Bump for a long, HOT summer!
I don't care if this photo has already been posted here. It's time for another round.
Ya I don't think "masculine" best describes what I was thinking in retrospect. She's hot in a not petite fashion model kind of way. Her facial features aren't soft and rounded. They are more stern and striking I guess.
I was thinking more about her facial features, not her body when that ill advised word came off my fingertips. Her face seems more hansome and striking than "pretty" and elegant and to me. And, that isn't a bad thing for women at all. She's magnificant.
Julia in a hot tub with her Lange's. Nuff said.
Yeah, "nuff said".
Geeze, how about a little enthusiasm in the voice, Julia? She sure doesn't sound all that "excited" -- more like a bored 16 year-old reciting lines.
Of course, that's probably how she really feels, having to suck up to her sponsors like this.
I won't dismiss her on her speaking ability, but I do think she should stick to skiing and non-speaking parts.
A picture on her Facebook page today:
I'll give a serious answer here for @LiquidFeet
She does it for the same reasons people compete in beauty pageants, pose for magazines, and even charity calenders. Body building and competition is also a similar mentality. I sense you object to the objectification of women, especially when a woman facilitates it. Men do it too though posting 6 pack photos and muscle poses. It just doesn't get as much traction as when a famous female does it. I have a daughter and wouldn't be thrilled if she felt she had to flaunt her body to feel loved or get attention. Regardless it will be her choice and I'd still love her as my child.
Society, we don't agree on all things all the time. But, it's still good that we have freedoms to enjoy especially when it comes to the arts. And, yes, this is an art form (possibly several) IMO.
The Wimbledon comment was tongue and cheek without the smiley. Kind of hard to really frown on an interviewer asking for a twirl when the event itself still has a pretty gender specific dress code. i.e. women still have to wear skirts and dresses and are not allowed to wear shorts. So asking for a twirl is par for the course under those conditions.
Back to the regularly scheduled "art"..