Victoria’s Secret Height Discrimination and Body Stereotype Lives On and On and On.
BELLA PETITE ANN LAUREN EDITOR NOTES: Tall, tall and taller! In a never-ending sea of long-legged glamazon women, Victoria’s Secret fashion shows and catalogs (VSC) would have us believe in their fairy tale that all women are tall and super thin as we noted several years ago. This perpetual stereotype casting continues to parody the fashion industry standards.
This is a world of make believe that makes women feel inferior and not beautiful if they are shorter than 5’9″ and not a size 0! Even the VS model search blatantly states ” Get measured and be realistic. The ideal height of a Victoria’s Secret Model is 5’9″ standing barefoot with body measurements of 34-24-34. Be Skinny. You must go to the gym. Stop eating junk food. If you are not naturally this thin but have the basic body type of a Victoria’s Secret model, hire a nutritionist and a trainer.” The cherry on top is they will photoshop out your curves, don’t get me started on that issue we’ll save our thoughts for another post in time!
For years the VSC’s televised fashion show beginning in 1990’s featuring supermodels: Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Inés Rivero, and Stephanie Seymour and the bevy of tall, beautiful models continues to current days.
SHORTEST RUNWAY MODELS fact, the shortest runway and catalog model was Laetitia Casta at 5’6. She walked down the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Casta was one of the company’s signature Victoria’ Secret Angels from 1998 to 2000. She claims that her career with Victoria’s Secret ended because she was “too much of a rebel.”
We contend that Casta did not fit their ideal height and body stereotype portrayed on the shows and in the catalogs so consequently she was let go.
Then there’s Kate Moss 5’6″ common sense tells us that there’s no secret mystery as to why one of the most recognized supermodels in the world has never made her debut on the VS runway or in the pages of the VSC catalog.
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