Ally Shapiro, daughter of Jill Zarin, ex-Real Housewives of New York cast member, hawking girdles on GMA? Not what I expected to see this morning. The theme of the segment was that shapewear is not for teen girls, and it turns out Jill has been forcing Ally into girdles since she was 13. I’m sure everyone remembers Season 1, when Jill sent Ally to a fat farm.
Since the most likely place you are to find Jill Zarin’s shapewear is the bargain bin at Marshall’s, Jill has a new tactic: selling them to teens. Unfortunately for Jill, since we tend to refer to all shapewear as Spanx, like Kleenex is our word for facial tissue, she didn’t get a chance to do much for her brand. Just like her Wednesday afternoon segment on “Good Afternoon America”, if you blinked, you missed it.