• Tue, Jan 10 2012

Plus Model Editorial Features Provocative Quotes About Underweight Fashion Models [NSFW]

Did you know that fashion models are getting smaller and smaller? You don’t say! The latest issue of Plus Model Magazine contains an editorial that juxtaposes photos of voluptuous plus-size model Katya Zharkova with provocative quotes like “Most runway models meet the BMI physical criteria for anorexia.” As with many plus size editorials, she’s naked, perhaps to protest the lack of nice clothing in her size. Click through to creep on sexy pics of Katya and learn some depressing facts.

(Via Fashionista)

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  • Lindsey

    I love the pose in slide number one!

  • caroline

    FYI – the physical criteria for anorexia is a refusal to maintain at least 85% of the expected body weight for your height and shape. So yeah, 15% underweight, along with other criteria = anorexia.

    • Jenn

      Yeah, there are physical criteria for a diagnosis of anorexia, regardless of mental behaviors. I believe you also have to have one of the accompanying complications, like loss of menstrual period. It’s great to be told that, even though you’re restricting calories to under 800 per day, you’re not skinny enough to be anorexic.

    • Jamie Peck

      Good to know! Makes sense.

    • Steph

      There are more as well, but these cover some of them.

  • h

    hot

  • Somnilee

    We all know fashion models are skinny, but I think it’s really thrown into light when they’re next to a gorgeous, average (if that’s “plus” then so be it) sized woman.
    For me, it’s always the arms it shows on most – yes, your frame is skinny, but the arms look like sticks. You can really see that in the third and fourth slides.

  • Patricia

    One of her quotes answered the question I was about to make: what’s the actual siye of plus-size models? Because although she is obvioulsy not skinny-average model, to me “plus size” is Melissa McCarthy, no? I mean, how many models are there that look like her?

    To me, Kasia is an average looking woman, Melissa McCarthy is plus-size and Kate Moss is PLEASE-have-a-cookie skinny. Which, all are beautiful in their own way.

  • Ashley Cardiff

    “Is scissoring a cure for anorexia?”

    Hat’s off, Jamie.

  • Tulin, Executive Marketing & Creative Director of PLUS Model Magazine

    Thank you Jaime for covering the story! You can see the original blog post and link to editorial at http://www.plus-model-mag.com. We have the amazing Kasia on the cover and in a seperate editorial in this month’s issue (http://issuu.com/PLUSMODELMAG/docs/plus_model_magazine_plus_size_january_2012/1) but the model in this editorial is Katya Zharkova of Wilhelmina NYC. Thank you again for the coverage!

  • heather

    Plus size models,as with “straight size models” are smaller than the women they represent. just s the size 0′s and 2′s represent the “average” woman, the “Plus Size” Models are anywhere from size 8 to 18. Yes, a size 8 woman is considered Plus Size in the fashion industry. Models are always smaller than the group they represent..that’s just how it is…

    • NotThumper

      That might be “how it is” but that was the whole point…that SHOULDN’T be how it is. It’s sick.

  • chickie

    am i the only one who noticed the not so air brushed pimples on the skinny models arse?

    • NotThumper

      I saw them too…thought I was seeing things!

    • Carla

      I thought they were pimples at first, but if you really look, you’ll notice that this is a VERY freckled person.

  • Tulip

    What happened to the model’s head in slide #4?

  • cdm

    I have no interest looking at either one of those unattractive women naked. Back fat NOR that little boy body are attractive. Gross!

    • Steph

      You are a part of the problem with society.

  • Chelsea

    I love the protective way she hides the face of the more slender model (and I appreciate that they went with a low-end-of-healthy lady rather than a *total* stick of a girl, though, given the choice, I’d still rather ogle Kasia). This was excellent work on the part of the photographer as well as the model; beautifully posed.

  • M -

    Aren’t the size differences between 10 years ago and today explained by vanity sizing? It’s like when people mention that Marilyn Monroe was a size 14 or something (sorry, I don’t understand American sizing) – she would have a much, much smaller size in today’s world.

  • brett

    all you pigs are ugly … lose some weight … this isn’t ancient rome where ‘fat’ meant wealthy

    • NotThumper

      I’d LOVE to know what you look like… LMAO!

