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Too Skinny to be Curvy, Too Busty to be Skinny.

2011 April 26
Posted by mandimoo1992

I’ve just seen a post on the curvy Kate page by a man who says that I am too slim to be classed as curvy so I didn’t get his vote. I had a feeling something like this would pop up and I wouldn’t be surprised if many people thought I was too skinny to be in this competition. But I thought id share with you something that stopped me dropping out in the top 30 – for that very reason. I found this on the gorgeous Cheryl Warner’s blog. (http://www.investinyourchest.co.uk/ - it’s defiantly worth a look!)

the bit I’m referring to in this interview starts at 3.22; I know Crystal Renn is talking about plus size models but it refers to me too- for me to be a curvy model in some people’s eyes I would have to put on weight, but for me it would be impossible – this is my bone structure and the only places I seem to put on weight is my chest and stomach. People wouldn’t class me as curvy because I need a few more inches on my hips- but I cant change that and for me to try and do so would lead to an eating disorder and it would make me no happier in the long run.

 

 I’ve continued on with this competition spreading the message that it’s not just about curvy girls for me; it’s about people of all shapes, colours and sizes to be comfortable in their own skin and for them to feel that they can at least be represented in the media. The man who posted that comment likened me to the top heavy glamour mode Jordan carver – the only women in the media that have similar bodies to mine seem to be glamour models and what I am doing is trying to change that.

I think that the industry needs variety above anything else and though this competition is for a company called ‘Curvy Kate’ at the end of the day we are spreading awareness to companies that there needs to be more underwear and clothes lines made to cater for bigger busts and that even though we have bigger busts our bodies still come in different shapes and sizes. Some of you might think I’m blowing the comment out of proportion but we all know that for a thousand nice things somebody says about you it will always be the negative things that you can’t forget and rather than let it upset me I feel like I need to voice my opinion.  Thankyou for reading and sorry for the essay! 

Here’s an image of Jordan Carver I think anyone who knows me won’t be surprised to find that getting likened to her would upset me. im not involved in star in a bra because i want to be a glamour model.

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  1. May 7, 2011

    Hey, thanks for the link, so sorry to hear you experienced this – you were a worthy entrant and you should be proud of yourself!x

  2. IzzyLawliet permalink
    April 3, 2012

    I really hate that I can understand where you’re coming from. =/ It’s a horrible thing to be compare to someone like Jordan, not that she isn’t pretty, but because of the fact that she’s a glamour model. I have the same problem you do, only being able to gain weight in my stomach and chest, with a small bone structure.

    I’m glad that you are trying to change that. Someone needs to alert people that being skinny doesn’t mean you can’t be curvy, and to be a model, doesn’t mean you have to be in one of two categories. There needs to be a new category, not the ‘regular’ model size, or the ‘plus size’ but the ‘common’ which is busty, but with a healthy body type, which a lot of women would fall into.

    Be proud of yourself, and your body, and continue on with your head up high while trying to change the definition of plus sized, and skinny.

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