Wednesday, August 26, 2009

lizzie miller ~ glamour photo shoot



In case you haven't seen this Glamour photo of 20 year old model Lizzie Miller or read reader responses, you should check it out.

She's a beautiful, plus size model. That's right. Plus size. Looking around at society, I would hardly call this size 12 woman plus sized. In fact, she looks pretty average sized to me. So what the hell does that say about media and our perceptions of health and beauty if this women is dubbed as a plus size (particularly given the fact that a size 12 isn't even in the range of clothing associated with being overweight...) How does a size 18 or size 22 woman process being told that this woman is overweight and measure themselves up in comparison?

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, this has been an interesting case to follow, particularly since every interview I've seen of her on both tabloid and regular media shows has filmed her from the neck up. They show the picture, but not the actual girl that they are filming, so they can concentrate on her glamorous makeup and hide her 'large' hips.

    And of course it helps that she's ridiculously beautiful - model-esque. The real message is, "Look, she could be a model!" They did not get so excited over the many pictures Beth Ditto has done naked on magazine covers spotlighting her (still airbrushed) cellulite.

    Still, I do feel that this is mostly a positive thing and it's nice to see a picture of someone *I* sort of resemble (though without the body makeup that makes my skin honey-toned, of couse!).

    -V. ;D

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  2. I've always been a fan of plus-size models! There's a great site with lots of images of plus-size models here:

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com

    They're all gorgeous.

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