Patsy kensit WW ad

(69 Posts)
Lexie1970 Tue 22-Jan-13 20:35:21

AIBU to be annoyed every time I see the ad to wonder why on earth she cannot walk in her heels without wobbling big time...... Is it the faux model swagger with hand on hip action grin

Wallace Tue 22-Jan-13 20:36:55

Didn't notice that at all - was too busy saying "Patsy Kensit was fat? When!?"

Nanny0gg Tue 22-Jan-13 20:37:18

I just wish someone had edited what she says.
Dreadful script.

FutTheShuckUp Tue 22-Jan-13 20:38:38

Her face looks demented in this advert.

deleted203 Tue 22-Jan-13 20:38:58

I can't stand Patsy Kensit. Completely talentless, posh blonde. She's never been able to ruddy act, so it doesn't surprise me that she can't repeat the words of an advert convincingly.

RavenVonChaos Tue 22-Jan-13 20:40:17

Better than Smug Walllace tho eh?

Bella88 Tue 22-Jan-13 20:40:36

'I've got my sparkle back'...oh do fuck off, love.

fluffypillow Tue 22-Jan-13 20:42:38

Sparkle? Just keep telling yourself that Patsy. I think she looks rough.

TheOriginalLadyFT Tue 22-Jan-13 20:42:51

Makes me angry this ad - I think it is really cynical for slebs to pretend that WW, LL etc is responsible for them losing loads of weight and looking like models

Balls, don't believe it for a minute - personal chefs and trainers more like. And that bit at the start where she points to herself on mag cover and says "that was me" all shock like she was a huge fat heifer makes me stabby. Just fuck right off, Patsy

AmberLeaf Tue 22-Jan-13 20:43:03

YY Raven!

Her over Gregg fucking Wallace any day.

Wallace Tue 22-Jan-13 20:44:33

Was wondering how I was being smug... blush

discorabbit Tue 22-Jan-13 20:46:06

oh i really like her, don't mind the ad either, tempts me to visit ww!

financialwizard Tue 22-Jan-13 20:46:24

I can't stand Patsy Kensit. Don't know why, just have never liked her.

tigerdriverII Tue 22-Jan-13 20:46:49

Oh it drives me mad. She shows you the before picture (where no doubt she looks like a skinny blonde actress) for a nanosecond then parades about. I would feel uninspired to do WW after watching that!

Bingdweller Tue 22-Jan-13 20:48:29

Aye, and I bet she turned up at class every week then....

GregBishopsBottomBitch Tue 22-Jan-13 20:48:57

That advert pisses me right off, since when has she ever fat, show me someone overweight and did it, then i might take WW seriously.

FrillyMilly Tue 22-Jan-13 20:50:33

Why do they have to pay celebs to endorse it. If ig works so well why don't they use real people? I also agree with pp that they don't attend weekly meeting and eat duck feathers weight watchers food to lose the weight. Tbh weight watchers pisses me off full stop.

SailorVie Tue 22-Jan-13 20:51:29

Patsy Kensit: whatever your mouth might be saying, your eyes look dead beneath the surface. You're not kidding anyone when you say you're happy.

Megglevache Tue 22-Jan-13 20:53:23

I love her. Go Patsy...Go Patsy....!

I think she's very attractive actually.

I don't have a TV but hear the radio ads on the way to work, drives me mad every time! I don't even know who she is but her smugness annoys me.

roastednut Tue 22-Jan-13 21:23:35

Her face is horrible lately, far too much work I think. But the worse thing was when she points to the mag cover - I rewound it and paused it (yes I should get a life I know) to see and she looks lovely and seriously not fat at all! I honestly don't get it!

TheOriginalLadyFT Tue 22-Jan-13 21:24:15

She is attractive, and she certainly wasn't "fat" - I'm sorry that she thinks it's ok to contribute to the already overwhelming pressure on women to conform to the skinny blonde stereotype just to make a quick buck

Darkesteyes Tue 22-Jan-13 21:24:35

In the accompanying magazine ad it says it took her 16 weeks to lose a stone.
Easy Living tried out some of these diets and WW came out as the one with the slowest results.
I too think its wrong to use a celebrity. It puts more pressure on women and its done to deliberately play on their insecurities to make them more willing to part with their money.
The celebrity culture and the diet industry are becoming increasingly interchangeable and entwined in each other and if the diet industry want to link themselves into this increasingly mysogynistic celebrity culture then the diet industry shouldnt be surprised when they find themselves accused of mysogyny too.

