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amateurr

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Russian
"This girl is going to be the next Kate Moss but not such a piggy."

Are they trying to say Kate Moss looks like a pig?
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    Can you provide additional context and background?

    In a comedic or satirical setting, it would be "funny" to suggest that Kate Moss, an extraordinarily skinny woman, is considered to weigh too much (to be a model or in general).
     

    amateurr

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Daniel's (editor in chief of a fashion magazine) slept with a gril who is 16. And now her mother is trying to get him to put her on the cover of the magazine or she tells the police what happened. He's trying to give them money.

    Mother: "This isn't about money. This is about Petra's career. She's going to be the next Kate Moss but not such a piggy."
     

    roymer

    New Member
    English ... England + Canada
    "piggy" can have several connotations besides "fat".
    "avaricious" "greedy" "pushy" "ill-behaved" "noisome" "selfish" are some "non-fat" words that come to mind.
     

    Franzi

    Senior Member
    (San Francisco) English
    The line is supposed to show that the mother is a psycho. Not only is she so desperate to get her daughter on the cover that she cares more about blackmail than the fact that her daughter had sex with this guy but she also wants her daughter to be skinnier than Kate Moss who is famous for being skinny even by models' standards.

    And for anyone who doesn't recognize the characters' names instantly by now, this is from Ugly Betty. From the discussions I've found using google, it sounds like this mother character is the equivalent of a stereotypical stage mother.
     
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