Beth Phoenix in “Beth of Fresh Air”
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Yeah, I’m taking the “Beth/Breath” pun and running with it – so sue me. I’ve answered a few requests to cover Beth’s photoshoot from earlier this week – enjoy!
The Look: I’ve never been a really big fan of lace – especially when worn like this. Seeing her bra (in a bright shade of purple only seen on Bruce Banner’s pants) isn’t so much edgy as it is tacky. Maybe if the bra matched the lace a bit better, it would look a little more sexy and less trashy. The miniskirt, while doing nothing to “class” up the look, doesn’t exactly hurt it. It works decently in the context of the look, though I can’t imagine how comfortable it is to walk in. Sheesh. Similarly painful-looking are the shoes, which would probably work better in a more subdued look, what with their Oxford style. Call me blind, but I never noticed the lowlights in Beth’s hair before now – not sure if I like them or not. It’ll take me a bit to get used to them, but I like that she’s changing it up a bit. She looks gorgeous facially, and with that, Beth manages to make a very street walker-ish ensemble and make it look a helluva lot more presentable than it should be. I keep looking at it, knowing I shouldn’t like it, but some tiny, tiny part of me does. This is me conflicted. Grade: B-
The Poses: It’s kept very low-key, which is a good idea given her ensemble. Though, I don’t know if the serene poses and facial expressions really match up with the leather and lace. In another outfit, these would translate a lot better. Grade: B
Uniqueness: Beth’s wearing a look that doesn’t really match her personality – she’s never one to wear a miniskirt or run around in heels. She’s supposed to be a “different” type of Diva – one that doesn’t submit to regular Diva standards. Not that I don’t appreciate someone deviating from the typical, but when you’re swimming in a sea of girls that dress exactly like that on a regular basis, it’s not really beneficial to contradict your character just to have another chick showing her bra on WWE.com. Grade: C
Overall: I’m not digging this too much. Beth doesn’t get that many photoshoots, and that’s a shame, especially when the few she does get look like this. It’s not even close to a flattering depiction of her character. We all know Beth can pull of “sexy” really well, so I hope she gets more chances to prove that. Grade: B-
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