Posted Fri, April 1, 2011 8:06pm EDT

Bonnie Asks: Why Has Victoria's Secret Abandoned Luscious Curvy Angels & Turned To Scary Skinnies?

Posted Fri, April 1, 2011 8:06pm EDT

This week Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel scared us with her new tiny, emaciated- looking figure. But a look at current Victoria’s Secret models reveals a whole batch of more scary skinnies.

It used to be that you could count on the Victoria’s Secret Angels to be the healthy, sexy opposites of the pin thin coat hangers that sadly fashion designers have been using on the fashion show runways.

When super models like Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Rebecca Romjin, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Bar Rafaeli and Gisele, ruled the Victoria’s Secret catalogues and fashion shows, they more than filled out their all-important bras.

The Victoria’s Secret Angels used to be synonomous with vavoom sex appeal.

Now, the ranks of Victoria’s Secret models are filled with a whole gaggle of pencil thins that come close to competing in scary skinniness with Candice Swanepel, who once was appealingly voluptuous.

Just take a look at the gallery of photos above showcasing these new stick Angels – Chanel Iman, Lindsay Ellingson, Lily Alderidge, and Erin Hetherton, compared to the full- figured former Angels.

My question is — what is Victoria’s Secret thinking? Most women aspire to have the sexy curves and fuller-breasted figures of the traditional Angels? Why would the brand chose to go super skinny?

What do you think HollywoodLifers? Which Angels do you prefer – curvy or skinny?

Tell us now and vote below!

Bonnie Fuller

Click here to read about the emaciated Victoria’s Secret models!

Click here to read how Victoria’s Secret is keeping Candice’s contract!

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Lola

Posted at 8:08 PM on November 28, 2011  

Even though I love watching the Victoria secret fashion shows, I would love to see more curvy, voluptuous women, like myself. I have heard the reason that they don’t have more curvier women is because many people think seeing a curvy women in lingerie, would be inappropriate, which I think is B.S. and it makes me think of that Lane Bryant commercial that was banned for no reason but yet they air Victoria Secret commercials all the time? Smh…at society and the media and the message they are trying to send.

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lexi

Posted at 8:39 PM on November 22, 2011  

The only type of curvy models you will get is hip hop video girls. Ones who actually have breasts,butts and hips. The new vs models are just bonier than the old ones. The old ones weren’t curvy they just had bigger boobs and slighlty more meat than these fakely toned bony girls they have now. The news models are simply not built for sexy lingerie they should he back on high fashion runways where shapeless women are celebrated.

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mike maz

Posted at 2:52 PM on November 21, 2011  

Women are just lazy and look for any excuse to put down other women who have nice fit lean bodies, thats what it takes to look good now a days, If you think the Victoria Secret body is hard to get ladies, think about us guys who have to get a 12 pack, a chest bigger than yours, arms and legs that a big and muscular. Dont complain because you have to get a “lean” body type. THAT ISN’T HARD TO GET AT ALL. workout people and moderately watch what you eat then you can look like them………Women always always complain. GO TO THE GYM AND WORKOUT AND RUN.

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huni

Posted at 4:17 AM on August 10, 2011  

this is stupid i went through the photos and there thin as soo stick-thin models are defintly no role models if anything theey should be ashamed those curvy chicks who arent even set a good example stick-thin models make young girls take a hit at their self-esteem its duscusting

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renee

Posted at 3:52 PM on April 25, 2011  

none of the “curvy” women you posted are curvy save for tyra and she tries her damnedest to hide her waist in real life. heidi? hello. she’s had how many kids? minimal curves.

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tricia

Posted at 4:25 PM on April 24, 2011  

most of these women even the “curvy” ones look like they should be on a poster about starvation! This is total crap if the curvy women are considered “fat” then I am a freaking hippo!

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lola

Posted at 7:34 AM on April 24, 2011  

None of these women are Curvy. Are you kidding with this?

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lauren

Posted at 9:53 AM on April 22, 2011  

this is the dumbest article i’ve ever read. like, seriously…what is wrong with you people?

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Anna

Posted at 11:52 PM on April 21, 2011  

None of these women are Curvy. Are you kidding with this?

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Shayna

Posted at 9:53 PM on April 21, 2011  

Just because some of these models are at the goal other women want to be doesn’t mean they should be talked about like this..haters maybe? I’ve always been super skinny and my body is naturally like that.so don’t be judging women who are not at YOUR expections and are not “thick” enough because most likely you don’t know them.I love the idea of diversity and expecting all women to be what you want them to look like Is pathetic. You don’t have to have some kind of eating disorder to be super skinny.people always want something to talk about.that’s all it is

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yeah yeah

Posted at 3:21 PM on April 10, 2011  

man models just are not healthy look at there facial expressions they look like they are trying not to go crazy for a doughnut! curvy is way prettier and models should eat because they are beautiful just not healthy……

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Rebecca

Posted at 6:17 AM on April 8, 2011  

The only curvy models that have ever been in VS are Tyra Banks and Laetitia Casta. Instead of using the word “curvy” you should use the word “healthy.” Just because a woman doesn’t have large breasts or wide hips, doesn’t mean she is anorexic.
You can tell if a model is naturally thin or anorexic.

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mary

Posted at 12:40 AM on April 5, 2011  

these models are like a perfect slut every perverted man would be looking for-
breasts the size of blimps and a crotch with absolutely no hair in sight
im sorry but this is sexist and wrong- while the (healthy) women in these pictures are beautiful in every way .
THIS IS WHY MEN KIDNAP GIRLS FOR THEIR OWN PREVERTED NEEDS
BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT ALL WOMENS BOOBS AND COTCH IS GOING TO LOOK AND FEEL LIKE THOSE AND THEY R NOT
everyone is different
+ i think they should have fat models insted of stick figueres

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Rebecca

Posted at 6:18 AM on April 8, 2011  

Wow, someone sounds bitter. Actually, I think you are thinking about companies like Playboy, not Victoria’s Secret.

