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Old 05-17-2017, 10:55 PM
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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Originally Posted by Murk View Post
I didn't say anything close to what you seem to think I said. I didn't even mention models!

"I think excessive attention on appearance probably stems from a lack of interest in other things. I mean, wouldn't an intellect spend time reading or learning or experiencing something rather than shopping for designer clothes or having their hair done for hours multiple times per week?"

This is what I said.

People who excessively focus on appearance to the exclusion of other things... are probably not great intellects. They have non-intellectual interests.
But you attribute "excessive attention..." to models. Not "models who pay pay excessive attention on appearance..." This is a thread about... you guessed it, models. If you didn't mean models, why post in a thread asking about the veracity of stereotypes associated with models?

It makes sense to qualify your statements to avoid generalizations and assumptions.

Old 05-17-2017, 11:10 PM
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And look at our First Lady, whether you support her or not: Model who speaks several languages and was pretty smart to marry a billionaire. Not too shabby. Like someone else said, work your assets.
Old 05-18-2017, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Vanderbiltgrad View Post
I went to Vanderbilt University which is an elite university and the girls were mostly gorgeous and extremely smart but most elite colleges I went to the girls were ugly like Duke, Stanford and Columbia it is pretty rare for a girl to be both.
i dont think the women at Duke are ugly. I am an alumna myself

There are more women overall at UNC nearby.
Old 05-18-2017, 05:59 AM
Location: Canada
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NO! I have a brilliant niece who is a blonde bombshell, did some modelling occasionally between going to classes. (I'm not bragging because I don't really care for her LOL)

She was TOPS in her law classes. When she walked out on stage in her high heels, makeup and fancy hairdo to get her diploma and awards, the dean did a double take.
Old 05-18-2017, 08:10 AM
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You can say the exact same thing about every single stereotype
Old 05-18-2017, 08:31 AM
Location: somewhere flat
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Super models who are over 5'9", do not even attract me. Trumps wife looks like a skeleton. Her face is average. With that kind of money, most average women can look OK. But Melania is not, and never will be a "Super Model".

Jen Shrimpton was beautiful, as is Cindy Crawford. There are a few others.

I'll put it this way, if someone has beauty, a love of learning, brains and ambition, I really doubt that medeling would be the career of choice.
Old 05-18-2017, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Xrave View Post
So I was reading a topic about the Dani Mathers, the woman that took a nude picture of a 70 year old woman in the gym and she herself is a former playboy playmate.

It got me wondering, do you think when it comes to women that model or do something like being a playboy playmate these women may have looks but no brains? Stereotype, I know, but do you think there is any truth to it generally speaking?
She's not a model, she's a playmate. Vogue isn't calling her. Successful models have brains bc you have to build a brand if you want to be rich. They may not be Mensa members but they aren't airheads.
Old 05-18-2017, 01:55 PM
Location: Alaska
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No way!!
Melania Trump speaks 7 languages...but wait...she did marry Donald so maybe....
Old 05-18-2017, 02:37 PM
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Originally Posted by pdxMIKEpdx View Post
I don't know but I have watched both Zoolander movies and I wonder myself.
"The files are inside the computer?"
Old 05-18-2017, 03:25 PM
Location: Raleigh
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Brains and Beauty are both arbitrary products, largely from your parents and upbringing but in no way related.
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