There was one segment though where I paused it and turned to Pie to say "What the hell were they thinking?"
There was a song playing that to me just seemed wrong. Sure it was a catchy song, but with all the focus on the fashion industry/modelling and eating disorders/body dysmorphism I just didn't get why they would put a song like that in. The lyrics that caught my attention were:
"You make me wanna die. I'll never be good enough. You make me wanna die."
I actually do like the song, its by Pretty Reckless (I've never heard of them, clicking the link brings up the lyrics) I just don't get why the show producers would pick a song where the most discernible lyrics are those ones. And I have to wonder, if I found the song online and listened to it would it play the same way? Or did they pump up those lyrics in the show?
Anyway, enough about the song. Still want to be an Angel? Not only do you have to be genetically gifted - face it, no matter how much a person diets & works out, if you don't have the genes to achieve it certain things won't happen. But it gets pretty extreme. Adriana Lima, pictured above (via Google image search), dished on what it takes:
Daily workouts starting months before the show
Workouts become twice daily a few weeks before the show
A gallon of water a day
No solid food for 9 days before the show
2 days before show she will start drinking water 'normally'
No water for 12 hours before the show
Daily workouts, that's not so bad. Twice daily doesn't sound bad either. But from what I read of Lima's interview those aren't just workouts, they're hard-core w.o.r.k.o.u.t.s Water is a good thing, but chugging a gallon a day? That's approximately double the "drink 8 glasses a day" standard (don't even get me started on that lol)
The parts that really concern me are the no solid food for 9 days and no water for 12 hours. How many young girls (boys, women, men) with eating disorders saw that advice?
Yeah I want to lose weight, I want to be in shape. But doing that? Not healthy. And that's my main goal!