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V Magazine’s Plus-Size Issue Preview

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We saw Crystal Renn facing Jacquelyn Jablonski in V Magazine’s Plus-Size issue 2 weeks ago and today, we get another teaser from the same highly anticipated magazine number: Lots of voluptuously plus-sized models!

The first thing I notice is that these models are pretty… uncovered. I mean, they didn’t aim for flattering outfits according to their body shape and size that would make the most of their curves and hide certain areas, but they actually wanted to show, besides curves, “a bit of rolls” as well. On the other hand, the pictures are retouched (since there’s no cellulite in sight).

And another thing – Do you think that using plus-size models in a fashion spread will focus the attention on the clothes… or on the models and their shapes?

Anyway, all the models are facially gorgeous.

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Claul
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Claul

Sorry. They are way beyond what I consider pretty (in terms of size) it’s nice however to celebrate variety by showing something different. On the other hand, weren’t glossies jyst as fairy tales? Showing irreal bodies in artistic poses and shots? Don’t we all know that almost nobody will wear Couture, nor even once in a lifetime? But we don’t depressed or blame VOGUE because of showing it, right!?

Controversial, interesting.

Alyssa
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Alyssa
Agreed. I’m not saying their faces aren’t pretty, it’s just that their bodies remind me of a newborn baby… If you want a balance between skinny and voluptuous, just look at the peak of greek civilization 400BC…. the sculptures then strike a nice balance between fit and soft. As for me, I can’t imagin being comfortable at that weight. How would I sprint down the bball court? Fit comfortably in a movie theatre seat? the thought of clothing bunching in odd places drives me batty. Admittedly, when I was in art school, the most interesting models to draw were these… Read more »
Krystal
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Krystal

Wow those women are gorgeous 🙂 i absolutely believe that beauty has nothing to do with how much you weigh, i think women should just try to be the best version of themselves that they can be, and aim to be the right weight for their height/age etc

jenna
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jenna

I agree! I prefer more athletic, slimmer women but these women are GORGEOUS. And seeing different types of bodies is great!!

Polly
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Polly

Since it seems that nowadays everyone’s about diversity, how come there can’t be skinny, normal and plus size models modeling together? Why is it always one or the other? The outfits are disgusting here and it’s almost repulsive.

Lizzy1293
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Lizzy1293

i totally agree! there lots of slim (not skinny) women, size 38/40 (sorry i’m from europe, i don’t know the american sizes), who would rock those outfits!
but those women.. seriously, i’m not saying this is ridiculous, but wearing other outfits that suit them would be so much better! and people would take those “anti-anorexia campaigns” much more serious..

sassy
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I agree with you both! What about those of us who are fit, but not anorexic, we would like to see ourselves reflected in the media, as well. Why the extremes? At least some variety is good and these women look lovely.

Kelli
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My thougths exactly. Why not fit women size 4, 6 and 8? I don’t understand the extremes either.

I honestly don’t find these women very attractive, sorry to say. I just see “unhealthy” when I look at them. I know that sounds terrible but it’s true. Of course I understand that everyone has different ideas of beauty so I say lets show it all.

Alias
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Alias

I actually agree with you there, lets show the woman who are FIT, take care of themselves. I think it’s about time we see some role models for America, not just “Oh well their all obese let’s make them feel better a little about themselves”. NO THANKS!

artemis
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artemis

totally agree!!that is extreme!i dont like anorexik or too flat figures but this definitelly is overweight and unhealthy!!!I don’t think women overweight sould wear such mini dresses with cuts!!terrible!!

erin
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erin
I agree with this as well. I wish they had more variety, not just extremes. It really bothers me that when they try to make larger women “sexy” they try to use the most revealing and provocative clothing and poses. There are other ways to be sexy, and a large woman does not have to work any hard to be such. You also don’t need to make them sexy, to incorporate them into the modeling world. Modeling is not a synonym for sexy. Not every ad I see of a skinny woman is sexy. It’s artistic and beautiful in its… Read more »
djk
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Because the fashion industry is all about shock value! We are drawn to models because they are frighteningly skinny, and now having bigger models is shocking because of how little it reflects the current industry and the typically tiny model. Fashion doesn’t care about body image or your health! just making money!

ann
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Ding! djk hit it on the head.

This is a capitalist country. None of this is about making anyone feel good about themselves in truth. In the abstract someone might feel better after buy this magazine but they still paid for it. That’s the point. To make money.

yaya
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yaya

these women are beautiful.
in response to everyone who is judgmental and mean a size 4 or 6 is not “normal”. the average women is a size 10.
because you see women every day as a a size 0, you might think these ladies are”fat” or unhealthy but I garanty they are healthier then 90% of all of you and can run down any bball court anyday.
unreal the amount of rude people writing on this wall.
who are you all to judge that your size is the right size.

thefatmodel
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I am so with you here! I used to be a ‘skinny’ model (sz US2-4) and was relatively successful yet also pretty much starving myself to maintain that weight.
I am no a healthy US 6-8, I eat well, work out and consider my body to be much better in terms of tone than it was before, however I’ve just been told that I’m too small to be plus and should either put on weight to break that marker or lose weight and go the other way.
Surely there should be a representation in fashion magazines of normal, healthy women?

