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Say What? Sienna Miller Says Plus-Size Models Bring More Beauty


"I sincerely believe that that's more beautiful than someone who is poker-thin. I really do. I would love to have boobs to go with my hips, but I don't. That's just not the way the cookie crumbled."

— Sienna Miller weighs in on her own personal standard of beauty. Sounds like she's on board with the trend to feature so-called plus-size beauties alongside size 0 models in women's magazines.


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MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
A comment towards the obese children thing - It really sucks, and I'm definitely NOT saying this is a reason, etc.. But this is one just another one of the horrible things dealt with. Both my sister and I are dealing with it right now... Doctors and Nutritionists. Basically visits with those are hell on earth for us right now becuase both of our children fall into very low percentiles for weight. My daughter is off the charts tall, which they like to compare with her weight, which makes her "appear" even thinner on paper. She isn't overly thin, she isn't emaciated, she isn't starving, unhealthy, or unable to thrive, nor is my niece. They are simply taller, thinner babies. My daughter is in the 10th percentile, has never registered on the charts for height as she is too tall, and my niece the 5th for weight. The doctor we have now has been the first in a LONG LONG LONG LONG line of doctors and nutritionists who have not told us terrible things about our children. She agrees they are healthy, well fed on a healthy diet with fast metabolisms. In the past, I have been told to "fatten" my daughter up. I was told to add extra butter, empty calories, condiments such as sour cream, extra sugars, etc by doctors and nutritionists in attempts to make her gain weight. Keep in mind, she looks totally healthy. No, she isn't chubby, but I didn't realize she had to be a round cherub or that equaled unacceptable. I was told to add things to her milk such as instant breakfasts, protein mixes, etc. I was told to give her milkshakes instead of milk - made with ice cream, milk and fruit. I have actually been told to NOT give her any liquids between meals, so she will eat more at each meal, and to avoid water fullness. I was told to give her more fatty meats, less vegetables.. oh god, I could go on and on. There really are too many things to list. So, basically, they have tried bulling and shaming us into creating poor eating habits. If we had listened, what we would probably eventually have is unhealthy and overweight children that we would later be shamed into dieting, which would totally counteract the bad eating habits they forced us into as toddlers. Suddenly, it would go from morning milkshakes with ice cream and loaded baked potatoes to plain skim milk and brussel sprouts. That sounds like an absolutely excellent way to create massive eating disorders. If you google this sort of situation, it is REALLY rampant too. I wondered if it was kind of a local thing - you know, small country towns, comfort eating everyone should be curvy types, but it really isn't. It's a really big shame. And lucky us, we find a good doctor and are about to move states.. yay, yet another search for someone who isn't going to try to get me to give my kid candy in between meals.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
A comment towards the obese children thing -It really sucks, and I'm definitely NOT saying this is a reason, etc.. But this is one just another one of the horrible things dealt with. Both my sister and I are dealing with it right now...Doctors and Nutritionists. Basically visits with those are hell on earth for us right now becuase both of our children fall into very low percentiles for weight. My daughter is off the charts tall, which they like to compare with her weight, which makes her "appear" even thinner on paper. She isn't overly thin, she isn't emaciated, she isn't starving, unhealthy, or unable to thrive, nor is my niece. They are simply taller, thinner babies. My daughter is in the 10th percentile, has never registered on the charts for height as she is too tall, and my niece the 5th for weight. The doctor we have now has been the first in a LONG LONG LONG LONG line of doctors and nutritionists who have not told us terrible things about our children. She agrees they are healthy, well fed on a healthy diet with fast metabolisms. In the past, I have been told to "fatten" my daughter up. I was told to add extra butter, empty calories, condiments such as sour cream, extra sugars, etc by doctors and nutritionists in attempts to make her gain weight. Keep in mind, she looks totally healthy. No, she isn't chubby, but I didn't realize she had to be a round cherub or that equaled unacceptable. I was told to add things to her milk such as instant breakfasts, protein mixes, etc. I was told to give her milkshakes instead of milk - made with ice cream, milk and fruit. I have actually been told to NOT give her any liquids between meals, so she will eat more at each meal, and to avoid water fullness. I was told to give her more fatty meats, less vegetables.. oh god, I could go on and on. There really are too many things to list. So, basically, they have tried bulling and shaming us into creating poor eating habits. If we had listened, what we would probably eventually have is unhealthy and overweight children that we would later be shamed into dieting, which would totally counteract the bad eating habits they forced us into as toddlers. Suddenly, it would go from morning milkshakes with ice cream and loaded baked potatoes to plain skim milk and brussel sprouts. That sounds like an absolutely excellent way to create massive eating disorders. If you google this sort of situation, it is REALLY rampant too. I wondered if it was kind of a local thing - you know, small country towns, comfort eating everyone should be curvy types, but it really isn't. It's a really big shame. And lucky us, we find a good doctor and are about to move states.. yay, yet another search for someone who isn't going to try to get me to give my kid candy in between meals.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Ditto yoga. Awesome new avatar, SKG!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
SKG - like the new pic! I always imagine that you use yourself as inspiration for your art and that you are a real life version of the femmes you design.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I would love to see the models in ads and commercials in all different shapes and sizes. However, I understand the need for a uniform size when it comes to runway shows and such because all the sample clothing shown on runways is one size and the models are expected to be that size. If they were using a wide variety of models that come in all different sizes and shapes, it would be pretty expensive to produce clothing of different sample sizes since the designer wouldn't know what size the model who was going to end up wearing it was going to be. THAT SAID, I think they should bump up the sample size from 0 to a 4 or 6, so that the girls who fit the sample size don't have to look like flat, emaciated little boys. If you want 5'10" models to have more curves, you have to raise the sample size.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I would love to see the models in ads and commercials in all different shapes and sizes. However, I understand the need for a uniform size when it comes to runway shows and such because all the sample clothing shown on runways is one size and the models are expected to be that size. If they were using a wide variety of models that come in all different sizes and shapes, it would be pretty expensive to produce clothing of different sample sizes since the designer wouldn't know what size the model who was going to end up wearing it was going to be.THAT SAID, I think they should bump up the sample size from 0 to a 4 or 6, so that the girls who fit the sample size don't have to look like flat, emaciated little boys. If you want 5'10" models to have more curves, you have to raise the sample size.
