01 Jul Critics slam Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova for being too fat
According to the Huffington Post: 24-year old beauty and Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova is being criticized over her appearance in recent days at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, especially after a runway appearance in a bikini.
The impetus for the stories were two still photos taken at the Cia Maritima fashion show at the end of last week. It was 2006 when Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston, 21, died of anorexia
Kurkova opened and closed the swimwear show, and did a third walk in the middle. That third walk can be seen 7:35 into the below video, and is the look from which the stills were taken.
My opinion: I think it’s sad that the media , especially in Brazil is giving her such a hard time. It’s hard enough being fat in real life but in the fashion world it’s an absolute death sentence to your career and status as a hottie.
But in all fairness, she is too big (in the current photos) to be a Victoria’s Sceret model. Before you rip my head off, understand that in normal everday life Karolina Kurkova ‘s current body would be considered slim, sexy, and only in need of slight toning, but in the fashion industry she is a cow (at this size currently) even though it looks like she’s a mere 10-12 pounds heavier than in her other runway ready body pics.
This model is paid HUGE to look perfect according to the industry’s strict standards, that’s why no matter how pretty you are and how great your husband tells you your body looks, there’s a 99.9% chance it’s still not good enough to be runway fashion model. Most models are naturally skinny, this is another advantage of youth because as many models age their metabolism slows down like the rest of us, and some models can no longer stay stick thin.This is why when the industry picks it’s models, it has to be the best of the best. Weight gain and aging are the 2 major no-no’s in high fashion. It’s depressing to hear, but it’s reality. If I was spending millions on a lingerie runway show and one of my models show up with back fat and cellulite I would seriously lose it.
This industry is selling you a fantasy.,and unless your a stunning plus size model like ANTM winner Whitney, you have to BE the product 24/7 until your contract is up. I was very quick to come to her defense until I saw the photos, and when I saw them, I gasped. Just look at the before photos of her then look at the 3 side by side after shots and tell me if YOU wouldn’t be pissed if one of your highest paid models showed up to walk the runway will a jiggly cellulite ass and fat back layers. If your honest you know that would be completely unacceptable.
I do give Karolina serious credit for being so brave to do that walk 3 times during the show, and still maintain a strong prescence on the runway. I can only imagine the snickering and hurtful comments hair stylists, makeup artistst, and others must have been saying within earshot of her. I have worked in this industry and there is zero sympathy or understanding for these things. I hope she drops a few pounds and come back looking better than ever and shut everyone’s mouth up..including mine.