AMY IN THE AM: Yes, Some People Take Issue with a Sexy Super Model...Who is Ten!
She has been called "the most beautiful girl in the world" and has been working as a model since the age of three. But her latest top modeling contract in the U.S. has sparked controversy because Kristina Primenova is only 10-years-old and will now be doing sexy fashion shoots alongside a number of fashion giants, including Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and Armani. The Russian-born 'little supermodel' has also been signed for the 'Youths' section of LA Models and attracted thousands of fans worldwide. Sadly, a lot of the attention she's getting is creepy and disturbing. Internet predators have access to pictures of young Kristina posing in bikinis and other provocative clothing that some parents deem "provocative" and "inappropriate." Since amassing more than two million followers on Facebook, Kristina has been bombarded with sexualized comments referring to her legs and body. On a recent Instagram photo, a commenter asked: "Do you want to stay with me?" while another said: "sexy legs." Yet her mother, 40-year-old Glikeriya Pimenova, doesn't see anything wrong with the photos and says, "You must think like a pedophile in order to see something sexual in these pictures, so it is time for you to see a doctor."
***And of course it's time for her mother to go cash another giant check! ... See MoreSee Less
GIRLS WHO PLAY SPORTS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
According to research by Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, approximately 70% of children in the U.S. are dropping out of organized sports before the age of 13. This is particularly alarming for women because studies have shown that girls who play sports are more likely to graduate from college, find a job, and be employed in male-dominated industries. Among senior business women today, 94% played sports and over half played at a university level – suggesting a strong correlation between their success in sports and their success in business. In fact, of the 400 women surveyed by Ernst & Young, 75% said that a candidate’s background in sports positively influenced their decision to hire them. These women put a particular premium on female athletes because they know – very personally – how participating in sports can impact work ethic. So to have young women drop out of sport at an early age is not only an alarming statistic, it is a wake-up call for parents. Their girls could prematurely be walking away from something that could have a bigger long-term effect. ... See MoreSee Less