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“Is David Cook a Christian?” and “How Tall is Hoda Kotb?” That’s What You Want to Know?

3 Jul

Just for kicks, I thought I’d share with y’all the most popular search terms that landed people on my blog. Some of them are pretty predictable (American Idol, Eckhart Tolle). And some are just plain weird. Apparently, there are a lot of people out there who want to know how tall Hoda Kotb is and whether or not David Cook is a Christian. A couple of people are interested in finding out how much David Archuleta weighs. I don’t know what they’re going to do with that information, but to each his own. And apparently David Cook has (or did have) a Xanga blog that several people are interested in finding. There are also at least 38 people out there who don’t know how to spell “American.”

5’9″ and 140 lbs. Does Not a “Big Girl” Make

13 Apr
clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com

Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales, Ann Curry, Hoda Kotb — co-hosts of TODAY’s fourth hour.
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This past week while doing a little Internet research on TODAY show host Hoda Kotb, I came across the following Q&A:

Q: A viewer wrote in the following, and I quote: “In the looks and age driven industry you compete in, how do you find the courage to be open about your actual weight numbers? This morning you said you weighed 140, and I was thrilled that a celebrity of your status would openly talk actual numbers. So many women lie and put an unfair pressure on others to lie as well. Not all women weigh 110 pounds! Thank you for your support of normal, healthy, shapely women!” What do you think about that?

Hoda: You know, I do weigh 140. And that’s on the good days! Some days the scale goes a little higher than that. But I feel like that’s me. Look, I’m 5’9″. I’ve always been a big girl. I’ve always been the big girl in the back of the picture or on the bottom of the pyramid. I have a lot of hangups I’m sure, but one of them is not my weight. That’s just not my issue.

Now, I don’t know about you, but when I look at that picture, I don’t see a “big girl.” She’s tall, but she’s not exactly “big.” To me, 5’9″ and 140 lbs. is slender. 5’9′ and 110 lbs.? Now, that’s just anorexic, not normal, not some ideal that all women should strive for. In reality, not TV land, the ideal weight (according to Weight Watchers) for someone of Hoda’s height is 135 – 162 lbs. She’s actually on the low end, especially for someone of her age. Personally, I get tired of hearing “big” celebrities like Hoda Kotb and Kate Winslet constantly being asked questions about their weight and being praised for representing bigger women when in actuality both of those women are on the low end of the healthy weight range charts.