Sophie
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Sophie

That would be nice wouldn’t it? I think the last 5 shots are nice and artistic but neither these models, nor the stick thin types are going to give me an idea of how I would look in those clothes.

As someone said up above, it would be nice to see a variety of sizes, modelling at the same time. There’s no ‘one size fits all’.

Never36
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Never36

I completely agree with this!!! I am a model now and have had agencies tell me to come back when my measurements were smaller… Well guess what, a large portion of my “huge” hips is BONE, and I cannot shrink my bone. There should be more work and representation for us size 6’s who represent the general population more accurately. It sounds like that is what people want to see reflected anyways… but if your hips are 38″ you get the door shut in your face.

purpur
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purpur
i agree…ideally, models would wear US size 6 and 8, the occasional toned size 10. women at this size are generally healthy and slim and at an ideal weight. they look fantastic, slimmer than the U.S. average, but they reasonably represent what clothes look like on people. men also find women in this size range most attractive usually. when i look in a magazine, i don’t care what things look like on bone thin women or on heavy women (though i do think that some of the photos above, like the last one, would create a nice variety and are… Read more »
babyblue
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This girls are a bit overweight….. I think oversize models should look like a normal person with a BMI in between 19 and 25….
What I see in this pictures are a bunch of girls that really like to eat a lot. U might blame me for being mean, but… we should let time to decide that.. in a few years they will be obese!

sarah
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sarah

exactly! I think these models are too heavy and the usual models are too skinny. I think they should take models with a bmi of around 20 because that is what is considered the “beauty standart” for woman…

Fluffykins
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Fluffykins
🙂 Maybe the “beauty standard” for small framed women, but what about medium or large framed women? For me to be BMI 20, I would have to weigh 110 lbs.(I’m 5’2″). The lightest I’ve ever been is 118 lbs., and considering how I got to that weight(basic training/AIT, I really had no personal control over my own food intake and exercise 😛 ) and the way I felt at that weight, I don’t think I could handle being as low as 110 lbs. I’m large framed, and according to charts I’ve seen that break down healthy weight range by frame… Read more »
Fluffykins
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Fluffykins

Heather, are you responding to me? Yes, I’m quite sure some people would find me repulsive at my current weight(hell, from some of the comments I’ve read on this site and others, people would have found me repulsive when I was in shape because I’m not a naturally small framed/thin person), but they aren’t the people that matter to me. What’s your point? o.O

Melissa
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Melissa

How do you know they really like to eat a lot?

But seriously why only the two extremes, super skinny or plus size? Neither or those extremes represent me.

Lauren James
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Lauren James

Polly I completely agree. Women and men of all sizes should be representing designs rather than an ideal. It’s time for a serious change in the fashion industry. We need to think about why we need to wear clothing, how it benefits us, and what flatters us. Designers need to start creating clothing for every kind of person if their true intention is to make beautiful garments. The clothes here certainly do not flatter the models, celebrating the difference between the standard model and the plus size model. It is repulsive and heartbreaking.

Georgie
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Georgie

At last! I think they should be celebrating women of different shapes and sizes… Why have to show the same sized models over and over again? It’s good to have variety!

nessa
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nessa

all beautiful girls…reminds me of that awesome british tv show “How to look good naked” with that awesome host GOK…love your body and have confidence no matter what your size and that will shine through..some of these models are curvy and some are chunky..but they all still are gorgeous goes the same for the naturally thin ruler shaped love what God gave you and just be as healthy as you can be.

anna
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anna

I think these photos are wonderful but at the same time, most women I know(myself included) fall between plus size models and the reg. models size-wise, and are also shorter in terms of height. When is the day that I can actually see someone like that in a magazine?

Cathy
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Cathy
I agree about the “normal models” , I’m still missing them. As for the height ,you may be able to advertise your clothes on women of all sizes , but it is just true that most clothes look way better on tall people. I work in the fashion industrie and have seen it hundrerds of times – taller girls ( 5’9 and taller ) are just carring the clothes better. Especially because they usually have long legs compared to theire bodys. It’s always alittle bit scary to stand between these gazelles with theire long legs and extreme looks – and… Read more »
Ella
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Ella

Height has nothing to do with leg to torso proportions. I’ve known many short women in my lifetime and they aren’t all torso with tiny c0-ktail sausage legs.

jenna
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jenna

MOST shorter women have shorter legs that don’t look as nice in clothes as taller women’s legs do. Just a fact

Fluffykins
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Fluffykins

Not really a fact, but an opinion. If the shorter woman wears clothes that are designed to fit her frame, she’s going to look just as good as the taller lady. They only reason a short woman would look bad in clothes is if she buys regular and/or tall clothes instead of petites, or doesn’t have them tailored to fit if she’s between petite and regular made clothes(or can’t find petite clothes).

