Pippa Middleton, the popular 29-year-old sister of Kate Middleton, has been named as a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Apparently, the powers that be at VF are under the impression that we care about the mind of Prince William’s shapely sister-in-law.
Her first article will appear in the July 2013 issue, but Middleton wrote a short teaser which is now posted on the Vanity Fair website:
“I first went to Wimbledon when I was eight years old and already a very keen tennis player. During this first trip I acted on my childish tennis dreams and bought myself a postcard…”
Ah jeez. I’m just riveted.
So it has come to this. Are people really this desperate for gossip about the royal family and its not-so-royal Middleton sidekicks?
Editor Graydon Carter said, “We’re delighted to have Pippa as a contributor to Vanity Fair. She’s a keen observer of classic British pastimes.”
Middleton claimed that she once told her family that if she had to get married, she’d do it in her tennis shorts. OK, I get it. The lady likes tennis.
But her idea of story sounds dull as dishwater to this reader back home. The Guardian said that the Pippa Middleton appointment makes sense. “Brand names are used to buoy sales in a difficult market,” reporter Daisy Buchanan explained.
It doesn’t matter that Middleton is a bore as long as she sells magazines. But will she? Her party planning guide bombed out loud.
Only time will tell. But in my humble opinion, Vanity Fair might sell more copies if they used her as a model rather than a tennis writer. What do you think about Pippa Middleton’s new job?