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Too fat to be a model? The picture that caused a storm in the fashion world
The Guardian ^ | 9/2/2009 | Naomi Alderman

Posted on 09/09/2009 6:51:42 PM PDT by Saije

Lizzie Miller is considered too large to model plus-size clothes. Is the reaction that followed the publication of this picture going to change that?

'It's a photo that measures all of three by three inches," gushes Cindi Leive, editor of US Glamour in a post on the magazine's blog, "but the letters about it started to flood my inbox literally the day Glamour hit newsstands." The picture in question, illustrating a story about body confidence, has generated more than 700 comments on the site, and featured on the US Today morning TV programme. What does it show? A beautiful, creamy-skinned naked model . . . with a small roll of stomach fat.

Lizzie Miller, the 20-year-old model in question, agrees that it's astonishing that, at 5ft 11in and 12.5 stone she's considered a "plus size" model. *****

One wouldn't have thought this would be news. As Miller says, "pretty much every picture in a magazine or ad is airbrushed . . . I don't think the public understands how much smoke and mirrors are involved in making women look like that."

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; fashion; fat; glamour; miller; model; obesity; photo
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She wouldn't make it on "More to Love".
1 posted on 09/09/2009 6:51:42 PM PDT by Saije
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To: Saije
useless without pictures

I hope this does not get pulled.

3 posted on 09/09/2009 6:56:36 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

I wasn’t sure so thought I would just link. That and I don’t really know how to do it anyway. Thanks though.


4 posted on 09/09/2009 6:57:34 PM PDT by Saije
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To: Saije

What the hell is 12.5 stone? Why can’t these British papers speak English?


5 posted on 09/09/2009 6:57:59 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: Saije

She can pose for me!


6 posted on 09/09/2009 6:58:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

175 lbs


7 posted on 09/09/2009 6:58:44 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Saije
Lizzie Miller is considered too large to model plus-size clothes.

From the picture, it doesn't look like she's modeling any clothes.
8 posted on 09/09/2009 6:58:48 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: BBell

she looks like she has had a baby. That’s a pretty unflattering pose. Yeah, she has a little bit of a gut, but still a beautiful woman. That said, she doesn’t look very fit for 20 years of age.


9 posted on 09/09/2009 6:59:36 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Saije

She is kind of chunky for modeling, but then isn’t “plus size” a euphemism for flabby?. Bah, I never understood the importance of models anyway. Mannequins are cheaper and hold the clothes just as well.


10 posted on 09/09/2009 6:59:52 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: b4its2late
just gross
11 posted on 09/09/2009 7:00:53 PM PDT by Radix (Obama represents CHAINS for posterity.)
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To: BBell

Not too guilty....


12 posted on 09/09/2009 7:01:14 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Saije

she’s gotta heck of a “pooch” there...


13 posted on 09/09/2009 7:01:55 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Question Liberal Authority

1 stone = 14 pounds
12.5 Stone = 175 lbs
Also commonly referred out as 12 Stone 7


14 posted on 09/09/2009 7:01:56 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
What the hell is 12.5 stone? Why can’t these British papers speak English?

175lbs

15 posted on 09/09/2009 7:02:32 PM PDT by wastedyears (The best aid we could ever give Africa would be thousands of rifles to throw out their own dictators)
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To: Radix

Yes it is.... she’s a liberal


16 posted on 09/09/2009 7:03:16 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Saije

Not guilty


17 posted on 09/09/2009 7:04:12 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Google is your friend. 175 lbs.


18 posted on 09/09/2009 7:04:54 PM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: b4its2late
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19 posted on 09/09/2009 7:05:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: b4its2late

I’m sorry, but that is just too sick! How disgusting!


20 posted on 09/09/2009 7:06:32 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: b4its2late
One for the ladies.

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21 posted on 09/09/2009 7:08:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Saije
The Greeks would have loved her. Reminds me of many statues of Aphrodite.
22 posted on 09/09/2009 7:11:30 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: cripplecreek

I thought mine was bad............ Holy crap.


23 posted on 09/09/2009 7:11:37 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: devolve; All; BBell

Yikes, she’s got quite a stomach flap there! 175 lbs is not obese but it’s a bit hefty. I know a woman who weighs exactly that.

This model’s pose actually hides some of the the ‘heft’.


24 posted on 09/09/2009 7:22:30 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Saije
I always go here:

HTML Sandbox

I still don't know much

25 posted on 09/09/2009 7:32:30 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Saije

A woman who is nearly six feet tall and weighs 175 lbs, well, it says right here she need not worry all that much if she chooses to order a sandwich.


