Friday, August 22, 2008

MTV Model Reality Show Biggest Loser Style

Wow, MTV is going to air a reality show, "Model Maker," focused on girls who want to model but have to lose weight first. A press release about the show reads:

Women come in all shapes and sizes, but models don't. The term model conjures an image of stick-thin, towering beauties oozing confidence, glamour, poise and sexuality from every pore. "Skinny," "no body fat," and "size zero" are the words and phrases associated with models. "Chubby," "well-fed," and "big- boned" are not … With weekly eliminations looming, models must put their best foot forward at all times while staying focused on losing weight.
A rep for the show said they'll do so "in a healthy and realistic time span." Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24, five foot nine and six feet tall, and 130 and 190 pounds. Is that before the show even starts? Gee, why not reward challenge winners with lipo and other plastic surgery while you're at it? This show makes me horrified and angry, something I hope MTV's advertisers will feel too.

Via NY Mag


Always In Style said...

Yikes! Thanks MTV for setting women back another 50 years.

Anonymous said...

This makes me ill.

Anonymous said...

Oh. Dear. Its like the 60s never happened....this is just plain wrong.

fraise said...

Huarrr... I'm five foot eleven and weigh from 145 to 150 pounds depending on when you ask. If sizes hadn't been madly tweaked by stores these last ten years, I'd be a 12, but nowadays I take size 6, just for reference. Yep, 150 pounds and I fit in a size 6... So when I see heights like that, and 130 pounds next to them? For the love of frak, 130 is borderline unhealthy. I do not know how women that height and who weigh 110 pounds or less can even function.