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  • Most of them are far to thin they look sick not sexy!!!!!!!!!1
  • Definitely and they look so sick
  • Yes, that is very retarted that they would. You'd think they were eating Toaster Strudels all day long or something.
  • Yes! I am not into the supermodel type. I do not consider a size 8 or 10 to be a plus size at all.
  • I think most fashion models are too skinny. I heard on the show "America's Next Top Model" that designers want the models to be hangers for clothing. That's demeaning. The whole fashion industry needs a good shake up. There is nothing wrong with being thin if that's how you are naturally. But most people fall somewhere between being very thin and very fat. I think the fashion industry should reflect that. And I do not think a size 8 or 10 is plus sized.
  • That's the idiot Tyra Banks and that stupid pointless America's next top model show. More than retarted...
  • Yes, I do think most models- runway, usually- are far too thin. Three models (two of them were sisters) died not long ago from weight-related complications. I think it creates a VERY unrealistic ideal that impressionable minds can be affected by. Let me say that the media does not cause eating disorders, but I certainly think it has a negative effect on womens' (and men's) self-image, and can be very damaging to those who already have a clinical problem. Think I read somewhere that the average north American woman is 5'4 and 140 lbs, and the average runway model is 5'11 and 113 lbs. Hm.
  • Way too skinny and way too young...Of course, they are poreless! They are 13 years old....This trend has hope of reversing however...see Dove's 'real women' campaign (which I applaud).
  • That is pretty pathetic. Why would someone think that skeletons are beautiful? I didn't find the one hanging in my biology studies classes beautiful, even when we dressed it up for halloween!
  • I definitely think models are too skinny. I wouldn't have used the word "retarded" to describe it, but yeah, I might agree to it anyway. I think an 8 or a 10 is generally healthy. I'm somewhere between a 6 and an 8 usually (I'm pregnant at the moment, and don't fit those categories at all currently) and I think I'm slightly towards the thin side of healthy. Much thinner than I am and it starts being too bony and not enough muscle... I often feel like I'm too bony as it is, though I am healthy and can't gain weight if I try.
  • Models are waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy to skinny! Size 00 - what's that all about? That's practically skeletal. Size 8 or 10 is certainly not a plus size. If that were the case what would a size 16 be? Triple plus? I'd love to be a size 8 or 10.
  • What a joke!! They don't eat enough to keep their brains nurished!! Somebody, they need help!! Feed a model today!!
  • Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. My wife is very hot and she is a 12/14. She is curvy! Most men like a little "junk in the trunk".
  • I think most of them are too skinny buthonestly some of them I would die to look like. I think size 8 and 10 is big but certainatly not plus size.
  • I think that 80% of the models today are too skinny - unreal if you ask me - not to many people fit the "model" size. Shopping for clothes is like a chore - I dread seeing my size only to find out it's either made in china and too small or it's too big. The sizes 8 & 10 are no where near close to being "Plus Size". I would say size 20 and up would be considered plus size - anything shy of that is simply average.
  • when they're comparing so many size two and for models to average size women... they're going to be a little bit off
  • no. i personaly like the way that models look. but it is retarded that they think 8 or 10 is a plus size.
  • I think that its totally delusional for anyone to think that those sizes are plus sizes, Sociey wonders why all these young girls have eating disorders!? they are all trying to live up to the unrealistic magazine image and killing themselves in the process. Fashion houses and mags need to wake up and look at REAL woman and the real sizes that make up our society. So after my rant yeah I think its retarted :)
  • ok 1st of all plus size is 14+, so before you attack models get your facts straight. the average print model is a size 8 and the average cat walk model is a size 8/6. i do realise that a size 6 is quite small but,the idea of model is long and lean! I'm 5ft 10 and im size 10 and im currenty tring to go down to the 8 for catwalk, i'm made for catwalk, i've got 36" inside leg (average is 30/32) i know that there are a few models who are size 4, but the misconception that most catwalk dresses are size 4 or that plus size is 8-10 is bullshit
  • I don't think it's fair to label a specific size as a "plus size" because some women are built larger...it doesn't mean they are fat. Look at people like Beyonce...she isn't fat at all but I can guarantee she isn't a size two. It just depends on the person. I don't personally think that models are too skinny. Models are supposed to be "stick like" because they are supposed to be a sort of canvas for clothes...I hope I am making sense here. However, I don't think models should compromise their health in order to model...as long as they maintain their weight by diet and excercise...not starvation. If you think models are too skinny or that the standards are unfair....don't model. It's that simple.
  • I have a friend who is size 8 and looks great. No buldge or unhealthy weight, but enough meat to classify her as "not dead".
  • There are some ladies out there that are a little big and are hot. Personally I don't like the way the models look like they are on heroin.
  • Well I am a size 8-10 & I don't consider myself to be plus size. The average I believe is size 12-14. I think they are sending the wrong message to young girls about weight. Everyones ideal weight is different.
  • What I think is stupid is that people get all hung up on dress size, when that's totally meaningless. Those sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, for one thing. And also, it depends on your body shape. You can have two women who are each 5'6" and weigh 140 pounds, and one of them might be a size 6, and one might be a size 14, depending on their shape and how their weight is distributed. Some models are too skinny, that's for sure. It's annoying that "plus size" models look like normal, healthy women, but only get the ugly leftovers in clothing.
  • im model im a size 4. im 5 '9 and weigh 115 lb. when other girls are a lot skinner then me. people still tell im really fat or to skinny.
  • Models are what they are because that's what certain cliques in society push. Not too many decades ago, full figured women were the 'models', 'stars', and 'pinups'. And before that the term 'rubenesque' and 'victorian' were considered classic beauties. Forcing your body to unhealthy extremes solely for someone's artistic conception of 'beauty' doesn't suit my tastes. I prefer women to have curves, and a little extra is just fine with me. Women who look like pre-teen boys just don't do it for me. Blech!
  • some models are too thin, yes. some women on tv are slin, but healthy. 8 or 10 is not a plus size , i agree with you, but its not slim , either. But its healthy and within a good adult range to be. Id like to gain some weight, i am about a 3. im 29 and have 2 kids. I'd like to be a size 5:)
  • 8 or 10 should not be considered plus sized...
  • okay. iVanish, i MOSTLY agree with your point. But America, until 2006, was the worlds FATTEST COUNTRY. Now, it's second to Canada. Meaning, it certainly isn't healthy to be the AVERAGE AMERICAN WOMAN. 140 at 5'4 is pushing the pudgy side, sorry! A healthy weight for someone 5'4 is more around 123-127, UNLESS their weight is made up of pure muscle. So, it may not be the best idea to model our lifestyles around that of the average american woman. However, some models are very sickly looking indeed. But in some cases, I see nothing wrong with a size 2 or 4, and depending on how athletic someone is or how well they eat, size ten may or may not be good. I'm not saying everyone needs to go out and be a size 2! And I really wouldn't encourage a size 0, no matter how tall you are, BUT sometimes it's okay to strive to eat just that TINY bit less or go on that treadmill more. I hate to say this, but it's just as unhealthy to be an extremely inactive and unhealthy size 10 as it is to be a stick thin model.
  • NO! there not if they where fat people whould think it was okay and we hould have even more fat people wich we dont need!! i belive we need skinny models to aspire to :)

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