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Meet Model Lizzi Miller: Size 12, 180 Pounds

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Meet Lizzi Miller, a 20 year old model who posed for Glamour Magazine – but wait, Lizzie isn’t your typical 5’10”, 115 lbs. model. In fact, she’s 5’11”, 180 pounds and a US size 12 / 14, her tummy isn’t perfectly flat and she looks… normal. Even more, Lizzie posed for the magazine in her underwear and her picture was part of an article about boosting your body confidence. The result? Lizzie got an overwhelming support from readers, who loved the picture of a happy, smiling, beautiful woman who didn’t suck in her tummy, didn’t get digital liposuctions in Photoshop, who had realistic curves, a bit of tummy and, above all, who seemed comfortable in her own skin.

Lizzie and Glamour’s editor are all over the news now – make sure you check the video from the Today Show below! And here’s what Huffington Post says:

A single photo used for an article on self confidence in September’s issue of Glamour magazine has caused a buzz in the modeling world.

After she was captured smiling and showing a bit of a tummy, the Glamour website was immediately overrun with positive comments, inspiring editor-in-chief Cindi Leive to reconsider the models shown in the magazine’s pages.

Here’s what Lizzie says about her figure:

“When I was young I really struggled with my body and how it looked because I didn’t understand why my friends were so effortlessly skinny,” Lizzi told me. “As I got older I realized that everyone’s body is different and not everyone is skinny naturally–me included! I learned to love my body for how it is, every curve of it. I used to be so self-conscious in a bikini because my stomach wasn’t perfectly defined. But everyone has different body shapes!

You might want to check out this Glamour article and the hundreds of comments under it – click here!

Now let’s talk!

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Marie15
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Marie15

This is amazing. Lizzi is absolutely beautiful!, i am soo sick of the fashion industry only being size 0-2. This hopefully will change things. Imagine vogue with a size 10/12 woman on the cover. Times are changing ladies and gentlemen!!!!! Finally!

Alyssa
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Alyssa

People are dying… america is now in the top 10 list of fattest countries in the world… the other 9 being anomalies in teh south pacific and polynesian countries that are genetically predisposed to carry a different body composition..

I fear that we're all in for a dark, unhealthy future and the med corporations are licking their chops waiting for us to drop from heart attacks and diabetes.., 🙁

suzushii
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suzushii
I don't see what the hype is all about. Yes she's happy. But will she be happy in 15-20 years when she gets metabolic syndrome due to too much visceral fat in her midsection? Why are women suppose to feel better if they see this body? It's just another body that 99% of the women don't have. It's just another standard! How many people can carry that much weight so well, and be so tall? Not that many. Look at her, the fat is distributed all over. In my experience most people gain in one specific place, getting weird bulges… Read more »
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skirmute

Agreed. Although I have to admit that she really looks great. Has something special about her.

But it's so unfair to claim that real women should look like her. Women come in different shapes and sizes, that should be taken into account. Both slim, curvy and slightly overweight women might look really good.

Hayley
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Hayley

i think the whole point of it is for women to be comfortable in there OWN body, its not saying everyone be 180lbs youll look great neither is it saying be a size zero. The message is to be yourself and be confident however you look.

magazines should have women of all different sizes and shapes ect not just the usual.

Instant
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Instant

Yea, I think the point of the picture was "You don't have to be "perfect" to love yourself", not "This is how you should look to love yourself".

suzushii
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suzushii
I agree with this, and I believe it myself. And if I could take my own advice, I'd be a lot happier. But people in general don't work like that. Nobody wants to be happy with what they have. Everyone wants to be better, prettier, more close to perfect. Heck, even near-perfect looking women have s—ty self esteems. There's no relationship between how you look and how accepting you are of yourself. So yeah, in my mind, the magazine didn't publish a pic like this because they're following some ideal. They knew it would generate controversy, and controversy means $$$.… Read more »
Instant
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Instant
I can see where you're coming from, because they did only show one person/one body type. I can't quite get how people can feel like they are still being shown an unobtainable body type and feel they are being told they need to have that one to be acceptable because my natural and healthy body type is very close to hers, but I think that if they showed a different one I would get how you feel 100% :)(if that makes sense?) But I don't see how they did this to generate controversy? Do you think that because they did… Read more »
suzushii
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suzushii

The article linked claimed that the magazine stirred controversy :P.

I've no idea why :P.

suzushii
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suzushii

Wait, I read that again, and you asked why they did it.

Well, because they're trying to appeal to the "down with the twigs, a borderline overweight woman is a REAL woman" crowd which seems to be growing. It's still a minority, and it's still controversial to say a woman can be beautiful even when she is not skinny. But it's ultra PC to do so.

