March 26, 2009

Skinny is pretty if you're MEANT to be Skinny...

A lot of women start out curvy in Hollywood (by Hollywood standards of course, which is to say, they start out as trim but not too super skinny size sixes or fours) before succumbing to the pressure and getting super skinny. I would like to say that there is nothing WRONG with being super skinny. Many people are naturally super skinny and when someone is healthy and NOT starving herself, super skinny can be beautiful. I have lots of friends who eat three nutritious meals a day and don't over-excercise, but for some genetic reasons, are incredibly thin. Thinner than most of us would be if we had the same lifestyle. The same cannot be said, however, for actresses like Jennifer Aniston, who, while not alarmingly skinny, says she shed 30 pounds between season one of friends and the series ending. Aniston did not need to shed 30 pounds. She had a naturally curvaceous body that was incredibly beautiful. She says this voluptuous figure was all part of her "Greek" heritage. Well, if it's natural, why torture yourself to look a different way?

Super skinny can be gorgeous when it's not the result of anorexia, but natural curves are just as gorgeous. They're just different looks. You know, how you can feel super sexy in a t-shirt and jeans and a baseball cap, and lots of people are attracted to girls in such outfits, but you can also feel super sexy in a less casual and more sultry way when you put on a bandage dress and heels? It's the same thing here. When it comes to oggling cute girls, don't we want both the waifish but adorable Keira Knightly AND the smokin' curves of Scarlet Johanson? Well, you can't have Scarlet's curves anymore. Sorry. She's thinnifying. Laineygossip.com has a piece about her descent into diet-obsession here.
I feel sorry for Ms. Johanson. I guess there must be a lot of pressure in Hollywood to be skinny, but at the same time, this girl has made her career off of being someone who never gave up her naturally hot and fleshy body. She's supposed to be Marilyn Monroe's successor. That's her thing, that's her image, and she stayed strong for so long, why did she have to give up now? Uh, I hope she just lost the weight for a part. But still, what part would REQUIRE Scarlet, who is famous for her curves, to slim down into Anna Faris' body? Why couldn't they just hire Anna Faris to begin with? Not that Ana Faris is too skinny. She's just much skinner than Ms. Johanson previously was. And to tell you the truth, that's the way I like Scarlet. I know my opinion doesn't matter here, because it's her body, but I prefer Scarlet when she's fleshier. So, if you're reading this Scarlet, can you go home and stop depriving yourself of that gourmet cheese you claim to love so much? After all, I for one always liked you just the way you are...

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