summertan summertan 6 years
She is probably barely over 100 lbs... and I doubt that it's completely natural anyway. I'm sick of female celebrities complaining about their looks when they have nothing to complain about.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 6 years
Why is it that rich people can get away with saying stuff like this, obviously catering to the slightly puffy mentality, and suddenly EVERYONE believes her? Lordy, people...you think she actually CARES about what we, the mob society, look like? No! She just wants to be seen 'embracing' the glaring chubbiness of the world so we like her, and spend our money watching her terrible films. Beauty, like every other ideal, is a thing you're not really meant to attain; but you'll spend every red cent you have trying.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
yes, running, I do agree with both arguments as laid out (you're the lawyer, right? :) ) that said, I can't begrudge SKG for what she personally views as beautiful or say she's wrong for finding lithe and athletic an ideal.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
Runningesq, plus-sized models are bigger than size 6-8. Lara Stone and Hilary Rhoda are size 6s, and they're "regular" models. I personally despise the whole "plus-sized" model trend. There was a recent article in my city's newspaper about a local teen who is apparently one of the most successful plus-sized models in the industry right now. She started out as a regular model but was slightly too big, so to become a plus-sized model, she had to stop exercising all together and eat her way up from a size 8 to a size 10-12. She basically had to overeat in order to make her body BIGGER than its natural size. And then the irony is that the article was praising her as being healthy in comparison to "unhealthy" thin models (apparently skyrocketing cholesterol levels are no indicator of health). I totally agree with SKG. The majority of Americans are sedentary individuals who gorge themselves on animal-based, processed foods, and their lifestyle choices are reflected in their waistlines. Rather than having to re-evaluate their own lifestyle, they would rather just designate being 30 lbs overweight as the new standard of beauty.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I agree with that mamasita... but you are making a different argument. 1. Obesity is a problem. It's a big - pardon the pun - problem. 1/3 children are obese! 1 in 3!! children ! There are so many health concerns related to obesity. Many deaths from problems like heart disease/ diabetes/ etc. are preventable by exercise and a healthy diet. 2. The backlash against waif models doesn't have to mean that we go from 6'0, 95 lbs to 5'5, 250 lbs. There is a happy medium. "Plus size models" are hardly plus-sized! Size 6-8 "plus sized models" would never fit into anything from "plus sized stores" like Lane Bryant would. Obviously there are health dangers at BOTH extremes -- uber thin, waif models and obese people.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
runningesq -- I will stick on SKG's side on this one. I agree that there should be backlash against the anorexic look and the glamorization of waif/malnourished thinness. that said, the whole "Big Is Beautiful" thing is true but somewhat dangerous if its too big. obesity isn't beautiful. fine, you might be fine with the way you look on the outside, but what about your health? its an epidemic in America and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc. is NOT beautiful.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Where are these hips that she's referring to? I find her so dang annoying (but then, I've hated her ever since the Sh*ttsburgh comment).
sourcherry sourcherry 6 years
Diversity is what's beautiful to me. Personally I think Sienna has the perfect shape, small boobs and all. But that doesn't mean I don't think Lara Stone or Christina Hendrix are not equally gorgeous, and there shouldn't be more models with their body shape as well. Models don't have to look all the same.
zeze zeze 6 years
I'm not sure I can blame her for whining, she is an in industry that forces you to look a certain way. She may find herself more beautiful with a few extra pounds to make some things more plump, but can't because no one would hire her. I'm not even an actress and sometimes I feel like that, like I look better at a certain weight, but still have the urge to lose a bit more and conform to what others label beautiful. And umm what "hips" is she referring to?
KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
I'm sick and tired of this whole "curvy girls VS sticks" debate. I'm naturally petite and high metabolism runs in the family so while I actually eat like a pig, I'm a size 3, and can manage to stay relatively fit because I run every morning. I realize this doesn't go for a lot of girls, but that is how my body works, but it seems people can still accuse me of starving myself. I'm all for empowering "curvy" women, but I wish it were a movement for empowering women as a whole. It's great to look and FEEL good, that should be everyone's battle, but it's sad to see this is an "us vs them" thing. Why not just applaud people for eating right and staying active as opposed to whatever our idea of what a good body looks like? That's relative anyway, but healthy is healthy.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Spacekat, while I normally agree with you ;) I disagree with this: But, I think truth is that lauding plus-size models has more to do with the politics of a defensive, fattening America. I think lauding plus-sized models is the result of a backlash against emaciated, 12 year old boy-like bodies of 'regular' models. More people want to see women who are, well, WOMEN, not little girls. A lot of models are uinder 16 years old ! Plus sized models are usually size 6-8 --- hardly fat. And I totally agree with Naomi -- it's ridiculous to hear "oh wah wah I am so skinny I wish I was curvy." No, you are starving yourself skinny.
Hello890 Hello890 6 years
I wonder how many skinny female celebrities make comments like this one and then turn around and starve themselves? (I'm not saying Sienna is one of them...I'm just so sick and tired of ones that do)
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
she's not supporting "heavy" women. she is saying "wahh wahh I am flat, I want boobs"
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
She has hips?
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