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€
See more pictures of Lara after the jump!
Above: Lara in i-D Magazine
Above: Lara in Vogue
Above: Lara on the runway
Above: an elongated Lara wityh super long legs