Dating show for big women
Being female in today's societies comes loaded with physical expectations.
We have to be skinny, but not too skinny, wear make up but look natural, the list goes on.
Amy Introcaso-Davis, senior vice president of original programming and development at Oxygen, said dance and diet are two areas of interest for younger viewers of the channel, so combining the two made sense.
The CDC estimates nearly 70 percent of American adults are overweight.
Though Harrison only addresses the show’s male hardbodies, I’d argue that the sizeist casting is even more of an issue with the franchise’s women: as it is, the show’s bevy of would-be models have been slapped with nicknames like “Horsey” and “Fatty.” Throwing a token “chubby” man or woman into the mix would amount to nothing less than brutal humiliation.
, it’s an amazing, beautiful, incredible reality dating show, in which one very eligible single man goes on an amazing, beautiful, incredible journey with a group of amazing, beautiful, incredible women.
At season’s end, he chooses his soulmate and (usually) proposes to her.
"We cast very purposely across the board in terms of how many pounds people needed to lose -- we had anywhere from people who needed to lose 40 [pounds] to over 150." The premier of "Dance" rated highly for Oxygen, with more than 1 million viewers tuning in. Chance," a plus-size pageant where women of substance strutted their stuff to be crowned "Miss Fabulous And Thick." For a nation grappling with obesity, Introcaso-Davis said, there is a hunger for such shows.