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Plus-Size Models Reimagine the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover
Yahoo Shine ^ | 06/03/2014 | By Lilit Marcus

Posted on 06/03/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT by Carbonsteel

Eariler this year, models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen went topless for the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But when three plus-size models, including supermodel Robyn Lawley, did a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the photo, it wasn't a satire – it was a way to show how women of all sizes can be sexy and confident in swimwear.

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In what universe are all those ladies plus size models? Especially the 3 on the left.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel
Yes, very sad. So called plus size models are what women looked like and were cherished 50 years ago. Marilyn Monroe would be plus sized by our standards. Non-plus models are essentially flag poles.
2 posted on 06/03/2014 10:13:05 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Carbonsteel

In a universe run by homo men.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Sam Gamgee

Im in agreement BUT - there are a couple of horses in that pic - you don’t get an ass like that eating bean curd and sprouts.....the one on the right has a clearly unhealthy appetite, and the resulting diabeetiss (Wilfred Brimley hat tip) high blood pressure and subsequent effects will substantially shorten her life.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (Hugh Jass, paging Mr Hugh Jass)
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To: Carbonsteel

They are pretty thick and heavier than a healthy size.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 10:19:00 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Carbonsteel

topless women are not selling swimsuits


6 posted on 06/03/2014 10:19:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Sam Gamgee
That's an often repeated myth, but it's not true.

Marilyn Monroe was 5'5", 115lbs, 35-22-35.

Nina Agdal, one of the SI swimsuit cover models this year is 5/9", 121lbs, 34-23-35.

They are effectively the same proportions, except that Agdal is 7% taller and 6% heavier.

7 posted on 06/03/2014 10:20:17 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: C19fan

I’ve noticed that almost all leading actresses under 40 are slender and small-busted. The only celebrity women who seem to be curvy are the reality-show types like Snookie and Kim Kardashian.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 10:21:17 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Carbonsteel
'Plus size' women are as "sexy" as 'big & tall' men.

You can put a dress & a pair of pumps on your uncle and call him auntie but he'll still be your uncle.

9 posted on 06/03/2014 10:21:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeaHawkFan

The one on the right is obviously obese.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 10:22:36 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

You’re using statistics and math.

How long will you last on FR?

/LOL


11 posted on 06/03/2014 10:22:56 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: wideawake

I commend you for your in-depth research and incisive analysis of the question..


12 posted on 06/03/2014 10:23:44 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: wideawake

Well to paraphrase the late Johnny Cochran

if the hips are wide, you must deride....


13 posted on 06/03/2014 10:23:48 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Carbonsteel

The two gals in the middle are attractive.

The one on the outside right is out of my league


14 posted on 06/03/2014 10:24:09 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Carbonsteel

the one to the far right definitely has to lose some pounds!


15 posted on 06/03/2014 10:24:26 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Steve_Seattle

There are a few exceptions. Like Katy Perry and Jennifer Lawrence.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 10:24:55 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel
kate upton photo: kate upton kate4_zps1e636cdd.gif

Kate Upton. 5'10", 33-25-36.

17 posted on 06/03/2014 10:25:11 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: wideawake

Baby got back!


18 posted on 06/03/2014 10:25:11 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: ken5050

The lack of visual aids is disappointing.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 10:26:27 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: wideawake

If those are accurate stats for Marilyn Monroe, she was much smaller than average, and a very nice shape.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 10:26:45 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

She wasn’t smaller than average..she was average..today..where girls get boob jobs for a HS graduation present..our senses have become conditioned to inflated bosoms..


21 posted on 06/03/2014 10:28:30 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: wideawake
Marilyn Monroe was 5'5", 115lbs, 35-22-35. Nina Agdal, one of the SI swimsuit cover models this year is 5/9", 121lbs, 34-23-35. They are effectively the same proportions, except that Agdal is 7% taller and 6% heavier.

Those actually are not the same proportions when height and weight increase by the same ratio. To take an extreme, think about a 6' tall man at 200 pounds, and a 3' tall child at 100 pounds. The adult may be reasonably proportioned, while the child is severely obese. The correct proportionate weight for Nida Agdal to match Marilyn Monroe's shape would be roughly 138 pounds at 5' 9" tall (1.0615^3 * 115 . . . actually not quite true for technical reasons; 134 pounds is a better match, but in either case, Nina is proportionately significantly slimmer).

22 posted on 06/03/2014 10:35:19 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: wideawake

weight should increase by the square of the height. If they were proportional, the taller model should weight about 132 pounds.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 10:35:36 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: shotgun

When baby got back, baby gots to wear granny panties.

