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The idea that women can be beautiful at any age is very positive, although most of the featured women conform to standard notions of beauty, and the show places a strong emphasis on looks. Women who look younger than they are seem to get extra praise. Assessments of asipring contestants are sometimes harsh.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The contestants are often told to look sexy, and there's some innuendo (a woman showed how she'd like to do a photo shoot with a lion by wrapping herself around one of the judges, etc.). Some modeling tasks involve wearing things like sheer fabric drapes.
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Language includes "ass" and a bleeped-out "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
Some brands/products featured, including Self magazine and the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that even though the women competing in this modeling-themed reality show are repeatedly told that women can be beautiful at any age and that they have to be more than beautiful to win (i.e. have a personality, too), it's clear that looks are important. All of the featured women are slender, and those who look younger than their age are praised for it. The assessments of the aspiring contestants are occasionally on the brutal side. Expect some bleeped-out language as well as audible words like "ass." There's also some innuendo and emphasis on "sexiness."
Is It Any Good?
As competition shows go, She's Got the Look is pretty standard. There's the aspirational side of it -- several of the women put aside their dreams years ago to raise their kids and consider this a second chance at their dream career -- as well as the drama of the competition and the emotional personal stories.
Interestingly, the women's age doesn't seem to be that much of an issue -- which is a little odd, since that's the show's big angle. But frankly, it's great that no one seems shocked or surprised that a woman of 63 could still be beautiful," as indeed she is. In fact, one contestant is actually criticized for looking too perfect. Whether or not the series ends up being worth a second look for parents and teens, that's a message you don't see very often in reality TV.
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