Sexy Petite Girl
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Sexy Petite Girl

Guys prefer short petite girls. They don’t want some giant. Just a fact.

Mandie
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Mandie

@ Sexy Petite Girl: At a height of 6’0″, I can tell you that I have never had a problem garnering positive attention from the opposite sex. Blanket statements like yours are not only rude but ignorant.

Cathy
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Cathy

As is said above there are smaller women who have the long legs compared to theire torso – but they are harder to find , because there are less of them. I didn’t make it an ultimate. But in general taller women do usually have lng legs , because the torso only has to be so long.
I didn’t have the intention to offend anyone 😉

Sexy Petite Girl
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Sexy Petite Girl

It doesn’t matter how long or short your legs are anyways, if they are fat laden or covered in cellulite and varicose veins you lose anyways. Just a FACT.

Ella
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Ella
I understand you did not intend to offend anyone. I will explain why I believe shorter women do not tend to have shorter legs and longer torsos. Yes, they often need their trousers hemming because, with a shorter body, it’s not common to fit the standard 34 inch inside leg (though the regular petite 26-28 inch is often TOO SHORT for petite women which is one reason why petite stores often close complaining about not selling!). However, they also tend to need the backs of regular clothing altered (shorter backs) to avoid a big ‘bubble’ on the back. The shoulder… Read more »
Joanna
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Joanna

I so agree!!! Some of those photos look nice, but some look a bit too overweight. Most women are just normal, not skinny and not plus sized. I am size 38 and my BMI is about 22. I never see a model like that! Why does it always have to go to extremes? When did normal became a curse word?

yaya
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yaya

maybe you should inform yourself on the meaning of healthy. just because you prefer seeing someone skinny doesnt mean everyone else does. you and alot of other on here are very rude and judgemental.

Dani
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Dani
They are all very beautiful facially, but I prefer skinnier models, because I focus mainly on their outfit and the whole concept of the photo not on their body, but on these pics the first thing that strucks me (and not in a very pleasant way) is their body. I don`t want to sound hateful or anything, I just think that catwalk and modeling is for skinnier women, because they represent something dreamy and unreachable (with all the photoshop). And I don`t understand how people can blame them for being a bad example for young girls, everyone should have a… Read more »
Ashley
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Ashley

I TOALLY agree with this comment. And I don’t understand why the photographer would make these women stand in such poses?. The way they are posing does not make them look flattering at all. Don’t get me wrong, i’m not saying they should hide there curves, just don’t twist your body so you flab looks bigger than what it actually is.

ladyredlocks
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ladyredlocks

I don’t think it matters what size the model is. In our body-obsessed culture, we will always look at their bodies first. When I see a stick thin model, the FIRST thing I notice is how skinny she is. THEN the clothes.

Stacy
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Stacy

I completely agree with you Dani. It’s just the outfits show the rolls and the poses just doesn’t make them look their best. If they dressed them appropiately for their size then they would look great. But I feel that the outfits make us focus on their body and not the clothes.

Fluffykins
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Fluffykins
**I don`t want to sound hateful or anything, I just think that catwalk and modeling is for skinnier women, because they represent something dreamy and unreachable (with all the photoshop). And I don`t understand how people can blame them for being a bad example for young girls, everyone should have a brain of one`s own and be able to decided what is healthy or unhealthy, not just copy someone without thinking.** I would guess that the reason why a lot of people place the blame on the thin models(or, maybe more accurately, the USE of the thin models) for body… Read more »
Sophie
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Sophie

But being ultra thin is only ‘dreamy & desirabe’ because the media tells us it is.

In the 90s being a slim and curvy was ‘dreamy & desirabe’ – sure most women could only dream of looking like the supermodels on the catwalk, but at least they were admiring healthy sizes. I think some of the models today encourage young girls to starve themselves.

sophie
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sophie

i agree , absolutely.
when i look at these clothes on these women, no offence, but its just not to my taste and it kind of puts me off the clothes in a way :/

yhe thing is, most people dont realise that being curvy isnt about being fat
i am slim, and appear curvy :s
i know alot of other people, too like megan fox, jessica alba.. all of them hav hourglass figures but slim ones. its nothing to do with the waeight its to do with being in proportion :/

