Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Make me a super.model, baby!

The other night DH and I were watching a commercial/preview for that show "Make me a Super.model", and one of the contestants on there goes "this isn't just a dream, it's THE dream" which, in my cynical ways, prompted me to say "wow, if the only thing you aspire to be is beautiful, you never really aspire to be much, huh?". Very witty if I do say so myself, however I have been thinking about this the past few days.

Let me start off by saying that I have never been "that girl". I'm not the type of girl who makes heads turn when she walks in a room. Yes, I was/am the funny one, the smart one, the "cute" one, the best friend one, and all in all I really liked that role growing up....it suited me. At somewhere between 5 ft and 5'1 the only way I make a presence in a room is by my personality, that of which I did develop quite nicely.....but at the same time could blend-in in a moments notice if I wanted to. However, I by no means got shafted in the gene pool as I would classify my physical appearance as "well-rounded" or "girl next door chic"...but as cynical as I was about that comment for once I would love to be THAT girl.

Sidenote here: Once right after DH and I got engaged we were talking about his "type" and how I don't really fall into it exactly. Basically his type was the typical "blond hair, blue eyes, decent body, party chick". This conversation led to DH admitting that when he was closer to my age (he is 10 years older for those who don't know) and he saw me (or someone like me-see description above) out in a bar or dance club he probably wouldn't even look twice for that reason.....nice huh? Story of my life, I swear.

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K, back to that girl. Yes, I admit for once in my life (ok, maybe a few times) I really want that attention. I want to be the girl that people (manly men obviously) look at and go "wow, she's hot/beautiful" without even knowing me....based solely on physical appearance. Petty, yeah just a little, but it doesn't stop me from wanting it. For example, it's like a skier that always comes in 3rd place at the Olym.pics....even though placing is an honor, of course he wants first place every now and then. Same deal.

Now don't get me wrong, I love the fact I was blessed with intelligence (and yes I know pretty people are smart too, I'm not questioning that). However, Im sorry.... when I heard Harvard was giving Par.is Hil.ton some honorary degree or something like that I puked in my mouth a bit but I digress.... and I'm sure I am going to get some flip side comment like "well, you would hate it if you were judged by your looks all the time" this is true, I'm not denying that....however I said SOMETIMES I want to be the head turner....just to see what it was like. That's not too much to ask, right? ;-)

Oh, and check it....I used the "." hehehe.

Update: K cleared up the Harvard thing for me....thankfully ;-)

9 comments:

K @ ourboxofrain said...

If it makes you feel any better, I think every girl who isn't/wasn't that girl secretly wishes she were, even if just for a day, myself included.

And as for Par*is's award from my alma mater, it's not actually from Har*vard, and it isn't an honorary degree, thankfully. She's winning what I can only imagine is a joke of an award from the Lam*poon, which is a humor magazine. I suspect the intro will be cruel and biting -- and totally over her head. I'm tempted to go, just to see her thank them for thanking her for providing them with years worth of material.

KatieM said...

I only saw a brief bit about that whole Paris thing before work so I didn't hear all the details I just knew Harvard was thrown in there somewhere....actually, it does make me feel a bit better to know the real story behind it. She's such a disgrace to pretty people, haha.

MDShamrocks07 said...

I think you're crazy.


In all honesty, and in a totally hetero way, I think girls who aren't all caked up with makeup and done up like a Barbie are the absolute prettiest. I'll admit that having makeup on makes me feel more attractive, but the girls who have to scrape it off with a spatula? Eww, no way.

And this isn't me being bias, but if I saw you and some doneup Barbie wanna-be in a room, I would honestly say you were the prettier one.

I know how you feel though, I've wanted to be "that girl" so many times, I've lost count.

MDShamrocks07 said...

whoa. That came out wrong. I think you're crazy for thinking you couldn't be "that girl". I totally think you could be.

Lauren said...

I liked this post! I do know what you mean. THe grass is probably always greener--those who are on the "other side"--the headturning side--probably wish they didn't have catcalls all the time, while those of us on the "cute" side think some catcalls might be nice!
I noticed you used the "."s! I do that sometimes, but usually I forget.

Lauren said...

By the way, I think you're adorable and you probaby turn heads a lot more than you think, you just don't know it!

KatieM said...

Haha Shay, I totally knew what you meant and thank you =) I did have glamor shots done when I was 12...I must admit I felt pretty damn smoking that day, LoL.

Oh and as for the spatula comment...yeah that made me laugh and it's so very true.

KatieM said...

Lauren, thanks...I like the phrase "girl next door chic" for a lot of women I find beautiful (and I do think most women are more attractive than they give themselves credit for, myself included)

As for the "." I honestly had no idea what they were used for until Nancy cleared it up for me a few posts back =P

babytlc said...

Oh, I understand more than you know. Just once I would like to be that size 6 girl who makes every girl in the room jealous and every man drool. I wonder what it would be like, but at the same time, would I be me if I had? Would we really want to be anyone else? I wish I knew.