So, I was checking out CNN this evening and saw this article. While I could normally care less about this sort of stuff, I saw a quote that struck me:
“Every time I hear the heartbeat, I just start bawling,” says the 5’11” beauty, who has been the face of plus-size modeling for over a decade.
Plus-size model. Nice to hear them refer to her as a beauty. I smiled. Til I saw this line in the same article:
The size 10 model isn’t too worried about getting back into shape after her baby is born.
Wait … WHAT?! When the hell is a size 10 considered plus-size? I mean, I’ve heard that the camera adds ten pounds, but that makes her what? A size 12? How are women – normal, non-emaciated women – supposed to feel good about themselves when they’re lumping a size 10 woman into the plus-size category?! As far as I’m concerned, she should be the one modeling regular clothes … isn’t that the average size for a woman in the U.S. anyway? No wonder clothes never look good on me … I was apparently the only one unaware that I should be shopping in the plus-size catalogs. Sigh.
To the fashion industry: can’t you people get it right?