5 Truths 🔐 about plus Sized Modeling 💃 Revealed 😱 ...

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I'm here with truths about plus-size modeling revealed. First, let me be clear. I am pointing out that there is a reason to distrust plus-size MODELING, not the models themselves. First, like everyone, models may gain and lose weight. Second, plus-sized models have little control over the fashion industry’s conception of what a plus-sized model is. Industry observers have noted that the term “plus-sized model” has been used to apply to models of sizes ranging anywhere from size 8 (gasp) to size 14 (believed to be the average American women’s size) to sizes above.

But when you read what the industry is doing to meet the demand for real women with real curves, you may wonder if we have gotten any closer to an authentic embrace of real women, or just sidetracked into another dead-end. If you ever been suspicious of the plus-size phenomenon, read on for some truths about plus-size modeling revealed.

1. “Fat Suits”

It’s hard to believe, but some advertising campaigns ask plus-size models to use “fat suits”— extra padding to inflate the models’ girth—say from size 12 to size 16. Obviously, in this case, the idea is to fool viewers into the thinking the model is larger than she actually is.

Alternately, padding is sometimes used to re-shape the model. Say, for example, a model is busty – a bit bigger on the top than below the waist, she may be asked to pad below the waist to appear more proportionate.

Seeing that the whole concept behind plus-size models was to represent women more accurately, this practice seems deceptive if not downright unethical. If the idea is to represent “real” women, then why introduce fake bulk? That's one of the worst truths about plus-size modeling revealed.

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