Here's another example on the opposite side of the spectrum when it comes to publicly berating women in music regarding the size of their bodies and not of their talent. While I may never consider LeAnn Rimes
to be a babe in my personal
book, that's not to say that she doesn't have one of the strongest voices out there and has been putting out those strong pipes since she was a kid, young enough for her parents to exploit her like any other parent of a talented kid. Most will go in some odd direction, from eating disorders to drug habits. I don't think Christina Aguilera sounds any worse with more meat on her bones (and jeez, the woman is only 5'2" - 10 pounds is going to look like far more when you don't have the height to stretch it out) and I most certainly haven't discounted LeAnn just because she's emaciated with fake boobs and hips as narrow as a 12-year old boy. Her body might be something to gaggle on about, but her voice is still as good as ever. And if it's to help earn research money for the Salk Institute Gala, all the better.
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