Mariah
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Mariah
I can agree with you partially because there are a lot of girls out there with great curvy who are still healthy and in shape. Jessica Alba is not one of them though in my opinion. I think she is absolutely beautiful but I do not understand when people list her as a curvy person! She is probably around 5’7 and 110 lbs and looks extremely skinny! This is fine if this is the body she likes and she is healthy but don’t call her curvy, if she is curvy then who is skinny? I just think that is an… Read more »
Alias
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Alias
Mariah I understand what you are saying, but curvy is not code for large/fat ect. Curvy is the body-TYPE not body-SIZE Do you see the difference? Someone who is skinny and curvy would be Megan Fox for example, she is skinny, and short but she has a tiny waist and her shoulders and hips are the same width. Also you mentioned Kim Kardashian and Scarlette Johansen which are also curvy women, but not because they are larger because of the porportions. Sorry but I just thought everyone already knew what “curvy” was that is not some code word for “thick… Read more »
Mariah
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Mariah
I understand that but still would not classify either woman she listed as having a curvy body type. Maybe I have a different perspective of the curvy body type but are you saying curvy is anyone with an hourglass shape? I was just saying the example she gave-Jessica Alba-does not have a curvy body shape/type/size anything. I just think its hard for young girls to always see someone like Jessica Alba labeled as a “curvy” girl when she is not curvy no matter what meaning you have of the word. I agree that there are many different types of curvy… Read more »
Alias
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Alias
“…how could a skinny person without curves to their body in terms of weight or measurements be considered curvy?” See that is where curvy is NOT about “weight”. Is is simply about the body structure, and as I mentioned (a lot before) it is about proportions. It does not matter what weight, size, body-fat, ect you are, it all depends on the shape of your bone structure. However I DO agree with you that I don’t consider Jessica Alba’s body necessarily curvy, I honestly have no idea what shape she is, though I think her body is amazing. Megan Fox… Read more »
Mariah
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Mariah
I specifically said in terms of weight OR measurements (proportions). I agree slim women can absolutely be curvy and I was not trying to classify curvy as meaning weight I was simply saying I do not think Jessica Alba is curvy in any sense of the word. Curvy CAN be in terms of weight as well you can be a curvy girl and not have hourglass proportions. I consider Kim K and Scarlette J to be especially slim and curvy because they have the curvy proportions as well as curves with their weight because they have breasts, booty, curvy legs… Read more »
Alias
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Alias
Okay I actually understand what you mean now. I guess to some people it also refers to breasts, booty ect. I do agree with you about that. My sister for example is a stick, with a small waist and even shoulders/hips, but has NO a~~. I would definitely not call her curvy. To me, “curvy” is hourglass proportions with a good size butt, honestly breasts are not a big deal to me at all. I have a good B cup and I am more than happy, heck I could be an A and as long as I have an a–… Read more »
Mariah
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Mariah
Yes I agree as well. I’m glad you understand my point. I just think there are different levels to being curvy. Like you said someone can be considered curvy if they have hourglass proportions but are still very thin, so their curves are on the sides of their bodies. Others are curvy in terms of looking at their profile, they may have curves from their b❆❆bs and butt and they may not be that curvy with their proportions. Others have both and are extremely curvy from the front and sides, it all depends, I just think there are a lot… Read more »
That girl
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You are soo right. Curvy is NOT Size. Its how the body looks and how it is formed.
I personally think anyone could be curvy. Victoria’s Secret models are skinny, but also curvy. Because they have curves and breast and a butt. Hahha.
Yeah skinny or thick. You could be curvy eather way.

Alias
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Alias

@That girl – Definitely! I do consider the VS models curvy as well :]

Sharen
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I’m with Alias here about curvy being the shape and not the size. A lot of women are thin or even skinny but with curves, like Marissa Miller. Women like Kim Kardashian and Scarlett are also curvy, but I wouldn’t say they are slim. Women like the one wearing the grey bathing suit…I’m sorry but I wouldn’t call her curvy..I would just call her big..and that is just because people get offended when you sue the word “fat”, while it’s ok to say”skinny”…the truth is there are big women with nice shapes….this girl is just fat..her stomach is way bigger… Read more »
rose
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rose

yeah, theyre pretty. but i still prefer regular sized models.

sima
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sima

I agree. I was thinking the same thing when looking at those photos…why do they have to go from one extreme to another? They should focus on a normal sized women sizes like 36, 38, 40 european and not on super skinny or in this case fat. I’m not saying they look bad, they look great but I don’t think they have healty bmi’s.

Cathy
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Cathy

Theire BMI’s might be alright still , but I would love to see sizes 36-40 aswell. Everybody here says “We want variety” But just two extremes doesn’t give a huge range of diffrent models , but just two kinds.

Wheres’s the rest in between ?

