Watch :: Busty Mannequins and an Inflated Sense of Beauty in Venezuela

In Venezuela, women are confronted with a culture of increasingly enhanced physiques fueled by beauty pageants and plastic surgery. – NY Times

This video came across my desk and after watching the first 15 seconds of it, you are totally all in to watching the rest. This Osmel Ricardo Sousa character that starts it off talking about how there is no inner beauty in women is unbelievable. But then you watch the video and then you start to think about it, and you say to yourself, well, maybe this cat has a point. Obviously, he doesn’t. Obviously he is saying it with a little bit of tongue in cheek’ness about it, BUT its not like he doesn’t have a good feel of things that are going on in the world, or his world at least.

He’s been the president of the Miss Venezuela Organization for like 40 years… He used to be in advertising. During his career he has been considered the driving force behind the large number of Miss Venezuelas who go on to become Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth. To date, Venezuela has six Miss Universe titleholders, six Miss World winners, six Miss International crowns, and one win in Miss Earth, becoming the most successful pageant powerhouse in history.

Then you go onto something like Pinterest and you see that 98% of all the posts on there are from women, of other women, who are in ridiculous shape. The beautiful women focused instagram accounts have a ton of followers… you listen to the women talked to in this video, they couldn’t agree with him more.

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One of the things you would think, after watching the video, is that this may just be something in the mindset of women in Venezuela. But thats crazy because I live in Southern California. Los Angeles specifically and I spend plenty of time in LA and San Diego and Arizona and Las Vegas and Utah and so on… and there are plenty of women in all of those places tha I am sure think the exact same way.

Its kind of sad when you think about it. Is it that women think that they have to look like a mannequin for men to find them attractive? I don’t think so… from what I gather, from a lot of the women that I know, is that they are doing it for themselves… or in competition with other women actually.

I dunno. I don’t necessarily know if I jive with the mannequins and the inflated sense of beauty thing and that relating to sales and stuff like that, but I do think that more realistic shaped mannequins would make clothes look more realistic and representative of how they would be on costumers. Mannequins, in the past, played the role of a more shapely hanger. If you look back in the past and see the really skinny models being so successful and sought out by designers, I think it was because their bodies, for what its worth, was a walking hanger. Clothes look best in certain sizes, hanging up. Once we put our nasty bodies in them in all shapes and sizes the clothes get distorted and don’t look like they are supposed to, right? If you have mannequins that look somewhat like how women look, they would be representing better, and people would buy more because they would see exactly what the clothes look like on themselves. I just don’t know how many women look like those mannequins other than in the titty meat area.

Funniest part of the whole video…..

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* By the way… some men like that look, most of them don’t. We just like fit women. Big ole fake tithes and out of wack body proportions are not attractive. Its interesting to look at because are like whoa… but trust, a huge rack and no ass and an inverted stomach is not attractive. Its just not. Especially when its surgically enhanced. If its who you are and all natural, its fine… but the fake barbie doll stuff, not attractive. Trust me.

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