Naked Fat Girl Extravaganza

Glamour magazine released a photo of a normal looking woman in their September issue. Anyone larger than a six is considered “plus-size” in the fashion industry. Initially unnamed, Lizzi Miller was known as the “woman on p. 194″ to the thousands of readers who wrote in with comments like “This beautiful woman has a real stomach and did I even see a few stretch marks? This is how my belly looks after giving birth to my two amazing kids! This photo made me want to shout from the rooftops.” I realize that it’s not new to have these features, but it sounds like Glamour is committed to modeling more normal looking people. I couldn’t resist borrowing from Kate Harding on Jezebel.com who calls it the naked fat girl extravaganza.

The "woman on p. 194"

The "woman on p. 194"

Found this story via Ellen, one of my favorite celebrities. Watch the clip:

  • N. Kowalski

    I am encouraged to see any change at all to the media’s portrayal of beauty. I have found, in my life experience, and more and more as I get older, that there is beauty in all people, and there are interesting things about all people. It is a shame that we are told in so many ways what beauty is, and that many people have been programmed to believe that beauty is only a certain thing.

  • N. Kowalski

    I am encouraged to see any change at all to the media’s portrayal of beauty. I have found, in my life experience, and more and more as I get older, that there is beauty in all people, and there are interesting things about all people. It is a shame that we are told in so many ways what beauty is, and that many people have been programmed to believe that beauty is only a certain thing.

    • http://zepfanman.com J. J.

      Well said, amigo.

  • http://zepfanman.com/ J. J.

    Well said, amigo.

  • Lois

    I’ve always been a fan of plus-size models! There’s a great site with many images of plus-size models here:

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

    They’re all gorgeous.

    The site’s forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xocalliebearxo Caroline Burns

    Shes beautiful

  • http://www.facebook.com/xocalliebearxo Caroline Burns

    Shes beautiful

  • bats :[

    Geez…I’d give a lot (and I have a lot to give :) to be fat like this wonderful woman.