The figure seated at right is Robin Meade, anchor of Morning Express on HLN, and she’s here because I’ve noticed that I have rather a lot of screen captures of her in this particular position, and I’ve never quite understood how it is that anyone can actually sit like that, legs seemingly parallel to one another and angled off to the side, for any length of time. And, by extension — never underestimate the ability of a blogger to play the It’s All About Me card — I’ve never quite understood why it is that I’d pay so much attention when they do.
Inasmuch as I’m routinely hooked up to the largest and most ridiculously easy-to-use information network in the history of the human race, I decided to see if I could scrounge up some theory, and it wasn’t too long before this turned up:
Because of the bone configuration of female legs and hips, most men can’t sit like this so it becomes a powerful signal of femininity. Not surprisingly, over 86% of male participants in our leg rating surveys voted this the most attractive female sitting position.
In other news, there are leg rating surveys.
For comparison, see this shot of Mary Hart from here down. And I suspect that rather a lot of women can’t sit like that either, for configuration reasons of their own.