Well, ladies, if you’re over 115 pounds in Japan, you better hustle to the weight loss spa.
I know it’s hard to tell from the tiny ad I scanned in, but this ad is promoting a Japanese weight-loss ‘spa.’ It’s the same woman in all the photos. She’s just under 5’5″ (166cm) tall and starts out at 114 pounds (left photos). After 25 weight-loss “treatments” and probably hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, she’s 98.5 (44kg) pounds and she’s crowned the “Champion Weight Loser!” You can’t really tell from the scanned photo, but she looks absolutely skeletal in her “champion” outfit. I mean, at 114 lbs, obviously she was dangerously obese. Thank goodness she got to be under 100 pounds with the help of “treatments” and is branded a “winner”…after all, she may finally be a medal contender in the Anorexia Olympics. The spa should have refused her service and sent her to a therapist if she thought she was fat at 114 lbs. How sad.
In other related news, I’m working on the Pigment Tutorial and it’s taking longer than I thought, but check back in a day or two. And ignore the forces that say you’re a champion if you look like a famine victim.