Thursday, August 28, 2008
And the Winner is....
Note to Dara Torres:
You are the only person who has beat out Michael Phelps in a while, and that is in our Fashion Noted poll. This was a difficult poll to win, because in actuality the only thing most of us have seen you wearing is a swimsuit. You have accomplished many things though, all of which have led to your big victory in this poll. You were the first athlete to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which must have been intimidating being the lone non-model posing in a bathing suit. You are not a stranger to going against the grain. Your appearance at the Beijing Olympic games was your 5th Olympics, and you are the first and only American swimmer to accomplish that. Also at age 41, you raced against women half your age, and beat almost all of them. You always had a smile on your face too, which added to your appeal. Thanks for showing us that you are never too old to give up on your dreams, and following your dreams is always fashionable.
Note to Readers:
I hope you enjoyed the Olympics as much as I did. From a style standpoint, there were many victories from the Americans. I applauded the US Gymnasts for not getting sucked into the blue eyeshadow and glitter hair gel trends that so many in their sport have succumbed to. They kept their faces fresh and natural looking, and they were the best looking squad on the mats. Michael Phelps showed us that the best accessory anyone can have is a Gold Medal, so why not make it eight of them? Kerri Walsh with the long, lean body of a model and Misty May-Treanor with her athletic build showed us that athletic women are just as beautiful as uber-skinny ones. Finally, our poll winner Dara Torres showed us that with some hard work we can achieve our goals too. I was definitely inspired and I hope you all were as well.