A spread in Plus Model magazine's January is causing quite a stir.
Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.
Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.
Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.
50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.
The statistics they list may be true, but there are arguments to be made on both sides.
While models may weigh 23% less than the average woman a new study points out the average woman has gained 20 pounds in that same amount of time.
Since the spread was published, readers have flooded the magazine's website with comments pointing out things like the obesity epidemic and anorexia is a mental disorder.
What are your thoughts on this spread???
[Images courtesy of Plus Model.]