Miss England 2008?

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  1. HazelGod

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    Sixteen year-old Chloe Marshall recently was crowned Miss Surrey and will advance to compete in the 2008 Miss England pageant.

    Unremarkable, except that Miss Marshall is a tall, curvy gal...a size 16, standing 5'10" with a 38DD bustline.

    Is the pendulum finally swinging away from public impressions of bordeline anorexia as a healthy body image? Or is this an equally dangerous glorification of unhealthy obesity?

    http://bittenandbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/chloe-marshall-sweet-16-and-size-16.jpg

    http://bittenandbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/chloe-marshall-7.jpg


     
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    The Brits are big-tit crazy, to the point where it wouldn't surprise me if they throw all modeling norms out the window (post Kate Moss era). Which is a good thing, given the stick-thin figures that have always been de rigueur (I nearly puked in my mouth trying to say "de rigueur" out loud). Not that everyone doesn't love big breasts anyway.
     
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    I wouldn't say she is obese, just curvy...

    Hopefully teens will see this person and realise that skinny does not always equal beauty.
     
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    a size 16 in england is equivalent to a size 12 in the US, and at 5'10" there's a good chance she's at a healthy weight. if you use the hotly debated BMI method, as long as she's under 173 pounds, she could be very healthy. the most important thing, health wise, is that she exercises, eats well, etc. she's not obese by any standard, maybe not even overweight.
     
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    Her stated weight is 174 pounds. Healthy weight range for her height is 139-173 pounds, she is clearly pushing the upper limit of that range. According to this calculator she is in just into the overweight range.
    But, anything that moves the 'desirable' away from the borderline skeletal is OK with me.

    Numbers notwithstanding, curvy is one thing and while she's not obese, to my eye, she looks overweight.
     
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    I've seen much, much prettier 'curvy' women. (To use a terminology I disagree with with.)

    Strikes me as a choice purely for the media. Lesser of two evils though, certainly. :wink:
     
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    I always feel I'm bias about weight issues given I'm particularly thin, but to be perfectly honest...

    I think she looks like an ugly cow.
     
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    While we're on the subject of judging peoples' bodies really harshly, you're way too skinny, your upper body is improperly developed, and you're proportioned completely wrong. You need to start drinking protein shakes and doing some push-ups, lat pulls, etc. to develop your shoulders, back, and arms. Get in the gym. A six pack is not impressive when the rest of your body looks like a cancer patient.

    How does that feel?
     
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    I'm bias too.. but ugly cow isn't what I'd say at all, but I hope they aren't setting her up for failure. She doesn't look like she is over weight to any extent, just not stick thin.
     
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    I don't think she's gorgeous at all. She looks like a heavier linsey lohan. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... she looks average to me. Her weight has nothing to do with my opinion.
     
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    No, she will just come in last place.
     
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    Very nice looking full figured woman.
     
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    She's pretty enough, but either she's wearing ill fitting jeans that make her look like she has edema or she is quite heavy through her leg region. I read some years ago that the average breast size in the U.K. was a 36B something under the header of 'Are breasts becoming larger in British Women'. She'd be a decent plus sized model, not a fashion model on a runway.
     
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    pretty thick woman...nice anyway though:smile:
     
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    another thing-- if you saw her in real life, she'd look thinner. cameras in general can really make people look heavier unless you're specifically shooting to make someone look thinner and they know how to hold their body to look smaller.
     
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    I doubt many of the guys here can relate to that idea... :biggrin1:
     
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    I agree, it was completely unfair.

    I don't think she's gorgeous. Pretty, certainly but I wouldn't go so far as gorgeous. As TK said; looks are a personal preference and she isn't mine ...:biggrin1:

    I too hope it's not a PR 'stunt', if so it will surely backfire badly.
     
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    Regardless of size, she's not that pretty to begin with.

    More like a 40D vs a 38DD anyways.
     
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    Now I think that is what a real woman should look like (no offense intended to anyone else, every woman is different and beautiful in their own way).
     
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