Monday, October 17, 2016
Foolish Aboriginal model wants acceptance as a model only. Is the Nordic ideal of beauty changeable?
She hasn't got a hope. The worldwide standard of female beauty is Nordic -- narrow faces, fine features, white skin, blue eyes and blonde hair. Even some Japanese ladies blond their hair. To blacks, a white wife is a trophy. The unfortunate Magnolia has no Nordic attributes at all. If her skin were white she would be ugly. She has received acceptance only because many people want to be kind to Aborigines. She is an "affirmative action" model.
We may deplore the Nordic standard but saying that people should adopt other standards for females that they like to look at is pissing into the wind. It won't happen. It will have zero influence. Brown hair can be accepted in lieu of blonde but that is the only variation to the top standard. Mr Trump has plausibly claimed that he can have any sort of lady that he wants. He can have the top standard. So see the picture of Melania below. Compare and contrast.
I am sure I will be called a Nazi, a white supremacist and much else abusive for saying what I have just said but I am in fact simply pointing out the obvious. The attractiveness of Ms Maymuru is very much of a piece with the Emperor's new clothes
So why am I pointing out such obvious truths? It's because that is what I do. I attack popular fairy stories. I think truth serves us best. A full and frank discussion of beauty standards might even help a black girl to be thankful for what she's got, rather than pining for the impossible.
It's been mere months since the Northern Territory model, Magnolia Maymuru, shot to fame after becoming the first Indigenous woman from a traditional community to become a finalist in Miss World.
But already, the 19-year-old has become something of a role model for countless women and girls around Australia.
Speaking to Sydney Morning Herald, Ms Maymuru said she wants to go above and beyond merely being seen as 'an Indigenous model'.
'I am about breaking down barriers and stereotypes,' she said. 'And I want to get to a place where I'm not described as an Indigenous model but simply as a model.'
So far, things are going pretty well for the girl who was discovered on a Darwin street in 2014 by her now manager, Mehali Tsangari.
At the time, Ms Maymuru was working as a sports and recreation officer, before she entered Miss World Australia and had the opportunity to represent the Northern Territory.
The 19-year-old has since landed her first major gig as the face of the Melbourne shopping centre, Chadstone. She has also recently been the ambassador for this year's Darwin Art Fair.
Magnolia Maymuru, whose real name is Maminydjama Maymuru, recently said that she never believed she would have a career in fashion. Describing herself as an outdoorsy sort of girl, who was into hunting and camping, she didn't have any experience within the fashion industry.
However, these days the model's glamorous Instagram account is testament to the fact that she is as at home on the catwalk as she is outside at home.