By Brian Barkley
Just like Americans, it seems as if all the French want to be models. Everybody from 10-50 years old wears (excessively) fashionable clothing, puts too many products in their hair and on their face, and is just too damn skinny. As they saying goes (more or less), “the French eat fatty foods, drink plenty of wine, and can’t help but be skinny.”
Well it’s not what they eat, but how much. Although Americans have grotesquely large servings, I just cannot understand how the French take in more calories than they burn. Unfortunately, this takes a toll on the culture: the French hold high standards for beauty.
Unreasonably high. Think of an adjective to describe Miss France 2009, pictured [editor's note: "beautiful"]. Is it moche? No? It’s not the word that translates to anything from ”dumpy” to “dreadful” or “ghastly?” Well, what adjectives should be used for a normal French woman?
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