Introducing NEW SVC Men: First Plus-Size Male Model Zach Miko


That’s right: from now on (as a result of many requests over the years), Skinny VS Curvy will feature, besides women and their wide range of body shapes and body image issues, MEN!

And here we are, launching our new category with the first plus-size male model – Zach Miko, who was signed a few months back with ING Models, modeled for Target and became the image of a ‘brawn’ model or the equivalent of ‘curve’ for women. Zach’s stats:

Age: 26

Height: 6ft 6in / 198cm

Waist: 40in / 102cm

On how society views men who have body image issues as un-masculine:

I always had my own body-image struggle. With men, there is still a lot of bravado and false masculinity to get through. You’re not supposed to care about how you look. If you have issues, you aren’t supposed to talk about it. It’s considered weak or un-masculine. Which is stupid. It’s about having feelings that make you human. I think, even now with the progression, you still have that 1950s male mentality of men being strong and emotionless. If it makes men realise that it’s OK to care about how you look, or even feel bad about it and want to change … I have had [body] issues all my life and that can make you insecure. You project those feelings on to others and that can damage relationships. It creates this vicious cycle. It could all be avoided if you opened up and said I do or don’t feel good about myself.

On the cause of his insecurities and trying to make people feel good about themselves:

I was between diets and trying to change the way I look for so long. As an actor, I was told by every casting director that I was too big. But I think I was trying to make other people more comfortable. I have always been a big guy, I was picked on as a kid, and that’s where it came from. We live in a society where “big” and “fat” have become insults, and “skinny”, “little” and “petite” have become compliments. We have come to correlate a negative meaning with “big” and “fat”.

On the fact that plus0sized people can be healthy:

I am a big advocate of health. I just don’t think you have to be a twig to [be healthy]. Other people don’t have a right to project an idea of unhealthy on to you if you have this extra weight. I think labeling people as unhealthy is unfair. You don’t know what their health is. People think I’m a slob and that I don’t take care of myself. But I do. For starters, I cycle every day. But you do start to internalize that [feeling].

… says Zach.


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Izabel Goulart’s Model Workout Routine


31 year-old Victoria’s Secret beauty Izabel Goulart is known for her ultra toned physique and low body fat percentage that she flaunts on the catwalks while wearing nothing but sexy lingerie – and recently, the gorgeous Alessandra Ambrosio-lookalike beauty detailed her model workout routine:

On her favorite types of exercises:

Often, I’ll do a quick workout in my hotel room consisting of exercises for the legs, glutes, abs, and arms with my own body weight.

On her model workout routine while traveling:

I always have a jump rope, a medicine ball I can inflate, and a band in my suitcase. It’s a great kit to have for travel.

On the craziest place where she’s ever workout out:

I was flying with my brother and he challenged me to work out on the airplane. He thought it was funny—and I did it!

… says Izabel.

Check out one of our most commented posts ever featuring this stunner!


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Khloe Kardashian’s New Jeans Collection for Sizes 0-24


Khloe Kardashian recently launched her new jeans collection for Nordstrom called Good American – and her denim line includes a wide range of sizes: from 0 to 24.

On the many sizes she caters to in her jeans collection:

I’ve always thought there’s been something missing from the denim industry. Whenever I buy new jeans it’s hard for me to find a pair that fits my body type, and even when I do, I always need alterations. I knew if I’ve had this problem, there must be tons of other girls who do too. I believe that every woman should feel confident and good about themselves, regardless of what size they are. Being involved in a project like this allows me to spread that confidence and empower others to be the beautiful, strong women they are.

On her choice of models – from skinny to athletic and plus-size:

I wanted to find real girls to join us in this movement. This isn’t just about finding the perfect pair of jeans, but about embracing your body and being proud of all that you are. We should celebrate one another. Uplift rather than tear down. So many times young women are lured into what their group of friends is saying or doing, even when they know it’s not right. We believe that doing good and promoting one’s best self is sexier than doing evil in this world. March to the beat of your own drum.

Some of the plus-size models that model Khloe’s jeans collection – size 14 US Nadia Aboulhosn and size 18 Gabi Gregg:


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Hailey Baldwin Defends Herself and the Rest of Instagram Models


Instagram models are a new league these days – 19 year-old Hailey Baldwin is part of the Kendall-Gigi-rest-of-the-models-with famous-parents squad and she is definitely on a mission of defending her career and accomplishments. Here she is in Harper’s Bazaar this month, posing while wearing demure ensembles.

On the fact that the Instagram models are criticized for not being real supermodels:

The older supermodels sometimes don’t agree with the fact there is a new generation of models. We’re not saying we’re supermodels. I’d rather people look at us as businesspeople, and, yes, modeling is our business right now, but we’re not trying to take anybody’s spot and we’re not trying to discredit the past.

… says Hailey in the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.


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