Not in my universeAugust 13, 2008
There was a segment on one of the morning news shows today about “America’s Next Top Model.” I’ve never seen the show, but the following statement caught my attention:
“… Whitney Thompson was the first ever full-figured model to win the competition.”
They ran a short segment about her, with some brief biographical information, and a few interview clips. In one of those clips Whitney referred to herself as a “plus size model.”
Nothing wrong with that at all. HOWEVER (you knew that was coming, didn’t you?) Whitney is a size 10.
Give me a break! When size 10 is considered “full figured” or “plus size,” then we are in desperate need of a reality check.
(Oh, and PS — according to Wikipedia, Whitney is not only a size 10, she’s a size 10 who is 5’10” tall… which makes her more like the equivalent of a size 6 or 8 to us shorter gals.)