Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
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Happy end of August from Future Cruise Ship Jessica:
Present day Jessica has found a bf, maybe:
|It's no "He's my boyfriend and he's the best!"|
but OTOH, his every pore isn't recoiling in palpable aversion.
|Maybe she's en route to being this happy again.|
The clip I saw was only a teaser, but featured Harlow saying this: "Gigi Hadid
and Kendall Jenner
are my inspirations! People say they're not real supermodels but they ARE real supermodels! They totally are!"
Paraphrasing. I couldn't get my eyes back to the front part of my sockets in time to watch it again before I conked out.
Seeing as both Hadid and Jenner are each worth millions, the distinction between working as a supermodel/being paid as one, yet not being a "real" supermodel that agitates Winnie Harlow eludes me, as I think it might elude most adults. Hadid comes from TV personality stock and Jenner has reality show DNA - is that equivalent to vitiglio in the fashion industry, putting the three models in the same boat? Tessa offered sympathetic noises, but no enlightenment.
I read that in the full-length video, Tessa disclosed, predictably, that some called her fat, and she tossed in that she was asked why she didn't dye her hair blonde. I call bullshit on the second - she's stealing it from that time Tanith Belbin went brunette, and rumor had it was instructed to re-bleach immediately. The fat stuff was part of the repellent package of corruption and distortion depriving Virtue Moir of Sochi gold, which they never called out, and still enable. So bullshit on that, too.
At this point, I would move Tessa Virtue away from the "inspirational" line of product promotion and position her in the "aspirational" sector, defined in wikipedia as things or experiences "a large segment of its exposure audience wishes to own, but for economic reasons cannot." Tessa's already there. Calling Tessa's stuff "inspirational" just makes things confusing, as in the Harlow clip. Tessa's world is: "Post a #StandUpTall video for #TeamCanada, like I'm doing by this private jet!" That's aspirational.
|Showcasing normcore fashion on|
|Scott and Tessa, going out of their way |
to make fans feel foolish since 2008.
"Our 'reality' show? You watched?
What a waste of time!"
P.S. I wish the interview didn't have so much low talking, murmuring, and uncomfortable shifting, because when a reporter says Scott and Tessa can never leave again, "we know where you live and we'll come after you" it sounds as if Scott says "that's what Tessa told me, that's why we came back" in a not totally kidding tone of voice. At some point, when they are out of the game for good, access will not be an issue for the skating media, and the rules may change.