Not me, because the answer to that is an overwhelming “no.” I mean, I’m not a troll, but I’m not gonna win any modeling contracts anytime soon. Anyway, this isn’t about me. This is about something entirely different. This is about this woman:
In case you’ve been living under a rock or something, the woman pictured above is the primary cause of the team listed below being investigated by the NFL for improper conduct.
The woman in question is Ines Sainz, and she is an entertainment reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico. She is also a former Miss Mexico and Miss Universe contestant.
For more on her, Google Images is your friend. You’re welcome.
Anyway, Miss Sainz was in New York to interview Mark Sanchez, and she was subjected to multiple catcalls from Jets players in the locker room. Now, let me just go on the record as saying that the Jets players should know how to act when they see a beautiful woman, and let’s make no bones about it; she is indeed a beautiful woman. However, no one – man or woman – should be subjected to what could be considered harassing behavior at work.
Now, Miss Sainz isn’t completely devoid of innocence in this, either. The picture above is the tamest one I could find. She did an interview with Fox News, and she was wearing a shirt with buttons that served absolutely no purpose whatsoever. In fact, said buttons were holding on for dear life. I listen to the Dan Patrick Show on a daily basis, and he had a female caller named Belinda and call in and explain how she felt:
“If you’re going to be a professional, you should dress like a professional…if you’re gonna walk in there with your business hanging out and your stuff tight up against your jeans, guys are gonna say something.”
Remember; this is a woman saying this; these aren’t Mr. Joseph’s words. Personally, I believe you can wear whatever the hell you want; if you want to go do an in-depth interview with a politician wearing a string bikini and flip-flops, be my guest. However, don’t be surprised if people frown upon that or react in a way that wouldn’t be deemed professional.
After all, there is something to be said about professional dress in a professional environment.
UPDATE: This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed my feelings about an error in judgment when it comes to reporters and sports; I talked about the Hannah Storm/Tony Kornheiser debacle a few months ago. You can find that here.