Let's be honest; when we think of Victoria's Secret we think of the pretty models who were solely picked for their jobs because, well, they're pretty and have a great body. Their whole contracts are based on those things because of the image Victoria's Secret firmly believes in; healthy and sexy.
|Victoria's Secret Angel, Candice Swaneopel|
With the media always seeming to promote that beauty only comes in the form of stick thin girls, its hard for girls to imagine being any other way, because if you are, then you're not "pretty".
I call BS on that one. I think beauty comes in all forms and that Victoria's Secret is one of the rather healthy ones. They don't want that sickly skinny girl promoting their stuff....they want healthy women embracing their curves to have that role. If they are to leave Swaneopel as is, their image will become ruined, and will come under fire by the public for the unhealthiness VS would be "promoting". It makes much more sense to help the girl and save their image all at once.
In Swaneopel's defense, she claims that because of the busy life of a successful model, the traveling has really taken a toll on her and her body. Swaneopel says that with all of the traveling a model has to go through, it can really be stressful, but she still eats and loves boxing. Apparently her metabolism and stress are to blame for the Angel's new barely there figure....but the public doesn't seem to be buying it.
As we all know the public has the power to control a company, and in this case, VS is definitly taking it all into consideration.
This Angel could possibly lose her wings/contract with Victoria's Secret unless she makes some changes. An insider reports that the company would like her to gain up to 15 pounds or even be at her once curvy figure again. No final word has been given on whether or not the talk will turn to action.
|Now & Then|
Candice Swaneopel has released a statement claiming she is "healthy and happy" and is appreciative of how much the public cares for her. Is this the clever PR person talking inside her? I don't see anything healthy about that, but that's just my opinion.