Well, I’m a bit better now, but I was pretty self-conscious about it a few months ago because everybody kept going on like, “Oh, she’s so curvy!” and “She’s a plus-size model!” and this and that. It’s all people would talk about-how I’m not very skinny. For a while, it made me pretty upset and I got a bit obsessive about it. I did a bunch of dieting and exercising and everything. I was losing weight, but I was still much bigger than everybody else. I didn’t really see the point of making myself crazy anymore, so I kind of toned it down a little bit.
After V Magazine’s Size Issue, here comes another “pro diversity” message (or so they say): Love Magazine put 8 naked supermodels on their covers and posted their measurements with the purpose of showing how different these “ideal bodies” really are.
“For this issue of LOVE, we took eight women who are generally acknowledged as the most beautiful in the world, got them to show off their bodies – widely regarded as the most perfect in the world – and photographed them all in exactly the same position for the cover,” LOVE’s editor-in-chief Katie Grand told VOGUE.COM. “We did this to show how much they differed physically from one another, which is why we also printed their measurements.”
“The point is that ‘perfection’ is not fixed, timeless or transcendent,” Grand – who put Beth Ditto on the cover of the first ever issue of LOVE – explained. “It varies, as the measurements of our cover girls show.”
Are you getting the “perfection isn’t fixed” concept of this shoot? I mean, they all look super good, but they’re basically all tall, thin, supermodels… and even though the magazine tries to convince us “how much they differ physically from one another” , these girls are still all part of 1 tiny group: the tall, thin, almost-identical-measurements supermodel group.
Well, nothing screams “Different!” more than a group of 8 models, 5 with 34” hips and 3 with 35” hips’.
Check the individual pictures after the jump, plus their names, age, origin, height and measurements!
Doutzen Kroes and Heidi Klum are not the only perfectly proportioned models that have been called “fat” by the fashion industry. Dutch model Lara Stone joins this group. She’s 26 years old, 5’10”, a US size 4 and she’s heard the “fat comments” one too many times.
“People still tell me I’m fat, but when I look in the mirror, that’s not what I see. It’s depressing when the clothes don’t fit and you are always the odd one outâ€¦I was on a shoot last week and the stylist took out this tight corset dress and said, â€˜Here, put it on,’ and I was like, â€˜Who are you kidding?’ There was no way, so that was very rude of her.Â It’s like, come on, she’s a woman; whether you’re buying jeans at the mall, or wearing couture, you know what it’s like for clothes not to fit.Â It’s not an easy kind of rejection, because it’s very personal.Â It’s you, you’re body.Â You take it to heart.â€
‘What they say is ‘curvy,’ but you know they mean fat.”
â€œI don’t want to be the fat one anymore,â€ she told Elle UK. â€œI have just started doing Pilates every morning, then going to the gym, running, and swimming. I make sure to relax in the sauna after exercising.â€