Venezuela’s Female Mannequins Have A Body Image Problem

The New York Times just wrote about body image and ideas of beauty and how fucked up they are and how they manifest themselves in society and, um, holy shit is that stuff fucked up. Shout out to Osmel Sousa, the guy in charge of the Miss Venezuela pageant, for being, like, a weird Venezuelan super villain, but instead of upsetting international trade routes or destabilizing national economies, he just perpetuates unrealistic aesthetics on to Venezuelan popular culture. His quote to open the accompanying video piece is pretty fucking epic: “I say that inner beauty doesn’t exist. That’s something that un-pretty women invented to justify themselves.”

Evidently, in Venezuela even the mannequins have gotten plastic surgery. You go to the mall in Caracas and hit up the BCBGMAXAZRIAwith your girl and you’ll both be bombarded by mannequins with gargantuan boobs and asses that only science can create. That shit might seem dope at first, but is not good for your souls, my pals. It’s weird and unhealthy and most definitely bad for both genders in the long run.

The craziest mannequins I ever saw were on the eighth floor of Opening Ceremony in Tokyo. It was, like, a super noir floor and all the mannequins had on horse head latex masks. That shit was super disturbing. I mean, not in a "reification of a patriarchal insistence on the hyper-sexualization of women that results in unrealistic physical forms" like the Venezuelan mannequins, but in, like, a "it puts the lotion on its skin" kind of way. Yo, I’m all about eliminating mannequins from shop floors. I only shop at stores that use black steel piping and wooden hangers and artfully pile the clothing in the corner and shit. I WANT MY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE TO BE CONCEPTUAL. Wait, maybe these mannequin manufacturers are simply commenting on the commodification of the human form? NOW THAT WOULD BE CONCEPTUAL AS FUCK, VENEZUELA.

  • Nick Grant

    is it wrong im a little horny y/n

    • Trisan

      Yes.

    • soo-young

      smh

    • Joshua Michael Carson

      not at all

  • Alex Dreyer

    I’ve split most my time between the US and Venezuela. I’ve watched the plastic surgery boom grow right in front of my grill. As a Tween it made for a delightful adventure but it got old fast. I’ve grown so tired of fake tits that now all i watch is natural porn. I’m a better person because of it!

    • Tara

      All you watch?

      • CK

        Like he doesn’t watch anything else, no news, no sports, no internets videos, JUST. NATURAL. PORN.

        • Alex Dreyer

          I split my screen and watch natural porn – no condoms no fake tits – on one screen and I read news / blog articles on the other. It’s a very productive way to surf / masturbate.

    • http://theatlas.co/ The Atlas

      > natural porn
      > all i watch
      > better person

  • realtrehunnaJR Bow

    slide 5 guy in the back sus as hell

    • BOOGA

      LMAO!

  • MM

    At this point shouldn’t fake tits just be a mandatory high school graduation gift? LET’S CHANGE THE CULTURE – *KANYE VOICE*

  • Man Akin

    Oh snap. Look at Jon Moy and Four Pins getting all VICE media here. Well done gentlmen.

  • pavel

    butthurt detected

    btw this “unrealistc aesthetics” is statistically far more proven than thin mannequins in US/WE (cause average breast size in Venezuela is much closer to artificial beauty standard than average body max index in USA)

    Beaty standards in the US actually make people healthier (given the fat pandemia) while Venezuelan breast histeria does harm. The author justifies laziness-driven liberal bullshit with some mad fact from the 3rd world.

    Well done.