Who says being big can’t be beautiful? Plus size models or some called it full figured models are making it big in the modeling industry. Take a look at Emme Aronson, being acknowledged as the first plus-size model to achieve widespread recognition in the United States. She hosts Fashion Emergency on E! and has appeared on most major US TV networks. She was named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” twice (1994 and 1999) and Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” (1997). She has a collectible doll named for her, and bearing her likeness.
Thinking back, she vividly remembers her first assignment, in 1990, with a big-name fashion photographer. “I was getting made up,” she recalls, “I was all excited”—until she overheard the photographer complaining. “He said that he didn’t want to shoot a quote-unquote ‘fatty,’ “says the 5’11”, 190-lb. Aronson. “The ad agency had to talk him through it. He was nasty.”
The first time I came to know about plus size models were when I was watching America’s Next Top Model (I forgot which cycle). They had a guest appearance Kate Dillon, who came to talk about health issues. A once size 6 model, her life started changing when she overcame her health issue (anorexia), making a comeback in the modeling industry with a size 14.
I think the main point here is that being beautiful doesn’t exactly means being all skinny and bones. I’ve seen people, way skinner than me go on strict diet, not eating this, not eating that. And when they do eat, they start puking after. What’s the point man? And the most vexing part is when they tell me
”Eh, I’m fat. I need to go on a diet.”
I look at them and question “what about me then?”
And their reply was “you’re just nice, really”
Magazines, being communication mediums are partly at ‘fault’ for setting the mindset of people. They always show ‘must have figures’ to encourage sales of their product yet indirectly, they are affecting the way people view themselves. Although there are plus size models out there, how often do we see them? I don’t think there has been any in Singapore, are there? This shows that Singaporeans aren’t being expose much. Then again, on how one view their body is base on how much self confident one has. If you think you’re hot, no one can change that fact except yourself.
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