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Heavier Kate Moss A Sign of Lean Times

"Fat" Kate Moss Is a Sign of Lean Times?

Kate Moss, fairly or not, has been a symbol for heroin-chic and anorexia since the mid-90s when, at the tender age of 14, her modeling career took off.

Making her the symbol for unhealthy thinness has always seemed unfair to me for many reasons. Some healthy teenagers are scrawny looking; Kate's body type has always been on the waifish side (especially compared to the size-six early '90s glamazons like Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford); and since then, her slender '90s frame has been replaced by the truly skeletal clothes-hanger body types on the runway.

But her body and its symbolism is back on the table: a recent article makes a connection between a heftier Kate Moss (yes, that's supposed to be visual evidence right there) and the economic crisis. Want to understand the reasoning? Then


People are describing Kate as fat not as an insult, but with admiration. According to researchers, in lean economic times, men prefer heavier women (to make up for their leaner wallets and hence, depleted egos); people are eating more processed food because it's cheaper and gaining weight; and counting calories seems too self-involved. Whatever the case, it's fascinating that we haven't stopped looking at Kate's body as a barometer of what's going on in culture. She must be used to it by now.


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PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
First of all Kate parties waaaay too much. She did drugs and she drinks. She WAS waifish and because of that failed to exercise (even now). She is skinny fat and now bloated from alcohol. Yes, she could be pregnant but she just isn't as fit as say Heidi Klum or some such models, granted different body types, but as I said Kate doesn't seem to exercise and drinks a lot.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
This is "news"? :ROTFL: @ tlsgirl. She looks like she just got finished binging.
simplystella simplystella 8 years
I've read the same thing about men (models) as well - with recession women "like" bulkier men like David Gandy instead of skinnier Dior guys. Whatever..
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
As long as she's healthy who cares what weight she is
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
She looks preggers
saucymerlot saucymerlot 8 years
I read an article recently about how, in hard economic times, men prefer women that display the signs ingrained in our minds that relate to stability, and heavier was one of them. (Then again, they also listed "brunette" as a stereotypical sign of stability.) Btw, Kate totally looks preggo.
Sunflower-Sutra Sunflower-Sutra 8 years
bleh. I really don't care about Kate Moss, but she def. looks pregnant to me. I can see how the economy would make people eat worse... but if she were that bad off she could maybe pawn some of that jewelry she's wearing!
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
Please end the anonymous posting. Why did you add it in the first place? It only causes spamming and drama.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Correction: * People should have to actually join (not should should have to join) sorry, got a little pissy and typed too fast.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Not only should they have to sign up, but it's free! It only takes a few freakin' minutes.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Enough with the anonymous comments!! Should should have to actually join and sign up in order to post anything. Please, enough. On subject, she looks pregnant. Yeah shes saying she's not, but so do most celebs. Wait for it, I bet in two months she will make the announcement.
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 8 years
Agh, spam. This could be the downfall of my favorite website... :-(
missyd missyd 8 years
sugar staff: see above. This is what happens when you introduce anonymous comments, unfortunately. Prepare to be spammed to death
breesays breesays 8 years
maybe she has a food baby.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
She said she's not pregnant. While i think it's the angle and her poor posture, it's obvious that thin doesn't mean in shape.
maleea maleea 8 years
she looks pregnant to me too.
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
Knocked up? Or just a bad camera angle?
cordata cordata 8 years
LOL, tlsgirl! I read another article that said during hard economic times, men like more masculine looking women (i.e. strong jaw and sharply defined faces like Katherine Hepburn's) versus more feminine ones (i.e. small chin, big eyes - Marilyn Monroe) because they seem like that can "survive" better. I don't really buy into either theory
prencesschris prencesschris 8 years
yea she does look prego
jem2 jem2 8 years
i agree that looks like a baby belly
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I have belly like that if I stick it out :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Dude, she's gotta be pregnant. Otherwise, she has the most unfortunate weight gain pattern of anyone I've ever seen. The only part of her that's fat is her uterus.
gothamgal gothamgal 8 years
Still,she is supposed to be a size 2! A British size 2, which is, like, size eleventy-five here. C'mon.
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