This is a blog entry about the Dallas auditions for TV Land's newest reality competition show, She's Got The Look, wherein "women 35 and older who exude sophistication, beauty and confidence" compete to be "the next great supermodel." I was going to start this blog entry by talking about how women could ditch their kids and husbands and finally pursue their dreams.
And then I realized that most of the 35-year-old women I know don't have husbands or kids, they have degrees and careers and are already pursuing their dreams. But I hang out in a lot of bars on weeknights, so my survey might be skewed, as might be my perception of beauty and sophistication, which I think always increases in proportion to the number of whiskeys consumed.
I also remembered that an aspiring model aged 24 was recently told by the president of Ford Models not to hold her breath: "Generally models begin their careers when they are 16 to 20 years old. You can always apply at our Web site, and one of our scouts will review your materials."
But hey, maybe 2008 will be the year we embrace beauty that doesn't adhere to the ridiculous -- 0but, of course, unofficial -- guidelines set forth by the fashion industry, which is to look as much like a 16-year-old androgynous boygirl in drag as possible. (No offense to 16-year-old androgynous boygirls in drag, you do your thing, sistah/bro.) Maybe She's Got The Look will be the defining moment during which women will stop removing veins from the backs of their hands, quit buying every cellulite-reduction magic potion on the market, and cease treating their tits like turkeys for the stuffing.
Yes, wake me up when that happens. In the meantime, I'll be helping Demi Moore audit her plastic surgery expenses.
Auditions are at the Adolphus Hotel on Monday at 9 a.m. --Andrea Grimes
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