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What goes into the selection of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models? Some video clips
Since the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has been heavily promoted recently, it is time to add to the previous discussion of what goes into the selection of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. This time some video clips are used. Videos sometimes speak better than a handful of pictures or mere words.
The following clip shows the introduction of the video featuring the search for the 2005 Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
Video 1. The introduction of the 2005 Sports Illustrated swimsuit model search video. Download video (flv, 29 MB).
The narrator tells us that the prize is a million dollar modeling contract and a layout in the 2005 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Obviously, a huge number of women will be interested. We are told that Sports Illustrated launched a nationwide talent search, sending model scouts to discover the best undiscovered talent in America, and thousands of women lined up. It is a safe bet that the women who lined up disproportionately comprised of the better looking ones, and the Sports Illustrated team should have been able to come across women who look outstanding from the perspective of most people in light of the claim that “America will decide the winner.” We can see the outstanding women the Sports Illustrated team came up with in the following video.
Video 2. The introduction to the 12 women who made the cut for the 2005 Sports Illustrated swimsuit model search. Download video (flv, 56 MB).
There is simply no way the great majority of the women who made the cut are anywhere close to the optimal preferences of the majority, and this is not because feminine women cannot be found. Video 1 briefly shows that they generally eliminated the feminine ones at the very outset.
Video 1 specifies the criteria that will be used to pick the winner among the 12 women who made the cut:
- The women will be competing against each other in grueling physical challenges. This is supposedly because athletic performance is relevant to a sporting magazine. But do the heterosexual clientele of the swimsuit issue give a rat’s about how many sit ups and push ups the swimsuit models can do? In addition, the slender women they often select have little muscle mass to deliver good athletic performance.
- The women will be participating in professional modeling events.
- Beauty just gets a woman through the front door. Factors other than looks will be required to win. Translation: we will use “internal” criteria to explain to the public why what the public finds more attractive has been eliminated.
- The models will have to “give to the camera” or else it would be like photographing dead fish on the beach. Said by Joel Wilkenfeld, the president of a top model agency. If this is true then how does one explain why these folks recruit girls in their mid-teens as high-fashion models and ask them to look sexy during many photoshoots when most of these girls, many of whom are so young that they have never had a boyfriend, don’t know what this means?
It is obvious that they don’t want to describe the criteria they will be using, but if the involvement of fashion people isn’t a clue, the following clip will help.
Video 3. The clip speaks for itself. Download video (flv, 15 MB).
Joel Wilkenfeld, the President of Next Model management doesn’t give obvious queer vibes like Nikko, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he is a homosexual. Even if he isn’t, he knows what the gay fashion people are looking for or he wouldn’t be heading a top modeling agency.
Before the 2008 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue came out, the magazine had a promo on CNN, featuring Marisa Miller and Diane Smith, the editor of the issue.
Video 4. CNN promotion video for the 2008 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Download video (flv, 21 MB).
The news anchor asks Diane Smith what she looks for in a cover girl for the swimsuit issue. Diane Smith tells us... we look at thousands and thousands and thousands of pictures and suddenly come across one that makes us go “wow”; the light, the hair, the body, the sunset just come together...the magic...it is hard to describe the magic; the harder you try to get that magic, it doesn’t happen; it just happens when you are least suspecting it...the picture becomes evident; it’s clear; it’s hard to describe...I think it’s just, you know, experience of looking at millions of pictures. And this is coming from the editor. The question wasn’t how do you decide which photo of the cover girl to pick, but what criteria do you use for picking a cover girl. This is mere show to mislead the public. The aesthetic preference of male homosexuals heavily determine the models selected, and they make it look like a woman is the chief selector of the models.
Here is a screen capture from the CNN promo video, showing very broad shoulders in Marisa Miller. She obviously knows how to pose and make her shoulders appear narrower, but is the breadth because the original video has been horizontally stretched by CNN to fit its wide screen format or is it that she has broad shoulders and the screen capture has caught her at an opportune moment?
Fig. 1. Screen capture of Marisa Miller from the CNN promo video.
Here are more pictures of Marisa Miller, from other shoots, and her shoulders are on the broad side, and as the video clip makes it clear, her voice is husky and face masculine (fake breasts, too).
Fig. 2. Marisa Miller. Also see her backside.
Sports Illustrated had another promo video at TNT. I got the following screen capture of Bar Refaeli’s backside.
Fig. 3. The backside of Bar Refaeli, captured from the 2008 Sports Illustrated swimsuit video shown on TNT.
When I first saw Bar Refaeli in Sports Illustrated, she looked out of place because she had large breasts that did not look fake, apparently had a feminine physique and a face that wasn’t manly. But how feminine will regular Sports illustrated models get? Apparently not too feminine, as illustrated by Bar’s screen capture. Bar knows how to pose or the photographers know how to make her pose and it would take a screen capture at the right moment to get the truth.
Here are some screen captures of the models wearing only body paint. No comment on their femininity is needed.
Fig. 4. Sports Illustrated swimsuit models (2008) wearing body paint but no clothes. Are these models supposed to strongly appeal to heterosexual men in general? Do these women look like they can turn in good athletic performances if their masculinization is explained by a need for an athletic look? Top: Quiana Grant; middle: Tori Praver; bottom right: Jessica Gomes.
Here is a clip of Heidi Klum dancing after she removed her breast implants. And they are passing her as a sexy woman! Sexy to people of which sexual orientation?
Video 5. Heidi Klum in the 2008 Sports Illustrated swimsuit video. Download video (flv, 29 MB).
The 2008 Sports Illustrated swimsuit video was taken from ryoni.com, but the person who made the video came up with the wrong aspect ratio. Those who want to watch it should download it and open it in a player, like media player classic, that lets one select the aspect ratio (select the ‘zoom to widescreen’ option in the View -> Pan&Scan menu).
Now for some clips of glamour models. I wish I knew of a convenient source of feminine contrast other than nude models, but when even outlets that are supposed to cater to heterosexual men’s preferences have been infiltrated by homosexuals, what can one do?
Should anyone be under the impression that the Sports Illustrated models’ typical masculinized appearance has something to do with their height, here is an educational video clip of a 6-feet-tall model.
Video 6. Peaches from Met Art. She also goes by the name Monika at FTV girls, and her pictures were previously contrasted with those of Elle MacPherson. Download video (flv, 79 MB).
Look at this woman’s physique.
Another feminine one though not with a tiny waist.
Here is a glamour model with a flabby stomach, but how many Sports Illustrated models can match her cuteness (relevant to heterosexual men)? Many heterosexual men would undoubtedly prefer the little bit of flab and some cellulite to the flat-stomached and small-buttocked models that abound in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. To maximize its appeal to heterosexual men, it would make sense for Sports Illustrated to also feature some voluptuous women, but the homosexuals don’t want it.
Sports Illustrated is a big publication and can afford to promote its swimsuit issue in the major mainstream media. If one contrasts the screen captures shown above with how briefly the unflattering poses are shown in the actual videos and notes their general absence in the published pictures, it is clear that these masculinized women are made to look more feminine with carefully selected poses and undoubtedly airbrushing and breast implants in some cases also. These reasons, together with the absence of competition from a feminine beauty alternative, but not the actual choice of models, explain the success of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in terms of sales. This scenario will not persist for long.