I'm 5'5" and a size 6, with a not-insignificant ass. I don't see many models out there who look like me. In fact, very few women—no matter what their sizes—probably see themselves reflected in the ads we're bombarded with every single day. There seem to be two distinct types of models—the traditional beanpole "straight size" fashion model, and the zaftig hourglass on the plus-size end of the spectrum.
When these two worlds collide, as they did recently in a controversial editorial that appeared in the online publication, PLUS Model Magazine (wherein a plus-size and straight size model were shown naked and embracing), one gets a sense of how emotionally charged this issue can be. Women on both sides of the scale's needle feel attacked for being too big or too small. But what about those who fall somewhere in between?
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