Five pencil thin women were discussing how great they think it is that a new modeling agency is hiring women with plenty of curves.
I was watching Good Morning America last Wednesday while I was walking on the treadmill at the gym. I was intigued by a story about a modeling agency called JAG that is trying to break the barriers when it comes to accepting bigger women.
Apparently most agencies hire models who are size zero to two, but the majority of JAG models are size 12. The Good Morning America segment featured interviews with Jennie Runk and Kamie Crawford two JAG models who talked about viewing women’s bodies as beautiful just the way they are and not worrying about the number on the scale everyday.
What was ironic however was that there were five women at the anchor desk of Good Morning America discussing this story. They were all saying what a positive thing it is that women no longer feel they have to be painfully thin. Yet every one of those five women at the Good Morning America anchor desk was pencil thin herself. I found a story online about a regular Good Morning America contributor named Tory Johnson who lost 60 pounds when she thought her job was in jeopardy because of her weight.
Will the morning news show continue to merely give lip service to the belief that women in the public eye need not all have slim figures or will they hire more women who aren’t slender as a reed?
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