Today I'm thinking about being curvy in a size 0 world. Thanks to all these fashion designers using models size 0 and less (yes I said yes and I'm not exaggerating there are negative sizes!) and magazines airbrushing stars it's no wonder why the world not only feels fat, but is. Why should we even try to strive for the impossible of looking like one of them? May as well enjoy life and get fat right?
Some stars are doing something about it. I blogged yesterday about Kourtney Kardashian calling out OK! Magazine for airbrushing her post baby body. Here's what Alicia Keys has to say about airbrushing, "Sometimes I've gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back. I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick."
Tyra Banks has been very vocal about the unhealthy lifestyles of models. Quick fact about Tyra she was so tall and thin as a teenager she thought she could do nothing but be a model. Then as she matured she became more curvy and became the largest Victoria's Secret model of her time.
Tyra Banks is so passionate about models being healthy over thin that she is launching a first ever plus sized teen model search! She announced on her talk show that she's looking for young, plus-sized women, ages 13 to 19, to compete in her Fiercely Real Teen Model Search. "I've always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty," Tyra told Usmagazine.com. "I want young girls to realize that what's considered plus-sized is the average American woman. That woman is healthy, fit and beautiful. Adolescence is such an impressionable time in a young woman's life, and I hope this contest helps teen girls discover their own beauty from the inside out."
I love Tyra Banks and I applaud her for breaking all the rules.
Information on the contest and how to enter is on her show's website.
Your keyword is "Plus-sized" 250 points.