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  1. I'm sorry, and as much as I don't want to, I'm just gonna say it. This is just fucking dumb. Are you telling me models like Selita, Chanel or hell, even Tyra isn't representative or impactful enough just cause they're light skinned? You talk about diversity but you wanna split black/brown women into lighter or darker skin tone. Chanel might be part Korean, but she's just as any part black than any other models. Selita Ebanks is of African descent but you're going to imply she means less just cause she's lighter in skin tone? What the actual fuck, mate? As if these women woke up wanting to be lighter skin tone? But no, instead we talk about we need to have a model who needs to dark in skin tone. Are you forgetting Jasmine? Oh wait, is Jasmine not dark enough for you? Is Jasmine's work with VS not significant enough that you would disregard her and call her lighter skin tone? A black model is a black model, Chanel/Selita/Leomie/Tyra/Jasmine are all blacks regardless of whatever color spectrum they fall under. They walked shows and made history, and you're here complaining about the variation of the skin tone? Not today. You do not get to play the race card today. This isn't about Ming or Sui not being good enough to be Asian Angels. This is about how VS had a good 9-10 years since Liu Wen's casting at 2009 to find an Asian that would be a good face for the brand and yet still can't find anyone. Hell, who cares about Ming or Sui at this point? Pick an Asian models off the streets like Jessie Li and cast her and I bet you that screams more diversity than Leomie Anderson at this point because VS has never had an Asian angel. But nooo, here we are, talking about how it matters to have a dark or lighter skin tone black model, while creating an unnecessary caste within an ethnicity that's faced enough adversity as it is. Why would you even think to talk about the variation of skin color if you're all about diversity? Bloody hell, you root and be happy for a model of color when she gets made an angel because its a win for everyone. But you know who else could use that win better now? That's right, the Asians. Oh wait let me phrase it in your weird logic. But Chanel is part Korean, we techically have an Asian representative already. Or maybe... Ming is Chinese enough, but wait, we need Sui cause she pale white AF. See how stupid that sounds? Let's just all admit VS made a ballsy move and the most major publicity surrounding Leomie is that she's another model of color. Y'all touchy as fuck whenever a model of color gets mentioned but look at people talking about "model of color this" and "model of color that". The topic about color will inevitably come into the spotlight. This ain't about Leomie's personal success too. I have nothing against the model and I'm excited to see what she brings to the table but let's be real about the fact that we could use an Asian, because VS' Asian Market is huge and nominating Leomie as an angel is a big slap to Asian consumers. Not today, son. You do not get to play the race card today.
  2. Nuh uh, lady. Don't start it! Not today!!! (I'm sorry). But seriously, we've had black models walking in and out VS for years, we had dark-skinned model, though some will argue light dark-skinned models holding angel contracts. Meanwhile, we have 2 prominent Asian models walking the show and VS does nothing about it. This isn't about Leomie's success, but talking about ethnicity or race is inevitable when VS made such a ballsy move. Be it for publicity or diversity's sake, it's a huge slap to the Asian market that has been supporting them for years. Besides, it's not resenting if the social media is talking about dark and light dark-skinned models. We should be celebrating dark skinned models of all color tones but we still have people, I repeat, black people arguing amongst themselves about whether light skinned models like Chanel/Selita are on Leomie's skin color level. Fact is, VS could have focused on getting an Asian angel but they didn't and thought another black model is a good publicity move. This, I cannot agree. It's a bad marketing move.
  3. Downright salty VS has time for a redhead, a dark-skinned model, but no love for an Asian? Who are they kidding ? Genuinely surprised with the selection of Leomie and would love to see what she brings to the lineup, but am not terribly in a hurry to see her get elected. Love that she brings a breathe of fresh air though but I honestly thought VS could do with an Asian for publicity's sake. @CandleVixen also, henlo. Saw your post on the VSFS thread, thought I'd reply here :3. Hello @Clauds ❤️ Hello @PinkCouture @Fashionsketcher @GlitterAndWings @medicenevs @Limerlight and hello everyone else too.
