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Nancy Upton American Apparel Saga Comes To A Predictably Disappointing End

Nancy Upton American Apparel Saga Comes To A Predictably Disappointing End

Following the public brou-ha-ha that erupted over Nancy Upton’s hilarious skewering of American Apparel’s “Next BIG Thing” chubby model contest, the company attempted to win her over by flying her to L.A., giving her a tour of their factory, and talking to her about how to market to plus size women in a way that would actually make them want to buy their clothes. Well, now Nancy is back from the trip, and has written a blog post that expresses her utter ambivalence over the efforts the company made to convince her they’re better than that contest made them seem. More »