+ Reply to Thread
Page 72 of 74 FirstFirst ... 2262636465666768697071727374 LastLast
Results 711 to 720 of 731

Thread: POST of the Week!!

  1. #711
    Yoffy lifts a finger... fluff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    43,485

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    The latest winner is GuruBishisama for this great post in response to someone asking whether your outlook on America's Next Top Model would change if there was a plus-sized winner.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuruBishisama
    I think it depends on who's outlook you're observing.

    For the average FORT user (disclaimer: sweeping generalizations ahead), a plus sized winner would further tarnish their opinion on the show. There seems to be a huge outcry around these parts for a "more High-Fashion" ANTM, and lets face it, Plus-Sized modeling is primarily a commercial field. On a board where AusNTM's Alice is considered a goddess among mortals, there is very little desire for run of the mill girls--people want women that are tall, skinny, and doll-like or alienesque. Aka typical high-fashion girls. A winner who would never realistically work in High Fashion, and therefore, do no good toward boosting the credibility of ANTM in the fashion world is worthless in the idea of your typical FORT poster.

    For the average casual viewer, a plus sized girl winning would be a triumph. During season eight, I was talking with two girls in my art class on Thursday, the day after Whitney was eliminated. When they asked me how I felt about it, I said it was a relief and she had it coming. Her pictures had been consistently underwhelming for a while, and she was way below the level of the other girls simply in terms of skill. She was the worst model left, plain and simple.
    The two girls I was talking to didn't care about that. They proceeded to explain to me what a jerk I was, as Whitney was the only "real woman" left on the show, and that it was pretty sick and twisted that I wanted to see another stick figure take home the title. The average person doesn't care about falling for ANTM's editing tricks--actually, they rather easily feed into them. They don't stop and think that a plus sized winner won't actually change the fashion industry, because Tyra has convinced them that it will. A plus sized girl winning would probably please a lot of people because it would give them affirmation that all types of women are beautiful, especially when an "average" girl can beat out a bunch of skinny ones.
    Congratulations on a great post

    http://www.fansofrealitytv.com/forum...what-if-4.html
    "That's Numberwang!"

  2. #712
    Shark Week! dagwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    salt lake city ut
    Age
    43
    Posts
    18,698

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Excellent post.

  3. #713
    Cy Young 2010 Mariner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Waiting for Spring
    Posts
    16,924

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Thanks for adding a great perspective, GuruBishisama.
    "I miss Darva Conger." - Phonegrrrl

  4. #714
    Who Dat lildago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    11,522

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Congrats GuruBishisama!
    Getting lost will help you find yourself.

  5. #715
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    15,826

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Thanks for a very well written, "tell it like it is" post.

  6. #716
    FORT Fogey
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Killadelphia
    Posts
    1,077

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Wow. This was super unexpected.
    I try and be articulate and thoughtful whenever I post, and it's nice to know that people are actually interested and appreciative of what I have to say. Thank you super much for this honor.

  7. #717
    Endlessly ShrinkingViolet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4,714

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Congratulations on a terrific post, GuruBishisama!

  8. #718
    FORT Fogey
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    uh
    Posts
    5,017

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Congratulations! Excellent post.

  9. #719
    FORT's Fiercest!!! Ruairidh1992's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Scotland,I'm Cold
    Age
    21
    Posts
    2,867
    Fantastic post, I love your posts because you voice your opinions so well with good reasons and you do what I used to try and explain but never could. Well done
    NOT(!) a Dominique fan*~

  10. #720
    FORT Fanatic
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    415

    Re: POST of the Week!!

    Excellent post!

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.