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So when do you think you'll look like that?

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There is not one ideal shape for women to be, and this kind of stupid shit is just as bad as articles saying we should all be size 6. People (men and women) shoud aspire to be healthy, happy and confident in their own skin. Nothing more.

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There is not one ideal shape for women to be, and this kind of stupid shit is just as bad as articles saying we should all be size 6. People (men and women) shoud aspire to be healthy, happy and confident in their own skin. Nothing more.

I agree ;) x x

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There is not one ideal shape for women to be, and this kind of stupid shit is just as bad as articles saying we should all be size 6. People (men and women) shoud aspire to be healthy, happy and confident in their own skin. Nothing more.

Yes of course in an ideal world but is it not the reality that some professions/industries tend to have certain requirements because that is what the market has demanded over time ? Generally speaking, Hollywood has always required beautiful actresses, fashion has probably always required figures below 12/14 etc,etc ??

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Yes of course in an ideal world but is it not the reality that some professions/industries tend to have certain requirements because that is what the market has demanded over time ? Generally speaking, Hollywood has always required beautiful actresses, fashion has probably always required figures below 12/14 etc,etc ??

Fashions in women's bodies change. Marilyn Monro was famously not a size zero, and Rubens liked larger ladies too.

Some men like small breasts, some larger... and so on and so forth about every aspect of the female body. These men will always like that shape regardless of fashion, so WGs of any shape will always have customers. Those with a currently fashionable body may get more custom than others, but fashion has to be the most ridiculous reason for anyone to alter their bodies through drastic dieting and even more drastic surgery. ;)

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...Generally speaking, Hollywood has always required beautiful actresses...

Generally speaking? I really don't think they do. There are beautiful female actors, just as there are some very handsome male actors, but in general I think you will find a rather eclectic mix.

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I'd always thought that there was a "type" of woman's body that I admired above all others but over the years of punting I've met many types that haven't conformed to "my type" but which nevertheless I've admired as much, or more. I can't explain this other than by thinking that in close proximity it's the inner beauty of the person that shines through. Photos are another matter, but they're not real are they.

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So when do you think you'll look like that?

Well, never really, except maybe in some '80's body swap movie

There is not one ideal shape for women to be, and this kind of stupid shit is just as bad as articles saying we should all be size 6. People (men and women) shoud aspire to be healthy, happy and confident in their own skin. Nothing more.

I know it's just nice to see something above a size 10 being heralded.

Not sure I'm going to win the majority here!

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Generally speaking? I really don't think they do. There are beautiful female actors, just as there are some very handsome male actors, but in general I think you will find a rather eclectic mix.

Well without doing any real research as such , I just googled ' Hollywood top 10 earning actresses ' ;

http://www.justsharethis.com/top-10-most-paid-top-earning-hollywood-actresses/

Now, I think its fair to say that most of these ladies would be considered very good lookers .;)

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Well, never really, except maybe in some '80's body swap movie

Me, too. And indeed, most people, men and women, too. So why should we "aspire" to look so different from our natural selves? Surely accepting and being happy with the shapes we are, is far healthier and inclined to lead to happiness, than "aspiring" towards the frankly impossible?

I know it's just nice to see something above a size 10 being heralded.

Not sure I'm going to win the majority here!

Someone, please. ;) Yes, she has a stunning figure, and there's a tiny part of me that envies her, and it's good that she's not a size 0. But that tiny waist and hourglass figure are, really, no more attainable for most of us than Kate Moss's at her tiniest.

So it's not really any better than lauding the ultra slim. It's just a different form of pressure.

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There is not one ideal shape for women to be, and this kind of stupid shit is just as bad as articles saying we should all be size 6. People (men and women) shoud aspire to be healthy, happy and confident in their own skin. Nothing more.

