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3/31/08 10:46 A

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I have nothing against ANTM, I never miss an episode. The reality is it's a show to promote a high fashion super model. Let's face it, all of the models that run those catwalks are not a reflection of normal society. Bless the beauties with the long legs and tiny waists, you can't blame them for what God gave them. They're just using the assets they have to make thier lives better. But would someone please tell the clothiers of normal people that 5'7" is not petite?

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3/30/08 7:58 P

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I agree with the plus size thing. It seems like she always picks one token plus size girl for appearances.
But speaking of Toccara, I saw her on the cover of a magazine yesterday! I think it was some kind of men's magazine (I'm pretty sure it's not a nude-y magazine) at walmart. So at least she's working. Good for her!

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3/27/08 11:36 A

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ANTM is one of my guilty pleasures!

Tyra is not the culprit here and she's not being hypocritical; it's business. The clothing industry and modeling are, and ALWAYS have been, targeted to tall, thin women. Which brings up another point. I often wonder why she even bothers having a so-called "plus-size model" on the show since they ALL get booted off. If Toccara Jones (Cycle 3), who is gorgeous, shapely and has a megawatt personality, didn't make it, nobody else is likely to. C'est la vie!

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3/26/08 3:53 P

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That would only hold true if they didn't allow people over 5'9" or 5'10" because then you get into the clothing being too short for them . . . I don't think they make that stipulation.

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3/26/08 11:45 A

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It's a good thought... but how many times have we had to make do because OUR industry doesnt make the clothes the right length for us? They don't all have to wear the pants w/ a 36" inseam

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3/26/08 11:16 A

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I watch ANTM too, I think the 5'7" thing isn't a height discrimination but an industry standard for clothing lengths. They can't be taking stuff up for a shorter model in a high fashion show. It would "ruin" the lines of the clothing.




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3/26/08 11:00 A

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I wish I was surprised. She is more than hypocritical. It is one thing to say something and something else to act on it. I have no idea why height is a factor in beauty. I really don't.


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3/26/08 10:53 A

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We had a open castin call here in Oklahoma City, and they would only allow girls between 18-25 that were over 5'7". I think there are a lot of different women out there who need a role model that has their same body type. They have a "plus size" girl, so why not an "under height" girl? I don't know about anyone else, but I get sick of seeing legs up to their eyes.

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3/26/08 9:43 A

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yeah i heard that, well i actually read it on the website to see what the requirements were to try out. i think that is a little hypocritical of tyra banks because she is saying on her talk show that all body types should be accepted or whatever and then she won't accept anyone shorter than 5'7". I know in the world of modeling it is different but whatever works for the show i guess.

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3/26/08 9:36 A

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I love ANTM but did you know those girls are all over 5 foot 7? There's a height requirement on the application. I never knew that. It's hard to tell how tall the girls are when they aren't around people who are shorter than them.

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