It's a feel-good article that's ultimately meaningless. Like one of the people commenting on the link said – what's the point of using this picture in between articles on diet advice.

Instant
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Instant

LOL, well, guess that's what I get for not reading the links 😛

steph
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steph
She's hardly obese. She is the picture of beauty. And she isn't unattainable. It's her body type. She is pear shaped, her weight is on her thighs. The most common type of body in Britian, where I come from. She is also two-three sizes below the national average. And I think the criticism is bitter. The little jab at how her "weight" will affect her in a decade or so? Then the switch to how despite her fat her body is a body you can't achieve. It's AMAZING because she has some podge, and a bit of a gut yet… Read more »
amazon
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amazon

will the skinny models be happy when they haven’t had a satisfying meal in 15 years? stop being so pious. its not murder, or paedophilia, of all the horrible things in this world, the last thing i plan on judging anyone on is how much they eat. i love the human body in all the forms it comes, and get bored of seeing the same stick thin examples day in day out. it is boring. it doesn’t reflect how interesting and varied people are.

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efontenot
your body type is one of five general types, so yes about 20% of women proably have simular issues as yourself but to say the average woman doesn’t look like that must mean you don’t pay much attension. I am 5′ 9″ and weight 160-165. I eat well and exercise on a regular basis but not religously. Although I do try to eat healthy I do alow myself a treat every once in a while (veggie pizza, steak, and chips) but very rarley and when I do I try to step up my exercise. My body is very simular to… Read more »
Instant
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Instant
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw her in Glamour mag(especially after seeing J. Simpson on the cover looking suspiciously slimmer, and Keira K's Chanel ad). I think this woman is absolutely stunning, beautiful, and (from a female's perspective) sexy. Yea, she has a bit of a tummy there, but it doesn't detract from her beauty, IMO it ads to it because she looks, dare I say it, fertile(I know that's not going to go over too well, but that is what came to mind when I saw her, and I know we women are more than just our ability… Read more »
Instant
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Instant
Looking at her again, I'm wondering if she had a baby? My belly looked like that after my first child, I wasn't exactly fat in that area, but I didn't have a flat, toned, tight belly anymore either because of how big my belly got while I was pregnant and the loose skin that came after because of it. When I sat like that, that's how it looked. I don't see stretch marks, but that doesn't really mean anything(that could be one of the things they did retouch for the photo, I don't think any photo ever goes completely without… Read more »
Jasmina
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Jasmina

That is positively NAUSEATING…put some clothes on, eat much less and get to the gym girl!

Marie15
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Marie15

ahahahahahah Your a really special person you know that? Either your an anorexic woman who should seek help if so. Or your overweight, and you have such a low self esteem, you take it out on whoever makes you insecure. ~ You are the type that helps teenage girls feel worthless~

amazon
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amazon

i look like this, and my BMI is around 19. i still have a tmmy, especially when i sit like that. she honestly doesn’t look heavy at all to me. not a size 12/14 us as that is 16/18 british. i would have said more 12/14 british.

Valentina
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Valentina

It is truly a sad day when Glamour Magazine decides to glorify an obese woman who clearly has absolutely NO self control or discipline over what she puts in her mouth and also has apparently NEVER seen the inside of a gym. Disgusting. Shame on you Glamour and cancel my subscription.

suzushii
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suzushii

Troll in DA HOUSE!

Uma
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She is not obese. I will not defend her body as i don't like it just a bit, but she is far from obese. Overweight? Maybe – i will not calculate her bmi. But obese no way… It's sad that at 140 lbs you think you can judge everyone like that. Sure, you're all muscle, great for you, but not everyone wants to achieve that, not everyone likes that. If this girl is happy with herself – she is 20 therefore she is a girl – GOOD for her. I wish i could be that confident with myself, even though… Read more »
Elena
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Elena

I'm sorry, do you stalk her everyday to know her daily habbits?

Elena
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Elena

She's a very beautiful girl and good for her she's confident with herself and her own body. I wish I could be like that. Maybe this body is not perfect for me, but it's perfect for her. And I love the photoshoot, just brings me a big smile 🙂

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feed_yesterday

LOL at the posters calling her obese and criticizing her.

I myself have suffered from an eating disorder for the past 10 years and I prefer very skinny models and what not, but even I can appreciate this woman's confidence and ability to be comfortable within herself, GOOD FOR HER!!

She certainly holds her weight well in my opinion.

