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renata
6th July 2006, 12:14
I found a VERY positive new article about Charlotte Coyle and her upcoming Channel 4 documentary. According to this story, it is "due to be aired next month." At last! Here's the URL:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northwest_edition/story.jsp?story=697721

but the whole story is definitely worth reading:

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Charlotte to star in C4 search for 'big' models

By Sarah Brett

06 July 2006

Buxom beauties with attitude are fast overtaking stick thin celebrities as the role models of Ulster's young women, with Derry-born stunner Charlotte Coyle at the forefront.

The plus-size model is starring in a pioneering documentary for Channel 4, due to be aired next month, which sees her audition more than 300 women to be the UK's next plus-size supermodel.

Statuesque Charlotte is almost 6ft tall and wears size 18.

Her fresh look has propelled her into the enviable position of being one of the world's most sought after plus-size models.

Celebrity magazines and tabloids are currently full of praise for curvy ladies like Charlotte Church and Colleen McLaughlin, while slamming skinny girls like Victoria Beckham, model Kate Moss and uber-celebrity Paris Hilton.

Plus-size modelling is growing with agency divisions being created to specifically locate and develop potential models to serve the apparel industry.

High fashion designers are also starting to look more closely at the earning potential from this sector of the industry and have started booking plus-size models for their advertising images and showings. Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano both cast plus-size models in their Spring 2006 showings in Paris.

Celebrities who wear plus-size clothing have increasingly been attracting endorsement contracts as advertisers seek to extend size-acceptance into the film, TV and music industries.

One example of this trend is Queen Latifah who appears in on-going advertising for Cover Girl cosmetics.

A recent study showed that using average size models in advertising could protect women from body dissatisfaction - and it would be as effective at selling products as stick thin models, psychologists say.

The study found that women for whom appearance is important become more depressed with their bodies after viewing very skinny girls.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling sensationally attacked skinny models earlier this year.

She said: "Their only function appears to be supporting the trade in overpriced handbags and rat-sized dogs."

HSG
6th July 2006, 14:05
<br>It's wonderful to learn that a date has finally been set for the airing of this exciting program. And how refreshing to read such a thoroughly positive article, free of any mixed messages, at a time when most media coverage is unremittingly hostile to full-figured beauty.

But more persuasive than any words, in communicating the appeal of timeless beauty, will be the sight of Charlotte in living motion, broadcast to every television set in the U.K. The last time Charlotte appeared on British TV, she caused an absolute sensation--and that was only for a two-minute runway show and interview. This time, in a full hour-long prime-time documentary, her beauty could well change the world.

One of Charlotte's celebrated Torrid covers:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cc/charlotte12.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/video.htm#charlotte1" target="_blank">See Charlotte's 2005 TV appearance in the Video Gallery</a>