I'm not reading him anymore. His stance on this issue, that an overweight pageant winner sends an unhealthy message while one that smokes does not, is a deal-breaker for me. He will not even consider that Chloe Marshall might be more healthy than her skinnier peers in the pageant circuit. Please note that I'm not linking to his post on this, either. He can get readers on his own from now on, TYVM.
Instead of reading about his notions of what comprises a good standard of beauty, go here, and see what millenia of artists have thought about it instead.
FWIW, I have a BMI slightly lower than Ms. Marshall's. Not that BMI is the end-all-be-all. But because I have skinny arms and legs, my torso is quite a bit wider than hers...and I wear a size 8 Petite in LL Bean Flannel-lined Relaxed Fit Jeans, a size 6 in Jones NY Sport, and a size 10 in everything else. So there, Mr. "She's lying about her clothes size" Weingarten.
Through My Glasses, Dorkily
5 years ago