Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Onward fat girl

Despite the fact that I'm generally freaked out by beauty pagaents, I can see some value in a beauty pagaent for heavy women. But this line just struck me as weird:

The annual contest, which aims to raise awareness and money for Thailand's dwindling elephant population, allows full-sized women weighing over 176 pounds to show weight-conscious Thais that big is beautiful.

Emphasis mine.


Anonymous said...

Thais have a sense of the 'fitness of things' that differs a bit from ours.

I lived there for two years. That pageant makes sense to me.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Yeah, as I read that I thought that this must be a sign of some deep-seated cultural differences.