Am I missing something? When did this become plus sized? This woman is absolutely stunning, and in my eyes, has a perfectly healthy and beautiful body. There is nothing ‘plus size’ about this. Society has given this body type a stigma that it can’t seem to shake. But why try when the other option is frightening?
‘Plus-size model Crystal Renn, knows a thing or two about the struggles of weight in the modeling industry. Once super-thin, Crystal would almost have a heart attack worried there might calories in Diet Coke.’ She is now a plus size model and says she would never turn back. She speaks on the environment that she was in while in the modeling industry at a young age. The pressure was constant and the pain was inevitable. In the end her decision to model for plus size agencies saved her life.
One on the left: Typical model size. One on the right: Size 12 “plus size” model. Who would you rather be?
I understand that insecurities fuel the desire for women to push themselves to unhealthy limits. In high school I bought diet pills when experiencing a huge amount of hate towards my body. They were green and practically the size of my big toe. I would consume those and large iced coffees from McDonalds like it was my passion. Then I would go play soccer, and it quickly turned into one of the worst decisions I have ever made. My anxiety was constant and I was so weak. I had massive headaches & my pee looked like a glow stick… Ya, just a bit off. I passed out while doing a drill at practice one day, and that is when I knew I had to change. Many of us have been there, where we sacrifice our health to comfort our ego. Fact of the matter is, no matter what you’re doing to change it, your body is made to be a certain way. If it is not comfortable it will fight what you’re trying to do. Often people forget this in the moment but pay for it in the long run.
A quote that relates to this subject helps us remember that many insecurities begin with hateful words from others. “Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you’ll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to intentionally hurt someone…” Don’t damage ones self esteem to feed yours. I hope that we can come together and embrace the fact that people come in all different shapes & sizes, to group one specific type together into what is ‘ideal’ is injudicious & low.
One more thing… Brae posted this on her facebook this evening & I had to share. I absolutely love this girl. ‘Yeah yeah yeah, Victoria Secret models are beautiful…but honey a real woman has an ass and thighs ;)’ I know, you love her too now. We need more women like that. Can I get an amen? I love you dolls, stay gorgeous! And shake what your momma gave you, for gods sake. XOXO