Ida
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I don’t want to offend anyone, but I’m just curious… Do they feel comfortable? I mean when they wear jeans or other tight clothes…. I am sort of curvy girl myself (not THAT curvy as those girls), but recently I began going to gym and eating healthy. I feel MUCH better now, when I can fit size 4 or 2 (I used to be size 6 and 8, I’m 5’7″)… I don’t know what to say. I mean when I was not exercising and eating everyyyything I wanted, I was feeling kinda ok, but now when I lost some weight… Read more »
Kirsty
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Kirsty

6 and 8 is really healthy for 5’7″
I’m a 4-6 and I’m 5’9″ and still slim. Please don’t force yourself to be too small.
x

Vlada
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Vlada
Ida, I’m sure they would all LOVE to be thinner. I completely agree with you – in my experience, everyone prefers being thin. Most thin girls secretly enjoy being thin and get upset if they gain weight. And all the overweight girls I’ve known who lost weight were all extremely happy and proud to have lost it. And, in my own experience, when you lose weight and become thin, all sorts of people come up to you and ask enviously, “How did you do it?” These same people told you before, “Oh, you’re fine, you don’t need to lose weight,… Read more »
Alias
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Alias

Yep I definitely agree with you. I had a friend who was fat, she was short and an apple shape and had a pretty face and claimed she “loved her body” and was “hot”. But the second another fat girl at school lost weight and toned up, my friend was all “How did she do it?! I really want to know!”

Kelli
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For sure. It drives me crazy nowadays when I’m watching a fashion segment and they say “if you’re a curvy girl try these jeans” when in reality they don’t mean curvy at all, they mean plus size.

Fluffykins
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Fluffykins

I don’t want to be thin and light and beautiful, I want to be healthy and beautiful. And even at my current weight, I can still wear what I want because the clothes that I like don’t really show a lot of skin anyway(and that’s how I was when I was in shape), and if they fit right I don’t worry about bulges or rolls. I don’t care that my thighs are big, and will stay big, but I would like them to be firmer though 😛

amazon
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amazon
there still remains degrees. i do prefer being slim. but i don’t want to starve myself or become a skeleton. i don’t want bones sticking out everywhere. i am a size eight british, it varies, i can go smaller, but i like my clothes loose, and tops and bottems are slightly different sizes. i would like to loose a half stone more. that would put my bmi at around 19. it currently is about twenty. that is healthy. i don’t want to be underweight. and yes when i get to my ideal weight, i will probably, no definitely still be… Read more »
ann
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Oh Blah Blah Blah..

It’s their magazine, if they want to be fat chicks in it, skinny people, the morbidly obese, people with no legs, people with chicken coops on their head, space aliens..etc, it’s their right. I don’t give a damn and I really think people need to stop saying “They should put this in their magazine”. Go make your own magazine.

As for these photos. Kinda boring, and where’s Dirty Martini? I follow burlesque and I know she’s said to be in this issue.

(Oh yeah there’s more burlesque dancers out there than Dita Von Tesse)

Gina
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Gina
This issue is like every issue of every magazine ever made: all about SELLING COPIES. People will buy this issue of V just to show others the half-naked obese girls. (Yes, they are obese… that is not my opinion… calculate BMI.) Others will buy it to show how beautiful the girls are. Personally I can’t imagine that the photo editors and the stylists are still employed after the clothing choices (oy, the horrible fit!) and the fat-roll poses they decided to run. Even the skinny models that are essentially human clothes-hangers (I got that term from my model friend, sorry)… Read more »
yaya
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yaya

gina, ur an idiot
learn math, learn what a obese bmi is, they are not obese.
look it up.
hateful and rude.
i have a friend who is a ‘plus size’ model and she is definetly not obese.

Cecil
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Cecil

I keep imagining how squishy it’d be between the two girls in the first picture.

mari
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mari

They have all beautiful faces, but the rest I don`t find attractive at all..

Kate
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Kate

Sorry, they are way beyond what I consider pretty. These models were supposed to be curvy, but these girls are much more bigger than curvy girls. I mean Scarlett Johansson and Kim Kardashian are curvy. These girls look like Kelly Clarkson.

Lila
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Lila

I totally agree with you.
I like curves, but these models look unhealthy.

dizzy
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dizzy

They do look unhealthy, the magazine swapped one extreme for another. The second photo in particular is extremely unhealthy, and I shudder to think what it was like before airbrushing. Facially though they are beautiful.

Stacy
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Stacy

I think their pretty facially but you’re right they’re bodies are not that great. They are not what I would consider curvy either. I hate how the word curvy just means overweight with no shape now Instead of having a shapely but fit figure.

Alias
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Alias

Exactly… It seems people still do not understand what curvy really means. It seems any “larger” chick gets curvy slapped on them, when in reality you cant even see their waists and they are not curvy AT ALL. Like these women in the mag.

Casey
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I think people use “curvy” as a nice way to say big. Whenever I used the term big to describe a celebrity on here, people attack me as if I said something bad when I didn’t mean it in a negative way. It’s kind of how it’s better to say slim instead of skinny, although even moreso because people have much less of a problem calling other people skinny than calling them big. To me curvy is not about size, it’s about the shape of the body. It means a great waist to hip ratio, and some b❆❆b and butt.… Read more »
Just Me
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Just Me

My eyes went straight to their rolls. Then again, if I see a very skinny model my eyes would probably go to any protruding bones.