Hear hear! These duplicitous bastards are the instigators of many of our children's insecurities and then they're the first to tell us we should not take ourselves too seriously when it all gets out of hand.;)

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There is not one ideal shape for women to be, and this kind of stupid shit is just as bad as articles saying we should all be size 6. People (men and women) shoud aspire to be healthy, happy and confident in their own skin. Nothing more.

But according to the health specialists and medical profession, being over -weight not under weight is the problem faced by society as a whole. I think I remember reading somewhere that the UK population was, as regards healthy weight/size, probably at the right level around WW2 when there was rationing.!

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Well without doing any real research as such , I just googled ' Hollywood top 10 earning actresses ' ;

http://www.justsharethis.com/top-10-most-paid-top-earning-hollywood-actresses/

Now, I think its fair to say that most of these ladies would be considered very good lookers .:)

As an aside, which one do you prefer? I feel drawn to 5,6 & 7. I like Reese's quirky personality; I like Sandra's body, but I think I would opt for Cameron's mix of looks and sense of fun. Yes, I'd definately do her ;)

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But according to the health specialists and medical profession, being over -weight not under weight is the problem faced by society as a whole. I think I remember reading somewhere that the UK population was, as regards healthy weight/size, probably at the right level around WW2 when there was rationing.!

Someone needs to invent a time machine. Just imagine the extras you'd get if you took back some pork sausages: "Fancy a chipolata, luv?" ;)

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Well without doing any real research as such , I just googled ' Hollywood top 10 earning actresses ' ;

http://www.justsharethis.com/top-10-most-paid-top-earning-hollywood-actresses/

Now, I think its fair to say that most of these ladies would be considered very good lookers .:)

I understand that current gossip has it that Angelina Jolie is anorexic. Jennifer Aniston is famous for her "girl next door" look. Meryl Streep is a strikingly attractive woman, but not classically beautiful. Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a horse. Cameron Diaz I'll give you as "beautiful", though a touch saccahrin for my taste. Sandra Bullock's mouth is too wide, Reese Witherspoon is pretty and Nicole Kidman (another suspected anorexia victim) had the piss ripped out of her at school for her hair. Drew Barrymore and Renee Zellweger just aren't.

Do you see these women as beautiful because they're successful? ;) Or is it just that makeup artists and photographers do such a good job that the really quite mundane passes as extraordinarily attractive, to those who cannot see past the surface?

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As an aside, which one do you prefer? I feel drawn to 5,6 & 7. I like Reese's quirky personality; I like Sandra's body, but I think I would opt for Cameron's mix of looks and sense of fun. Yes, I'd definately do her ;)

I find them all rather average looking to be honest. If it was not for the fact they were known stars I'd probably only give three of them a second glance, AG, SB, and CD.

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Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a horse.

That comment is wholly uncalled for! It's cruel, contemptible and utterly truthful. ;)

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I understand that current gossip has it that Angelina Jolie is anorexic. Jennifer Aniston is famous for her "girl next door" look. Meryl Streep is a strikingly attractive woman, but not classically beautiful. Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a horse. Cameron Diaz I'll give you as "beautiful", though a touch saccahrin for my taste. Sandra Bullock's mouth is too wide, Reese Witherspoon is pretty and Nicole Kidman (another suspected anorexia victim) had the piss ripped out of her at school for her hair. Drew Barrymore and Renee Zellweger just aren't.

Do you see these women as beautiful because they're successful? ;) Or is it just that makeup artists and photographers do such a good job that the really quite mundane passes as extraordinarily attractive, to those who cannot see past the surface?

I think that's very unfair on the horse.

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I find them all rather average looking to be honest. If it was not for the fact they were known stars I'd probably only give three of them a second glance, AG, SB, and CD.

We've been spoilt - we've seen Paige ;)

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We've been spoilt - we've seen Paige :)

...and others, but yes I think that must be a factor. I feel forever cursed for what seems like the equivalent to opening Pandora's Box as it were.:D

Woe is me!;)

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I think that's very unfair on the horse.

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get personal. ;)

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