Sunday, October 4, 2009
After receiving a flood of positive response to a photo of plus size model Lizzie Miller in September Glamour magazine is at it again, with not just one but seven nude plus models in it's November issue. In a recent article Glamour magazine pledged to feature more realistic looking women in their mag from now on and it seems they're working hard to stay true to that promise.
Now I know there are plenty of people who will look at this pic featuring plus models Crystal Renn, Amy Lemons, Ashley Graham, Kate Dillon, Anansa Sims, and Jennie Runk and Lizzie Miller and say "they're not really plus size" or "those women are skinny" but you have to realize this is plus size in the terms of the modeling world which differs greatly from real life. When you think of it in terms of the models we're used to seeing on the pages of fashion magazines (which are usually a size 0,2, and sometimes a size 4 but not usually) you can clearly see that a size 10 woman is in fact a huge contrast.
I'm not saying that they couldn't have used larger models but this is definitely a step in the right direction not only for plus models or plus size people in general but for everyone. All of us could use a healthy dose of body acceptance whether you're a size 2 or 20 and seeing more realistic models in the pages of our favourite magazine will only help reinforce that.
Here's the link to Plus model magazine's nude plus model editorial that featured a size 16/18 model NSFW