Thank you for submitting these images. The page about Crystal is commendably positive, and delivers an unambiguous message of size celebration. And that message is as clear as day: weight gain = beauty gain
, and increased curves yield increased attractiveness.
If only the plus-size industry would make this point more often, millions of young girls would feel better about themselves.
The juxtaposition of the ugly black-and-white image, in which a sickly-looking Crystal is dressed in androgynous slacks, as opposed to the photograph showing her in vibrant colour, and in an ultra-feminine gown, is especially persuasive.
The article further underscores the destructive effects of exercise-punishment on young women. Hopefully, many girls who read this article will feel more comfortable about avoiding the pointless agony of gym torture, and will instead spend their time in a more enjoyable manner.
And as for Natalie C. (so lovely in the "skirt" image, above), how nice to see another example of career success for a plus-size model at a smaller height. The notion that models must be tall is nothing but a product of straight-size industry thinking, which favours the gaunt, reedy, vertically-stretched look. But the plus-size aesthetic seeks the exact opposite--the fuller and more visible the model's curves, the better. And a smaller height is such
an asset in exhibiting curvy proportions.
The most popular full-figured models have invariably been those who are less towering than their faux-plus, Amazonian rivals. Shannon Marie, Valerie, and Lorna Roberts are 5'8, Kailee is 5'6 ½, and 5'5 is approximately Christina Schmidt's height as well.
Also, how encouraging to see the word "Soft" in one of Natalie's pretty tear sheets. If there is one single word that encompasses the essence of the timeless feminine aesthetic, it is "soft."
Here is Crystal's Australian Cosmo
page, courtesy of Ms. Jefferys. You may click on the image to view it at a larger size.