From Kim Kardashian to Pippa Middleton - The World's Fascination with Butts

Princess 19 on 26 Jul 2011 at 11:00am

Oh, the beauty in the booty.  That's right.  It's another informative and entertaining piece on the Today Show regarding none other than the world's fascination with the derrière.

The lovely Kathie Lee - along with chef Bobby Flay (huh?) and the editors from Glamour and Maxim magazines (because men care, too) - discuss everything from which celebs cause the booty frenzy to what can be done to achieve the perfect posterior (surgical and non-surgical).  Where was Hoda to help out?  Oh, she's out covering real news.  Darn.

Well, to add some validity to this piece is Miami-based plastic surgeon Dr. Pat Pazmino (Phew - thank goodness). 

"What's really in fashion now is a nice, full, round and natural look," says Dr. Pazmino  "Body contouring is much more popular now than it's ever been.  Nationally, we have seen about a 14% increase in requests and surgeries completed for this type of procedure."

An increase in wanting the perfect rear?  Darn you, Beyonce/Kim K/Pippa/Nicki Minaj!  

Honestly, this video is worth watching just to see how many different ways they refer to a rear end (booty, tush - oh, it never stops) and how many celeb rears they can fit in a five minute piece.  The soundtrack (we'll call it "Ode to the Butt") is priceless ("Baby Got Back" and the like).

Be entertained now - see below.

Photo credit:  Today.com

Comments (6)

I love those curves, she is one of the hottest chick on earth
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Yes booties are definitely back!  (DID THEY EVER REALLY GO AWAY THOUGH)?   I love it when curvy is the going trend.  

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Me too, because I definitely have the goods to make this rockin' world go round. 

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Wow, you found a justification for having Chef Flay part of this piece.  Bravo!   P.S.  I DID dance - those tunes were CATCHY!
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Really interesting -- I watched a few of the related videos on America's breast obsession, and the anthropoligist they brought on also says that in recessions, we see a return to curvy body ideals. The idea being it's comfort, and a woman with curves is more motherly and can take care of you. 

Almost exactly what Chef Flay was getting at with his comment on relating bigger butts to the recession desire for comfort food! Huh...

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I just about got up to start an office dance party with that soundtrack! Not sure if the "Baby Got Back" moves would be entirely appropriate for work though...

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