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Believe it or don't

Behind the cut is a picture that's already all over Live Journal but what the heck.



It seems some Brazilian light yogurt manufacturer thinks this is a scary image that will get women to buy their yogurt to not get fat like the model. Various journals have guys plaintively seeking tickets to Brazil. There's a lively discussion going on over at james_nicoll's LJ.


Update as of 5 pm, June 21.

Here behind the lj cut is the album cover this is a parody of:

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kengr
Jun. 20th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
Did you see the other pics from the campaign? Several are a bit on the heavy side, but not anywhere near the level of "gross" that the ads want to imply.

This one? Ruebens would have loved her.
asimovberlioz
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
I think she's real purty!
"Venus, the Bringer of Peace" by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst's The Planets
Doesn't the conductor get some credit?
asimovberlioz
Jun. 20th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
Possible conductors: André Previn, Sir Charles Groves, Owain Arwel Hughes.
kayshapero
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
I think it's the first, however I shall have to go find where I put the CD to be sure. It's one of a batch of nice thingies we inherited from my father in law, rather than one I bought myself. In any case, the "music" listing isn't nearly long enough to list everything of importance.
asimovberlioz
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Holst: Planets - Venus; Owain Arwel Hughes/Royal Phil. Orch.

Tested it just now, with the longest of the conductor names, and it fits.
kayshapero
Jun. 23rd, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
I just checked and it's André Previn.
kitarra
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
She's gorgeous! She looks like a woman. Hips, breast, and butt!
asimovberlioz
Jun. 20th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Didn't see the butt. Somebody ask her if she would be so kind as to flip over.
kayshapero
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Snerk! Marvelous icon ya got there, big boy...
alohawolf
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
I know I'm gay, but isnt that how a woman is supposed to look?
hakeber
Jun. 20th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
Pre-babies. We get heavier after having the babies.
snobahr
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
That's actually made me sexier to several men I know, for it proves that I am fertile!! Uhm, and I guess because I haven't (yet) smothered my son or something, that I'm some sort of caregiver/EarthMother surrogate...

I need my morning coffee.

hakeber
Jun. 20th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Contrary to what the media seems to want folk to believe, quite a few men would rather have the 'earth mother' over twiggy.
figmo
Jun. 20th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
She doesn't look at all "fat" to me! If anything, she looks healthy.
alohawolf
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Healthy because she eats light yogurt I guess.
hakeber
Jun. 20th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC)
She's Hawt! No wonder some guys want to meet her!
eric_hinkle
Jun. 20th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
OT, but that's a great icon.
osewalrus
Jun. 20th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
I shall notify the Brazillians that if they have any other "rejects" at home, they can contact me directly.

Seriously, folks are sure the model is supposed to be scary? It's not a translation thing?
kayshapero
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Judging by the other ads in the series, probably not a translation thing. It's also a take-off on this album cover for American Beauty, with a much thinner model. In fact I think it's a better picture - the model on the cover looks stressed, as though she's having trouble maintaining that pose.
capplor
Jun. 20th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
She'd be a reject
on the "fat nudes" calendar, I think.

But I'm not entirely sure they didn't photo-shop a skinny model's face onto her. That doesn't quite look like a match.
technoshaman
Jul. 11th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: She'd be a reject
I have to agree, the head doesn't *quite* fit on that bod... but show me somebody who would ordinarily be attracted to females who would throw her out of bed for eating crackers, and I'll show you somebody who needs to lay off the Cosmo...

(here via A'cat, in case you hadn't figured that out already)
marmelmm
Jun. 20th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. (little cloud of hearts)

eric_hinkle
Jun. 20th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
She looks more plump than what I'd call fat.
asimovberlioz
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
The expression I've often heard is "pleasingly plump." Which she is, to me.
ap_aelfwine
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
My God, she's gorgeous!

If someone who looks like that is supposed to be scary, then Brasil is, unfortunately, in as much trouble as the US is.
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