H
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Same with me!

WHY can’t we see Middle Sized Models? Not fat like these, but not starving skinny either

Lene
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Lene

I´m sorry but I don´t see a point and this shoot looks ridiculous. The jeans are too tight, so the bellies and butts are hanging out – not flattering, nor sexy.

This is ridiculous example of anti-anorexia war – show me, normal size women in pretty clothes in their size and I will take you seriously. Do not slap me in the face with overweight women in too tight clothes.

However I like the blond girl in the leopard thingy.

Gina
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Gina

I get a sort of car-crash-oh-no-but-I-can’t-look-away feeling about some of these pics. But I’m with you on the leopard girl and 1 or 2 others.

Sarah
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Sarah

Looking at these pix makes me feel a heck of a lot SKINNIER.

Lila
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Lila

Lol
Me too.

Nic
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Like ppl have already said it’s always underweight or overweight never in between.

harj
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harj

im sorry but i think these girls look just as bad as the uber- skinny ones. y not use models with a normal bmi’s that project a healthy image?

Matt
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Matt

As a guy, I generally like slender women (I’m very athletic myself)… but if I would definitely love to date one of the women in the first picutre, their faces are what I consider very sexy, very beautiful.

Scott
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Scott

I think “real” sized women are totally hot! You can have all those skinny drug abuse looking models! Give me a REAL woman!!!

Serafiina
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Serafiina

amazing faces. I think they all look gorgeous at these pictures. In reality might be a different case.

Steph
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Steph

Oh my god, a lot of you will disagree but I find these women incredibly beautiful- now if they weren’t so pretty facially then I probably wouldn’t be so attracted to them but there is just something so invitingly stunning. I agree with a comment above, why are different sizes only featured together- it makes the issue with size even more pronounced.

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Versus, not meaning to be offensive in any way, but your quote
[On the other hand, the pictures are retouched (since there’s no cellulite in sight).] The part of the cellulite is a bit wrong, as lot’s of plus size women don’t have cellulite and even some skinny models have it. Although, the retouching bit is correct.
Anyway, thank you very much for posting these 😀

LohanNKardashianFan
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LohanNKardashianFan

Either overweight women or underweight (or very skinny) women. I don’t know anybody who takes the fashion industry of today serious. I mean so why? Is there a reason. Most of us are healthy and at a normal size and weight. No one aims us.

Nina
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Nina

I’m sorry to say that, and I make this remark with a little sadness:

Whether these women are beautiful or not, that’s a question of taste…

But I find outrageous for magazines to use plus-size models like the new trend, the last hype thing to do! This has nothing to do with showing curvy women…. It’s just PR strategy!!!!

And some of these women are overweight, not curvy… And that’s just as dangerous as showing scary skinny women!

Seems like they don’t know how to celebrate curvy women at all!

Gina
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Gina

And celebrating obesity is very, very dangerous.

molly
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molly

I’m not a fan. I guess i just prefer slender and aethletic figures.

Anastasia
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So do I.

rosie
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rosie

the 6th and last picture are gorgeous. but there’s no point in using ‘real’ or plus szed women on fashion spreads, it will take the attention off the clothes and onto the model. the fact is these clothes look better on a slimmer body.

Kari
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Kari

It bothers me that a lot of magazines will have a plus-size issue in which they celebrate diversity… then next month have all thing girls with articles criticizing someone’s cellulite

Anna
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I’ve read that a lot of women feel better when they see skinny girls in magazines. Their body and whole look seems to be unreachable and not the average anyway. But here we have women who are closer to the bodies of average women, but still they look better, because of photoshop, professional make up and lightening. For example: They are “big” but don’t have cellulite (in the photos), so an also bigger woman probably could feel worse looking at them (“even at the same size, they look better than me”). While looking at a skinny woman, most other woman… Read more »
H
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I completely agree with you! These women are even more unrealistic than skinny models! Skinny models are actually as skinny as they seem in the pictures, and lots of the time, they probably don’t even have cellulite because they are 15-17 years old! So of course they look like that, they aren’t even adults. But, these women are grown adults. They are large, have rolls, have cellulite, do not have this great of skin, and probably do not look this way without make-up, so i think this could definitely be more damaging to the idealized image of women. All men… Read more »
Mariah
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Mariah

I completely agree with both of you, I hadn’t even thought about that. I think that these photos can be as damaging, if not more so than the usual skinny models. They should have made the photos more realistic.

Gina
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Gina

These girls are young…probably 15-19 I would guess.

Valentine
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Valentine

That nude photo is utterly gorgeous. I think whoever that model is, she’s beautiful and looks bloody good with no clothes on. Also, the blonde in the leopard print, she’s so pretty, she looks just like a doll. I like how they aren’t hiding rolls or anything like that, and they’re still looking good. I agree that it does detract attention from the clothes, but way to go in redefining beauty!

emily
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emily

the nude photo does nothing more than glamourise obesity. yes, fine, she’s obviously happy being overweight but we should not be sending the message that these are desirable body types!!

