Friday, June 27, 2008

Britian's Missing Top Model

A new UK reality show called "Britian's Missing Top Model" is set to debut on the BBC this July. The show is a modeling competition featuring models from around the world with various disabilities. Some of the girls have missing limbs, one is paralyzed and another is deaf.

Producers on the show are major lie-tellers because they claim they are "trying to raise awareness." U.K. Marie Claire editor Marie O'Riordan, who serves as a judge for the show, says, "I do believe the program could help challenge our attitudes to disability. I want to see the winner shake up the fashion industry. These young women shouldn't be invisible to the fashion world just because they are disabled."
Hmm, I think this is an interesting idea, though there is the drawback the the models themselves would take the focus away from the clothes. And how limiting would it be to work with a paralyzed model? Even for a sit down shoot, someone else would have to cross and uncross her legs, etc.

Via the NYDN


Anonymous said...

I feel bad, but all I can do is look at her missing limb!

Anonymous said...

trying not to be rude, but i think that's a pretty shallow comment (that her missing limb takes away from the clothes, and that it would be "too hard" to cross/uncross limbs).

she is gorgeous.