Our word with the highest spike in searches this week is: lingerie. Up 903% from last week, people were either getting freaky this week or the following stories inspired their searches:
1. CVS announced this week that they will not “alter the shape, size, or proportion of the model’s face, [including] remov[ing] lines, or enhanc[ing] it in any way” in their beauty images. They are piggybacking on American Eagle’s Aerie brand, and its success from not altering lingerie models in advertising images.
2. The Queen of England has fired her lingerie designer, Rigby & Peller, this week. Julie Kenton (who is 82 by the way) owns the lingerie company, and she also recently published her memoirs in which she revealed details from the royal bra fittings of not only the queen but also Princess Diana. And, those stories got her (and her company) the royal boot.
3. Candice Swanepoel was named the most influential lingerie model on Instagram. She apparently has 11.8 million followers and makes quite a bit of money for each image she posts.