You know you’re getting old or at least out of the People Magazine demographic when the tabloids are full of people you have never heard of. Hayden Panettiere? Kim Kardashian? OK, I’ve heard of Kim K. but barely—I think she’s mostly known for her oversized boobs and being famous-ish? Upon further investigation I uncovered that Miss Hayden Panettiere is best known for her dramatic role in Scream 4 (who knew?).
The common denominator of these two starlets, aside from being professional shoppers, is that they are extremely tiny tarts with uber tall boyfriends—Lilliputians next to their Gullivers. Ms. Hayden stands 5’1” tall next to her her 6’6 tall, Ukrainian heavyweight boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko. 5’3” reality show star Kim Kardashian is dwarfed next to her 6’9” NBA playing boyfriend, Kris Humphries.
I frankly, think it’s a little weird to have a small tart (sub 5’4”) on your arm if you are say, 6’6 or 6’9. In fact I think there should be a one foot fashion rule. Not a hard and fast, authoritative law but more of a fashion “standard,”a no white shoes after Labor Day kind of thing. If a guy is at all self conscious about being tall, standing next to a short girlfriend (one foot shorter or more) only exacerbates the tallness…it begs the obvious statement “Gezz-uz you’re tall!”
I know, love will find a way and all that gobbledygook, but from a pure fashion sense it’s out of balance, incongruent and downright funny looking. Think Shack O’ Niel with a Chihuahua—silly.
On Tuesday of this week 5’1” Hayden sat on Ellen DeGeneres couch explaining “how it works” with her tall man….
“I get the rudest people coming up to me and they’re like, does it work?” she explained to Ellen. “Yeah, it works. We find a way.”
Ellen replied, “I know what you’re talking about, but I’m in shock.”
“Where there is a will, there is a way!” the 5-1 Panettiere said, noting that the 6-6 Klitschko is “quite a bit bigger than me.”
Ellen just couldn’t believe people ask Panettiere about her bedroom antics. “They do,” said the actress, “and they are very conservative people most of the time but they just have to know. Like, I have to know, I just have to ask you this question. I’m really sorry but…”
She added, “I don’t mind it.”