Size 6 is now considered plus size. This is not a joke.
Size 6 is how Cindy Crawford and Christy Brinkley measured at the peak of their supermodel-ness. Yes, that is now plus size.
Plus Model Magazine says most runway models today meet the physical criteria for anorexia.
The magazine’s January 2012 issue (with Kasia from The CW’s America’s Next Top Model on the cover) has a pictorial, “Plus Size Bodies, What’s Wrong With Them Anyway?” which features a plus size model as well as an average size fashion model — in the nude — in an attempt to “open the minds of the fashion industry,” according to editor-in-chief, Madeline Figueroa-Jones. The skinny ideal is not always healthy, the magazine asserts, and seeing pin-thin models alienates most women.
Check out the photos (courtesy of Plus Model Magazine and photographer Victoria Janashvili) featuring plus size model Katya Zharkova along with her string bean counterpart and see if you think the modeling industry is even more whack than previously believed:
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