There’s no career that’s easy to obtain these days, even the select title of “trophy wife.” Former Playboy centerfold and self-designated trophy wife, Stephanie Adams explains the complexity of the term in an interview with the New York Post. Adams, who married her Manhattan-based chiropractor husband has two business degrees and a seven-figure investment portfolio of her own.
“Anyone who thinks I’m just a good piece of arm candy doesn’t know the whole picture,” she said. “The stereotypes are sexist and unfair. Just because I look a certain way and have expensive tastes, it doesn’t mean I’m shallow. Style and looks don’t mean lack of brains, sweetheart!”
The article written by Jane Ridley goes on to mention Georgina Chapman (above), the 37-year-old co-founder of Marchesa who married film producer, Harvey Weinstein in 2007. While Weinstein is worth several million dollars and has curated a successful career in the film business, Chapman was a costume designer, model and luxury clothing designer before even dating him. Despite progression she’s often still called a trophy wife.
“These women are the full package,” elite Manhattan matchmaker Richard Easton told the publication. “Men are visual, so the women are always beautiful, but it’s beauty inside and out — they need brains, a good education and a career.”
While the title is skewed and limiting, there is something to be said for women who have it all– even enough to be called a trophy wife.