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Magazine editorial reveals shocking disparity between sizes of models and real women
FoxNews.com ^ | January 12, 2012

Posted on 01/12/2012 8:24:46 AM PST by US Navy Vet

A size 6 is now plus size in the fashion world, and most runway models meet the physical criteria for anorexia, according to a report that offers shocking insight into the disparity between models and the real-life women they are purporting to represent.

In the January issue of PLUS Model Magazine, plus size model Katya Zharkova and a straight size model are seen in the nude in an attempt to “open the minds of the fashion industry," which is stepping further away from reality, according to PLUS founder and editor-in-chief, Madeline Figueroa Jones.

Photo courtesy of PLUS Model Magazine.

The magazine reveals that some of today’s plus size models are wearing the same size as models Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford at the height of their fame in the 1990s. Zharkova, 28, wears a size 14

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It's because the PERVERTED FAGGOTS that "run" the "Fashion Industry" want EVERY one of thier "Models" to look like a 12 Year Old boy because THAT is what they pine after!
1 posted on 01/12/2012 8:24:56 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

then women need to not buy so darn much. and only clothes that flatter, do not make women look like 12 year old boys.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 8:28:03 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes and yes. Most red-blooded, heterosexual men prefer women that look like women, not pre-pubescent boys.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 8:28:13 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: US Navy Vet

“...disparity between sizes of models and real women “

So models aren’t real women?


4 posted on 01/12/2012 8:28:38 AM PST by Castigar
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To: US Navy Vet
It's because the PERVERTED FAGGOTS that "run" the "Fashion Industry" want EVERY one of thier "Models" to look like a 12 Year Old boy because THAT is what they pine after!

That is so disgusting. Especially when it's true.

How many people lived in Sodom and Gomorrah and have we exceeded the threshold they exceeded that caused God to destroy them (and save Lot and family)?

5 posted on 01/12/2012 8:29:37 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“Not since two became the new four and zero became the new two.”


6 posted on 01/12/2012 8:30:34 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: US Navy Vet
The magazine reveals that some of today’s plus size models are wearing the same size as models Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford at the height of their fame in the 1990s.

Considering that these three were not even close to being mildly chubby let alone "plus sized", that is a bit disturbing.

7 posted on 01/12/2012 8:31:15 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Boardwalk

Size 0 is the new 2, 2 is the new 4 and 6 is the new 14.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 8:31:44 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: US Navy Vet
In the January issue of PLUS Model Magazine, plus size model Katya Zharkova and a straight size model are seen in the nude in an attempt to “open the minds of the fashion industry," which is stepping further away from reality, according to PLUS founder and editor-in-chief, Madeline Figueroa Jones.

TTIWWP

9 posted on 01/12/2012 8:32:08 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Duh. Most of the models I see today are pure skank.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 8:32:43 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: US Navy Vet

Amen brother.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 8:34:10 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: US Navy Vet

This was actually news when... 1980? Sheesh. What woman doesn’t know THAT?


12 posted on 01/12/2012 8:35:47 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“”Duh. Most of the models I see today are pure skank.””

You know dat. Just as bad as the women with big fake chesticles and plastic fish lips. EWWWW!!!!!


13 posted on 01/12/2012 8:36:12 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: US Navy Vet
This is what A REAL WOMAN looks like:

It's because the PERVERTED FAGGOTS that "run" the "Fashion Industry" want EVERY one of their "Models" to look like a 12 Year Old boy because THAT is what they pine after!

Couldn't have put it better.

14 posted on 01/12/2012 8:36:31 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: US Navy Vet
The magazine reveals that some of today’s plus size models are wearing the same size as models Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford at the height of their fame in the 1990s. Zharkova, 28, wears a size 14

I remember not too long ago reading about a model who was 5'10" and 157 lbs being told she was too heavy to be a plus-size model.

15 posted on 01/12/2012 8:36:56 AM PST by Drew68
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To: US Navy Vet

“Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Today she weighs 23 percent less”

More like women have gotten fatter, not that models have gotten skinnier. We used to joke about “Muffin Tops” in the 90’s but now women, and men, are simply obese.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 8:37:14 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Looking at the not safe for work pics (particularly the last one), the "plus" model is normal-size, while the "regular" model looks like she was just released from a nazi concentration camp.
17 posted on 01/12/2012 8:38:34 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: US Navy Vet
I used to work for a Garment Manufacturer. One of their divisions was exceptionally high end stuff, mostly for women.

The Division had an "Employees only" sale - got rid of samples, one-offs, and the like. I mentioned it to one of my co-workers, thought that she might like a deal or two.