26 posted on 09/09/2009 7:32:30 PM PDT by stevem
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To: potlatch

Hey, she’s within my tolerances!

I have never understood why models are always so skinny they look starved.

A few years back I worked in an office with a modeling agency on the floor above. At least once a month an ambulance would show up to take one of the girls to the hospital. They’d pass out. They’d get dizzy and fall. They’d get nosebleeds that wouldn’t stop.

That gal may need to tone up a bit, but then, so do I.

I’n not casting any stones.


27 posted on 09/09/2009 7:32:35 PM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: Ronin
No, I don't ‘try’ to make fun of people but it IS the topic on this thread. As I said, I know a woman who weighs that and if this woman stood up she would be as large as Michelle Obama, and we all know what is said about her.
28 posted on 09/09/2009 7:37:46 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: BBell

Guilty.


29 posted on 09/09/2009 7:38:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Ronin
They’d get dizzy and fall. They’d get nosebleeds that wouldn’t stop.

Cocaine will do that to a person.

30 posted on 09/09/2009 7:43:25 PM PDT by Nachoman (Think of life as an adventure you don't survive.)
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To: cdcdawg

She’s flabby, but not particularly heavy for her height. To be honest, she looks kind of like me, only I’m 5’3”, 145 lbs., 43 years old, and I’ve had nine children.


31 posted on 09/09/2009 7:48:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is our duty: to zot their sorry arses into the next time zone." ~ Admin Mod)
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To: cdcdawg

I actually thought she was 40 something. 20 huh?


32 posted on 09/09/2009 8:04:00 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Sequoyah101

somebody needs to tell her that it doesn’t get any easier over the next 20+ years.


33 posted on 09/09/2009 8:06:21 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Saije
The young lady is a borderline model for Peter Paul Rubens.

It is only in the last 40 years or so that anorexia became fashionable. Before that, women were soft and curvy. See example below.

Screw the New York/Hollywood machine. Ruben's models were beautiful, healthy and very sexy women, not bulimic skeletons that the 'Fashion Mafia' keep trying to shove on us.

34 posted on 09/09/2009 8:06:33 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Ditto

ditto, Ditto... tasteful pictures and intelligent thought.


35 posted on 09/09/2009 8:36:51 PM PDT by deks
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To: Saije

36 posted on 09/09/2009 8:43:17 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: NeoCaveman; theDentist; SoothingDave; xsmommy

yep, that’s fat all right.........rme.


37 posted on 09/09/2009 8:43:49 PM PDT by tioga ("You lie!" Joe Wilson 9-9-09)
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To: deks

+1


38 posted on 09/09/2009 8:44:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Saije

Lizzie Miller

39 posted on 09/09/2009 8:45:01 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: tioga

..... NOT EVEN FOR EATING CRACKERS......


40 posted on 09/09/2009 8:45:35 PM PDT by oiler (Reagan Republicans Unite!!!!! It's the Constitution Stupid. Palin and Bachmann in 2012)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Guilty?

No Way!!!!!

41 posted on 09/09/2009 8:46:43 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Ditto

I’d agree. Please note that I had not seen your post before I made mine.


42 posted on 09/09/2009 8:52:21 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

I cannot tell a lie... I like skinny and petite. See my FReeper page.


43 posted on 09/09/2009 8:52:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I do too


44 posted on 09/09/2009 8:57:44 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

“Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”

—Sophia Loren

(definitely in my top 100 favorite quotes)

http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:LeF5uznfQDsJ:www.theoldfoodie.com/2006/06/chicken-tetrazzini.html+%22Sophia+Loren%22+%22pasta%22+%22quotation%22&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

the quote is about 1/5 of the way down the page


45 posted on 09/09/2009 9:04:20 PM PDT by VOA
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To: BBell


Natalie Wood, Malibu, 1963
46 posted on 09/09/2009 9:10:14 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tioga

Not guilty!


47 posted on 09/09/2009 9:25:17 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (ladies and gentlemen we are winning.Now it is time to work twice as hard)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

“What the hell is 12.5 stone?”

They threw 12 at the fatso and didn’t have the strength to hit with the 13th!

Had an apprentice years ago from England and he asked for the steps and everyone on the job just looked at him and laughed!


48 posted on 09/09/2009 9:29:10 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: oiler

Yep...Ritz or Saltines...I’ll even supply the Cheez Whiz.


49 posted on 09/09/2009 10:57:10 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

One stone equals 14 pounds.


50 posted on 09/09/2009 11:14:53 PM PDT by Justaham
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