Much like the iconic Egyptian murals which depict a nation of slender and stylish folk - when, in fact, a significant portion of their society was fat to severely obese (check out the discussion in Protein Power) - will future anthropologists look back on the similarly deceptive fashion magazines of today, populated as they are by rail-thin mannequins, and make the same flawed assumption? E! entertainment just released its list of the the World's Top 10 Sexiest Women and rather than curvy, classically sexy bombshell types, 5 are working models (ie. non-normally tall and super skinny), with the ethereally gorgeous (but still super skinny) Karolina Kurkova crowned #1. Angelina Jolie (#3), while not a model, is back to her emaciated pre-baby silhouette mere weeks after giving birth, leaving only Scarlett Johansson (#5) and Shakira (#10) to represent the classic, old-school curves of beauties like Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe & Gina Lollobrigida that owned the word sexy.
- Lesley Scott