Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Big Breasts Don't Make Me a Bimbo; Life & Style: Why Eva Herzigova Should Have Kept Her Car-Stopping Twin Assets

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Big Breasts Don't Make Me a Bimbo; Life & Style: Why Eva Herzigova Should Have Kept Her Car-Stopping Twin Assets

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Byline: KATIE AGNEW

SO, Eva Herzigova has dieted her boobs away. Well, bully for her. The model who made her name as the Wonderbra girl is now delighted to be free of the big boobs which caused such a stir when they first appeared on billboards back in 1994.

Apparently, she was sick of being perceived as nothing but a walking cleavage - so it's Bye-Bye Boys and Hello Androgyny. It's a sad indictment of our society when a woman feels she has to shrink away the very things that mark her out as female.

And it's not just men who will mourn the passing of the Herzigova breasts.

As a big-breasted woman, I too am disappointed by their demise. I can't help but take it personally that something I hold so dear should be hailed as a nuisance. In my opinion, breasts should be out and proud.

I love my breasts. They're the best bits of my body and I would be less of a woman without them. Normally, I'm a 34DD and I believe that's pretty near perfect. Mine appeared, quite noticeably, when I was 17. At first, I felt embarrassed and awkward. I covered them up with oversized sweatshirts until a boyfriend pointed out that it was a crime to hide such a lovely sight.

I quickly discovered Lycra, V-necked tops and underwired bras, and I've never looked back.

In fact, big boobs look better in small clothes. Hiding them under voluminous tops will only make a girl look like Ann Widdecombe, but figure-hugging garments not only accentuate the bust, they also make the waist look smaller.

Over the years, my boobs have become as much a part of my personality as my brain. Friends and colleagues feel comfortable talking to them or about them.

Boyfriends have always had pet names for them - "dumplings" and "the puppies" being my favourites. I don't mind. Huge, melon-like boobies are friendly, comforting and amusing. …

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