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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-08-2010

Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

Why are there so many show hosts and models standing with their ankles or legs crossed? It look ridiculous. They look like they are going to fall over. It really looks unflattering and silly.
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Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

I think it's one or two things! First they are hoping to look thinner, plus some of the shoes are so high, their feet must be killing them and it may help!! I don't know, but Carolyn especially, and now more hosts, always seem to be thinking about their stance and adopt the 'model pose'!!
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Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

It always makes me think a bathroom trip is imminent.

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Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

All of your ideas are definite possibilities, Queen Aud and insomniac. Smiley Happy
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Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

If I did that, I'd have sciatica pain shooting down my right leg.

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Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

I think they believe it makes them look thinner

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Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

Back in the early '70's, two friends of mine went to a "charm" school while attending stewardess training and that is how they were instructed to stand to look their best.

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Registered: ‎03-27-2010

Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

It's just to look better. I think most women do it if they thing someone is looking at them.

If they didn't do this, people would be posting that they stood in a masculine manner or that they had thunder thighs or something.

They really can't win, whatever they do.

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Registered: ‎11-25-2010

Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

It's the model stance, it's supposed to make you look thinner on camera and in pictures.

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Re: Standing with Ankles or Legs Crossed? Ummm...What???

OMW those cross leg and ankles poses. I know why they probably do it, but they don't know how silly it looks. It looks like at any minute they are gonna take off running to the potty b/c they have waited too long to go. It does nothing for them. Just be natural, & do you girls. You are what you are. Please. Looks ridiculous.