I have no idea why BuzzFeed thinks it’s “alarming” (I really think they were trying to be funny) but a staffer has noticed that several contestants from “America’s Next Top Model” have found work after the show modeling knitwear for Vogue Knitting and Knit.1.
Half a dozen contestants — and a couple of winners — on the show have been featured in the pages of the knitting magazines, including season 11 winner McKey Sullivan, who graced the cover of VK’s fall 2009 issue.
My favorite is probably this gray jacket modeled by season 7 contestant Eugena Washington that was featured in Vogue Knitting’s Fall 2010 issue.
Do you find the use of “top models” “alarming” or do you think it says something about the prestige of knitting these days that such models are being used? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
[Photo by Vogue Knitting via BuzzFeed.]
By Sarah White