“I grew up always seeing the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but I never dreamed I’d be in it because I never saw anybody who looked like me in it.”
Right: Kate Wasley
Size: 12 US
Height: 5’11” / 180 cm
Measurements: 41 / 32 / 47, 104 / 81 / 119 cm
A quote from Kate about her disordered eating:
“I was always the biggest friend, and not seeing myself represented in the media had an effect, because if your body type’s not represented, it’s not celebrated. So I was about 18 when I started yo-yo dieting. From there, I spiraled downward and lost 30 kilograms [66 pounds] in a short amount of time. I was eating about 800 calories a day. I was so obsessed and needed to be in constant calorie deficit, needed to constantly exercise and eat only protein and green vegetables. I would not touch any form of carbohydrates, not even potatoes. Then I went to a couple of doctors who helped me a lot, and I’m living my best life now. I’m not really worried what other people think of me.”
Forget talking about books — at Kim Kardashian’s inaugural book club meeting last year, all her sister Kourtney could focus on was Kim’s tiny waist. Kim shared a video from their book club meeting on her app on Monday, and before they could dive in to her selection, Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie, Kourtney turned the discussion to Kim’s body.
“I can’t take your hips seriously right now,” Kourtney said to Kim. “Because your waist is so small and your hips are so big.”
Kardashian hairdresser and BFF Jen Atkin then asked Kim for her measurements, and Kim had Chrissy Teigen guess (she went with 23 inches).
“24,” Kim said, with a smirk.
“24? That’s insane,” Atkin replied.
“It’s never been 24 ever in my life,” Kim said, and after Atkin asked, added that her hips are 39 inches. After giving birth to son Saint West, 2, in Dec. 2015, Kim started on the Atkins Diet and jumpstarted her workout routine to get back to her pre-pregnancy shape, and lose the 70 lbs. she gained with Saint and daughter North, 4. But over the last year, Kim took her workouts and diet to another level with trainer Melissa Alcantara.
“Kim told me, ‘I love my body. I love the way it looks and I love my hips,’ ” Alcantara recently told PEOPLE. “She just wanted more muscle. She wanted bigger hamstrings, which accentuates the entire leg. And she wants those cut arms and abs!” Kim now works out with Alcantara six days a week at 6 a.m., and they focus on different areas of the body each day. “Kim has been getting some really nice results, like with her triceps!” Alcantara said. “She can’t believe how much has changed over the last few months. And when you’re in this deep, it’s hard to go back. She just keeps it up.”
The trainer added that Kim’s body goals have changed. “She didn’t want to be skinny. She wanted to have muscle and feel strong. And she wanted to find something she can do for the rest of her life,” Alcantara said. “I totally understood where she was coming from.”
Plus Size Model Bikini Treat: Iskra Lawrence, who did a photo-shoot on the beach this week while eating ice-cream and cotton candy and wearing a mix & match two-piece bathing suit and a high-cut Barbie pink one-piece.
26 year-old Iskra is a size 12 US and according to her agency JAG Models, she has the following measurements:
Bust: 34 D
Check out this video for a lengthy talk with Iskra about body image and being a size 12 model!
Continue our plus size model bikini treat with hot Iskra in a cotton candy-colored pink swimsuit next!
WCurve model Robyn Lawley is featured in the March issue of Glamour Magazine, in an article which makes a ‘shocking’ revelation: ‘97% of women are unhappy with their bodies and only 3% have no negative thoughts regarding their figures.’
We’ve seen beautiful Robyn before, but this time, we get to see her stats, too (according to Model Management UK):
Height: 6′ /1.82 m
Dress Size: UK 16
Measurements: 36D-32-42 / 91D-81-106
Check out this popular post featuring Robyn in a bikini, then check 2 more after the jump!
A few weeks ago, various sources around the Internet starting buzzing on one particular subject: ‘Crystal Renn’s agency lists the ‘plus-size’ model as a size 2′. A size 2 with the corresponding measurements of a standard model! A few days after the initial buzz, Crystal’s agent, Gary Dakin, responded: â€œThere was an error in the …