What pisses me off is that she claims to have lost just over a stone and 3 BLOODY DRESS SIZES!

Fuck off have you.

I went from a size 20 to a size 12 last year, also with weight watchers, and had to shift 4 stones of lard off my arse to do so.

Fair play for losing weight Patsy, but don't fucking exagerate. You were no more than a 12, if not a 10, to start with!

shesariver Tue 22-Jan-13 21:28:19

I couldn't lose weight without WW and have a long way to go but its working. However Im deeply irrationally and insanely jealous of Patsy Kensit not because she managed to lose a stone (woo hoo, Ive lost more than that!) but because once upon a time she was married to my idol no not Liam Gallacher for goodness sake Jim Kerr from Simple Minds.

Darkesteyes Tue 22-Jan-13 21:32:13

Balloon is bang on the money.
Ballon im an 18/20 (depending where i shop) and i have to lose the same amount you have to get down to a 12/14.
What im doing to acieve this is
1. Cutting out the obvious crap (sweets biscuits cakes etc)
2. Have cut portion sizes.
3. Cut my sugar in take. I never have fried food or sausage rolls chips etc so my problem has been sugar not saturated fat.
4. Given up diet coke. (even though at Slimming World i was told to fill up on diet coke to stave off hunger pangs. Very healthy. NOT!
Increased excersise.
Only been doing this for 2 weeks so not seen much of a shift yet.

ceebeegeebies Tue 22-Jan-13 21:35:32

What a load of crap grin

If I lose a stone, I would only drop one dress size at the most - one stone and 3 dress sizes is a physical impossibility unless she was at the very lowest point of a 12, lost a stone and is now in the top point of an 8 - techically she would have dropped 3 dress sizes wink

CecilyP Tue 22-Jan-13 22:13:10

No, it really is nonsense; you don't have to buy 3 sets of new clothes if you gain a stone, so you would not drop 3 dress sizes if you lose a stone.

Moominsarehippos Tue 22-Jan-13 22:23:28

I think she looks terrible for her age. She's younger than me (supposedly) and without the mmakeup and lighting, I look ten years younger than her.

The best diet ad by far is the one for the pills that make you lose weight... as long as you also eat less and exercise - now why hasn't I thought of that?

TheWombat Tue 22-Jan-13 22:32:09

The ad makes me feel a bit sorry for her, strangely. She looks so very unhappy and underconfident, her smile doesn't reach her eyes, and the 'I've gotten sparkle back' just doesn't ring true. It makes me wonder if she's trying to convince herself as much as any potential dieters..

PulyaSochsup Tue 22-Jan-13 22:33:59

Has she had a nose job? Her nose looks very short and thin......

ismaithliom Tue 22-Jan-13 23:16:38

Very funny. So glad I saw this. I was thinking the same thing but didn't say nout as thought I'd just sound jealous of her weighloss! 'her face looks demented' gas- I won't LOL!! She may have lost weight but she hasn't aged well.

HannahsSister40 Tue 22-Jan-13 23:18:40

I'm offended by this advert cos at her fattest (size 12/14 tops) she was the same size I currently am. And I don't consider myself fat or needing to get my effing sparkle back. Do one Patsy..

DoctorAnge Tue 22-Jan-13 23:20:39

She was so utterly beautiful as a young girl.

She did a lot of coke to stay skinny in the 90 s then messed her face and metabolism up and just never looked so good after that...

CecilyP Tue 22-Jan-13 23:22:07

That is what I thought; she is very slim now, but at a stone heavier she would still be - well, slim.

I can't get over just how odd her face looks.

Can't stand Patsy Kensit. I don't care how much weight she's lost. Or what magazine she thought she looked fat on.

Get some real people on there, WW.


