'Plus Size' Model's Bikini Pic Makes Everyone Angry (PHOTO)

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robyn lawley supermodel picturesSelf-described plus-sized model Robyn Lawley drew the ire of women who would love to be as "plus-sized" as she is when she posted a bikini pic to her Facebook page that reveals she's anything but plump. And her fans are calling her out on it! 

You know that woman, the one who constantly refers to herself as "fat," meanwhile she's a size 4 and you bounce quarters off her tight torso? You can't stand that lady! Well, what happens when that gal just happens to be an uber-gorgeous, 6-foot, 2-inch supermodel? The world reacts!

The 25-year-old used to be a straight-size model. She intended for the untouched, makeup-free photo to inspire women to embrace their curves, but in fact, it's just made them -- and me -- angry. 

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What kind of message does this send to young girls? A recent study estimates that a half million teens already struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Is the fashion industry is to blame? Perhaps a change to the very definition of "plus-size" is in order!

Preppy retailer J.Crew recently came under fire for introducing its new triple zero sizing, designed for women with 23-inch waists. The outfitter responded by denying it to be a case of "vanity sizing" as some suggested, but rather a way to boost sales in Asia. On a recent trip to the mall, I uncovered the store's new "Toothpick" jean. Really? Can someone please point me to the "I've Kind of Let Myself Go" jean, because, let's face it, that sounds a heck of a lot more comfortable! 

Do you agree that just because a woman's bones are sticking out, that doesn't make her plus-size? By these standards, I'm positively obese! (Guess I should put down that afternoon snack!)

While the message behind the supermodel's photo may have been well-intentioned, perhaps she's been in the industry too long to realize her figure looks pretty trim to most women, especially me!

Does Robyn Lawley's "plus-sized" bikini pic send the wrong message?


Images via Facebook/Robyn Lawley 

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Autum... Autumnleaves87

I don't get your rant.... Are your mad because she's not big enough to be a plus size in your eyes? How about instead of writing a nasty blog post, keep your insecurities to yourself, give her a compliment, and keep it moving.....



She looks more like my body than any other model does. I would love to see her in clothes because I'll actually be able to see what I'll really look like. Not someone super skinny that I don't even compare to :)

nonmember avatar blue

Well, humans are supposed to be obese. To me, this is the size of what an average woman should/used to be. No, the average woman won't look like her. She is a model, after all. However...her size should be average. People are too fat. I'm not saying that to shame anyone, it's really just a fact.

00NoW... 00NoWay00

This sounds kind of snitty. And I am super skinny and my "bones stick out" ... so I don't get your point. This model is not plus sized, but not super skinny, either. I think she looks good and confident, too.

nonmember avatar Chocolate bar

Is she plus-size? In the modelling world,probably. In the real world,no. She looks healthy and average. I actually think she's a good role model for what a healthy body should look like

blunt... bluntcakes

You have to understand that in the model world she is plus size. You just sound bitter and nasty and taking your frustrations out on her. She looks average. I'm 5'6 and 154 pounds my bones stick out in some areas, so what? And toothpick jean just sound like an ultra skinny/legging cut. Stop body shaming which is what you're accusing her of doing

sandy... sandy201282

I think she looks great, no matter what her labeling is...but I do think its ridiculous that she is called plus size...plus means more added, she looks pretty slender to me. I don't think the writer is mad because she's not big enough to be plus sized, I think shes mad because she clearly isnt a large woman and yet has the label "plus sized" and that is what these already insecure thin to average young girls will see and will think if shes plus sized then they are too...even though shes beautiful and so are they...not many girls AND women want to be called plus sized.

nonmember avatar RJ

This is a poorly researched article and obviously a knee-jerk reaction by a person who'd rather be outraged and ignorant rather than do ten seconds of research. Robyn Lawley has been on record for years that it's ridiculous that she's labeled plus-sized, she knows she's not, and that the industry's projection of beauty is unhealthy and dangerous. But I bet you'll still come up with reasons why she's the "bad person" and not you. If you're so angry, write the CEOs who make these decisions. I'm ashamed of you.

Lando... Landon2012

I think she looks healthy and beautiful . She is no plus size model not even close she is what a real woman is supposed to look like not like the anorexic type no pun intended .

missy... missybest

I wouldn't consider her a plus size model.  At least she isn't a stick.  Anyway, this is all too ridiculous for words!  Who cares?  Why is everyone so enamored with these people?  Who cares?

jkp-buff jkp-buff

"Plus size" is size 12 and up. But not every size 12 woman looks the same. Women who are very tall, and thus have a larger bone structure, will wear larger sizes and still look like a thin model. These are the women the fashion industry chooses to be "Plus Size" models because they legitimately wear the larger sizes, even though they don't look like they have any fat on their bodies, which is what the average person thinks "Plus Size" means.

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