Alyssa
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Alyssa
SHE REPRESENTS THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WOMAN!!??? I'm sorry the average american woman is NOT 5'10".. she's 5'3". And if you're 5'10 and a size 12, that's fine, but it's not okay for someone who is 5'3" to be that big. A waist size over 30" puts you at risk for a heart attack, which is a horrible, painful, debilitating illness that happened to my dad who was in peak shape. This is the media trying to soften up on the people who have stopped caring about their health, corporations who benefit from making s—ty food, lifestyles that have declined in… Read more »
amazon
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amazon
they are not saying a 5’3 woman should be the same weight. thats the whole point of BMI it takes proportion, frame, muscle ect into consideration. i don’t get this judgemental attitude. why do we all have to be slim or all have to be fat? we have the right ot be whatever we want to be and still be loved and respected. within that we will have our preferences. i don’t like brussel sprouts, but i don’t expect everyone to stop growing them, stop selling them in the supermarkets stop eating them. yes this is a comment site, but… Read more »
Lani
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Lani

Wow…Glamour mag has sunk to promoting potential type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and all the other health risks that come with being obese? Aren't you Americans sick and tired of being the global punchline of all fat jokes?

Uma
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Valentina, lani, sabrina and so on, stop this. You will be kicked off this site, i can feel it. We get it you're perfect, now go get your head checked.

Alyssa
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Alyssa
Well, she has a point. No one should be 5'11" and 100 lbs, but I'm sure there are healthy girls who are the exception… But can you really deny that being overweight (let's not even talk about obese) can lead to serious health problems? And i know the answer is always "so can being underweight" , but there are innumerably more healths problems to be had being overweight than underweight… including fertility (thought I'd throw that out there since someone mentioned it earlier) In fact, reducing your caloric intake can prolong your life… there a huge hubbub about it in… Read more »
Uma
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Wtf are you talking about? Is the girl in the picture morbidly obese? NO. That's a FACT not an opinion. Besides, read what i was actually critisizing, it is ONE PERSON WITH FOUR OR FIVE USERNAMES. Is that ok? Geeze, i wish people would fing read what i say before getting down my throat. Oh yeah, i'm eastern european and underweight. I could care less about your pityful obese society and how you must face it bla bla bla. I was simply saying that this chick is normal and happy. And if you think she risks dying and should be… Read more »
Uma
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one more thing: please point out where the heck i was saying the contrary of what you say. You make absolutely no sense attacking me. You needed to pick on someone, and i was there, right? Yeah, i'm not letting one people have 7 opinions. Check other posts, check what Versus said before attacking me for no god damn reason

Alyssa
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Alyssa
Uma, you're crazy, and your IP says you're also in the USA… This 'chick' (and she's actually a woman) isn't normal. If you could read a post, maybe you'd clue in, but since you're probably too high on your horse, you probably can't read it from there anyways =) You should also learn the difference b/n insult and comment – if you can't take the comments. maybe you shouldn't be visiting this site, which basically is for commenting. Also, learn the difference b/n overweight and obese. you're super smart, and im sure you know how to use google. If she… Read more »
Instant
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Instant

🙂

Yes, being overweight does carry the chance for health problems, but Lizzie Miller is NOT in the danger zone for that, and so Lani/Valentina/Jasmina does NOT have a point in this particular regard. Lizzi Miller is barely overweight(2lbs. according to BMI), how is that a problem?

And BTW, the person you are conceding the point to IS talking about obesity and calling Lizzie obese, how's that having a point in regards to the health debate concerning weight?

Sorry for the b—iness, but I couldn't really think of a nicer way to put it.

🙂

Instant
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Instant

"but there are innumerably more healths problems to be had being overweight than underweight… including fertility (thought I’d throw that out there since someone mentioned it earlier)"

Oh, and BTW, being underweight affects fertility a lot more than being overweight does, especially in the category of "overweight" that Lizzie Miller is in.

amazon
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amazon

she is NOT OBESE! calulcalate her BMI, it is healthy. 25.1 to be precise. i don’t think that point one is going to be troublesome, especially as most of us can fluctuate up and down by a few pounds.

honestly if you are going to attack someone, at least do it with the facts.

Mizzy
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Mizzy

her BMI calculated using the stats giver (5'11 180 pounds) is 25.1. She is just ever so slightly in the "overweight" category…also it should be noted that the BMI cutoffs are somewhat arbitrary and many obesity experts question them.

that said, she has a gorgeous face!! I can't remember the last time I saw a model in Glamour with such a naturally beautiful face.

Alyssa
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Alyssa

She also looks like she is a heavier build so that might even be a higher number since most BMI don't even account for build like bigger bones vs smaller bones.

