But if I said, ‘I’m a model,’ [they were] disappointed that I’m bigger.With all the backlash over black women’s use of the word thick to describe a wide variety of sizes, it’s not surprising that “plus-size” is seen as equally ambiguous.New opening: Whitney Thompson launches Beauty In Curves & SLi NK boutique yesterday and is carrying the torch for curvy women after being the first ever plus-size model to win America's Next Top Model in 2008 ‘In London, there aren’t that many plus-size options or designers.The UK is behind in identifying with the plus-size consumer.
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I’m not sure that America has embraced it necessarily but they have got the products.’Sharing her top tips on dressing, Whitney emphasised one key point: ‘Wear clothes that fit you,’ she said. Women try and cover themselves up so they wear clothes that are too big but it makes them look frumpy.
I cut the sizes out of everything - you don’t need to know.‘Plus-size starts at a size 6 (UK size 10) in the U. but the average woman is a size 10 (UK size 14) so we are telling people that even if you’re half the size of the average woman, you’re too fat. Probably because it sells; it makes women feel bad about themselves and they buy more products.
, Whitney is the perfect spokesmodel for the average, healthy American woman looking for love.
As she says in her press release, “Anyone who has looked for love online, like me, is familiar with the cycle: post ‘flattering’ photos to get attention, then stress about the face-to-face meeting...