I'm going to guess that May S. may mean not that she personally thinks a 49-year-old woman can't be sexually attractive but that advertisers think that, in the sense of their targeting demographics for sales of their products. I.e., they may not either PERSONALLY believe it, but when they are selling to the largest market for a great many products - 18-34-year-old males - women who are their mom's age aren't the best representatives of their products.
Now exceptions are made for celebrities because they are idolized and iconized. But regular 49-year-old women are not going to be used for advertising quite a bit of products because they are not what sells to the target demographic.
Sep 10 13 06:09 am Link
Anaheim, California, US
I certainly agree that a 49 year old women is not going to be selected to advertise products whose target market is 18-34 year olds. I never thought otherwise. I know the type of products someone my age would be used to market for would be those that are geared toward baby boomers. In fact baby boomers are huge market with a large disposable income so that is also a target market.
Sep 10 13 07:07 am Link
If you have talent more than looks, you keep workin'
Sep 10 13 07:45 am Link
Misty R H wrote:
Yes, I understand that. What I am saying is that the person who made that comment may be stating what she believes advertisers to believe. Hollywood certainly believes it to a large extent. Whether it's true or not is debateable; that it is pretty much a given in movies, TV shows, and advertising is not.
PS, 'ME' great PF pic.
The original Classic Girl got shit.
http://www.aintnoright.org/Interviews/c … sive03.htm
Thank you! I hope to see them in a couple of weeks! Last time I got to watch from Dave's guitar rack!!
Sep 10 13 07:54 am Link
Need an assistant?
Sep 10 13 07:59 am Link
Muncie, Indiana, US
I used to sell skincare/cosmetics at a department store. Our line's main expertise was products for aging. I was in my 30's but looked in my 20's and that meant I didn't sell all that much because people wanted to buy from someone who was much older than they thought I was. It didn't matter that I used products to prevent aging and that in fact they DID work. Customers couldn't relate to me because of my appearance.
Sep 10 13 12:34 pm Link
Menlo Park, California, US
May S wrote:
May S, I daresay that from your perspective, that of being in your 20s, if you were to immediately jump forward 25 years, you could possibly see that as the end of your modeling career. If it is your desire to hopefully continue with modeling well into your 40s or 50s, then I wish you godspeed and good fortune.
Sep 10 13 09:39 pm Link
STUDIO CITY, California, US
LOL! the bottom (current) picture she doesn't look any younger than 50. I don't think she looks "too young" or to be honest that great for her age. delusional.
Sep 10 13 09:47 pm Link
Seoul, Seoul, Korea (South)
I can go on with many more images of beautiful mature ladies.
Could you do it with images that aren't heavily retouched and/or larger than a postage stamp?
Sep 11 13 05:13 am Link