She's probably fairly healthy and so long as she leads a good lifestyle, she'll be fine.

molly
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molly

well, even though I don't envy her body at all, I have to give her credit for being so immensely brave. And I know that’s not going to go over too well, but being photographed as a plus-size model in a mag which usually features stick-thin models is an act of courage IMO. however, I'd prefer magazines to promote a healthy body type that is somewhere in between anorexic and overweight. And, oh yes, her face is incredibly beautiful indeed!

Nikki
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Nikki
I have been bulimic for five years and me being happy with myself in the future is highly unlikely. (I am currently attempting to overcome my illness) I too, like mentioned above, prefer to see the thin models. Let's face it clothing looks better on the models with zero fat. It is their job to be a walking, posing clothes hanger. They are literally being paid to not eat or they will lose their jobs. Girls who are naturally size 00 are beautiful and so are girls who are a size 12/14. Some people are just built tiny and others… Read more »
Jules
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Jules

She's beautiful.

Mrs. L
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Mrs. L
I stopped commenting for awhile on this site…because certain people just could not understand medical research nor that everyone is entitled to there own opinions…and some people just couldn't grasp how to debate in a mature way; But, I have to post on this one, If you don't want to read a bit then stop now. I think it is pretty insane for any person to find this woman obese, if anything she is a pound or two overweight (which in women, weight fluctuates, often during that time of the month, often more than a pound or two). I have… Read more »
Alyssa
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Alyssa
See, and I think people who are of that build would find it very insulting that their body type is considered masculine (see Ciara post) People are quick to defend the chubby and overweight people saying their shape is natural, and then turn around and slam some perfectly fine girls for being slimmer, which they are naturally. They can get implants and then they're called fake. Look at the poor south African sprinter who is forced to go sex testing because she isn't a pear and has smaller breasts. But the fact is that this woman is overweight, if only… Read more »
Michelle DD
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Michelle DD

annoying. the only reason why she made that cover is because shes fat, not because shes beautiful and a great model (i think shes chubby & beautiful btw).

when magazines stop to select a "fat" girl once every 5 year for their cover, maybe ill celebrate.

the only thing they do right now is showing off a fat girl because… shes fat !

im sure they made a lot of Photoshop btw. no stretch marks. weird 🙂

Instant
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Instant

She wasn't on the cover, Jessica Simpson was. She was the model selected for a story on body confidence. And I don't think she's fat, not completely, just a bit "pudgy" in the belly area, not really enough to call her fat.

🙂

Milla_german
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Milla_german
I'm shocked! Not the fact, that a normal sized woman, normal in a health way(and I'm nurse!!!!!!!), is making pictures like that, is showing us a mirror, shocks me! NO, the fact that pictures like that starts discussions like that! It's so sad! There is NO discussion if this is normal, fat or what is skinny! People are blinded and can't see, what really matters! To live healthy and comftable in their bodies! The size doesn't matter! I'm glad that someone gots a– and show us, how it is! Not because of the size, NO, because when you look at… Read more »
Alyssa
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Alyssa

You shouldn't call this person anorexic – its not an insult or should be used as an insult, and don't call them fat as an insult either. She's here to express an opinion, and this IS a commenting site, though people seem to forget that sometimes..

the name of the website is.. skinny vs curvy….:P

hrmmm
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hrmmm

just curious.. do i know you? do you live in boulder?

Kristy
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Kristy

This actually only serves to make me feel bad about myself. I look at the skinny AnnaLynnes and Jessica Lowndes of the world and wish I looked like that. Then I look at this gorgeous girl and feel as bad about myself because she is happy at 180lbs and I hate myself at 120. SAD TIMES.

Milla_german
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Milla_german

how tall are you?

Kristy
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Kristy

5'6?

Hikari
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Hikari

I totally understand what you're talking about.

Alyssa
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Alyssa

She's also 20…. a bit young too.

Find an older lady at 30 who looks like that at 180lbs…

let's get real – this magazine wants to sell copies and they'll target the demographic that they and make them feel good, namely the 20-35 woman who is overweight, high school or 2 year diploma, and 30K yr job or housewife..

they want your money guys, from health bills, fast food and magazines…

bigvinamac
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i agree. people always make stupid comments about a woman's body but unfortunately that's how it is. not every skinny woman starves herself and not every curvy chick eats everything. i've decided to love myself and not let people bash me because i don't have that body. lizzi miller is a beautiful model and woman but she doesn't represent every chick in america and don't look like that. i feel that we as a society find something or someone to hold as a beauty standard, not knowing what it does to young women. i'm pretty sure if the media puts… Read more »
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth
This is EXACTLY what I thought. Don't get me wrong, Lizzi is beautiful and seems happy, etc. But the whole controversy surrounding her is based on how the magazine is portraying 'the average woman'.. & it is basically sending the message that it's totally healthy to be a size 14 and weight 180lbs. This is total BS and, IN MY OPINION, encouraging obesity/unhealthy habits. Yes, all women should accept their own unique bodies at their NATURAL, HEALTHY shape, aka when they EAT RIGHT and EXERCISE. Nobody should force their body down to a size 0-2 if it's not meant to… Read more »
Ariel
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Ariel

