May 9, 2008

Showgirl Pose

Las Vegas has inspired me to throw out my theory of the "showgirl pose". I saw a lot of that pose on billboards and flyers all over town. I didn't see any traditional shows with showgirls, but I'll let you know what I did see in a future post. Stay tuned!

So back t0 my theory. See those Ice Charades girls in the photo up on the upper right hand corner? The ones with their knees bent and thighs turned in. They have some old showgirl to thank for trying to figure how to make her legs look their absolute thinnest.

Could it be Miss Chicago?

In this photo I dug up, only Miss Chicago is working the bend and flex. And don't you think it makes her look thinner? If she had a higher arch in her left foot, her whole leg would look thinner because we would see more of her knee area, the thinnest part of her leg.

Yes, someone long ago thought to put one leg directly in front of the other - so we see only the width of one leg - twist her thigh slightly inward - to hide some of the fleshy part - and then keep the leg facing front from the knee down - this time hiding the bulging calf muscle. Too bad she couldn't patent that move. She could have made some big bucks.

I know this doesn't have much to do with skating, but like I said, Vegas, baby, Vegas.


Ice Mom said...

Who needs diets? I'm off to bend and flex while munching Oreos! Thanks, Miss Chicago! :)

Laura said...

hmm...I was on kickline in high school and they made us do this. I never understood apparently I have Miss Chicago to thank!