On October 4, 2008, Salma Hayek lost a bet in Germany and the whole of mankind fell at her feet; or, perhaps I should say, at her chest.
The Mexican actress made a joke bet with an audience member during the filming of a popular local talk show, Wetten Das, which ended up with her losing and having to sport a traditional Bavarian dress.
The internet went haywire with pictures of the star's ample cleavage virtually overflowing ofrom the top of the ornate dress. Photos also included fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (who was also a guest on Wetten Das) looking perplexed at the Hollywood star's dress sense.
It seems the fashion world doesn't have much of a sense of humour, nor does the world as whole for that matter. Rather than chastising Hayek for busting out of her top, perhaps we should applaud her for pushing to the forefront a more womanly ideal of the human body. While the frail nymphets taking over our TV sets (see Gossip Girl and 90210, to name but two) starve themselves for Hollywood, Hayek makes finishing your meal an even sexier alternative.
In my humble opinion, Hayek should wear ensembles like that dirndl more often. Who knew cleavage could have the power to potentially change the world, or at least the weight debate?