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M. Lopez
18th April 2006, 03:26
Antonio Banderas now joins Alec Baldwin in the category of GQ-types who have expressed a preference for curvaceous women.

Mind you, Banderas isn't the most poetic person you'll ever meet, so his way of expressing himself on the subject leaves something to be desired. Here's the link to the (brief) story:

http://www.examiner.ie/breaking/story.asp?j=207424020&p=zx74z4835&n=207424906&x=

And here's most of the text, pruned of its less-classy expressions:


"Antonio Banderas has credited the fuller figure of wife Melanie Griffith for the longevity of their relationship.

The Mask Of Zorro star - who celebrates his 10-year wedding anniversary to the Working Girl actress next month - adores his wife's body...

He admits: "I like flesh on a woman. I do..." "


I know what you're probably thinking: "Melanie Griffith - what 'fuller figure'?"

Still, I found a recent image which shows that she does have a curvy shape.

http://www.isifa.com/functions/watermark/watermark.php?ifotonummer=11604010

Years ago, in the film Working Girl, I remember thinking that Melanie actually looked soft and pretty, compared to the skeletal Sigourney Weaver. I suspect that she is naturally fuller-figured, but has starved herself for years due to Hollywood pressure.

It's too bad. If she had allowed herself to climb to a more natural weight, I expect that she would look a lot younger today than she does.

HSG
22nd April 2006, 19:09
<br>It is a shame that Ms. Griffith has spent much of her career depriving herself into a smaller size than her body was programmed to be. Had she allowed herself to become curvier, she might indeed look much younger today. Curve augmentation (i.e., the natural kind) is veritably nature's fountain of youth.

Mr. Banderas's comments are certainly welcome, but in order to make pro-curvy thinking more widely acknowledged and accepted, it needs to be applied to younger celebrities. If the figure of an ingénue-age plus-size actress were being praised in this manner, the comments would make more of a public impact.

In the case of "mature" celebrities, more generous curves are usually seen as a by-product of the aging process, and any praise of said curves can be dismissed as merely a politically-correct acceptance of the changes that come with advancing years.

But applauding younger starlets for having fuller figures can only be construed as praise for curves for their own sake--i.e., a recognition that there is something intrinsically more attractive about a plus-size figure over an underweight frame.

Shapely Lindsey Garbelman (5'9, size 14/16) modelling Aurora Formals, Prom 2006:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/aurora35.jpg"></center>