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Robyn Lawley: “I don’t think anyone should be called plus-size, it’s derogatory”

January 28, 2014 in Robyn Lawley by Versus

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On stereotypes:

“People think plus-size models don’t exercise – we do! But it’s about health, not forcing my body to be something it’s not meant to be.”

On spending years trying to be a size 0:

“Even at my lightest, I just couldn’t get there. I genuinely really tried. I was counting calories, I was taking diet pills, I was dabbling in starvation. I thought you had to be skinny to be beautiful. And I thought I would never be beautiful at this size.”

On being considered plus-sized:

“People say, “How is she a plus-size model?” and I’m like, “Exactly, this is the point, how am I a plus-size model?” I don’t think anyone should be called plus-size. I think it’s derogatory to anyone – it’s a label. I’m a model; I don’t think I need ‘plus-size’ in front of it.”

… says Robyn.

 

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Robyn Lawley Brings Today’s Quote

December 9, 2013 in Robyn Lawley by Versus

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On being a plus-size model:

‘I am the perfect shape for plus-size modelling. I don’t feel any pressure to lose weight as I’ve been this size for years now and I don’t want to change or diet. I enjoy exercising and being able to eat foods I like.”It must annoy some of the other models when they see the plus-size models eating after they have starved themselves all night.’

… says Robyn, here pictured in lingerie polaroids she posted on Facebook.

 

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Robin Lawley: “Women have enough pressure as it is without the added burden of achieving a “thigh gap”"

November 1, 2013 in Beauty & Body Image, Robyn Lawley by Versus

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The details from Daily Mail:

Plus-size model Robyn Lawley has addressed the ‘thigh gap’ trend, which demands legs so thin that they do not touch above the knees. The 24-year-old, who has modeled for Ralph Lauren and Vogue, says she is disturbed by how online, users are posting pictures of thigh gaps to be used as inspiration for weight loss and dieting.

The last thing I would want for my future daughter would be to starve herself because she thought a “thigh gap” was necessary to be deemed attractive,’ she wrote in an essay for The Daily Beast.

After an image of Miss Lawley appeared on a pro ‘thigh gap’ Facebook page, where she is bending forward, a gap seen between her thigh, the model said she was saddened not only by the page itself, but by the response of users.

‘Degrading and humiliating comments followed. I was called too “hefty” to be featured. The word “PIG” was often used to describe my appearance and my thigh gap was said to be not big enough.’

The model decided to weigh in on the topic herself, after 900 comments that picked apart her size 12 body. She wrote on the Facebook post: ‘You sit behind a computer screen objectifying my body, judging it and insulting it, without even knowing it.’

Miss Lawley expressed her dismay at the thought of having to change her entire frame ‘just to achieve something that seems so trivial.’ ‘I’ve been trying to do just the opposite,’ she explained. ‘I want my thighs to be bigger and stronger. I want to run faster and swim longer. I suppose we all just want different things, but women have enough pressure as it is without the added burden of achieving a “thigh gap.”‘

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Robyn Lawley: “Curves don’t epitomise a woman”

September 16, 2013 in Beauty & Body Image, Celebrity Quotes, Robyn Lawley by Versus

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6’2”, size 12 model Robyn Lawley recently opened to the media about how she disagrees with the ‘real women have curves’ brigade, about how plus-size models are not relatable for the bigger sizes and on how she became a ‘plus-size’ model – the full story from The Guardian:

On her weight: “I tried to be a straight model for a while. But I’d arrive at castings, aged 19, and it would be immediately obvious that I was much bigger than the other girls and wasn’t going to get the job.” Like many aspiring models, she managed to battle her way down to a size 6-8 (a dubious goal for someone who is 6ft 2in), but found maintaining this weight a miserable and ultimately futile endeavour. One day, an art director recommended an agency specialising in larger models (anything over a size 10), and “they believed in me straight away.”

On how plus-size models aren’t rrelatable for the size the 20+ sizes: “I feel terrible for the size 22s, 24s, who never see a woman in the public eye who represents their size, or modelling the clothes they’re being asked to buy. I hate it, but I have to remind myself that this is a start. I’m helping in a small way to move things on.”

On how the fashion industry doesn’t know what to do with plus-size models: In June 2011, Lawley, Tara Lynn and Candice Huffine became the first plus-sized models to appear on the cover of [Italian] Vogue. They wore designer lingerie and $30,000 Gucci and Dior dresses that “had to be cut up on the day because none of them fitted us. No one there had ever worked with anyone even close to our size before. No one knew what to do with us.”

On the ‘real women have curves’ brigade and why she disagrees: Lawley finds the “real women have curves” brigade patronising and unhelpful. “People use me as a figurehead, and to me that misses the point and is blatantly offensive to thin women — my sister, for one. Curves don’t epitomise a woman. Saying, ‘Skinny is ugly’ should be no more acceptable than saying fat is. I find all this stuff a very controlling and effective way of making women obsess over their weight, instead of exploiting their more important attributes, such as intellect, strength and power. We could be getting angry about unequal pay and unequal opportunities, but we’re too busy being told we’re not thin enough or curvy enough. We’re holding ourselves back.”

On the need for variety: “Look at fashion shows. We need a range of ages and ethnicities. There are just very thin, white, 16-year-old girls on the catwalk and that has to change.” In a very literal demonstration of the higher value society puts on slim women, Lawley has often discovered that she is earning much less than the “straight-sized” girl on the same job. “There’s a sense of, ‘Oh, she won’t expect as much money.’ I am not accepting that.”

On body image for young girls: “I’ve seen the magazines, the TV shows, the celebrity articles, the same as everyone else. I’m not immune just because I’m a model. And I know they have a devastating effect on young girls. Don’t use the words fat, skinny or diet. Tell your daughter constantly that you love her body the way it is.”

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Robyn Lawley’s Plus Size Swimwear Line (Video)

May 30, 2013 in Celebrity Quotes, Hot Models, Robyn Lawley by Versus

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On the constant pursuit of thinness:

That guilt has got to go.. it’s a way of control against women_ and it’s created by women as well. A lot of men don’t actually care that much if you’re a size 14.

… says size 12 US Robyn, modelling here her own line of swimsuits.

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