I don’t watch the news. I don’t read newspapers. I do – however – scan a few different sites for online news each day. Unfortunately (or naturally?!) most of it just pisses me off (and I’m not even talking politics).
Here’s a sample.
This is Australia’s entrant in the Miss World contest. Obviously she’s lovely. But – according to this news article (which I’m sure is 100% correct!) Courtney Thorpe is in ‘boot camp’ until the competition in December. It’s implied that every day between now and then Miss Thorpe will be hidden away from the world: meditating; exercising with a PT; singing; and eating oats brekkie, chicken and salad for lunch and soup for dinner.
Wow… A lot of effort and training for something she may not win. It’s a bit like she’s training for the Olympics or something. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not dissing beauty pageants. I entered a modelling thing myself at 16 and am close to someone heavily involved in that world now. But – JAYSUS – she looks pretty good now so you can’t tell me she needs to be in a controlled environment for four months to look good?! Surely it’s implying she doesn’t look good enough now?!
This is Brooke Birmingham from ‘Brooke Not On a diet’. Although I closed my Diet Schmiet blog I still follow a few health / fitness / weightloss blogs, so I saw this story when it first erupted a few months ago.
It was shared on my FB feed again today however, and I realised a lot of Aussies may not have seen it.
Brooke has lost an amazing 170lb (77kg) and was selected to be featured by SHAPE magazine. However… they decided against using a bikini ‘after’ photo as initially planned as it obviously didn’t fit the ‘weightloss’ fairytale which only promotes the ‘happily ever after’ (perfection) ending.
What a kick in the guts – after all of that work and success – to be essentially told you’re ‘still’ not good enough; that, while your efforts are admirable, the real you won’t inspire people. I think she looks freakin’ amazing, and well… Brooke showed them. Read more!
And on a happier note, how much do I love Kayley Cuoco’s new hair?! (That’s a rhetorical question BTW!) I’m a big fan of the Big Bang Theory’s Penny. In fact I think she’s got one of the best figures on TV. She’s not traditionally petite – quite wide-hipped – but looks fabulous even in her Cheesecake Factory skirts. Toned and healthy.
Are you a fan of online news?
Your thoughts on Courtney, Brooke or Kayley?
I’m linking with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.