I agree with you both COMPLETELY!

bigvinamac
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what you said is something i don't agree with because as i said earlier not every chick is going to look like her. i wouldn't want my sister to look like kate moss but i also don't want her looking like an obese person either and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. women can't help how they're shaped so we bashed them for it? i agree with the girl above me, people will defend the chubby and overweight person but slam the chick that's slender and call her every name in the book. i feel that hollywood is so… Read more »
Alyssa
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Alyssa

Yup. Agree with bigvinamac…

Women are their own worst enemy ;P

Milly.
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Milly.

i think she looks happy which is the main thing. all you need is a beautiful smile whatever your body shape.

candyshop
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candyshop

best comment i ever read on this site 🙂

and she's deffinately not obese. i'm a lot slimmer than her and my boyfriend still looked at these pics, shrugged and went "so what, she looks normal to me"

her face is beauuuuuuuuuutiful!

Karina
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omg. SHE IS NOT OBESE! She's just a few – A FEW – pounds overweight. If she loses like 5 pounds, she'll be a healthy bmi. No one is promoting obesity or being overweight here. It's just about looking in the mirror and accepting yourself on the INSIDE. And even if this girl was completely overweight or obese, who are the hell are outsiders to judge her or be mean to her. Yes, being overweight is unhealthy and can be the cause of many medical issues. But that doesn't mean this girl can't love herself, enjoy herself, smile, have someone… Read more »
hrmmm
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hrmmm

so you're 2 feet tall and 60 pounds? ;P

Suzy
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Suzy
Whatt..she doesn't look fat at all.. she only has a little tummy and slightly chunky legs. But she has defined collarbones and a thin face. I don't see how she could be 180 pounds, even if she's 5'11. I'd say 160 the most. Maybe they lied about her weight just for publicity. And to the person who said she will have health problems down the road due to her "excess" weight, I totally disagree with you… I doubt her weight will have an effect on her long-term health. She looks fine and healthy…she's just built that way…some people can't be… Read more »
Leigh
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Leigh
I think she has a really pretty face, and nice skin too (provided it's not airbrushed, which coming to think about it, it probably is) but I think she should lose weight for her own health. Even if it's just enough to take her into the healthy BMI range. Yes, she looks great, and it's fantastic that she's happy with herself. But doesn't she worry about her health? Or what sort of a message she is sending to these 'real women' that she represents (or not)?. Even if unintentional, it's irresponsible to imply that an unhealthy weight is okay. There… Read more »
Instant
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Instant
How is this woman on an unhealthy path? From what she's said, she plays softball and belly dances, those aren't things an unfit person can perform on a regular basis and stay unfit. And as for BMI, she is 2 lbs. shy of the BMI healthy range, women gain/lose that much, if not a few pounds more, in the regular course of their cycle, so how do we really know that she is or isn't already in the "healthy range" for BMI? I don't see how she is telling girls they should stay on the same path as they are… Read more »
Dr. Truth
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Dr. Truth

Is THIS really what "normal"is these days? Look, I'm not going to call her fat, per say, but I wouldn't want to look that this. I work damn hard to stay an average size 6 at the age of 33. I prefer hard bodies to soft ones and honestly believe that exercise is and should be a regular part of life.

If I had her stomach, I would be very unhappy and certainly wouldn't put it out there for the world to see. Good for her for feeling comfortable enough to do so. It's just NOT for me.

ohdearrr
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ohdearrr
I agree for the most part, but whether it is for better or for worse, the average body shape is changing. Obesity is on the rise and people (in my opinion) are desperately trying to normalize it. Models like this are beautiful in their own right and I think this photograph is important as a message, but not a standard. Loving your body is fine, being comfortable with the way you are whether too thin or too fat. That is fine and I agree with that and think it is lovely when people reach that kind of acceptance and confidence!… Read more »
Instant
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Instant
As a person that can be classified as obese, I can tell you that I am NOT getting the message that it is OK for me to be this way when I see that woman up there looking happy with herself and her looks, and getting praised for them. If anything, I get from it that I was, in fact, perfectly fine the way I was when I was 135 lbs.(I'm 5'2"), a size 8 and appr. 25% body fat, and I was hating my looks for the longest time for no reason what so ever. There was nothing wrong… Read more »
ohdearrr
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ohdearrr
And I really applaud you for that! I in no way disparage people on account of their weight if that is the impression you got. I'm just concerned about the way certain people tip toe around the weight issue and inadvertently end up glorifying one extreme and scape goating the other; the roles end up switching. This article was a really good step and I am glad to hear people like yourself are seeing this in a positive light; I know many who don't. I am simply saying I wish that MORE articles would urge people to accept their bodies,… Read more »
ohdearrr
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ohdearrr

