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Plus-Sized Model Bares All

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Plus-Sized Model Bares All
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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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  • countrycouponclipper By countrycouponclipper
    09.15.09  

    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
    09.15.09  

    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
    09.14.09  

    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
    09.14.09  

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

  • Indica66 By Indica66
    09.11.09  

    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
    09.11.09  

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

  • CurvyMeli By CurvyMeli
    09.10.09  

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

  • SONTAG By SONTAG
    09.10.09  

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!

  • jenndta69 By jenndta69
    09.10.09  

    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
    09.10.09  

    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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