Scowling Models, Revealed

The Times finally prints the explanation for scoff-faced models (like Caroline Trentini, right), and it's this: "Smaller guys have to make nice to sur
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The Times finally prints the explanation for scoff-faced models (like Caroline Trentini, right), and it's this: "Smaller guys have to make nice to sur
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The Times finally prints the explanation for scoff-faced models (like Caroline Trentini, right), and it's this: "Smaller guys have to make nice to survive... and high-status women apparently don’t feel the need to smile as much [as low-status women]... The non-smiling faces of the higher status brands are not trying to make the consumer feel bad; they are simply attempting to display the signals associated with higher status... Most folks admire higher status individuals and want to be around them. Thus, the irony is that higher status brands are creating a positive image -– high status—by using a negative signal (lack of a smile).