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Published:September 7th, 2008 12:48 EST
Famous Fashion Designer Hires Strippers To Model Underwear

Famous Fashion Designer Hires Strippers To Model Underwear

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Lingerie creator Heather Thomson got a jump-start on the New York Fashion Week, turning to some of the city`s best pole dancers to display her new line of Yummie Tummie underwear on Thursday.

Thomson chose a novel way to promote her lingerie. She held a competition of dancers who perform gymnastics-like routines on brass poles at some of Manhattan`s poshest strip clubs and picked eight to model her Yummie Tummie Shapewear."


Some folks may consider it scandalous and inappropriate to hire strippers to model lingerie, but I think it`s a novel and creative idea.

If a designer wants to unveil her latest collection of mumus, she would be smart to hire Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O`Donnell as models, why shouldn`t a designer hire strippers to model underwear?

I would guess that most women identify more with the body shape of strippers, than they do with anorexic-looking supermodels. I`ve frequented a few strip clubs, and I`ve seen strippers of all sizes and shapes. But I have never seen a supermodel who didn`t look like she wasn`t on a starvation diet.

"Her Shapewear line, which has received rave reviews from Oprah Winfrey, among other style mavens, is designed to smooth women`s midsections with the help of a little microfiber plus trendy colours and trims."


I have never seen a supermodel who needed to wear girdle-like lingerie to smooth out her midsection. Choosing strippers as models was a practical, creative, original and outstanding idea.