Join Date: July 2005
Re: Tenille Roberts: Embody Denim
What I especially love about Tenille and her Brigitte Bardot pose (the first and last pictures in the above post) is that she is so proudly showing off her thighs. Many women feel needlessly self-conscious about their curvy thighs. Yet in her picture, Tenille very persuasively communicates the idea that full thighs are not only beautiful, but out-and-out sexy; that a woman should feel that her full thighs are attractive and alluring, enough so that she can celebrate her legs in closely fitted jeans. Between Tenilles pose and her seductive expression, that is a definitive example of a size-celebratory picture.
I too wish that Tenille were a bit fuller-figured, but I am delighted to hear that a 5-foot-5 model is headlining a major campaign. Bravo to Embody Denim for this. I see no way in which Tenille is at a disadvantage compared to the taller models. Rather, she is the most vivacious girl in the shoot, and the prettiest. Bravo!
I hope the American plus-size industry will follow this Australian lead and begin featuring petite plus-size models too. Remember: the median height for women is 5 foot 4!