(Closed) i hate how this is considered "plus size"

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Post # 107
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Oh my god. Well, “plus sized” or not…she is my new girl crush I think! DAMN.

 

I want to cry that I will never have her curves. I doubt that’s the message these agencies think they’re sending with that label but this size 0 102lb girl wants to look LIKE THAT!!

Post # 108
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@kes18:  why are you feeding into what she said? She isnt changing her opinion. 

I dont mean that in a snarky way but a few bees have debated with her and she hasnt wavered.

Post # 109
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Bumble bee

Plus size model weighing in here….

When I signed my first contract 9 years ago with a major international agency, I was a US 12/14 and one of the first “fleets” of plus size models above a size 8, the former “vanguard” for the genre. Even still, there’s always been very little work and the boom is always in online/catalog…not really magazines or runways but at least a fuller figure was being recognized as suitable to model plus size clothing. That said, I still had to adhere to very strict size/measurement standards and maintain a very strict waist to hip proportion, almost more so than a straight model, my diet was extremely controlled and I was healthy (rebuttal to all the unhealthy nonsense, my frame alone has me above healthy bmi). I did lose measurement twice and as a result my contract wasn’t renewed after 4 years of relative success. I’m now a size 16 and represented by a local agency here in DC and there’s plenty of girls who are my size and even bigger that get great work with designers/companies who fit the plus size woman.

The term “plus size model” is enveloping anyone who doesn’t fit editorial criteria (US 00-4) it’s not labeling anyone over that standard plus size.

 

Post # 110
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@kes18:  why are you feeding into what she said? She isnt changing her opinion. 

I dont mean that in a snarky way but a few bees have debated with her and she hasnt wavered.

Post # 111
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@gelaine22:  I didn’t read the others before I replied to her!

Oh, and because I wouldn’t mind a reply.

Post # 112
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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@gelaine22:  and will not.  I still think she looks overweight.  As I have previously stated to all who have said she is not/does not look overweight, we will have to agree to disagree. 

height and weight alone are poor indicators of BMI, just FYI.  Calipers is the way to go. 

Post # 113
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Well strictly based on the interviews I read about her on-line, it would appear that Robyn Lawley has had some issues with her weight… and shes been anywhere from 136 lbs up to 180 lbs (that is a huge range of 44 lbs)

Her reported height is between 5-11 and 6-1… depending on where you read about her (People Magazine says 6-1)

Anyhow, if you calculate her BMI based on 6-0 you’d get a range between:

136 Lbs = 18.4 BMI

180 Lbs = 24.4 BMI

Which for arguments sake would say she has fluctuated within a healthy BMI number for her height (18.5 to 24.9 BMI)

And that would also account for the wide variation in her photos… as I say 44 lbs is a lot of difference.

I personally think she looks good in all the photos that have been linked here… beyond her being a very tall gal, and therefore having issues with buying / fitting into “regular” clothes just as a matter of fact.

I certainly don’t see her as being Overweight, or the usual definition of Plus Sized.

Hope this helps,

 

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