Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Katya No-cover Plus Model Mag


Katya Zharkova created a buzz this week with controversial lines like “Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today she weighs 23% less.” and “Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia." in the latest PLUS Model Magazine."

You see, when you drop "facts" like that people take notice. Let's not forget though, that dropping your draws also helps. So she did BOTH, because she's so invested in these issues. The plight of the modern plus sized beauty according to the mag, is about not being able to find fashionable options and the feeling of being bombarded with weight loss ads. The provoking part of it all is not just her bending over to show her jelly hams to the world, it's the fact that she is seen intimately embracing a mysterious "normal-size" model in a few of the shots. We don't really know what it means. Do they want the fashion worlds to embrace each other or are they just using sexuality in comparing their body shapes because they couldn't think of anything else?
Her confidence is really inspiring and she's beautiful to boot, not to mention flexible in her 5ft 10" frame.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, I wouldn't mind if magazines are going to use more models with a bit more fat. I mean, she doesn't has to have 'jelly hams', but at least look more healthy. All this crap about 'you have to be skinny to be beautiful' isn't good for insecure healthy girls who also want to be skinny. I'm also influenced by it, I constantly want to lose weight, even though I have a very healthy weight!



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