Friday, December 30, 2011

The future will be hot

It is said that the future belongs to those who show up for it. In light of that, I find it interesting to note that it isn't mere financial success that causes women to lose interest in breeding, but some combination of education and office work. And as far as the common "intimidation" theme goes, are we really supposed to believe that the average woman with a degree in communication and a job that involves a good deal of paperwork and Powerpoint is more intimidating than millionaire international supermodels?

But if one looks at the world's most elite young women, it is remarkable how many of them have married and have children at a relatively young age.
Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and his model wife Lily Aldridge are expecting their first child together. 'We are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child together,' the pair confirmed in a statement to America's People magazine. 'We can’t wait to meet the new addition to our family.'

Lingerie model Lily, 26, is thought to be three months pregnant.
It's not as if she's the only one. Pretty much all the younger generation of top models are all under thirty and either married or getting married. Marissa Miller, Adriana Lima, Brooklyn Decker, Miranda Kerr, and Alessandra Ambrosio are all demonstrating that there is a more satisfactory path than the conventional college, office, settle-after-thirty, one-child, struggle-with-debt plan that most parents recommend to their children.

And to those who point out that these young women are all very wealthy, I would merely point out that they can do anything they want... and what they want to do is not get a PhD or become an astronaut, but get married and have children. They're clearly not "putting their careers first", in fact, they're quite often putting their careers on hold in order to have their children.
No longer content with just impressing the world with their lithe, post-baby bodies, one Victoria's Secret model has upped the stakes on her fellow Angel mothers Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima; Alessandra Ambrósio was pregnant when she modelled in last month's runway show.
Even if the movie Idiocracy was correct and sub-normal are significantly outbreeding the intelligent and educated, at least we have the comfort of knowing that the supermodel genes will be passed on to future generations. Homo sapiens posterus may not be smart, but he'll be darned good-looking. And that might even be to his benefit, since he won't be able to think up a society anywhere nearly as self-destructive as the one the intellectuals of the West have produced over the last sixty years.


Stingray said...

Soooo, does this mean that marriage and children could be on the return or are they simply the latest fashion accessory?

I truly hope the first. Heidi Klum seems to have a very real marriage and there was another model in the news last week, I can't remember whom, in her early forties sporting a bikini at the beach with her kids. She also seemed to be in a genuine marriage.

One can hope, right?

Der Hahn said...

I think this ties in well with your prior post on marriage and Stingray's comment.

Nobody 'has it all' in a marriage.

indyguy77@work said...

I'd help Kate Upton start a family in a heartbeat.

I really need to start a bad punk band. I can do the cynical jerk thing pretty well already, add semi-rock-stardom into the mix and I'll be all set.

And if I keep buzzing my head or re-do the 'hawk, folks think I'm half my age.

Anonymous said...

That's a good trend to know. Is it happening outside of the model industry? Only reason I ask is if the models are having babies/marriage early for any increased complications modeling creates with fertility.

soleil said...

Very good point. I've always noticed this. My best guess is that these women all get hitched in their early to mid twenties because they're in the upper tiers of attractiveness and women like that don't stay single and in circulation for long.

Daniel said...

A dumb and beautiful society, even in Idiocracy, is a happy one.

sconzey said...

Possibly the cause of women becoming Victoria's Secret models, is also the cause of women desiring children at a young age.

It seems rational that more feminine women would desire children more strongly, and also be more successful at careers which rely on beauty/femininity.

Which leads us to an interesting proposition: is masculinity in women dysgenic?

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