dale jr.’s ex could be america’s next top model

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels / The CW - © 2009 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Racing and all that is all good but here’s what I really want to talk about: Dale Earnhart Jr.’s ex-girlfriend is on the current season of America’s Next Top Model. Her name is Kortnie, she’s 24 and she’s from Houston, Texas.

As a rule (the season pass never leaves my Tivo!) I watch every cycle of ANTM, and I thought it was really interesting that Tyra Banks (the creator/host of the show) called Kortnie out on the fact that she had indeed dated someone “famous” at one point in time. They even showed a photo of Kortnie in victory lane with Dale. What that has to do with whether or not she can actually model I have no idea, but whatever. The thing that I take issue with is that they’re categorizing Kortnie as a plus size model. If she’s plus size then we’re all screwed. She has big boobs and is a bit hippy, but other than that she can’t be bigger than a size 8 at the MOST, and I think that’s even going to far. I’m rooting for Kortnie, because she is a striking girl and because I think it’s absurd to put her in the plus size category.

In other news…

– Congratulations to Kurt Busch for winning the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. Wasn’t that fun? I thought it was a great race at the end. I can’t believe that I was actually pulling for Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch to win something. I’m usually against them, but these past couple years my outlook has changed. It’s a really weird feeling.

– Nationwide Series driver Burney Lamar and his supermodel wife Niki Taylor welcomed a new addition to their family last week. Their daughter, Ciel Taylor Lamar, was born on Wednesday, March 4th at 11:30am in Nashville, Tennessee weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. This is the first child for Lamar and the third for Taylor who is the mother to twin 14-year-old boys Jake and Hunter (from her first marriage).


Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge, and his wife Eva participate in pre-race activities on pit road before the start of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge, and his wife Eva participate in pre-race activities on pit road before the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet shares a laugh with his car owner and driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, Tony Stewart, prior to Sunday's start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet shares a laugh with his car owner and driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, Tony Stewart, prior to Sunday’s start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

4 Comments

  1. Angela
    March 10, 2009 at 5:19 AM ·

    Its sad that a normal, healthy sized woman is catergorized as being plus size. It really really disgusts me that woman are considered fat if they arent starving themselves to be a size 0. Just had to vent a bit.

  2. Mlynn
    March 10, 2009 at 10:37 PM ·

    If Kourtie’s size 8 is a plus then Tyra is super plus sized.

    Tyra often talks outta both sides of her neck, if you know what I mean.

    Kurt made me love him when he did his victory lap in reverse. I’ve been waiting for someone to change things up. Leave it to a Busch brother.

  3. March 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM ·

    It is SO sad that a perfectly healthy-looking young woman who is about a size 8 is classified as a “plus size” model. WTF?!?!? I think she looks great! I hope she wins it all!

  4. Kensethchik17
    March 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM ·

    She doesn’t look that bad, yeah her breasts are a little bigger than the girls but it’s not like she was the only one on that cycle that has bigger breasts. Also her stomach is just a little wide which I noticed when she was wearing her bikini. I don’t see her “plus size” at all during this cycle, I can’t come close to comparing her with Whitney the cycle 10 winner. Hopefully Kortnie can go far in the competition, right now she’s not the best model but she can sure get there. And of course I’m routing for her and some others… GO KORTNIE!!!!