Tyra Banks is going to flip her weave when she hears about this!
Australia's Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson slammed the plus-size modeling industry at the land down under's auditions.
The female version of Karl Lagerfeld declared:
"There is no market for plus-size models in Australia…. it would be tokenism to put a plus-size girl through just for the sake of it. I would like someone to name a plus-size model in Australia because I can't. We could have a plus-size model win the competition and she would end up doing catalogues for Target."
Charlotte seems to be contradicting herself somewhat as last season's winner was a so called "full-figured" model who wore a size 10.
And while she maintains that the industry can't be changed overnight "there is just not enough work for them in Australia."
Umm, Australia isn't the only country on the planet! They could certainly come over to the States and try out their luck.
Darrianne Donnelly, director of plus-size modeling agency BGM Models, was disappointed by Chatlotte's comments. In fact, she says Charlotte doesn't even know what she's talking about!
"For Charlotte Dawson to say there is no plus-size modelling industry in Australia is untrue….I have models out there proving it every day. I have one model who has just landed a contract with Avon in the Philippines and another who is flying down for a shoot with Myer in Melbourne today."
Good for them! Prove her wrong!
Here's a suggestion, Char. Why don't you be a part of the solution and not the problem? You had an opportunity to create an industry for plus-size models down in Oz, but instead you went and did this.
Wonder what TyTy has to say about all this???
[Image via AP Images.]