A few weeks ago, a reader named Gary sent me this email:
may i mail you a painting? i work with people with developmental disabilities and one of them painted one of your all time antm faves...
let me know!
And I was like, "May you!" And so he did. And it arrived.
It's our old friend Jaslene, as pictured on the cover of Latina:
I'll let Gary's accompanying note explain the unconscious awesomeness of this rendering:
Here's the painting of JASLENE by Thomas Pringle.
When he showed it to me, he said, "Notice anything funny about her?" and before I could comment on what looked like a huge boner, he said, "She's got buck teeth right?!"
My favorite thing about this (besides the fact that it exists!) is that even when she takes a cartoonish form who's just innocently crossing her legs, Hasween still has ween.
You can see more of Thomas' art here. That page explains that he draws inspiration from "beautiful women and celebrities." My kinda guy, for real.
(His Wonder Woman is particularly great.)