GaiaPapaya
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those pictures are supposed to appear in fashion magazines and FAHSION IS ABOUT CLOTHING

I’m sorry and I think the girls a pretty, but I don’t think that the fight for more variety should be carried out in a fashion but in a health mag (like shape e.g.)

in those pics nobody looks at the clothes
and fashion pics with skinny models are WITH skinny models (and often more or less boring ones) because it’s about the clothes and the models are supposed to be just a mannequin!

emily
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emily
this is not a positive look at larger women in fashion but a freak show being played out within the covers of a magazine. putting these women in unflattering positions and clothes that are clearly too small is a tool to make them look bigger, to shock the viewing public. as women, we are taunted daily by skeletal fashion models, i’m supposed to feel elated to see a larger women fronting a campaign, a more representative body type. however, i defy any of you to idolise these women. nobody wants to be this fat! by letting the plus size model… Read more »
Gina
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Gina

Well said emily.

ash
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WOW!!! These girls are gorgeous, they are beautiful.. Its nice to see curvy girls proud of their bodies just the way they are.

They have miss universe faces 🙂

Anastasia
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This is not “curvy”.
Curvy is Kim Kardashian, Adriana Lima, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba about 4 years ago.
Yeah that’s curvy, this is just playing Big.

amazon
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amazon

big AND curvy though. they have b~~~~, they have waists, some mroe pronounced than others, but still there.

Emma
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Emma

i agree with amazon.. some big girls are curvey some arent..some skinny girls are curvey some arent.. these girls are in the big and curvey catagory ..and how hot is the brunette!! =D

beckers!
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beckers!

I’m a bit confused though. Yes put curvy women in but to accentuate their rolls? No. If a thin model were to have a slight roll or fault it would be air brushed out, why not cover the rolls here, and show that curvy can look appealing and modelesque. They are beautiful women and they look good, but the showing the excess in such a away is a bit like freak show material. Again their can still be flawless beauty in curvy and plus side modelling.

beckers!
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beckers!

Although i do want to add some of these shots are very tasteful and beautiful especially the last pic. Wow.

Emma
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Emma

yea i was thinking the same thing.. its not like the rly skinny models dont have any rolls when they pose in certain ways and bend in certain ways..but we never see them bcoz they are airbrushed.. hmm.. and also, if they airbrushed the cellulite and other flaws on their skin then why not just photoshop the rolls? =S makes absolutely nosense to me..

beckers!
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beckers!

size*

H
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The post asked “Do you think this will take attention away from the clothes…” I think, YES! I hope the point here isn’t to showcase the clothing as they do with normal models, because there is no way i would be able to look at an article like this and not notice anything but the large models. They are very beautiful of course, but i don’t think using plus-size models could be effective way to advertise and sell clothes. I don’t think women necessarily have a desire to be stick-thin, but they definitely have a desire to be healthy. I… Read more »
c3
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This is long…. I think that these women are lovely…and I think that having a little roll in a certain position does not make you “horrid looking”….c’mon. I think that picture of the four women together labeled curves ahead, is nice…and attractive, as well as Crystal in the first one; the leopard one and the last one are also nice. I might be “old fashioned” or have a different mentality, but women used to be praised for being fuller looking “back in the day” with full hips and thighs and soft feminine tummies with ample breasts…that was the desire (not… Read more »
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Very good points. I agree.

Sonya
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Sonya
While I do agree that a primary element of old paintings are images of voluptuous women, it is not necesarily because they were visions of beauty (though it did play a part). A majority of art portrays prominent political or social figures, many of whom were overweight because of their wealth and particular subculture. Religious figures also reflected the upwardly mobile (and definitely vice versa). Finally, a common opinion I’ve encountered while being an artist is that it is simply more interesting to draw/paint heavier women due to the shadows and lines created by their bodies. Furthermore, I don’t really… Read more »
Rachel
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Rachel
Through the centuries, what was “in” fashion was what was hardest to get. Models aren’t any different. In times past sick, anorexic chicks were easy to find, the “common” people had to work a helluva lot harder to get enough to eat. Therefore, having weight on one’s bones was a sign you had money because you could afford to eat, often to excess. Being the harder shape to find, it became the “fashion”. Nowdays, we’re surrounded by food. Ergo, more people are overweight. It’s common and not considered special. Therefore, the focus is on the skinny, anorexics. Fashion has always… Read more »
gh
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I think they are so cute there faces are gorgeous I’m size 2/4 and I think these woman are beautiful and we should support there looks and the regular model looks remember beauty comes in different sizes and shapes
allot of people might not like them because we are not used to seeing curvey naked women we always see the stick thin and I can’t wait to see the day where there is curvy models as much as regular and skinny models

Brittany
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Brittany

Um I didn’t know when someone said “curvy” this is what they meant. I always thought it was this:

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LC
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I think the women are gorgeous and it takes some kind of confidence to pull of this photoshoot. However, real women will never wear these clothes because they are neither stylish or flattering for the body types.

maya
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maya

Oh jesus that makes me feel ill.

ju-ju
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ju-ju

are they healthy size? maybe it is another extremity?