  4. I don't know bout you guys, but despite my hate for Bee, she phrased her words rather intelligently and I think people are just making a big deal of out of her comments. At the risk of sounding controversial or being insensitive, I figured now's a better time than any other to say this. I hope VS never hires plus size models or transgenders to walk the show. While I don't discriminate them, I do believe that there's a time and place for everything. You want a plus size models to walk the runway? Great, let's do an Ashley's Secret or whatever it is. You wanna see some transgender model strut down the runway? Let's do a Transgender's Secret instead. My point is, I don't think VS ever intended to come across as not wanting to be inclusive. Like it or not, VS has always marketed their products to ladies on the slimmer side and that's always been their m.o. Just because you can't find a lingerie in your size, it doesn't mean the company isn't embracing said size. That's the problem with the society these days. Everything needs to be made for everyone and that's just bullshit. That Victoria Garrick girl who took to Instagram to express her opinions about Bee's statement is another attention seeking whore, as with Halsey and the Third Love founder. If you look up to a model and aspire to be like her in the name of beauty, good for you. At least you have some body goals to work towards. But if you expect yourself to wake up one day and have the same hourglass figure that models have and you end up blaming said model or company just cause you can't attain that particular beauty standard, then you've got self-esteem issues. Nobody ever told you that you needed to have a tiny waist like Candice's or that you should have a body or booty like Jo's. You personally looked up to them and wanted to be like them when YOU COULD BE YOU. Most importantly, the models themselves are innocent, they had no part in the whole inclusion matter. You don't see Candice telling people that her figure's body goals. Candice was blessed with a tiny waist. She did not starve herself (or even if she did, to an extreme extent) just to get that waist size. Candice's waist has always been that way and she doesn't deserve to be blamed just because some silly girl wants to look like her and when she failed in doing so, decides to take it out on VS by posting on Instagram about how VS is not being inclusive. That isn't VS' problem, it's the girl's problem. I know my comment might rub some people the wrong way, but I'm so over the whole inclusive drama. I'm fine with meatier girls walking VSFS. I could do with someone like Sofie or Barbs P, the kind of models that have a little more meat compared to your average HF models. Heck, I wouldn't mind seeing some celeb face walk for VS. But I am definitely not going to support the idea of Ashley Graham and her big fat thighs hitting the pink runway. If it ever came to a point where we ever saw Ashley Graham strut her stuff on VS, I'm sure few years down the road, someone might be asking for figures like Whoopi Goldberg to strut her shit too. And if we ever get trans people walking the runway, people just might start asking for crossdressers to walk too. What's next then? A RuPaul's Secret Fashion Show? No, just no. The problem originates from you and only you. If you're one of those people going "VS needs to be more inclusive" or whatever brand it is for that matter, then you're the problem. I'm an Asian gay male and even I don't complain about the lack of representation. You do what you gotta do. You don't see me crying about how VS x Mary K is catering their tee-shirts to their female consumers, because VS is a bloody feminine brand. You either suck it up or buy it or you drop it and just admire the shirt from far, period. Likewise, the same goes for Victoria Garrick, Heidi Zak and even that backstabbing bitch who goes by the name of Halsey, who apparently is notorious for disguising herself as some black girl trapped in a white female's body .
  5. Personal thoughts after seeing all the segments a second time. Perfection: Grace Elizabeth Romee Strijd Lais Ribeiro Martha Hunt Duckie Thot Growing on me: Aiden Curtiss Lorena Rae Alanna Arrington Yasmin Needs to go: Sui He Ming Xi Estelle Chen On the fence about the rest, that could either mean good or bad either way. The angels really pulled their weights this year, and it's the vets that are such a snooze fest. I personally don't mind seeing Liu being a vet again, but that girl is more bye than hi for me. She'll probably walk the show for another year and she'll be in my "Needs to go list". I wonder which Asian model would step up to the game by then. Hopefully i-Hua <3.
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