This morning, Meredith interviewed Miss England, Georgia Horsley, who was told by pageant organizers that if she hopes to win the Miss World title, she'll have to put on a few pounds. WATCH VIDEO
There's been some confusion about this whole thing because Miss Horsley, while obviously thin, is not a "stick figure" and looks pretty healthy.
She's a size four (American) and has a self-described "athletic" build. The way this has been portrayed in the media is that this story is a reaction to the "size zero" phenomenon in which models have gotten dangerously skinny over the years.
But the way I see this is that it's not about body image or being a good role model for young girls. It's a calculated move by pageant organizers to say to her, "Your body type won't win this pageant. Let's make you more voluptuous to win the title!"
If people want to interpret this as a way to promote good eating habits for young girls, I'm all for it. But let's not confuse what's going on here -- this is about winning a beauty pageant, not striking a blow for good health and positive body images.
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