<looks around, realises was shouting, hides>

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Tue 22-Jan-13 23:32:00

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who finds this advert irritating!
When was she ever 'fat!'

squeakytoy Tue 22-Jan-13 23:45:03

Its the fake pause before she says "confidence" that irritates me more than anything else..

chickencurryfor7 Tue 22-Jan-13 23:45:04

I think WW have really sold out, they have always been about 'normal joe public' and using crap semi-slebs like patsy just alienates people.

orlakielylover Wed 23-Jan-13 00:36:46

She's no ad for botox, that's for sure.

sashh Wed 23-Jan-13 01:30:48

She looks mutton dressed as lamb, the clothes don't suit her and make her look like she has wobbly bits.

I think it is a big mistake using her.

Darkesteyes Wed 23-Jan-13 01:48:38

Oh come on. Surely this can be discussed without resorting to bitching about how she looks.
Its the culture of celebrity being used to sell a diet that is the problem. And its a sinister one.

Eliza22 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:13:02

Hmm... She was NEVER fat. But then, there are plenty of folks attending WW who just need to lose a stone or so, but want the group support thing.

Over the years, our Patsy's had a fair bit of work done, to get that (as she refers to it) sparkle back. I don't begrudge her but, she isn't 'the woman next door' in terms of a bit of No7 Protect and Perfect and that's it!!

HellonHeels Wed 23-Jan-13 09:19:28

Aside from the sleb-bitching, who was it earlier on who said WW was tested as being the slowest diet for weight loss? This actually isn't a bad thing, losing slower means you're more likely to lose fat than muscle tissue and less likely to pile it back on - it's meant to be about developing a sustainable and healthier way of eating.

PoshCat Wed 23-Jan-13 09:29:30

I feel sorry for her. She's failed in every romantic relationship she ever had, her looks are behind her and I dare say she needs the cash.

twitchycurtains Wed 23-Jan-13 09:59:23

She was never fat, I think the last 2 marketing campaigns by WW have been a been misjudged- does anyone remember the Aleesha ww song (cringe). The latest round of celebs were never really fat ( with exception of greg whatsit) especially Patsy. Doesn't inspire me to join WW, I know iysy problem but I don't consider a 1 stone loss on an already slim frame much of an inspiration.

twitchycurtains Wed 23-Jan-13 10:00:56

its my problem stupid phone

fromparistoberlin Wed 23-Jan-13 10:02:54

posh? he dad was an EE gangster

she was likely MAX a 16

LPplusOne Wed 23-Jan-13 10:08:09

I'm so confused - is size 12 really considered overweight??!

HannahsSister40 Wed 23-Jan-13 10:08:58

the preschool my eldest girl attended was next to a Weighwatchers meeting place and I used to pass them queuing up on our way out. There was rarely anyone in the queue over a size 14. I was always shocked at the number of very normal sized or tiny women there. I know people who go to their meetings as a 'social thing' but they are utterly utterly obsessed with their weight, with food, with exercise. I can't imagine living like that.

LPplusOne Wed 23-Jan-13 10:09:22

G.Wall actually looks worse all skinny in the face - like he's ha a horrible illness that's taken it's toll.

HannahsSister40 Wed 23-Jan-13 10:14:31

Depresses me just how many normal sized females hate their bodies.
There was an awful thread on Mumsnet last year full of women who declared themselves chubby or fat because they were larger than a size 8. And weren't shy in slating women who don't starve themselves, eat carbs and have a pudding. Is quite sinister and a symptom of our patriarchal society, the warped relationship women have with food. Fat is a feminist issue.

DoJo Wed 23-Jan-13 10:41:56

It depresses me that people are so quick to call some so ostensibly attractive 'ugly' just because they find her annoying. She may have made some poor decisions in her past which have taken their toll on her physically, but by no stretch of the imagination is she ugly.
I'm in two minds about the whole weight thing - at the ends of the scale are anorexia etc and morbid obesity, and somewhere in between is a magical land of being happy with your body when it's a healthy weight. Encouraging people to believe that obesity is ok so long as you're happy with your body is as unhealthy as the fat-shaming culture.

redbobblehat Wed 23-Jan-13 10:47:24

she could have at least got fat in the first place! thats what slebs normally do isnt it, get fat then lose it to sell the diet tips lol

she skipped the getting chubby part, she just lost her sparkle

Nancy66 Wed 23-Jan-13 10:48:11

She was quite big at one stage - close to a size 16 I'd say.

