So yesterday I woke at what was quite an improvement on the time from the day before. Hence, I was able to nestle into the couch and chat with my mum over a coffee and the morning show. Haven’s seen that for the last year or so, so what a delight. Alas.. same ads, ab exercises and homeloan promo’s that existed a year ago.
However. Up popped a great little segment on models. Real models – “authentically sized” as we would say. Shapely, beautiful, happy, platform walking or posing portrait models. The type where the pictures you see make you feel good in your skin and interested in the style and cut of the pieces they are styling, rather that the internal shriek and mental note to “go for a extraordinarily long walk tonight…” and in the thought that follows, make yourself commit to an hour of exercise everyday!! After all particularly now, I am a lady of leisure!! I shan’t have an excuse to do otherwise, logically.
So, the segment trails on, the colours and dress’s and interviews with these glowing girls. The most famous ‘plus size model’ as they say – which I may add is a mere Size 14 – who has starred over front page French magazine Elle and is having her face and body pasted over all the billboards.. including Ralph Lauren I do believe, interviews as a real role model. More interestingly though, they follow with the one-on-one interview with Australian model agencies who are finding it difficult to late these plus size models. The segment arrives at its punchline. They are running a competition through the morning show! Yep, that’s right, get online on the morning show and sign up for your chance to win modelling contract amongst cash and other prises – an “amazing opportunity” they say.
“That’s it Mum..” I exclaim, “I’m going to sign up, I have nothing to lose…” I nervously laugh. Shapely, confident girls, happy enough to stand around in lingerie, minimum 12C and happy in their skin. Well, on an ordinary day I can tick all those boxes. “Good on you!” she encourages, “..why not?!”
I laugh even louder now. The thought of telling my boss at work [who granted me 12 months leave without pay] that I’m tied up at the moment and won’t be able to return to work for a further few months. “Unfortunately, whilst I was waiting to go back to work.. and watching the morning show, I entered a competition and now I’m going to be “Plus Size Modelling” “…rather than engineering.”
Yep, try and tell that to your Engineering Manager.
Miss Bloggette x