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Zoran

Posted at 1:28 PM on September 26, 2011  

“Preverted” lol

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pete goesinya

Posted at 11:24 AM on April 4, 2011  

It’s obvious why they are scary skinny.because 98% of the model Industry is run by gay men

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Titch

Posted at 7:02 AM on April 4, 2011  

To be honest. Your ‘curvy’ models are all skinny.
I do not think there is anything wrong with Victoria’s Secret using skinny models with less meat on their bones.
Hate to break it to you, but there are women out there who are natually skinny and yes would love to be more voluptous, but that might not ever happen.
As a ‘skinny’ myself, who is not overly curvacious in the breast department would love to see underwear ranges and models who can make underwear look sexy without having to ‘more than fill out’ a bra. I eat and eat and eat and to no avail. So, people shouldn’t be so offended by designers using skinny models, because us ‘skinny’ people are constantly intimidated by the media and underwear models who all have the heavenly curves that we lack. Thank god an underwear range exists who are not afraid to show the other time of woman who likes to look good in nice underwear.

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neenee

Posted at 2:43 AM on April 4, 2011  

how can anyone say that giselle is Curvy!!! she isn’t look at her! they look loke they are the same size although giselle seems to have a bone struture that was built for it.

Is the media trying to brainwash people into thinking that giselle is fat? really? That is what is sounds like by saying that she is curvy. she is a stick with little breasts and a tiny ass. Always has been.

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PHIL

Posted at 7:13 PM on April 3, 2011  

I’ll go with “skinny because they will be curvey soon enough
They hit 30, and blow up like balloons. Start at 90-100lbs. and you’ll end up at 125-130. start at 120 and they hit 160 in no time at all.

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Rach

Posted at 7:04 AM on April 3, 2011  

The ‘curvy’ ones are actually ‘skinny’. As far as I can see, VS has always had unrealisticly skinny models. As for the ‘skinny’ models, they look anorexic, no joke.

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Zarah

Posted at 6:43 AM on April 3, 2011  

Funny… I don’t see any curvy women in these images. The ones you call curvy, to me, look skinny. The skinny ones? Honestly. Quite scary. They look emaciated and anorexic. Quite sad. Flip back in time a little, only 20 years or so. The models looked a lot healthier then. Flip a little further and sneak a peak at Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor… Now THOSE are curves on some GORGEOUS ladies.

I’m not saying slim is necessarily bad. I’m saying models SHOULD represent people and people ARE slim, curvy, chubby, short, tall, redheaded, blonde, have crooked noses – but they’re still pretty! (Actually, the prettiest people are the ones that haven’t plasticized themselves into doll-looking-boring-”perfection”, IMOHO.)

Sorry about the rant – but honestly. Gisele Bundchen is about as curvy as a chicken is a vegetable.

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mary

Posted at 10:48 PM on April 2, 2011  

If you “reporters” did research before doing the article you would have found out that VS is threatening to end her contract if she doesn’t ad some lbs. I’m sure you saw this reported on E!online and if you would have taken the time to read the article completely you would have found that out.

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Winsome

Posted at 3:13 PM on April 2, 2011  

Because VS is an art form. They want to show their undergarments on super-slim, tanned women with large boobs who represent what average women can never be. It’s like being a part of some super hard-to-get-into club is all it is. But by buying the same underwear the models wear, you, too, can belong to the club (in a way).
Well, here’s a newsflash: Half the VS models are only 5’6 or 5’7 (which plenty of ‘average’ women are), and have professional people doing their hair, makeup and tans. Instead of selling the brand, they are putting model’s faces and this whole “you can wear the esteem that these girls wear” gimmick to their line. There’s an old saying: “If it’s good enough, then it can sell itself.” Making things look better than they actually are is just a cheap trick at making sales. Doctors used to say that smoking was relaxing and recommended brand of cigarette, too. Put the product on the runway laid out on tables, or hanging off hangars, and all you’ve got is underwear!

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greg

Posted at 12:18 PM on April 2, 2011  

id do either one of them!!!

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cricket

Posted at 2:25 AM on April 2, 2011  

The “curvy” ones are too skinny as well!

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valleria

Posted at 1:48 AM on April 2, 2011  

It is amazing that Heidi Klum, Bar Rafalei, etc.. are considered curvy. They new models are emaciated and sickly looking, and the models you are referring to as curvy, are just emaciated. Just because you have big boobs doesn’t make you curvy. You need hips, and thighs, and a butt to be curvy. But they are all hot and amazing looking, and I would love to look like any of those women!!!

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Shirley Tarbell

Posted at 4:30 PM on November 11, 2011  

I’m a really old lady, so I’ve been around long enough to know that most models through the ages have been beautiful. Some are pencil-thin, some are Rubinesque, all have been gorgeous. Fashions change back and forth. If it’s a boyfriend you want, you can find one who likes you thin or one who likes you fat. So don’t worry about weight. One bit of advice: be sure to read a book now and then. One thing models AREN’T is always young–thin OR fat. Your boyfriend will like you better later if you exercise your brain. (Unless you WANT a brainless boyfriend, which is OK, too.) Anyway, Take it easy! (Other things are more important–like world peace and not texting while you’e driving.) Relax… Good luck in life!

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