Via alwaysmarilynmonroe.tumblr.com- On the right is modern Plus Size beauty queen Chloe Marshall, who is an actual size 16 (UK) and on the left is Marilyn in a costume test for Something’s Got To Give in 1962, four months before she died. As you can clearly see Marilyn was never a size 16 and at her highest weight was 140 pounds (10 stone) compared to Chloe who weighs 175 pounds (12.5 stone) Before I get many hate messages telling me what is wrong with using Marilyn to make a person feel better, I will say once more that I am focusing on the facts that for the majority of her life Marilyn weighed 115-121 pounds and died at 117 pounds (8.2 stone) her small weight gain was due to her two miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy. Therefore the picture so often used to criticise modern day celebrities is inaccurate as she was pregnant. The irony being that Marilyn was at the low end of her BMI and her measurements (35-22-35 are smaller or the same size then many celebrities today (Dianna Agron;36-25-35 Lea Michele; 34-25-35 Holly Madison; 36-23-36 and Kourtney Kardashian; 34-24-35) I have no problem with any size, (before people start saying that) I am simply stating that I have a problem with people claiming Marilyn was bigger than she was and using her against anti-skinny propaganda when it is inaccurate and creates more myths. It is a fact that if Marilyn was alive today she would wear size 6-8 (UK) clothing, with her waist being too small. I think many people assume that because Marilyn’s waist was so small that she must of been a bigger size, when this is false. Compared to Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian who have average size waists (26) but have larger hips (45 and 40) which makes them look more curvy. There is nothing wrong with being a size 16 or any size for that matter, I am just focusing on the facts about Marilyn. If people want to believe Marilyn was a bigger woman then that is fine, but I am simply trying to put the true facts out there. :) (Taken with instagram)
See… Marilyn was NOT a modern 16. She was (exactly) my size. So there.
Let’s start again
Ok so i thought I’d better start again with this because i never really used it properly. So hello world, and welcome to my random blog of all things I like, love and loathe.
OMG hamster dressed as frog. Stupid and cute!
CHINA Tiger Labrador
Dogs painted as tigers and pandas. I can’t figure out if this is cute or just cruel!
[Enter Breaking Bad Reference Here] of the Day: Irina Kristy, a 74-year-old Suffolk University adjunct math professor, will be arraigned later this month on charges of conspiring to cook and distribute methamphetamine.
Her son, 29-year-old Grigory Genkin, pled not guilty to the same charges last month.
The duplex of the Somerville, MA resident, who considers Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov a friend, had been under police surveillance since August of last year. Authorities finally raided the home on November 7th, finding several hazardous materials associated with the production of meth.
“Due to the amount of materials and contraband located and seized…It is believed that… Kristy was complicit in the methamphetamine operation,” said Somerville Det. Michael Brown in his report.
Kristy is due to appear in court December 21st; Genkin is also due back later this month.
In addition to her position at Suffolk University, Kristy, who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1985, is also a lecturer at Boston University.
According to her reviews on RateMyProfessors.com, she was considered something of a scatterbrain, with one former student warning fellow BU undergrads to “NEVER take her unless you absolutely have to,” adding, “she’s a nice lady but gets flustered easily.”