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Victoria’s Secret uses Adriana Lima’s ribs and hip bones to sell perfume

Date: March 4, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
    It's "Incredible" Victoria's Secret could make Adriana Lima's body even less humanly attainable.

It's "Incredible" Victoria's Secret could make Adriana Lima's body even less humanly attainable.

Don’t worry ladies, Victoria’s Secret values more than big breasts.

They also really revere protruding bones and concave abdomens.

Seriously, what is this?

Delighted to receive some V.S. coupons in the mail (yes, I’m an “Angel V.I.P.” credit card carrier), my glee quickly turned to shock as I was assaulted by Adriana Lima’s prominent ribcage.

Whether this is a case of Photoshop gone bad, or a true representation of Adriana’s bone-thin body (which somehow boasts a bountiful, symmetrical bosom), it’s all kinds of wrong.

It’s bad enough that Victoria’s Secret insists on narrowly defining “sexy” in terms of supermodel standards. But now the supermodels are superhuman, and we’re expected to aspire to the ridiculous bar they’ve set (0% body fat, disproportionately full breasts, and a constant look of desire somewhat comparable to a that of a cat in heat).

See ladies, Victoria's Secret believes "sexy" comes in all shapes and si--oh no, wait, nevermind.

See ladies, Victoria's Secret believes "sexy" comes in all shapes and si--oh no, wait, nevermind.

And did I mention this ad is for perfume?

 

 

Thanks,  but no thanks, V.S. My rib cage and I won’t be spritzing on your new fragrance any time soon

 

– Michelle Konstantinovsky is a student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and an avid admirer of shiny objects and preteen entertainment. It would be nice if you visited her website: www.michellekmedia.com. Also, she may learn to use Twitter more effectively if you follow her @michelley415..

 




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