View Full Version : Christina: ''How to Look Good Naked Canada'' 13

29th March 2010, 19:29
<br>Alas, it was with a mixture of pleasure and sadness that we watched the final episode of <i>How to Look Good Naked Canada</I> last week: pleasure to see another hour of Christina Schmidt's beauty broadcast on nationwide television; sadness at the knowledge that this was the last episode of the season.

The show launched with a stunning close-up of the program's familiar "lineup ladies." Christina was, naturally, situated in the foreground, occupying the place of primacy to which her beauty entitles her. She has always had a knack for adopting expressions that exhibit a touch of vanity and self-satisfaction, qualities that enhance her beauty considerably. Her countenance displays the ideal mix of high cheekbones softened by facial fullness.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap004.jpg"></center><p>As has been the program's pattern throughout its run, this episode preceded its opening credits with teaser glimpses of Christina in the week's final runway show to whet viewers' appetites and keep them tuned in.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap009.jpg"></center><p>This demure but sexy lingerie ensemble, which first appeared in episode 12 (the two shows having been taped the same day), is one of the most alluring outfits that Christina wore over the course of the season. The black slip offers a heady view of her generous decolletage, the hairstyle is ultra-glamorous, and the velvet band at the neck adds a chic, continental touch that heightens the sophistication of the look.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap008.jpg"></center><p>The show's producers clearly recognized the irresistible appeal of of Christina in this outfit, because the episode included further teaser clips of Miss Schmidt in the ensemble prior to multiple commercial breaks.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap023.jpg"></center><p>No androgynous frame of any <i>Sports Illustrated</I> or <i>Victoria's Secret</I> model could possibly match Christina's robust figure for unrestrained seductiveness. The lingerie is modest, but clearly indicates the well-fed luxuriousness of the body beneath.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap026.jpg"></center><p>The program offered one further teaser prior to the final catwalk segment--a preview clip of Christina and the other models enthusiastically applauding the emergence of the week's makeover lady. Even in this small screencap, the dazzling beauty of Christina's warm, genuine smile is evident.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap028.jpg"></center><p>And then, at last, the program launched the segment that viewers have anticipated most eagerly every week--the runway show. Christina emerged in the form-fitting grey-and-red ensemble that she debuted in the previous <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1817" target="_blank">episode</a> (which yielded many fine screencaps of this outfit).<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap046.jpg"></center><p>Just look at how buxom, how shapely Christina's size-14 figure appeared in this look. Even a professional getup such as this can acquire womanly allure if the wearer has a sufficiently curvaceous figure.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap048.jpg"></center><p>Having previously aired so many clips of Christina in her lingerie ensemble, the episode then fast-forwarded to the concluding runway turn featuring all of the professional models, with Miss Schmidt naturally leading the pack.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap054.jpg"></center><p>Her technique was as fluid and polished as ever. In the excepts video (linked below), observe how gracefully she pivots at the end of the catwalk.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap058.jpg"></center><p>Watch how her tresses fly freely as she does her turn. This is a captivating visual.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap062.jpg"></center><p>The <i>How to Look Good Naked Canada</i> cameramen and editors simply could not take their eyes off of Christina, filming her from every possible angle.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap067.jpg"></center><p>The excerpts video makes for particularly entertaining viewing, since the week's makeover lady barely summoned the nerve to step out onto the catwalk. Notice the big smile on Christina's face in the following screencap. She was positively elated when the lady finally emerged from behind the screen. Miss Schmidt's genuine enthusiasm for the show, and her moral support for all of its participants, testifies to her belief in size celebration and to her kind, generous nature.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap075.jpg"></center><p>One final glimpse of Christina showed her beaming with pride at the lady's newfound confidence.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap080.jpg"></center><p><strong><center>* * *</center></strong><p>While it is sad to see <i>How to Look Good Naked Canada</I> come to an end, one must applaud the series for a remarkable 13-week run of showcasing Miss Schmidt's beauty. The program put Christina back on Canadian television for the first time since her acclaimed stint on <i>Degrassi: The Next Generation.</I> It vividly demonstrated Miss Schmidt's extraordinary runway prowess, thereby proving just how effective gorgeous plus-size models can be on the catwalk. The show's styling team (wardrobe, hair, makeup, etc.) was top notch, their talents notably enhancing Christina's natural beauty.

We have no doubt that the program's innumerable viewers experienced real and lasting body-image benefits from watching such an attractive plus-size model on prime-time television week after week. If there is ever to be a second season of <i>How to Look Good Naked Canada,</I> we hope that Christina will again be selected as the main runway model, and will receive even <i>more</i> screen time.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn13/cap006.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWxO9eu99C8" target="_blank">Click here to view excerpts video</a>