Plus-Sized Model Bares All

SS Member Image By drodriguez 09.07.09
Plus-Sized Model Bares All

Open up almost any fashion magazine and you will usually see a much smaller than average sized woman posing on just about every page.  This is why when plus-sized model, Lizzie Miller, posed nude in Glamour magazine recently people noticed.  Glamour was soon inundated with letters from readers praising them for being brave enough to feature an average sized woman. 

People found Miller's photo to be a refreshing change from the norm and rejoiced that they could finally relate to a model's figure.  Lizzie Miller discussed her decision to pose nude for the magazine.  Miller said, "I remember when I was younger, looking through magazines, and I would feel so out of place and so self-conscious because I didn't see anyone who looked like me." 

It is no wonder the size zero models are difficult for us to relate to when, according to an ABC News article, an estimated 41 percent of women are larger than a size 14.  So why do retailers seem to cater to tiny figures when most consumers have a much fuller figure?  It doesn't make sense that retailers seem to be turning their backs on literally millions of consumers

The fact that Miller's photo caused such a stir proves that we are ready to see this kind of change in our magazines and advertisements.  Miller talked about this change when she said, "The fact that this picture caused such a frenzy, it says that this is obviously, something that people need to see.  I'm not trying to promote obesity, and I'm not obese, but I'm also not stick thin."

What do you think of plus-sized model, Lizzie Miller, posing nude for Glamour magazine?

Do you think more fashion magazines should feature larger women models?

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  • giggles3 By giggles3

    I am very pleased that Glamour posted Lizzie's photo in their magazines. I'm glad I can see a beautiful average woman going out of the norm of stick skinny models. I personally always wanted to attain a career in modeling but felt that it was impossible because of my figure. I never really had the confidence in myself to go and take a picture of myself and refer to the picture as beautiful. I've always thought I was overweight but various people tell me that I'm not even close to it. (5'5' and 135 lbs) I see Lizzie as an inspiration to love my body the way it is and to not let the media's idea of beauty get to me. I think magazines should have more plus-size models because it wouyld show the REAL AMERICAN WOMAN that the men love.

  • laineybugger By laineybugger

    I thought she was brave to bear it all not being stick skinny! I wouldn't really consider her PLUS SIZE. just a normal average woman!

  • woobeley By woobeley

    I hope this has started a trend. I'm a size 12/14 dependng on the store and can't believe I'am considered plus size. I'd rather be seen as normal. Kudos to Lizzie Miller!

  • msfriendly By msfriendly

    IT"S ABOUT TIME! I HOPE this trend continues! I think our kids need to see HEALTHY images of women!

  • dmb4454 By dmb4454

    i think that it is so great to see a plus size model featured in a magazine for once! I am plus size and i am tired of seeing those smaller than average women in magazines. I think it is better for teenagers to see it too... it would help prevent all the eating disorders that you hear all these very young women having now a days. i think there is to much pressure on these poor young teenagers.

  • countrycouponclipper By countrycouponclipper

    Bravo to Glamour I to am a plus size women and I think its awesome!!! There is nothing wrong with being curvy she looks healthy there is nothing wrong with slim women in magazines as long as they are healthy too not boney and sick looking we are all beautiful and come in differnt sizes and colors and its beautiful

  • aesoto By aesoto

    I LOVE IT! I think that it makes since for bigger women to show off their curves...afterall no one relly looks like those ultra slim models anyhow. I think that if we let young girls know that it is okay to be you, they will realize eating disorders arent worth it!

  • talianfly126 By talianfly126

    I love the fact that "real" women are being featured in Glamour, as long as they are healthy. Wether or not your a size 2 or 16 I just hope that people dont think its ok to be large and unhealthy, or skinny and unhealthy. I didn't read the article but I think I will!

  • dedezozo By dedezozo

    I think that it is wonderful that "real" people are being featured.

  • Indica66 By Indica66

    Marilyn Monroe was a size 12 and we see how her beauty has lasted through the years. This may be slightly off subject, but along the same vein, but as I was very excited to see a real woman on the cover of a magazine, can someone please do something about the weight loss commercials? Why is it that we get some goofy commercial with some rail thin woman fretting over messing up her diet by stopping to look at some candy? Does anyone else get all tied up in knots over this? No wonder eating disorders are on the rise...when you cast petite/underweight women in these roles "struggling" with the possibility of ruining their diets....seriously! But thank god for the diet drink or candy they have in their purse...the world almost ended!!! Give me a break.

  • mommy2libras By mommy2libras

    It's great that a real sized woman finally got into a magazine. I hope to see more of it soon.

  • CurvyMeli By CurvyMeli

    I'd like to see more normal-sized people that live healthy lifestyles grace the covers and pages of magazines.


    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!

  • jenndta69 By jenndta69

    Correct me if I am wrong, but she looks fit, healthy, and beautiful! Isn't that what we all should be. Thanks to Glamour, my daughter knows what a true beauty is. Not those sickly looking things that are prancing around. They can barely stand straight up on their shoes. Now it's time for more magazines to get with the program!

  • eagleiau By eagleiau

    I understand it may been seen as a step for real sized women, but also have to ask would we even be having this discussion if it was a man.

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