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Old 03-17-2017, 11:35 PM
 
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Was that woman in the photograph from San Antonio? Like Charles Barkley said, there's some "big ol women" down there.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:49 AM
 
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The more they make it comfortable for the "average" bodied (or even beyond) individuals to buy bikinis, etc., the bigger their customer base gets. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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All the women in that article were lovely.

The funny thing is that it's not so much about thin-vs-overweight as it is non-photoshopped/airbrushed -vs- photoshopped/airbrushed.

I've always laughed at all the people in magazines/ads. They airbrush the humanity right out of them.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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Ever hear the saying: "Dress for the Job you want, not the one that you have"? The same does not apply to body-type.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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While she could stand to lose some weight, she is more representative of American women than the rail thin models we see on most magazine covers and at the Victoria's Secret fashion shows.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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While she could stand to lose some weight, she is more representative of American women than the rail thin models we see on most magazine covers and at the Victoria's Secret fashion shows.
Maybe in pounds she is but that is almost where it ends. Typical women aren't as pretty as she is nor have the shape she does. The average woman cant just be sloppy and eat their way into a body like that so I will never understand the backlash plus sized models get. They are still models and should be considered that with no qualifiers because a lot of it is genetics that get them the work. But she and others like her should be more in demand because like a few previous posters have said it makes more sense and is a better representation of the product for women to be able to see what a swimsuit (or any garment) looks like on someone who has boobs and a butt, a tummy and some thighs rather then being on rail thin straight up and down models all the time.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Meh, not uncommon. People of any weight or built can have cellulite.

I really don't care if people hired to model clothing look like average people. It doesn't offend me.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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She's too heavy. I don't care about the cellulite, but I think she's too overweight. I feel the same way about men too. Women or men who are 40 or 50 pounds overweight or more shouldn't be models, IMO. Sure, America is overweight, but I don't think very overweight should be portrayed as a standard of beauty to emulate.
She's too heavy for what, though? Clothing models aren't necessarily supposed to be a standard of beauty to emulate, they're supposed to show how clothes look on a body. There are a lot of different body types. It makes sense to show what the clothes look on different bodies, so people can imagine what the clothes look like on them. Most women who are buying clothes from Target are probably not 5' 11" and weigh 120 pounds. Heck, most women in general don't look like that--they've got lumps and bumps and cellulite, there's no shame in being realistic.

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:10 AM
 
Location: equator
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What blows me away is they look like twins otherwise. Exact same very attractive face. Did I miss something?
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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What blows me away is they look like twins otherwise. Exact same very attractive face. Did I miss something?
The two pictures in the article are of the same woman, Denise Bidot.
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