She thought I was joking. The company only manufactured sizes 0, 1, 2, and 3. My co-worker was, I dunno, "normal"? I didn't ask, but def. not in the 0-3 size range.

And you're right, the place was populated by bitchy Asian women, and even bitchier gays, from the owner right on down. They liked me, OK, though, because I fixed their computers. Before me, if a computer didn't work right, they unplugged it, threw it in a closet, and bought a new one. They had $200-300K in wasted equipment when I got there, most all of it easily reparable...... Place must have just about had a license to print money.

18 posted on 01/12/2012 8:40:50 AM PST by wbill
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To: CodeToad

a fat woman magazine publishes an article about fat women models are better.....


19 posted on 01/12/2012 8:41:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: CodeToad

You are correct. I also don’t believe for one moment that Cindy Crawford, or any of the other models listed was ever a size 14.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 8:42:44 AM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ve never understood the “heroin addict” look most of the models seem to be cultivating either.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 8:43:00 AM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: PapaBear3625

For viewing after work...


22 posted on 01/12/2012 8:43:32 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: South Hawthorne

That young lady is simply mouth-watering.
And yes, the homosexuals that define fashion trends are purposefully picking models that closely resemble boys.


23 posted on 01/12/2012 8:45:22 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: US Navy Vet
This surprises anyone? Come on.....it's called entertainment and theater....if the Straits of Hormuz were a size 6......

Stay focused!

24 posted on 01/12/2012 8:46:02 AM PST by yoe
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To: South Hawthorne

My former was a size 0 and she is a real woman.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 8:46:22 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s OK to weigh 110#, it’s not OK to weigh 110# and be 6 ft. tall. If the models were 5’-4” they would look better and be more attractive.


26 posted on 01/12/2012 8:46:39 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Maverick68

the designers also pick the women who most resemble their taylor manequin. they design the clothes to drape on that mold so they need models to display it the same.

Homosexuals can not understand that men want women to look like women.

Then again it is also homosexual women who run the fashion magazines.


27 posted on 01/12/2012 8:48:21 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: beandog

No but the article states that a size 6 is now considered a plus size. I am betting that some of the models we grew up with were a 4 or 6.


28 posted on 01/12/2012 8:48:55 AM PST by momtothree
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To: South Hawthorne; windcliff

¨Uh homina-homina....¨


29 posted on 01/12/2012 8:52:05 AM PST by onedoug
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To: US Navy Vet
A size 6 is now plus size in the fashion world

A size 6 is not what it used to be. I buy vintage and I know. If you fit a size 6 that was manufactured in 1970, the size 6 made today is going to be very, very big on you.

I was just shopping the other day, trying to find a petite size zero or even a 2; girls size 12 are similar, but who wants to walk around wearing glitter, lollipops and unicorns? :(

30 posted on 01/12/2012 8:57:35 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: South Hawthorne

Dayum.

*thud*


31 posted on 01/12/2012 8:59:09 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: CodeToad

That is true, yes. However, the models ARE getting skinnier as well. It is moving in opposite directions.

It seems that as America gets fatter, the ideals that Hollywood feeds us as “beautiful” get thinner, and further from attainability.


32 posted on 01/12/2012 8:59:58 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Drew68

That doesn’t even enter the “a bit chubby” matrix IMHO.

Granted I myself have a lot of weight to lose, but still.


33 posted on 01/12/2012 9:01:07 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: momtothree

What they have done with sizes is utterly ridiculous. I have been a size 10 for more than 30 years. Last spring I was buying a new outfit, something I hadn’t done in a number of years. According to the particular line of clothing in this store - I am a 4 or 6. Never in my life have I ever worn that size.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 9:07:17 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m going to go against all of you here. Go back to the 1950s and your average woman on the street was much much thinner than the average lardass piggies you see everyday today. They have changed the dress sizes too. Used to be a size 4 was an extremely skinny woman, and a size 6 was about as thin as you could get and still have breasts. Nowdays a size 6 is a chubby little piggy.


35 posted on 01/12/2012 9:08:03 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Gabz

Okay Gabz... I demand that line of clothing! A size 10 to a 4... give it to ME right now. LOL!


36 posted on 01/12/2012 9:09:40 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Lady Lucky
I was just shopping the other day, trying to find a petite size zero or even a 2; girls size 12 are similar, but who wants to walk around wearing glitter, lollipops and unicorns? :(

My wife has the same problem. Despite being 30-years old and having borne me two sons, she remains very small. About 5'1" and 95 lbs. Nothing "adult" fits her at all. We either have to look in the very limited petite section or the age-innapropriate juniors' or children's section for clothes that fit her. Yes, she has t-shirts with glitter and butterflies. But, at least they fit!

