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The transsexual parade otherwise known as the Victoria’s Secret lingerie show: part 1 - Karolina Kurkova
The title of this entry stems from a comment elsewhere, which some found laughable, and it needs to be justified. The justification requires that one show that a large number, though not necessarily all, of Victoria’s Secret models have the looks of male-to-female transsexuals or male transvestites. It would also help if one showed that Victoria’s Secret models that do not have a transsexual or transvestite look to them are still not feminine enough for their job.
The requirements of a lingerie model should be obvious. Women put on lingerie to make themselves more sexually appealing to their male partners, i.e., heterosexual men. Heterosexual men also have a strong interest in watching attractive women being paraded in lingerie. Therefore, a lingerie show directly or indirectly caters to heterosexual men, and one expects the looks of lingerie models to conform to the preferences of heterosexual men, especially taking into account discerning tastes if a lingerie show or catalog has been put together by a high profile group such as the Victoria’s Secret Company. That this is far from the case when it comes to the Victoria’s Secret Company is easily shown by comparing its models to more feminine women.
This entry addresses Karolina Kurkova, and she is compared to Zuzana Drabinova from ATK galleria (adult site). In a lingerie show/catalog, the focus is on the physique, not the face, i.e., one shouldn’t focus on facial features in the comparisons, though the face should be considered to evaluate the extent to which it contributes to an overall masculine or feminine appearance.
Karolina Kurkova has a manly face.
Zuzana Drabinova does not have a transsexual look to her face.
Whereas Zuzana Drabinova does not have an impressive face, the same cannot be said about her body from a male heterosexual perspective, and Karolina on the other hand does not have a feminine physique.
One point concerning the comparison above, though tangential to this entry, needs to be addressed. A criticism of this site is that if it had a significant impact, whereas it may not prompt unhealthful behaviors such as excessive exercise and unnecessary dieting on the part of a number of women, it will prompt an increase in breast implants and other surgeries. However, take a look at the following comparison, which features Karolina Kurkova with enhanced breasts.
Enhanced breasts still do not take away the transsexual look of Karolina. Karolina will have to indulge in multiple major surgeries to get rid of her transsexual look, but with current technology, she won’t be able to do anything about a lot of her features such as a broad rib cage, and cannot look very feminine, in spite of her millions. There are small-breasted women that are otherwise feminine, and Karolina with artificially enhanced breasts is no match for the femininity of these women. In other words, this site will not be prompting a large increase in breast implants or other feminizing surgical procedures if it had a significant impact.
More comparisons between Karolina and Zuzana are shown below.
One criticism of the comparison above could be that Karolina is sufficiently feminine for the job, but she is being made to look not feminine enough by the large-breasted voluptuous woman that she is compared to. However, this criticism is likely to come from nonheterosexuals or people with poor perception. For instance, consider the following woman, Anna from Anna19, who is not particularly feminine; you can see in her the absence of large breasts, an hourglass figure, well-rounded hips, a prominent backside and other very feminine features. Yet, Anna does not have a transsexual look to her. A woman obviously does not have to be large-breasted, hourglass-shaped or very feminine on other counts to avoid a transsexual look, but Karolina Kurkova is masculinized on multiple counts, which give her a transsexual look.
Anna would not be suitable for high profile lingerie modeling because she is not feminine enough, but Karolina Kurkova is an even worse candidate, yet she is one of the big Victoria’s Secret models! Why this is so should be obvious to some people, and will be discussed once a good number of Victoria’s Secret models have been addressed or sooner, depending on the comments. There are too many Victoria’s Secret models, and this is the reason why the justification of the title needs to be split over multiple entries.