I think the ballet slippers in one of the Tredstep photos is a bit odd.
Other than that...Reality only works on TV shows. (and even then it's scripted) But ads are made to sell an ideal image, not the actual product. And that goes for everything. A sports car is not going to get the old sasquatch looking man a supermodel girlfriend. Viagra is not going to make your wife want to boff you 24/7/ Anti-wrinkle cream will not turn you into an 18 year old. Wings on a sanitary pad will not make your period happy. Beano will not stop you from farting if you go to a chili festival. Victoria Secret will not give you giant perky boobs or a model's body...and oddly enough it will also not give you culture despite the non-UK company using that accent in commercials, cleaners will not give you an immaculate model mansion nor will they knit you a sweater since every person in those ads wears a sweater over a button down, and wet wipes does not "make the go better."
Every print ad and commercial has been through tons and tons of testing before being seen by the public. And years of study on what ads worked and what ads didn't are behind that. Image sells, reality does not.
Heck, look at real estate. A staged home sells tons faster and higher than a normal home. People are buying the image, and they really do believe if only they had that home they would also be uber-clean and uber-stylish and uber-organized.
It's sales 101...find out what people want and market that. And it might have nothing to do with the product...doesn't matter since sales go way up when you market to the imagination as opposed to the reality.
And you don't need wide hips to have thigh gap. You could have narrow hips and wide thighs. My thighs are off-set out farther than my hips. They don't touch in the middle. I'm not skinny. And my conformation does indeed tend to go more for saddlebags rather than inner thigh rub. And even when skinny, I look like I have saddlebags. :winkgrin:
As for really thin women can't do heavy lifting...my youngest has the same physique as that model. She's a Marine. She can bench press me. And lots of her fellow female Marines look the same. Go to Parris Island every other Friday and watch the boot camp graduates. Pretty much all of the females look like that...minus the makeup and loosehair. :yes: