
3. Halle Berry – 12 per cent
4. Cheryl Cole – 10 per cent
5. Beyonce – six per cent
6. Megan Fox – Five per cent
7. Lily Allen – Four per cent
8. Keeley Hazell – Two per cent
9. Kate Moss – One per cent
9. Katie Price – One per cent
9. Victoria Beckham – One per cent
[From The Daily Mail]
Who names Victoria Beckham as their ideal? She got a solid 1% of the vote – which is like 20 people in this poll. Who wants to look like an orange stick figure? Probably women who think that looking like an orange stick figure will get them David Beckham. Something tells me Becks gets turned on by some curves, though. And Lily Allen? For real? Is it because she can’t go a week without being photographed topless? For goodness sake. British women are insane.