37 posted on 01/12/2012 9:09:41 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Gabz

Okay Gabz... I demand that line of clothing! A size 10 to a 4... give it to ME right now. LOL!


38 posted on 01/12/2012 9:10:01 AM PST by momtothree
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To: US Navy Vet

To clarify, the shopping I did was at a mall selling new clothes. Online you can still find lots of good vintage clothing in petite sizes. In the stores, they often pinch the garment with clips and hangers to make it look smaller, then when you examine it you find there’s enough extra material there to cover two people.

Small people need to learn to sew. And don’t even get me started about women with feet smaller than a size 5.

Then there’s all the pigeon-toed models out there. When did apparent hip dislocation become attractive??? I’m getting depressed now...


39 posted on 01/12/2012 9:10:11 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Yes-—but the perceptions of “what is beautiful” is laid down by the culture. Our cultures is presenting unattainable (if you stay healthy) goals to girls which destroy their health and eating. The comparison which is necessary when you are growing up-—you have to have role models and ideals—warps their perceptions of beauty.

These perceptions are destroying many girls. (Homosexuals care most about lust—not about what they do to societies. They are immoral by their very actions of demeaning their own bodies and that of others.) They despise women and don’t care if they destroy them-—in fact, they would like that world as long as boys were being supplied to them.

Culture always affects perceptions and attitudes. That is why the culture is important in civil societies. We have allowed our culture to be taken over by a few Marxists who control all MSM and the schools to determine what those “ideals” are.

Parents (if they are good) need to protect their children from much of the current culture because Marxists have been destroying the ideas of Virtue since the 50’s-—starting with the flooding our culture with the ideas of Kinsey the pedophile and Hugh Hefner—the ideas of people whom objectify human beings and use them for demeaning purposes.

Virtue needs to be promoted in healthy societies. Ours is very sick and corrupt. This is written about at length by many authors-—in documenting the destruction of our schools and institutions-—takeover by the Fabian socialists to destroy Christianity and the Natural Family—the two pillars of Western Civilization. John Dewey took the major step in starting indoctrination into moral relativism and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. established our legal system so that it would be Rule of Man instead of Rule of Law—so chaos and obscenity would be promoted.


40 posted on 01/12/2012 9:12:00 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: CodeToad

“Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Today she weighs 23 percent less”

More like women have gotten fatter, not that models have gotten skinnier. We used to joke about “Muffin Tops” in the 90’s but now women, and men, are simply obese.
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I think if you go back to the 1950s and 1940s, you will find that the models and movie stars actually weighed MORE than the average single woman on the street. People used to be very skinny by today’s standards.


41 posted on 01/12/2012 9:12:19 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: momtothree

Tell me about it. I held up the size 6 skirt (I really liked it, so I didn’t care what size it was - it fit) against a size 10 skirt I’ve had since the 80s and they were the same size.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 9:13:25 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Drew68

Tell her to shop on ebay. It’s a terrible place for sellers but paradise for buyers. Their vintage category is pure joy. And even the new merchandise has lots to offer to petites, just make sure you don’t mistake a vintage 2 for a modern 2.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 9:13:25 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Lady Lucky
who wants to walk around wearing glitter, lollipops and unicorns?

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44 posted on 01/12/2012 9:13:45 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: Lady Lucky

Pictures. We want pictures...

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45 posted on 01/12/2012 9:14:22 AM PST by null and void (Day 1086 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: US Navy Vet

Big girls are like mopeds they are a lot of fun to ride as long as your friends don’t see you.


46 posted on 01/12/2012 9:16:07 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: US Navy Vet
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47 posted on 01/12/2012 9:16:42 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: Lady Lucky

Haha

Last friday my date made me watch a runway model show. I noticed the same thing. They were all pigeon toed with knobby knees and many had overly large facial bones. I don’t get it either.


48 posted on 01/12/2012 9:17:04 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: PapaBear3625

I can’t get that link to work.


49 posted on 01/12/2012 9:17:41 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mamelukesabre
They have changed the dress sizes too. Used to be a size 4 was an extremely skinny woman, and a size 6 was about as thin as you could get and still have breasts. Nowdays a size 6 is a chubby little piggy.

I totally agree with you about how they have changed the dress sizes, but totally disagree with you about what sizes were and now are.

I'm 5'10 and 115-125# and have always wore a 10. As I explained in another post, I now wear a 6, which compared to an older 10 is practically identical.

I don't consider myself a chubby little piggy by any stretch of the imagination.

50 posted on 01/12/2012 9:18:46 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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