考研英语阅读精选(49)

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2015-4-27 15:47

考研英语阅读精选(49)

Beauty is Not Easy
美并不容易

Have you, like me, drooled over French model Noemi Lenoir’ s perfect body on all those M&S billboards She is always the one chosen to wear the bikinis and lingerie: men lust after her because she looks like a sexy woman, not an emaciated child.
你是否也像我一样曾对玛莎百货广告牌上的法国名模爱米诺的完美身躯垂涎三尺呢?她总是穿着性感的比基尼和女士内衣,男人们追捧她,因为她并不是瘦的皮包骨,而是非常性感。

Gazing at the pictures of Noemi, you’ d think she led an enchanted life. She is not only beautiful, she is famous and rich-M&S won’ t tell me what they pay Noemi, but their contract with fellow face Myleene Klass is reportedly worth 1million a year.
望着她的照片你会想她的生活该多么美妙啊,又漂亮又富有——玛莎百货不会告诉你它们每年给爱米诺多少钱,但是我们可以从它们和另一位模特克拉斯的价值一百万英镑合同上推测出来。

Who would not want to look like Noemi Who would not want to be her Yet last week she was found slumped in a suburban Paris park after an overdose of drugs and alcohol.
谁不想变得跟爱米诺一样呢?然而就在上周有人发现她因过度吸食毒品和酒精晕倒在巴黎的一个城郊公园里。

It’ s easy for the rest of us to presume that beautiful people-especially female models-are happy. But perhaps the opposite is true. Most other people who work in the fashion industry treat these girls not only as if they have no brain, but as if they have no feelings. They look like aliens. But the truths are they are people.
我们总是想当然地认为那些漂亮女人(尤其女模特)是很幸福的。但事实正相反。 大多数在时尚界的工作的人都认为模特们不仅没大脑更没有感情——她们看起来像是火星人,可实际上她们只是凡人而已。

Because these young women look perfect, we think their lives must be perfect, too. But having seen many of these women close to, I would not want to be them. I can’ t tell you how many models I’ ve seen arrive on set bruised from being beaten up by their boyfriends. They have everything, and nothing. Many models have learned to inject drugs between their toes, the only place that won’ t infuriate the stylist. As well as being burdened by beauty, models are often hopelessly naive and under-educated: they embark on careers while still children.
仅仅因为这些女孩看起来很完美,我们就认为她们的生活也应该是完美的。但是在和她们有了更深的接触之后,我发现我不想成为她们。我见过很多的模特被男友打的遍体鳞伤,她们什么都是,又什么都不是。很多模特学会了在脚趾间注射毒品,因为如果在身体其他地方注射,会被服装师骂得狗血淋头。她们承受着由美丽给她们带来的负担,极其天真又缺少教育,她们入行的时候都还不过是小孩子。