John
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John

Absolutely stunning, about time girls like this got featured. Even bigger girls would do me right. Whether clothed or not, they are true beauty’s.

ju-ju
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ju-ju

agree 🙂

Kirsty
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Kirsty

We never get normal sized women (BMI between 18.5 and 25) because that isn’t extreme, or shocking. If it isn’t extreme or shocking it’s therefore not fashionable. Agree or disagree?

Also rolls is nothing to be disgusted by and doesn’t always indicate obesity. Im 5’9″ an American size 4-6 (UK 8-10) I have a normal BMI, a normal body fat percentage and I have rolls. Don’t dis the rolls :p
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amazon
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amazon

likewise. most women do, if you get them at a certain angle!! i think the wierd thing is that we have maybe actually become completely unused to seeing it and therefore overreact when we do. we say that we want biggar models, but that means they will have more fat on them! or rather some fat on them! and fat is soft and squishy. its like guys saying they like big natural breasts, and then complaining if they sag- its just fat it has no bones no muscles tone. it can only abey gravity!

Mia
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This is inverse thinspiration!

Pia
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I’m beginning to feel that the fashion industry is not about what looks good, but about what the other big names are doing. Up until a few months ago, the only place you would have seen a plus-sized girl was in the “How to dress for your body type” articles in all the girly magazines. I’m not saying that underweight is better than overweight or vice versa (or that anyone is better or worse than someone in between those two extremes) but it seems that now that one big magazine has glorified the plus size model that others will rush… Read more »
amazon
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amazon

beginning?????
the clues in the word. its the ‘fashion’, so whatever is in fashion is in! take a look at the seventies and the eighties!!
its all about making an impact. look at the designers, versace, lagerfeld, yikes!

c
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Err, is everybody forgetting that these women are models and therefore TALL? It is perfectly normal for someone with a height of and above 5ft9 to have a larger build, these women are not fat! Ive never heard anything more ridiculous. Also, a few of the outfits are Agent Provocateur, and their largest sizes would fit a uk size 14, 16 at a (very tight) push, which, lets face it, is pretty normal, especially for tall girls. And for them not to be considered curvy is ludicrous; i thought curvy described a figure with a defined waist?! People need to… Read more »
emily
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emily

you’re right, taller women often do have a larger build. however, the fact remains that having a waist greater than 31.5 inches is detrimental to your health. these women’s waists are absolutely larger than that. these women are not healthy.

c3
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It is said that women with a waist circumfrance of 33 inches or larger “can be” at a higher risk for heart problems…but, if they are cardiovascularly fit…which is possible, then that is rather void.
At their height and with certain bone structure…well, you can’t judge from a picture anyways. Overweight people who are cardiovascularly fit will certainly outlive the slimmer ones who are not.
They certainly do not look morbidly obese and unhealthy.

emily
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emily
no, i assure you (I am a doctor), it is a waist circumference over 31.5 inches. (certainly in the UK anyway) the larger your waist, the more internal fat you have surrounding your organs, which significantly increases your chances of diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Some of the larger ladies featured, such as crystal renn have relatively flat stomachs, they may not have waists larger than this, but most in these have rather unsightly flabby stomachs. when are people going to accept that being, perhaps only slightly overweight is still bad for you!! it is one thing to say… Read more »
c3
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I have a medical background as well, and even in studies, it is stated that people who are overweight can be considered healthy if their waist size is less than 35 inches for women or 40 inches for men, and if they do not have two or more of the following conditions; High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and yes that is possible. You can be overweight and healthy, and not “damaging yourself”; Now, that doesn’t mean you should run down to the candy store and load up. And, as for obese, that is a different story, but… Read more »
Jemima
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Jemima

I feel like everyone will be starting at their bodies/shapes instead of the clothes, just like a lot of women do with the ultra thin super models.

terri
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terri

eww hwho would take a photo of such fat people obviously them need to lose weight and go away thats nasty eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww put back on your clothes and go home

Mariah
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Mariah

That is so rude Terri. These photos are to show the other extreme, not all models have to be extremely thin and not all have to be overweight but this is showing the other extreme. I guess I have to accept that is your opinion but I think the models look beautiful especially facially so and their bodies do not look gross to me at all. Just because a body type may not be your ideal it is not always necessary to use the words “nasty” “ewwww” and “put your clothes on and go home.” That is just extremely unnecessary.

anon
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anon

You sound really mature…

beckers!
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beckers!

I’d rather be fat than illiterate.

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