Arab money, materialism, luxury goods and extreme architectural monuments leave stars in the eyes of many.But all that glitters is not gold and Dubai’s reputation as an exclusive luxury destination has become the world’s worst kept secret.Basically she was fat because she could afford to eat, and everyone wanted to be fat to show that they could afford it too.The 11 year old Plus Size Princess in me was slightly annoyed that that I wasn’t born in that era. Then there are the African and Middle Eastern countries where wives are sent away to fatten up in order to become attractive for their betrothed.Which is why the racist response to Jameel’s ethnic origin has been particularly painful to see.As it became known that Jameel was a Saudi heartthrob, the backlash commenced.Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.
It didn’t take long before he was revealed to be prominent Saudi Arabian businessman Hassan Jameel of Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic, which owns the rights to sell Toyota cars in the gulf state.
Both successful entrepreneurs in their own right, Jameel and Rihanna make for a well-matched (and genetically blessed) couple.
So far, good for them – and given the abuse Rihanna suffered at the hands of Brown, no-one would begrudge her some romantic happiness.
Looking back on the men who’ve tried to “holler” at me, there are certain reoccurring trends.
I can basically pin point specific “types” of men who I’ve consistently encountered as a Plus Size Princess in New York City and I’m willing to bet I’m not the only PSP they’re approaching. Theres a really sweet girl who has been interning at my office.