If there has ever been a case where I can applaud and support a celebrity PR piece, this is it.
Actress Olivia Munn was recently interviewed and called the faux-plus phenomenon "ridiculous."
The exact quote:
On America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks puts a girl through who's size 10 or 12 and she's a plus size? That to me is ridiculous.
Obviously. It IS absurd to call a model who is a size 10 or 12 a "plus-size model." This is an insult to genuinely full-figured women. Girls that size are merely straight-size models, while plus-size models must be over a size 16 or better to even begin
to represent plus-size women.
Many people have jeered at the faux-plus deception, and interestingly, in many cases, skinny women like Munn have joined full-figured women in condemning the practice of passing off faux-plus models as plus-size.
Everyone rejects this practice, except, it seems, the out-of-touch individuals who actually run the plus-size fashion industry. They have to realize how contemptible the public finds their false advertising.
It's high time for plus-size models to authentically be