However she lost a lot of that before she did Strictly so I guess she can't credit WW with her entire loss.

noddyholder Wed 23-Jan-13 10:50:14

I like her. haven't seen the ad though. But she was the same age as me in teh 90s and now she is younger grin

squeakytoy Wed 23-Jan-13 10:50:19

Close to a 16 is not "quite big".. 18 or 20 maybe, but a 16 for most women of average height and build is perfectly healthy and what should be viewed as normal.

noddyholder Wed 23-Jan-13 10:50:57

A 16 is big for her height

Lambzig Wed 23-Jan-13 10:53:02

Yes, yes, Patsy Kensit was older than me once and now she is younger. Same with Kylie. I need to age in celeb years too.

Nancy66 Wed 23-Jan-13 11:01:00

Size 16 is big for someone like her who's always been skinny, works in the entertainment industry and relies on her looks for work.

SweetSeraphim Wed 23-Jan-13 11:05:19

I hate this shit. It's no wonder young girls develop eating disorders hmm

There is NO perfect. Who gives a fuck how 'big' she was/is? Getting big at a 16? Really??

Nancy66 Wed 23-Jan-13 11:14:13

it's a thread about WW and the celebrity figurehead for it - so discussing her weight is appropriate.

Dress size and what constitues 'big' is always going to be a contentious issue.

tedsmam Wed 23-Jan-13 11:29:48

I met Ms Kensit at a work thing years ago -
the deal was she turned up, drank a glass of two of free champagne, ate some free food, wore something we gave her for free for two minutes, had her pic taken, went home.

She was late, complained that she didn't like what she had to wear for us (but took it home anyway) and extremely rude and obnoxious to the waitresses, my colleagues and me.

These things tend to stay with you .......

she was covered in dog hairs too.

But she wasn't fat then or since - size 16 aint fat.

hannah they may have been normal looking to you but you have no idea what journey each of those people have been on. some if them could have been over 20st at some point and doing ww for years! most still need the support even when they reach goal weight.

also to the person that said ww was slow... yes its slow, because that is the healthy way to lose weight. with ww they tell you that 2lbs a week is healthy. anything more than that and your body cant cope. more often than not, with things like LL, you will get other health problems. heart problems and blood pressure are common bacause your body just cant cope with the dramatic changes.

also ww isnt a diet. its a lifestyle change. it actually teaches you about the food you are putting in your body. you dont get told what you can and cant eat. that choice is down to the individual.

and there is no way she's dropped 3 dress sizes with only a stone. a stone is around 1 dress size (depending on the person)

*just want to point out that i do not work for ww... but i do do it grin

noddyholder Wed 23-Jan-13 13:21:17

I think it depends on what shape you are. If I lose just 5 or 6 lbs I drop a size at least

cerealqueen Wed 23-Jan-13 15:29:37

shesariver Ditto! And every musicuan she married, their bands went into the ether. Some kind of weird power!

ButternutSquish Wed 23-Jan-13 15:36:23

Agree that a slow change in weight is good. It gives your body and mind a chance to get used to a new way of eating a healthier diet, with portion control. I've lost 125lbs over exactly 24 months (so 1.2lbs a week on average) and I'm still coming to terms with the fact I'm a much smaller size than I used to be.

I was pretty shocked to hear her say she'd dropped 3 dress sizes because I've only dropped 6! And now I hear she's lost a stone I'm even more shocked!

Darkesteyes Wed 23-Jan-13 15:43:22

It was me who said WW came out as the slowest diet in a test that Easy Living have done. But i agree that isnt a bad thing.
In 2002/2003 i was attending Slimming World and losing a stone a month. (a stone a month for seven months) and it took a year to lose the final three.
I became very ill due to the rapid weight loss. I developed gallstones and spent a lot of time in excruciating pain. I was in and out of hospital and the pain was so bad the duty doctor would have to come out and give me morphine injections.
It WASNT caused by eating fatty foods because i was dieting it was caused by eating solid food.
I lived on water biscuits and v.small amounts of fish while waiting for the operation.
I got a letter from the hospital telling me i would have to wait for a year. But after yet another admission the surgoen told me he would operate on me in the next six weeks. Five weeks later i was on the operating table.
The surgeon told me the gall bladder disease had very likely happened because id lost the weight too quickly.

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