What a pity, therefore, that the award organisers chose to perpetuate the 'woman as window dressing' stereotype by having a model mutely hand over awards to the host Paul Holmes. Her role was not acknowledged (unlike that of the on-stage rock guitarist), nor was she thanked at the end. The only reference to her I heard was Holmes quipping about everyone wanting to kiss the trophy model.
Benjamin Ward, head of press and media relations, WWF-UK
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