Pass


24 posted on 06/03/2014 10:35:47 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: dangerdoc

Maybe weight should increase proportional to the cube? No time to think about it now.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 10:36:44 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: SeaHawkFan; ken5050
MM was of average height, with a below average waist and an above average bust.

Think of it like this: a bust to waist ratio of 35:22 is 1.6, vs. the average ratio which was 33:24.5 or 1.35.

That's a 20% variance in the ratio which, to a normal male observer is . . . eye-catching.

26 posted on 06/03/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Carbonsteel

Ladies, you are not “curvy”. The Sports Illustrated models are curvy. The Victories Secret models are curvy. You are fat.


27 posted on 06/03/2014 10:38:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Helen Mirren, age 22, in 1967:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-MQh1G8yrfqg/helen_mirren_in_herostratus_1967/

A bit of fat on a woman is normal, healthy, and highly attractive.

28 posted on 06/03/2014 10:40:08 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Snickering Hound

Perfection! Aaaah!


29 posted on 06/03/2014 10:40:45 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Steve_Seattle

Jessica Biel! Heh


30 posted on 06/03/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: PapaBear3625

True. Even with the rolls and ripples photoshopped out, they are still just just overweight.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 10:42:43 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: PapaBear3625

When they are that skinny, their curves come from a surgeon and a good photoshop artist.


32 posted on 06/03/2014 10:42:53 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Pollster1; dangerdoc
These are fair points.

These are nothing if not three dimensional calculations.

The variable here is the bust, for which MM was proportionately larger.

If Agdal had that, she would still probably be 7lbs or so underweight compared to MM.

33 posted on 06/03/2014 10:44:34 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Snickering Hound

Beats counting sheep by a mile!


34 posted on 06/03/2014 10:45:57 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: katana; All
Well worth watching....to make it easier..here's a direct link

On the same topic..if you can find a copy of "Boccaccio 70" the scene with Anita Ekberg is juts plain awesome...

35 posted on 06/03/2014 10:46:06 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: katana
Excellent.

Lookin' pretty good in 2014 too


36 posted on 06/03/2014 10:46:17 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I agree. I am all for fat shaming.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 10:46:38 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Sam Gamgee
Yes, very sad. So called plus size models are what women looked like and were cherished 50 years ago. Marilyn Monroe would be plus sized by our standards. Non-plus models are essentially flag poles.

No, when they talk about "plus size", these days, THIS is what they mean:

These women are clinically obese.

38 posted on 06/03/2014 10:46:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Carbonsteel

I agree. A size 12 is considered plus size and that is the average size of most women.


39 posted on 06/03/2014 10:48:13 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: dangerdoc
Maybe weight should increase proportional to the cube?

the square of the root is inversely proportional to the angle of the dangle ...

40 posted on 06/03/2014 10:48:42 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: bankwalker

Do you have to factor in wet bulb temp?


41 posted on 06/03/2014 10:49:33 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Snickering Hound

Now THATS a proper easter beer bunny !!!!


42 posted on 06/03/2014 10:50:07 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: PapaBear3625

To Laz, that’s called just another Saturday night


43 posted on 06/03/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: ken5050

I was reffering only to her heigt and weight.


44 posted on 06/03/2014 10:54:24 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

well....just try and do better next time....(g)


45 posted on 06/03/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: PapaBear3625
These women are clinically obese.

Nah, they're just fat asses.

The problem is that they think they look good.

They would be wrong.

46 posted on 06/03/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: C19fan

Spot on and when will women stop sympathizing with them and recognize that homosexuals don’t like women. They’re the competition.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 11:03:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: PapaBear3625

They need to shop here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6W2tXk6yBs


48 posted on 06/03/2014 11:03:54 AM PDT by fredhead (Join the Navy and see the world.....77% of which is covered in water.)
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To: Carbonsteel

I think they are overweight-especially the one on the right-and she needs to drop 30 pounds or so. I’m not young, but still weigh the same 108-110, wear the same size 5 I did at 17-I’m 5’9” and small-boned. I don’t appeal to guys who like those full figured women, but that it okay-I don’t like full figured guys...

Having a job that requires physical work and liking the Atkins/paleo diet for plenty of protein might have something to do with it.


49 posted on 06/03/2014 11:04:20 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: wideawake

Usually the thoughtful analysis comes after post 50.


50 posted on 06/03/2014 11:05:21 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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