"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.
Oxygen also found success earlier with "Mo'Nique's F. "If you have five pounds to lose or you have 150 pounds to lose, it's something you think about all day long," she said.
Obesity has risen dramatically in the United States during the past 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And this year television has seen an increase in shows featuring participants and stars who look more like the viewing public.
But, I can't help but think of the show's theme as a gimmick, that will further the idea that our weight should dominate our identities.
Do you think the nonskinny will look at the show as a breakthrough?
The 12 contestants, from the smallest to the largest, have struck a chord with viewers, she said.
"People find the contestants so relatable," she said.
I guess part of me gets so mad because society tells men that they should be attracted to thin women and never the slightly overweight friend who has to fight to find a decent man.
If you want to look more sexy or demure then dress so.
If you are not sure about someone meet for a coffee first.
I should be reading my training manual at work right now but I don't feel like it.
haha Yesterday I saw an advertisment on Fox about a new reality dating show which features a chubby guy who likes overweight women.