clarify…I applaud you for seeing the article in a positive light and feeling empowered by it, not for feeling insecure! 😛 I'm really sorry that you feel or felt that way, too many people do at any weight, which is a fact people often neglect.

Instant
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Instant

Oh, no, I didn't think you were disparaging people because of their size, I was just stating that it really doesn't send the message to us obese people that it is OK for us to be and stay this way 🙂

bigvinamac
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i, for one, agree. what gives people the right to make fun of thin women but cry out how the media treats women that don't fit the thin type? instant, at least see where she's coming from because people want to sit here and think this is normal when there are plenty of girls that are happy with who they are that don't look like this and no one is criticizing her for what she looks like. but let this be lindsay lohan, paris, or any skinny chick, everybody would have a ball of bashing them because they're not REAL… Read more »
Instant
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Instant
BigV, wtf are you singling me out for? I DO see where she's coming from, but I was just stating that she(Lizzie Miller) doesn't give me, an obese person, the idea that I am OK this way and should stay this way. BUT, she does give me the idea that it is OK to be happy with myself, I don't need to hate myself because I am obese. And I do agree with you, thin women shouldn't be bashed because they are thin, and I do try and stay away from that. BUT, just as I won't sit here and… Read more »
samba
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samba
i agree with you. and i also cant be bothered posting anymore about these things. also, sure America is becoming an obese country…which is due to serving sizez/ unhealthy easy cheap options etc etc. HOWEVER why dont ppl take into account the fact that women stressing about their body and dieting and damaging their metabolism can also be a precurser for being over weight! i am not overweight by any means now…but i have dieted like all hell in the past and at 23 have messed up my metabolism. i cant eat more than 1500cals per day while exercising for… Read more »
Heather
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Heather

If I had never started dieting I would be perfectly normal. It was that sickness in my head that made me unhappy with a perfectly health 5’4″ 130 lb frame and caused me to develop very unhealthy eating compulsions. I want a different world for my daughter!

DT
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I would expect a 20 year old to have straight shoulders, as she does… but the hanging stomach and tree trunk legs certainly does not show any effort to be in shape through exercise or any other technique. This is a horrible example of role model….. just put on as much weight as you want as long as you have a nice smile…. 5 years from now she will not be a pretty picture to see….. I wish her good luck and good health 🙁

ohdearrr
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ohdearrr
Just to play devil's advocate, I don't know if we can presume to know what her diet or exercise regime is based on a picture. The female body is actually biologically SUPPOSED to have a higher fat percentage, and I can speak from witnessing firsthand that women who work out excessively actually age WORSE, take a look at Madonna's hands! Also, in the 50's and 60's this was actually the ideal body and women were encouraged to maintain "softer" less toned physiques. I do not think everyone who grew up in that generation collapsed with old age. Standards of beauty… Read more »
Instant
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Instant
Oh good lord, "tree trunk legs"????? WTF is wrong with people. I'm sorry, but the woman is almost 6' tall, what should her legs look like, saplings???? On a person that tall??? When I was 20, I was exercising 5 days a week, 1hr. each day, had a physical job, was outside on my feet more than half the time I spent awake, went out dancing on the weekends, and my body looked very similar to hers, so I don't see how her body doesn't show any effort to be in shape. Sorry dear, but some women just can't be… Read more »
angela
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angela

I LOVE HER!

Jemima
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Jemima
This really bothers me. Don't even start saying that having a thirty inch waist is unhealthy. You're not taking in for account how much muscle is there or how large one's ribcage is. My waist is 28 inches and it's not covered in fat and I have a huge ribcage for my height (5'3"), and I'm a size two. Just because someone has a little extra in their midsection does mean they're going to have a heart attack, and it doesn't mean they don't excersize. You're also forgetting everyone has a different body type and working out doesn't affect everyone's… Read more »
Jemima
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Jemima

Oh, and one more thing.

I think when people call her the "average woman" they mean her height and weight are proportional, as opposed to a 5'10" woman at 120 lbs, which is just ridiculous, underweight and unhealthy. Her calculated BMI is only about 1% over the "normal" into the "obese" categories of body fat.

