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    Default vedette = showgirl?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm translating a project for a reality show that will develop what here in Argentina is known as a "vedette", its title being "Academia de Vedettes". The term is used several times while describing the project.
    I know that it could be translated as "showgirl" or "diva". But since it is an Academy that intends to train and teach, I think that either showgirl or diva would sound disdainful. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

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    don't you think "vedette" is the "star"
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    "star academy" sounds good to me !
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    Maybe starlet?

    What does the academy teach exactly? if it's just a talent competition (singing, acting etc) then star would cover everything without being too specific, but vedettes dance scantily clothed, don't they? then, showgirl might be the right word, or do you think the connotations are too negative?

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    In the academy the girls have dancing, acting and singing lessons. The creator of the show is trying to get rid of the negative connotation that the media has given to the word "vedette". Yet its content will be erotic at times, it won't be all "academic". That's what's troubling me!

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    If you want to keep it academic:

    Academy of Artists
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


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    We had a reality show in the BBC training singers called "Fame Academy"

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    Popette, goo d idea.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Thanks a lot to everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popette
    We had a reality show in the BBC training singers called "Fame Academy"
    I also agree with your version, Popette!

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