    • chickie

      wow that wasnt very nice. but im sure that by name calling your just compensating for a small penis

    • Steph

      And you, Brett, are part of the problem.

  • Eve

    The poses with the thinner model are a little creepy– the skinny model looks like she’s scared of the photographer and Kasia is having to protect her. Not bad at all, I just find it ever-so-slightly disturbing.

  • Lucille Bluth

    Another hypocritical article that tells us to “accept all unique body types” while portraying thin women as anorexic and undesirable. As a lady that has been skinny all her life despite how much I eat, I am sick of this.

    • Lalli

      I can appreciate your comment since I was a size 0 until my early 20′s and a size 2 until I was 28. I’m now a 6 and LOVE it. I popped out in all the right places and love my fuller body. But I felt beautiful with both bodies…although I have to admit that I and my husband enjoy how my 34 D’s, hips and bottom have rounded out. LMAO. ALL WOMEN OF ALL SIZES CAN BE BEAUTIFUL. STOP HATIN’ BIG GIRL ARTICLE. LOL

  • Lola B

    DOES SOMEBODY HAVE AN AX TO GRIND. I THINK FULLER WOMEN WEAR THERE CLOTHES BETTER. MOST SEEM TO BE MORE PROPORTIONATE. IF YOU SMALLER U ARE ALWAYS HAVING TO GET THEM TAILORED.

    • Sam

      Why are you yelling? Lol

      But I see what you’re saying, I’m a thin girl and I can’t pull off certain looks that fuller girls can, but on the flip side it could be said fuller girls can’t pull off certain things smaller girls can. If evens out. If you feel confident and attractive, people will often times perceive you that way.

  • Juniysa

    Are people completely missing the point here? There’s an unsatisfied niche market! Don’t get your panties twisted over what is a ‘real’ woman and what isn’t! This article is about a growing market of women who are not having their needs and wants met! Business opportunity?!?

    http://juniysa.blogspot.com/2012/01/whats-wrong-with-plus-sized-bodies-real.html

  • Annie

    The model in these pictures (except for the last one) is Katya Zharkova, not Kasia. Might be a good thing to correct…

  • Allison

    “Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman.
    Today she weighs 22% less.”

    That doesn’t actually mean that much. According to the CDC, about one third of all Americans is obese, and another third is overweight.” I do not support the absurdly skinny body types often used in modeling today, but the fact remains that the average American woman is significantly larger than she was twenty years ago. It’s unfair to condemn some women for being to skinny but not those that are too fat. Neither is healthy.

    As for American numbered sizes, those have absolutely nothing to do with any real measurements. Even today, every woman knows that she may not be the same “number” with every brand, store, or cut. Don’t make judgments based on that.

    • Katrina

      Oh, look! Some one with some sense!

  • Alexandra

    I get the “love your body at any shape guuuurl” but you’re not going to get your point across very well when you criticize skinny women in the process. Also I could barely even focus on the message with lardo hogging up all the space. See what I did there? In all seriousness, anorexia OR obesity shouldn’t be glorified. Worldwide and particularly in the US obesity is a much bigger concern yet I feel anorexia gets way more attention. Considering that more than half of this country is obese and less than 5% (from what I’ve heard, but correct me if I’m wrong here) is anorexic its pretty weird.

  • Woah

    Wait. this is crazy awkward. its like lesbian porn plus depressing facts

  • Woman

    I think the plus sized woman is VERY beautiful. But I found the pictures of her with the smallerish woman a little disturbing. Makes me wonder if when I am with a woman it looks like I am trying to absorb her.

    Overall, I like my women to look like women and not gawky teenage girls/boys and the same thing goes for the way I like my men. I like them to look like men and not all muscle mass or skin and bones. Curves are wonderfully beautiful and I find the look of bones through skin to be such a turn off.

    It is difficult to say anything more about body shape or preference beacause everyone is different.

    I am called “Amazon Woman” because I am quite litteraly shoulders and head above most other women. I am proportionate from head to toe and shop in the plus size stores. They do not make clothes to fit me as my wrists, belly and ankles hang out of almost all my clothes. I wish they would make clothes for taller plus size women who are over six foot.

  • lucygoosey74

    Katya, you look marvelous!