Modeling On The Cheap

On May 12, the Houston Chronicle, in a blatant bid to get more skin on its pages, published a swimsuit preview called "Grin and Bare It." The story included a set of photographs showing how different swimsuit styles can help out different body types. "What's Your Type?" it asked, and then offered shots of different physiques, labeled as "straight" or "wide shoulders, large bust, small waist" or something similar.
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Bikini top with
mini-sarong

Body type: 
Male
Benefits: 
Sarong subtly 
hides the 
package
Bikini top with mini-sarong
Body type: Male
Benefits: Sarong subtly hides the package
Swim dress


Body type: 
Skinny but 
full-figured
Benefits: 
Hides both the 
skinniness and
the full figure
Swim dress
Body type: Skinny but full-figured
Benefits: Hides both the skinniness and the full figure
Tankini with
bikini bottom

Body type: 
Truly full-figured,
where it counts
Benefits: 
Improves social life
Tankini with bikini bottom
Body type: Truly full-figured, where it counts
Benefits: Improves social life
One-piece


Body type: 
Sassy
Benefits: 
Emphasizes
the sassy parts,
hides the 
non-sassy
One-piece
Body type: Sassy
Benefits: Emphasizes the sassy parts, hides the non-sassy

Except the models for the different body types, on closer examination, looked a lot alike. We initially thought the Chron was trying to fool its readers, but we now see that it is a lot more convenient to change labels rather than models.

 
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