Monday, November 30, 2009

Britain's Missing Top Model

This is a completely fascinating article from the New York Times about a new reality show in Britain called "Britain's Missing Top Model." Like "America's Next Top Model," the show centers around competing fashion models, but the difference in the new show is that the models all have disabilities.

The article is really worth a read for the problems and controversy it explores as well as the interesting problem it points out - the deaf models featured in the show have no visible disability on camera, whereas models in wheelchairs or with other visual deformities obviously do. As another model says of the deaf model, "it's the same as just picking a girl that speaks French."

2 comments:

  1. wow. really interesting. it does raise all kinds of questions. thanks for the link

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  2. Thanks Terena! I'll be thinking about this article for awhile.

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