Make Me a Supermodel‘s Jen Hunter has been called ‘fat’ when she is a healthy size 12. Fellow finalist Marianne Berglund, however, was praised for having a ‘sensational’ body when she has a body mass index of a mere 16.1. This has caused quite a stir in the fashion world and personally I think it is really quite shameful that someone would even suggest that a size 12 was ‘fat’. The average size of a British woman is a size 16 at a height of 5ft. 4in, for comparison.
Apparently nothing has changed as there’s been another controversy over the size of models recently with Lizzie Miller featured in Glamour US’s September issue. According to Lizzie, any woman over the size of 6 is considered a plus size, even Lizzie herself, who stands at a healthy 5ft 11in and weighs 12.5 stone. Although this controversy shows the dark side of the world of fashion, things have looked up for Lizzie. She has received many more offers of work since the publication of Glamour featuring her and has been told that she mustn’t lose any weight.
What do you think about all these model controversies?