I have no business watching something like E!’s AMA Red Carpet coverage.
I listen to “old” music. I’m committed to the 90′s and I flirt with classic rock. While I’m anything but a music snob, [hello, I love One Direction] I think the majority of today’s popular music is shit.
I also no longer keep up with the Kardashians or anything else on E!, so I literally had no idea who 90% of the people on the red carpet at the AMAs were.
But, for some reason, I didn’t turn off the ever-obnoxious Giuliana Rancic. Probably because I was playing the how long will I have to watch this until I recognize a celebrity? game with myself.
I was *only* 10 minutes in when Kate Beckinsale walked onto Giuliana’s interview platform.
I think we can all agree that Kate Beckinsale in unreal. I mean, she’s 41 years old. Four.tee.oneeeee.
Giuliana was totally drooling over Kate, and asked her the “secret” to her beauty. I’m pretty sure Kate said she’s embalmed, which made me giggle. But G wasn’t satisfied. She really wanted to know the secret. Kate finally “let on” that she does yoga every day.
To which Giuliana replies: I guess I need to take up yoga.
Giuliana, I’m pretty sure the only thing you need to do is eat a cheeseburger.
I don’t know why I was so perturbed by this.
Wait. Yes, I do.
Giuliana Rancic is a successful, gorgeous woman. I was perturbed because rather than just commenting on Kate’s beauty [because I think that’s what you have to do as a red carpet reporter] she went and put herself down.
This is what I don’t get about women. Why is self deprecation our go-to form of complimenting one another?
We all do it. Some more than others, I assume. It’s something I’m hyper-aware of, because it’s honestly become such a pet peeve of mine. So, today, I’m setting out to compliment as many women as I possibly can, without making it about me in the slightest.
I encourage YOU to do the same!