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Victoria’s Secret Height Discrimination and Body Stereotype Lives On and On and On.
BELLA PETITE ANN LAUREN EDITOR NOTES: Tall, tall and more tall! In a never-ending sea of long-legged glamazon women, Victoria’s Secret fashion shows and catalogs (VSC) would have us believe in their fairy tale that all women are tall and super thin as we noted several years ago. This perpetual stereotype casting continues to parody the fashion industry standards.
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This is a world of make believe that makes women feel inferior and not beautiful if they are shorter than 5’9″ and not a size 0! Even the VS model search blatantly states ” Get measured and be realistic. The ideal height of a Victoria’s Secret Model is 5’9″ standing barefoot with body measurements of 34-24-34. Be Skinny. You must go to the gym. Stop eating junk food. If you are not naturally this thin but have the basic body type of a Victoria’s Secret model, hire a nutritionist and a trainer.” The cherry on top is they will photoshop out your curves, don’t get me started on that issue we’ll save our thoughts for another post in time!
For years the VSC’s televised fashion show beginning in 1990’s featuring supermodels: Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Inés Rivero, and Stephanie Seymour and the bevy of tall, beautiful models continues to current days.
Victoria Secret Models juxtaposed with Laetitia Casta and Kate Moss. Bella Petite Magazine Copyright © 2016
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SHORTEST RUNWAY MODELS
In fact, the shortest runway and catalog model was Laetitia Casta at 5’6. She walked down the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Casta was one of the company’s signature Victoria’ Secret Angels from 1998 to 2000. She claims that her career with Victoria’s Secret ended because she was “too much of a rebel.”
We contend that Casta did not fit their ideal height and body stereotype portrayed on the shows and in the catalogs so consequently she was let go.
Then there’s Kate Moss 5’6″ common sense tells us that there’s no secret mystery as to why one of the most recognized supermodels in the world has never made her debut on the VS runway or in the pages of the VSC catalog.
To us, it is odd that Victoria’s Secret doesn’t use petite models to wear lingerie or swimsuits since that is an area of modeling we tend to excel. And we are their target consumer.
Ann Lauren Presents Bella Petite Models Summer Jam! Bella Petite Magazine Copyright © 2016
Bella Petite Models Summer Jam
To commemorate the annual height and body alienating by the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, Catalogs and Angels Model Search we had the bright idea of hosting the all new Annual Bella Petite Models swimsuit and lingerie model search photo contest to give the Glamazons a run for their money!
Atlas Bella Petite Magazine has removed the final barrier for petite women to love their look and their bodies! Afterall, we share a common cause in reality and acceptance for women of all heights, body types, ages, and ethnicities.
Check back daily for new details and to register for our Summer Jam competition. We are looking for the hottest petite female bodies on the beach and in the bedrooms around the world!
A special deal for all those who Register for the Bella Petite Magazine Model Search from today through September 30 2016, you will receive automatic entry into the Bella Petite Models Summer Jam hot body search. Yes, you must submit swimsuit and lingerie graphics!
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