Jemima
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Jemima

edit: I meant "overweight" not "obese".

Alyssa
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Alyssa
No one ever said anything about 20 inches – you're using extremes to try and make a point. We're not. The research is out there. If you want to go write a letter to the people who have put 10 years of independent study behind their claims because you disagree, well go ahead. 28" is fine, but anything over 30/32" puts you at a higher risk. De facto. I'm especially critical of someone not differentiating her height and build from someone else. SHE'S 5"11"!!!!! look how small she makes the woman sitting next to her look they are garbling the… Read more »
suzushii
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suzushii

It's not a jab, it's a fact. Fat in the middle section is medically dangerous. And it has nothing to do with how overweight you are. Skinny people sometimes have fat there, on the inside. The famous "oh, I can eat like a horse, but don't get fat". Well, they do get fat. On the inside. And suffer the consequences.

ex
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like her very much

Uma
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Alyssa, ok, i'm done with you. Yes i'm crazy and suffer from multiple personality. Fyi, i'm from Romania, Tirgu Mures and i am currently in Bucharest. I assure you that's not in the usa. No further comments required to your patethic little speach.

Elena
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Elena
No Alyssa, it's not ok commenting with different usernames on the same post. It's like you think your comment will not cause enough controversy so you need to make your statement clearly and attack as many people as you can. Even Versus said it's not ok, so get over it. And stop assuming people are from a certain country because you have some pathetic IP searcher, I hate that. We're here to state our SINGLE opinion about a post or comment on other's SINGLE opinions. We don't need to think we're alone in a thought, when it's clearly that the… Read more »
NC
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Oh. My. God! What a discussion this is!! Well this is my two cents worth….I'm from the uk before anyone asks and am a uk6. I think what numerous people are saying is, when women read this article 99% will not give a second thought to the height or bmi of this model: they will merely zone in on the fact that a size 14 is acceptable. Much like when a woman sees a model with the perfect body (supposedly) where it is stated she is a sz0, she will not look to see her height/bmi etc: they will want… Read more »
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Milla_german
her tummy isn't able to change with sports! Its her natural given skincondition! Mine is exactly the same, *g*, weight-wise, but you know, its not that soft….^^….and i'm 22!!!! It's all about the connective tissue, and sorry, that i destroy the dream, NO VISIBLE CHANGE CAN BE EFFORT WITH SPORTS!!! because i'm not doing any sports, and my skin is fairly hard!!!!! And don't be stupid! Weight like that aren't responsable for diabetes and heart disease!!!! The BMI is really not the best thing! You know, some years ago, there was a perfect weight with bmi, and it was damn… Read more »
Ella
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Ella
Lovely pictures. She looks relaxed, natural and happy. It reminds me of being in art class sketching nude models again! I don't know if it is just me being biased (since I have always looked young for my age), but she looks older than 20 to me. Can't put my finger on why, but from the first two pictures I thought she was at least in her late twenties. However, I do think that what they say in the video is misleading (as others have already pointed out) because although the average American woman is a size 12/14, the average… Read more »
molly
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molly
oh Valentina, I am quiet surprised that even though you seem to be surrounded by doctors all the time (as you said your husband, your two brothers, your father, and, good god!, even your grandfather are all doctors!) you cannot even distinguish between whats considered overweight and whats considered obese?! but lo, never mind, as you are so eager to teach I am pretty sure you are also willing to learn: The prevalence of overweight and obesity is commonly assessed by using body mass index (BMI), defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in… Read more »
Nkeon
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Nkeon
Good point. Let's face it, satisfaction with the look of our bodies is a very superficial desire. As long as we're healthy and everything works great it shouldn't really matter what shape or size we are; but the reality is that it does. A common pattern I find is that people become obessed with superficial factors when they feel that things that count are going wrong for them e.g. relationships, family, self-esteem, career, friends, finances, education etc. I think people with happy lives tend to be satisfied or at least not that bothered with their bodies because they have other… Read more »
Leigh
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Leigh
I see what you mean, and I understand what you mean. I know she isn't telling people it's okay to be average, and it's fine to be a few pounds overweight. I know that's not what she's promoting. I think there's some naive girls out there who'll read this article, be happy that the slightly-overweight girl is in the spotlight instead of the slightly-underweight girl and maybe this will make them feel good, happier about themselves being average, maybe even overweight. And I don't think there's anything wrong with boosting morale, just that in doing so, they're canceling out everything… Read more »
Leigh
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Leigh

Reading back my comment just then, the 'thin and pretty and happy' bit makes it sound like that's what I think people should be. NOOO I don't want to be that girl. I mean, I think that's what the magazines try to promote. I don't think you have to be thin to be happy (this girl's living proof I guess). I just got super worried that what I wrote made it seem like that. Haha.

