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Ralph Lauren Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley: I'M Proud Of My Body


Society & Culture  (tags: women, culture, weight, fashion, society, safety, sadness, celebrity )

Carrie
- 724 days ago - thedailybeast.com
After a backlash over her weight, Lady Gaga issued a call for a Body Revolution this week and urged fans to "triumph over insecurities." Now, plus-size Ralph Lauren model Robyn Lawley asks: What's so great about being a size 0 anyway?



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Jason S. (57)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 7:05 pm
thanks, good posting
 

Bianca D. (86)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 7:43 pm
Excellent post. Tx Carrie.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 10:25 pm
It's nice to see that women are beginning to realize that they don't all have to be pencil thin in order to be worthwhile in the eyes of society. Things have gotten out of hand, and such ridiculous expectations are too much to expect from women of any age and a dangerous precedent to set for young girls who obsess about their appearance at the expense of developing their strengths and talents.
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:35 am
Not every woman who models is as skinny as a stick...jut look at Adele and her Vogue stint. I say ALL women are beautiful...ALL men too!
 

Cristina Calloni (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 1:39 pm
Love you body, but care them with out dangerous diet...eat normal buto small portion and walk more!!
 

Justin M. (2)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 2:59 pm
Noted
 

Er F. (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 3:07 pm
She is beautiful, and I am so happy that she is doing so well professionally. The irony is that when she first started she was too big to be an "average" model and too small to be a "plus-sized" model.
 

Latonya W. (83)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 3:39 pm
good for them..........
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:00 pm
Designers can play pretend, all they want.
Disregarding the increase of weight gain with our citizens, the average person was never, and should not be, as emaciated as models.
It's gratifying to see a model minic a real person.
The male designers who design pointed tow shoes, should have to wear them themselves. If women would only think for themselves, and not permit someone else to set a standard for them, the world would be better place.

I even enjoy watching British shows on TV, because they have actors that look like the average person, and are not filled with glamour queens and kings.
 

Judy C. (107)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:37 pm
If only women could have back all the time and energy they have spent obsessng on weight/body image issues! Even women over 50 have been developing eating disorders. Not only must you be thin, you must be forever young. The advertising industry sends out continuous messages that we are not ok as we are, so we are willing to buy everything from cosmetics to life-threatening surgery. They have definitely succeeded in their mission! Even the smartest, most independent women are usually affected.
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 8:37 pm
As to the model she is young, beautiful and ....in shape. The pictures of Lady Gaga (is THAT really her without makeup?) doesn't look anorexic, looks like weird photo angles.There is a big differance between plus size-big bones, muscular and that of bulges of jiggly fat. Remember Rosanne Barr embraceing her fat? then she "sold out" and lost weight. There is some natural weight gain with pregnacy and age, but to the extent of obesity? Some people do have hormone imbalances, but maybe alot could be accountable to environment and dietary additives that we have yet to discover the impact of.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 11:28 pm
Women are more than their looks!
 

zora b. (92)
Friday September 28, 2012, 12:07 am
The model is gorgeous.
 

Veronique L. (214)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:57 am
Beautiful girl!
 

Ge M. (217)
Friday September 28, 2012, 11:38 am
Until the advent of Twiggy, plump women were considered the norm and desirable. Look at the movies especially the Buzby Berkley women who strutted their stuff and the models of the time.

I don't like scarecrows and object to the fact that girls as young as 3 & 4 now suffer from anorexia. In the UK, girls aged 7 & 8 are shown how to dress and wear make up to look attractive.

Now we get a programme on tamtrums & tiaras, little girls dressing up as beauty queens. I am more than disgusted and wish that they were taken from the parents as they are sexually grooming these little girls for some paedophile. Ugh, the irresponsibility of parents! I wish that I could give them a brain implant.
 

onita Caldwell (32)
Friday September 28, 2012, 3:18 pm
My great-uncle John used to say he didn't want a woman he had to shake the sheets to find. Please tell me when a size 12 became plus size. When I went to modeling school, they said plus size started at a size 16. Women should just aim to be healthy. Men lined up to take me out when I wore a 16. Of course I was 5'8" tall and have a large frame. Not everyone is built the same, and this whole BMI thing is a crock too. Clothing designers need to wake up to this.
 

g d c. (0)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 12:51 pm
ty
 
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