Robyn Lawley is a very, very beautiful model who happens to be 6’2” (!) and plus-size. Seriously, look at that screencap up there, she is outrageously beautiful. Anyway, Lawley’s career’s been blowing up–a few major covers, lingerie campaigns, landing the watershed gig of first plus-size Ralph Lauren model. Although Lawley’s breaking boundaries left and right, unfortunately, we still have a ways to go: Good Morning America invited Lawley on the show–ostensibly to celebrate what her success represents–but, not thirty seconds in, asks: “Do you mind telling me how much you weigh?”
Lawley’s response is incredibly diplomatic, “Well, I’m a size twelve, and I think weight doesn’t really matter.”
While on the subject of weight and body image, the interviewer displays even more impressive obliviousness, saying, “You did say that, for a while, you dabbled in eating disorders just to try and shed the pounds,” meaning Lawley’s start as a straight-size model. For the record, eating disorders, like cannibalism, aren’t something you “dabble” in. As New York points out, “‘dabble’ should be reserved for activities like learning a foreign language or signing up for pottery classes at your local Y.”
Lawley, again, keeps her cool, “I think, yeah, at that age , I was trying anything and everything. You know, when someone says, ‘I want to become a model,’ you just automatically think, Oh, I’ll have to be skinny, and I’ll have to lose weight, so no one was really worried about me at the time either. They just thought it was a way for me to become a model.”
Luckily, things got better for Lawley–she went to France, “fell in love with food all over again,” came back (to her native Australia) “a lot bigger” and approached a plus-size modeling agency. Things went up from there. Here’s the video.