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Eva Herzigova/Herzegovina is a supermodel that has stood out for unusually large breasts, non-broad shoulders and curves for a fashion model. Given her high status among fashion models, her looks are informative about the extent of femininity that top fashion designers will tolerate.
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Let us start with the face of Eva Herzigova, which is unambiguously masculine (Fig 1).
Fig 1. A young Eva Herzigova.
The extent of femininity of Eva is best assessed by comparing her to a feminine woman having an apparently similar ethnic background, i.e., a broad-faced Central European type. The woman used for comparative purposes is glamour model Nikky Case.
The facial features of Nikky are more feminine than those of Eva (Fig 2).
Fig 2. Nikky Case from the June 2006 edition of Penthouse.
Nikky has sharp gonial angles, but she has a feminine physique, as shown shortly, and her face is more feminine than Eva’s (Fig 3). Therefore, the sharpness of her gonial angles do not appear to be related to masculinization.
Fig 3. Nikky Case picture from the June 2006 edition of Penthouse.
Eva has more manly hands than Nikky (Fig 4).
Fig 4. Nikky Case picture from watch4beauty (W4B).
The feet of Eva (Fig 5) are relatively larger than those of Nikky (Fig 6). Taller women will have larger hands and feet, but if they are larger relative to height, then masculinization is suggested if there is corroborating evidence.
Fig 5. Picture of Eva Herzigova on the left from the August 2004 edition of Playboy.
Fig 6. Nikky Case, identified as Irena, from Twistys.
The rib cage of Eva is relatively larger than that of Nikky, making it difficult for Eva to achieve an hourglass figure (Figures 7-9).
Fig 7. Picture of Nikky Case, identified as Irena, from Twistys.
Fig 8. Picture of Nikky Case from Men Only magazine.
Fig 9. Nikky Case, identified as Irena, from Karupspc.
The picture below shows Eva striking a pose that accentuates the rounding of the hips, but when a more feminine woman is found posing similarly, the appearance of a feminine, hourglass figure is much more striking.
Fig 10. Nikky Case picture from watch4beauty (W4B).
The backside of Eva is flatter and less feminine than that of Nikky (Figures 11-13).
Fig 11. Nikky Case picture from the June 2006 edition of Penthouse.
Fig 12. Picture of Nikky Case, identified as Irena, from Twistys. Once again notice the importance of a small and thereby feminine rib cage in achieving a feminine, hourglass figure.
Fig 13. Picture of Nikky Case, identified as Irena, from Twistys.
Eva Herzigova rapidly rose to international fame while working as a Wonderbra model in the 1990s. She was at her curviest then, as some pictures from her early modeling career, shown above, illustrate. She has even been described as the “Marilyn of the 1990s,” which is not unreasonable given the standards of the fashion world, but compared to women in general, Eva was never particularly feminine, and compared to attractive women from the perspective of the typical lifetime-exclusive heterosexual man, Eva has excessive masculinization and unimpressive looks.
Eva eventually gravitated toward mainstream fashion modeling. It would have been remarkable if her “curvy” physique from her wonderbra days had been tolerated by gay fashion designers for the purposes of mainstream fashion modeling, but this has not been the case. Since gravitating toward mainstream fashion modeling, Eva’s weight has fluctuated, reaching the lows shown in Figures 14-16, interspersed with looks closer to but not matching her former self, as in her 2004 Playboy shoot (Fig 17).
Fig 14. Skinny Eva Herzigova in 2003. Yes, the fuzz on her arm is hair.
Fig 15. Skinny Eva Herzigova in 2003.
Fig 16. Eva Herzigova in the February 2005 edition of Flair magazine.
Chances are that pressure from gay fashion designers has forced Eva to periodically diet to conform to the skinny and masculine physique preferred by them. Therefore, even as a wonderbra model, Eva Herzigova was hardly feminine compared to what Playtex Apparel Inc., the maker of wonderbra, could easily have obtained if it were looking for feminine and attractive women, and in spite of her high status, she has apparently faced pressure by gay fashion designers to reduce whatever curves she had in order to work as a mainstream fashion model. Hence, the example of Eva Herzigova, one of the highest status fashion models ever, is another piece of evidence that the dominant fashion designers, male homosexuals to be more precise, do not tolerate feminine looks well.