Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When is "skinny" too skinny?

Pageant director says, "it's because she has a Macedonian body type."
Health Professionals say, "she's below the BMI level for being malnourished."
Miss Universe Australia pageant judges deem her in the Final 3 (although losing the crown to another).

You be the judge:

Stephanie Naumoska (19 years old, 5 ft. 11 in. tall, 108 lbs)


Side (just in case you thought the front was merely a "bad angle"):

Remarkably, she looks a lot like a graphic I had found a couple of years ago online:

I thought pageants had started getting it together (or at least a good facade of such, right?). What kind of message does this pageant contestant (and a Universe qualifying pageant contestant, no less!) send out to young girls who are struggling with their weight and "fitting in"? In order for this contestant to have MADE it to this qualifying pageant means she had to win others. Kinda makes me sick.

Whatever happened to beauty with the Pin-Ups?

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