Join Date: July 2005
Re: Shannon Marie: Seventeen
Absolutely the most gorgeous of all plus-size models. And this is my favourite "new" picture of Shannon Marie (newly discovered, that is) of the several that have been introduced on this forum over the past few seasons, because it's from when her actual full-figured career began. She was always extraordinarily pretty, but when she reached her more natural, fuller size she became truly breathtaking.
And this is a very interesting image thematically, as well. One could even interpret the competition between the two models in the picture as a metaphor for the conflict between the timeless ideal of femininity, and the modern, anorexic fashion standard. And in that contest -- when Classical beauty is represented by Shannon Marie, its greatest living exemplar -- the androgynous look doesn't stand a chance.