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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  • JBallantine By JBallantine
    09.07.09  

    The thing is that Glamour had this posted WAY in the BACK of the mag with just 2 small pictures. It wasn't something they featured. The full story is here http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32538061/ns/today-today_fashion_and_beauty/

  • MarieVonLove By MarieVonLove
    09.07.09  

    I'm glad that they put an average size woman on the magazine. It's not fair to say that a size 00 woman is the only thing that is perfect when all women come in all shapes and sizes. We shouldn't have to compare our bodies to someone in a magazine which is clearly airbrushed.

  • curleytop By curleytop
    09.07.09  

    I think it is wonderful that an average size woman posed for a magizine. There should be more doing this. We want our daughters and granddaughters to go up loving themselves and their bodies. We have to prove to them there is nothing wrong with being average size. Good Job Glamour Magazine I praise you for doing this. Please do it more.

  • emac79 By emac79
    09.07.09  

    I don't like that she has been referred to as PLUS sized. Is she a size 18 or more? If so, then yes, she is plus sized, but if she is the average size 14 or 12, then let's not refer to her as PLUS. That term grates on my nerves as an average size girl. I am in no way PLUS, I am how I am supposed to be. I am glad a magazine decided to post her pics, and would love to see more of it. I don't think it is such a risk, as the blog states, but more of a good business maneuver. You want people to buy, you have to appeal to them.

  • Irasemayanezz By Irasemayanezz
    09.07.09  

    I really think they should feature larger women on many magazines, that is a good idea not only because people would get motivated to love their body as it is and try to work on themselves to feel better but also because those skinny girls on the magazines just makes us( larger women, size 11 like me) feel bad..

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