It has been all over the news and internet, if you missed it here’s a recap: PLUS Model Magazine printed an editorial in their January issue entitled “Plus Size Bodies, What Is Wrong With Them Anyways?” It speaks about how most models in the fashion business today meet the BMI criteria for being anorexic (and the fashion industry is pushing THAT on us?)
Here are some of the statistics they printed with their photos:
– 20 years ago models weighed 8% less than the average woman, today they weight 23% less.
– 10 years ago plus size models wore sizes 12 to 18; now most agency boards carry plus size models sized 6 to 14.
– 50% of average women wear a size 14 or larger, but most companies cater to sizes 14 and below.
This editorial has been so controversial and popular that it has gone all the way to ABC World News Tonight and even Entertainment Tonight (ET). PLUS Model Magazine Editor-In-Chief Madeline Figueroa-Jones speaks out about it in several interviews and through PLUS Model Magazine’s social media platforms.
Our dissatisfaction with this double standard and how we are marketed to will only stop when we stand up for ourselves and complain about this issue to the companies that market to us, and stop buying from those who refuse.
And if you were curious, the gorgeous model in these photos are Kasia Pilewicz from ANTM Cycle 16.