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My answer was obviously, "Um, yes! More than one woman said to me, "You're so brave. I could never do that.
McGrady is on a mission to change perceptions of what it means to be beautiful. McGrady is part of a growing number of curvy models who are making a big splash in the swimwear space, alongside household names like Ashley Graham and Tabria Majors. But beyond a few supportive brands and partners, there needs to be more significant changes in the societal mindset of what constitutes beauty, McGrady says.
Badass photo of Julia Mancuso aside, if you think I singled out bikini babe shots to bolster my case, I invite you to scan the full gamut of covers from to the present as featured on this handy Pinterest page. Tell me, what do you notice? Scanning their collection of cover photos, I did some math — of the issues featured on that page, women have been the sole focus 13 times; men,
Cleopatra is a classic siren. To seduce Julius Caesar, she rolled herself up in a rug and had it delivered to his compound. Short and zaftig, she resembled Elizabeth Taylor only in cup size.
The nude figure is a tradition in Western artand has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities. It was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek artand after a semi-dormant period in the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance. Athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and life, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos.
As Hollywood keeps supersizing films, the Brits appear content with keeping things more digestible through a charming array of character-driven films. Those who can't get enough of these endearing British comedy-dramas should make a date with "Calendar Girls," another life-affirming underdog film in the mold of "The Full Monty" and "Billy Elliott. It may be what the film world refers to as a "small" movie, but it has a large heart and a top-rate cast led by the always wonderful Helen Mirren who received a Golden Globe nomination for this performanceJulie Walters and Ciaran Hinds. The setting is the small, picturesque village of Rylstone in Yorkshire, England.
Practical shmactical. Here are some of the boldest. Did you know that J Lo wearing that green Versace dress all those years ago is the reason Google Images exists?