I never in my life thought I’d read something from the New York Times‘ Fashion Section, but hey, here we are.
Ronda Rousey is the subject of yet another article – this one talking about how she’s trying to impact the public’s perception of the ideal female body image.
“If I can represent that body type of women that isn’t represented so much in media, then I’d be happy to do that,” she said. “When women say that going on publications directed at men is somehow demeaning, I don’t think that’s true. I think that’s one really effective way to change the societal standard women are held to.”
Here’s another: talking frankly about her weight. Ms. Rousey, who is 5 feet 7 and fights at 135 pounds, weighed 153 on this September day. She feels most attractive around 148. “That’s like my favorite weight,” she said. But she still likes to get a little bigger than that, sometimes, because she has to choose between the look of her abs and breasts. “You can’t have both,” she said.
Most of the piece is info you already know, but there are some worthwhile tidbits in there. For instance, it’s pretty cool that she’s working with Reebok to make a new kind of top for female MMA fighters.
Give the story a read.