DT
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My good ness, I can't believe some people are actually accepting this woman as a " model" ,,,,, those legs would crush a man's windpipe… haha sorry….. but they are huge… now to those who are similar, this is not a putdown to you… this woman is a public model and is now subject to scrutiny not used for regular people and shopping buddies…. and for a model to wear out her slacks because the thighs rub together is not acceptable to my taste. Wanna be a dancer, fine get thicker dancing muscles, but this woman is just plain heavy…… Read more »
Instant
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Instant

Because "model" doesn't mean "thin woman that is used as a walking hanger", so why shouldn't we accept her as a model?

"there are so many models 6 feet tall with stick thin legs.. I know you don’t like those, but she is the other extreme then."

LMAO This woman is NOT the other extreme, her legs aren't that big. Hell, I would wager a bet and say that little gymnast Shawn Johnson has bigger thighs than this woman.

BiBi
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BiBi
For a country of fat people you sure know how to judge bodies. If jessica simpson puts on some weight you all go crazy but it`s just fine for the plus size model to show off her absolutely inestetical tummy…. it's ok to not be skinny or toned if you're happy with yourself but you have to admit that a picture of someone with that tummy from that angle is just not very pleasant to watch. if we all know that eating healthy and working out is the right thing to do then why do we try to say miss… Read more »
DainaLi
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I agree with BiBi above. Ok, I might get shot for this comment, but i really have an issue with the statement: 'this is what REAL women look like.' a size 12 is NOT HEALTHY. i'm sorry but it's not! that's still a touch overweight, & though it is for her since she is 5'10 or whatnot, if you aren't then you aren't healthy at all & aren't a good role model in the least! I think that since we see the extremes of super skinny unhealthy models at times that we go to the OTHER extreme & have a… Read more »
Uma
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Excuse me, do you know this girl? Lazy as hell, unhealthy bla bla bla? Quit ranting. Because, sure, you DO have a point. GENERALLY speaking. But regarding this picture and this particular woman you're off. And you are saying logical things, that no one actually questioned, but you put them in an angry and slightly offensive manner. Oh yes, 5'4", 102 lbs, just to prevent from hearing the fat and stupid and LAZY comment (i happen to know fat people who are anything but lazy, but i will not open that conversation, it is pointless when it's clear that certain… Read more »
Instant
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Instant

I've looked at that picture a lot, and I just can't figure out why it's unpleasant to see her tummy from that angle? OK, she has a bit of pudge and a bit of loose-looking skin that overhangs some, but how is that unpleasant?

Alyssa
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Alyssa

You both call me pathetic cause you know you're wrong, but you bulldoggedly argue anyways. I don't have to call people names in an argument, and you ignore my points, but that's your downfall.

ad hominem ad hominem ad hominem… I'm never surprised.

And as for the 'other ones' , who are medical professionals, well I suppose you can flatter yourselves when you are sick and treat each other since you'll not take advice from doctors 😉

EMM_STAR
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EMM_STAR
I think your all pretty sad to be having such a massive debate about the size of this womens body. Shes just a human who was born and now lives and loves life…. like a majority of other humans on this planet! Theres so many amazing things to do in life and people are sat staring at this 'apparently amazing, one off photo' of a women. I wish we could just look at each other these days and not judge or persume things. Bodies are bodies. There is actually a world out there outside of worrying and focusing on something… Read more »
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EMM_STAR

oh and even sadder your sat guessing the weight of her… what the hell, have you all got these scales in your heads where you know the weight of people, and therefore you judge what there BMI is and how many pounds she should lose before shes healthy?? If ANYONE except maybe an expert told me this I would tell them where to go. You people are going a bit crazy I think!

Instant
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Instant

She's not a size 14. She's a regular size 12, which is actually a couple inches smaller than plus size 14(yea, imagine my surprise when I discovered that regular sizes 14-18 are actually smaller than plus sizes 14-18), and I would imagine people are thinking of the plus size 14 when they talk about this and not the regular size 14, right?

vkat
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vkat

Yes, she's very pretty. Yes, women come in all shapes and sizes. Would I want a belly or thighs like that: no.

Erica
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Erica

I think she's alright at 180 lbs and size 12-14 because she's 5'11, but everyone is right who says that a shorter woman cannot be "fine" at that size. Why don't they use, for example, a woman who is 5'4" and 140? Btw, I don't think that this model is fat.. her stomach is a bit fat but overall, I think she looks fine even though someone else pointed out that she's like 5 lbs overweight.

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