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    Ugly is the new beautiful - Fashion & Beauty - Today.msnbc.com

    Too 'ugly' to model?



    Not according to one talent agency in New York City. "Ugly," founded in 1969, looks for unique models who are not considered traditionally beautiful. According to agency founder Simon Rogers, "beauty really does come in all shapes and sizes," and in the modeling industry, there's room for all. Realizing that the word "ugly" carries a rather negative connotation, Rogers admits his agency's name is more "tongue in cheek" than literal, but donít expect Gisele Bundchen on their roster anytime soon. "We now represent a really candid cross-section of what America is," he said. So step aside, supermodels! Enjoy these 27 images of people who are from every walk of life.

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    only the men are really "ugly"

    and how is this ugly?

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    and this isn't exactly innovative, or empowering, or groundbreaking...it's just a talent agency (as opposed to a modeling agency)

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    I don't either of these two are ugly at all....

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    That girl is beautiful!

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    ^ I agree, I think she's very pretty.

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    Yeah, wow, how does this hag ever leave the house looking like that!

    If this is re-defining beauty norms, I'm scared.

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    for the women models, ugly = > size 2

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    UGLY? He is the hottest guy that I've ever seen.
    And I love his tattoos..he's gorgeous.
    Do you know how hard it is to find a good redbone?

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    Um, how are these people ugly? They're beautiful.

    I think most people considered "beautiful" and "stunning" today are mediocre at best. And that girl in the first pic? SO LOVELY. Prettier than all the starlets out there.

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    Those eople from the agency are not 'Ugly', they're 'alternative'

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    Give me a break! Some of the men are homely, but otherwise, 'ugly' seems to be a shorthand for 'not white/quirky/tattooed.

    It speaks volumes about society's beauty standards.
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    uh, he said himself the name 'ugly' was tongue in cheek. it just means non-traditional or non- the usual cookie cutter types you see in most media. i.e: tattooed hipsters, eccentric goth types, jolly old men and midgets. i.e, the gawker/pitchfork/monocle/cobrasnake crowd + a few fat or old guys with character.



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    Alot of these hollywood stars and starlet aren't what I consider outward beautiful.
    Riding high on my horse and dare anyone to knock me off!

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    Wonder how standards for beauty will change in 200 years? I suspect bigger bodies will be in vogue again someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    for the women models, ugly = > size 2
    I'm a size 6-8 (American; size 10-12 Australian) and actually possess breasts, a bum and some thighs. Shit, I must not only be hideously ugly, but also morbidly obese!

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