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Thanks JLo

I want to thank Jeniffer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jessica Biel for making round and not-so-small butts considered attractive in America. I am Latin, therefore I am curvy. I have hips, thighs and a butt. I grew up in the 70’s when hip-less/but-less models were all the rage. All the “Charlie’s Angels” actresses were skinny with no trace of a butt. Panty lines were considered a sin in those days. The butt had to be as non-existent and as discreet as possible. Women who had more generous backsides learned it was better just to hide them with a long jacket or a tunic.

The African American community has always embraced their big “derrieres”. White America however, was still firmly obsessed with big breasts. Things started to change in the 90’s, not only with hip hop culture but also with the large Hispanic population that started coming to this country. Some new celebrities emerged, and a new body shape started becoming more popular: slim women with round and toned butts. The market even has padded underwear to sell those less gifted in that area!

The good thing about that is that the strict standards of beauty have expanded, and women of different shapes can feel attractive.  However, the skeleton look that is in vogue in Hollywood is unhealthy and unattractive.

As with many things in life, a good balance is better than extremes.  Since many studies show that men prefer women with a few healthy curves, “some meat on their bones”, I think that unwittingly, JLo, Kim, Beyonce and Jessica have made a lot of women feel better!

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April 20, 2009 - Posted by | Fashion

1 Comment »

  1. I just do agree with you dear.. about the “the skeleton look” I always love JLO with her glamorous personalty.

    Comment by Venetian Glass Jewelry | February 26, 2010 | Reply


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