Saturday, March 31, 2012
I read someone's blog about her celebrity body crushes - the celebrities whose bodies were in the proportions/measurements she plans to achieve.
So I did some research - I always thought Sandra Bullock was a similar build to me, with a smallish bustline, not a lot of waist and a low waist, not super curvy hips. Totally describes my build, a little straight up and down in a curvy kind of way. (As in, NOT Marilyn Monroe.)
Anyway, turns out the woman is 5'7" and 110 lbs. WOW. Super thin! (She doesn't look that thin!)
There is NO way I can ever achieve that. Absolutely no way. I was, at my tallest, 5'6". Latest measurement, I was down to 5'4". (Degenerative disc disease.)
Plus my bone structure will never allow me to be 110 lbs. Even anorexic. I have big bones, broad shoulders, even my ribcage is big. I've had comments from ultrasound techs on the fact that I have big bones.
So - I'm looking for a new celebrity body type. Someone I can look at and think, "Yeah, that's my goal." Someone who has that somewhat athletic, boyish, yet a little curvy body so that I can visually see - not just in my mind, but with my eyes - what my potential is.
Best estimate (according to my research) - Helen Mirren! Now, the woman looks fantastic. But my shape is not at all similar to her shape.
I think I just need to photoshop Sandra Bullock. Make her a size 10 instead of size 4 or whatever. Imagine her about 5'4" and 135-140 lbs. I think that's the best image I can hope for.
I also like her stance on the issue of size: "I'm going to shop, decorate and eat - I intend to get heavier. All clothes these days seem designed for girls like Kate Moss. I am a normal, healthy American woman. I can't get these clothes past mid-thigh." - Sandra Bullock
So - who is your celebrity body type?