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Bra Fittings on National TV

    Yep.  Saw it this morning on The Today Show. Ordinary ladies parading around in their underwear while two experts evaluated the fit of their new bras. No one looked embarrassed. Can you imagine these gals emailing their friends and family? “Don’t forget to watch the Today Show on Wednesday!” GAWD.

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