Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's Hard to Model Bikinis...

FoxNews reports that "Elizabeth Hurley models her bikini line for fashion label Mango in sexy new photos — but even she calls taking pictures in a two-piece "hell," and admits to a little retouching.
“Shooting bikinis is now my life, which, as you can imagine, is unmitigated hell,” she says in London's Sunday Times.
“I can’t think of anything worse in the world than another bikini shoot — and I’ve got two next month. It’s unbearable, and I bring it all on myself. I’ve got nobody else to blame. It’s literally torture. If you get a photographer you don’t know, of course, you think, ‘Oh God.’ But if you signed on for the gig, sadly, you have to go and be jolly in a skimpy white bikini. So I now rely on nice photographers, and a bit of retouching."
But while she's happy to get rid of "spots and shadows under the eyes," don't go near that nose.
"Often, people will want to correct one’s face, and with me, they always want to change my nose and I’m like, ‘No, no, no, I can’t look like that. I don’t mind if you want to make me a bit thinner and a bit younger, but you can’t give me a different jaw or eyebrows.’ But the vanity retouching — well, who wouldn’t?”
Nevertheless, Hurley says she doesn't work out much.
“I don’t go to the gym, but I intend to,” she tells the Times. “The biggest change at 40 is that you can’t stay very slim with yoga, Pilates or stretching alone. Previously, I didn’t do much more — if that. Over 40, you have to do something aerobic, unless you don’t eat much, but I eat lots.
"But [physically] there’s no comparison with six years ago — I’m much heavier now," she adds..."
Oh...the pain... (sniffle)


Debo Hobo said...

Leave it to a guy not to understand her pain. It is difficult for a woman and that goes for almost every woman to stand around having you guys gawking at us in a bikini.

Imagine yourself in that situation. Would you feel comfortable Texas_Jam, if you had to stand around in your undies in front of a bunch of strangers’ taking your picture etc? I would venture to say you would not like it very much, but if it were your job then you too would grin and bare it.

Granted as she said she put herself in the predicament, but we all have a job and sometimes we have to do things we don’t like swimsuit shoots is her dread. I feel for her and you should to.

The All Seeing Eye said...

I do feel her pain... I just wish I was able to hold the cash that she is paid for such "difficult" work.