A "sign" of progress

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Posted by HSG on April 14, 2004 at 04:57:27:

We have long maintained that one of the telltale signs of the triumph of size celebration will be when billboards across the country display images of plus-size models rather than starving waifs. That's why we were delighted to receive this photograph of a huge Fashion Bug billboard, featuring IM's Kati Kochanski. The image was submitted by a reader who just happened to pass by the billboard one evening on a highway near Rochester, and kindly took a snapshot.

What a shame that the photo turned out so blurry (no doubt due to the ambient darkness), because it appears as if Ms. Kochanski adopted an uncommonly dramatic and intense expression for the occasion. Kati's penetrating gaze surely arrests the attention of every passerby.

It's nice to see another plus-size model join the "billboard club" that includes Natalie Laughlin, Kate Dillon, and Mia Tyler, among others. We hope to see more plus-size models' images displayed in such a prominent way in the near future.

(Incidentally, Kati's fans can see more of her at Junonia.com, and modelling Alfred Angelo's "Bridal Plus" line.)

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