Diane Sawyer, anchorperson of ABC, was a teen beauty contestant and winner. Her beauty pageant beginnings opened doors and created opportunities for her.
It seems that in order for young women to be successful in any aspect of the entertainment business, she must be either a former model or a former beauty contestant winner, or simply just enter beauty contests. Young women who are models and/or beauty contestants have doors and avenues open for them that are NOT opened to other young women even though they can have superior academic credentials and accolades.
Being "in the beauty business IS EXTREMELY ESSENTIAL, A PREREQUISITE in order tor young women to succeed in entertainment careers. A young woman who HASN'T entered beauty contests or WASN'T a model, have LITTLE or NO CHANCE of succeeding in the entertainment business. Many female talk show hosts, newscasters, anchorpersons, and/or of course, actresses were either models or beauty contestants, some were even beauty contest winners.
Vanessa Williams, Miss America, is an actress/ dancer/singer. Being in the Miss America pageant opened many doors for her and skyrocketed her early recording career as she was a known face.
If a young woman wants to succeed in the entertainment business, she had better enter beauty contests or be a model, otherwise, she has NO CHANCE of ever succeeding in this business although she possesses genius level talent. If she is plain, just simply forget about the entertainment business altogether! Do you agree with this premise ? Why ? Why not?
Vanessa Williams? Never heard of her GM until you mentioned her in your post, is she big in America then?
The media industry is driven by men, did you expect anything else?
Vanessa Williams was the first Black Miss America. She went to become a highly successful recording and Broadway star and then a movie and television actress. She is best known for her character Wilhemina Slater in the defunct series Ugly Betty. She went on to star in Desperate Housewives and 666 Park Avenue. She is currently on New York's Broadway in the play The Trip to Bountiful. She is also an author of the book, You Have No Idea. She is quite famous.
Not a great lover of the American TV series GM so that's why i missed her, she sounds quite talented though. I did like the original series of CSI and NCIS but they start becoming predictable after the 3rd or 4th editions.
Maybe its just my attention span that's lacking.
I think you obsess about this crap way too much.
You need a hobby. I suggest one of the martial arts. Helps build self-confidence.
It is a sad fact that beauty is instrumental in opening doors. I vividly remember a beautiful model who was made to look like a plain Jane and as she moved down the street she would be ignored or get strange looks because of her appearance and attire. Her request for assistance such as asking for directions would often be ignored or dismissed. Once her makeup came off and she went back to meet the people who had done these things to her it was an entirely different perspective as they were eager to help her and happy to do so.
I suspect beauty has always been an issue as I can remember back to the story told about Helen of Troy, the face that launched 1000 ships.
Of course, beauty opens doors. Two women apply for acting or news jobs and have the same educational credentials. One is beautiful and has some experience in either modelling or in beauty pageants, maybe not and the other is plain with just educational credentials. Well, guess WHO is going to get the acting or news position?
The most powerful women are ugly as sin in my opinion. Have you taken a look at oprah? Hilary clinton?
If I were to agree with you pertaining to your comment "ugly as sin" comparatively speaking how many women are there in that capacity?
Since we say beauty is in the eye of the beholder I will not say that Mrs. Hillary Clinton and Ms. Oprah Winfrey display that label "ugly as sin" for fear that Mister Bill Clinton and friend Stedman Graham might take offense.
They guys in entertainment lean towards being less-than-hideous too. Honestly, it may be a valid part of the job requirement.
Of course, people in highly visible professions e.g. entertainment and media must be attractive in order to have crossover appeal. The entertainment business is highly dependent on the audience for monies so the more attractive a celebrity is, the better for business as that person has the "it" factor and can appeal to the largest number of people. That is the name of the game.
Rock and roll makes the performer seem more attractive.
And his daughter is attractive.
Then it's more about personality and probably personal magnetism than looks.
I'd tend to lean toward its the job that makes him look better.
The same thing is true with ugly athletes, movie stars, etc. These people are only with their smoking hot girlfriends because of their fame and money.
Deep beneath that calculating mind of yours beats the heart of a fledgling comedian trying to get out.
It's just another aspect of the dumbing down of the media. Sex appeal and the ability to vomit out spin seems to be the only things you really need to be a news anchor. It wasn't always that way... There used to be reporters who had this crazy thing called integrity that compelled them to cover stories in an honest and unbiased way - letting the viewers decide what to feel about it without out and out telling them what to think and feel. That was the same time women were getting the social power to allow them into the visual medias as women (don't be fooled we've always had women reporters in the newspapers hidden behind male monikers.)
Yes, the media is run by men right now but they are only playing to our baser instincts. They know sex sells and who consumes it? Everyone... meaning women, a big part of the consumers, are also to blame for this. Women watch more TV than men and we also have a larger population. If we decided we'd rather see people of intellect and integrity on the TV rather than sexy shock jocks then all we'd have to do is say so by our actions and stop watching. The media would change suit. The people in charge are not stupid.
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