Dallas Woman’s Social Commentary Wins Model Contest

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – When American Apparel launched a campaign looking for plus-sized models, it ran a contest called ‘The Next Big Thing.’

Dallas resident Nancy Upton saw that and she was put off by its pitch. But instead of complaining, she entered the contest, playing on the stereotypes as a joke.

“How do they really picture us?” she asked. “Do they picture us sitting around all day being lazy and eating fried chicken?”

The ad said it was “calling for curvy ladies everywhere!”

“You know, ‘bootyful’ or ‘curvalicious,’ as opposed to calling us sexy, or attractive, or beautiful,” Upton said. “No plus sized woman in her right mind would have written that.”

So Upton, who has never modeled before, enlisted the talent of her friend Shannon Skloss to shoot the photographs she had in mind.

“She was like, ‘hey, you want to do it?’ I was like, ‘yeah, sure, let’s go for it. I completely stand behind you,” Skloss said. “We made a list of what order to do  them in, from cleanest to messiest so that way we could just go into each one right away.”

The end result? Outrageous pictures featuring Upton lying naked, face down upon a dinner table, or bathing in a bathtub filled with ranch dressing. Another, she’s sitting in the kitchen covered in chocolate syrup. Another has Upton swimming in a pool, chicken wing firmly in hand.

“I definitely wanted there to be an element of satire and kind of an underlying statement about, like, perceptions of beauty in America; perceptions of overweight people and body awareness,” Upton said.

After American Apparel posted the photos online, Upton ended up taking the top spot in the contest. She would end up winning – the popular vote. The company wasn’t too happy with the outcome.

Upton said they sent her a letter saying, “It’s a shame that your project attempts to discredit the positive intentions of our challenge … and that booty-licious was too much for you to handle.”

The company chose 10 other women to represent its brand. And Upton said she’s OK with that decision.

“I stated pretty blatantly on my blog that if I was asked, I would say no, because I feel if you are going to be the face or the body or the voice of the company, you really should agree with as much as the company’s history as you can find out about, as much as their manufacturing and marketing philosophies and those kinds of things,” Upton said. “I don’t think we would click that way.

But not everyone was OK with American Apparel’s decision, and folks complained. As a way of making amends, the company flew Upton and Skloss out for a tour of its Los Angeles factory.

They’re now back in Dallas, exploring numerous opportunities that have come their way as a result of the pictures.

They’re already working on a book.

Full American Apparel response: 

Comments

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  1. bill burns says:

    Hank Williams is my hero.

    1. Roger says:

      Funny in the USA we have plus sized, thick, BBW etc. An average sized American is considered FAT in most of the rest of the world. These BBW, Plus, thick people are just grossly obese and should be called such.

  2. smugliest says:

    You don’t like “bootylicious”. Other woman do. But you have an opportunity to scold here. Can’t let that go.

  3. Robert says:

    “They didn’t ask for “beautiful”, “Sexy” fat women, because if you’re FAT, you’re NOT “beautiful” or “Sexy””

    Speak for yourself, George.

    1. Ed Stark says:

      George nailed it. Fat is not sexy at all. There’s a class of sexually deviant men who like it, my guess is mommy issues, but it’s not sexy. Women are attracted to other things than looks, which gives fat, undisciplined slobs like you a shot, Bobby. I guarantee every women who is with a fat man would prefer he was fit, even if he was still large.

      1. Baccar Wozat says:

        So because we Fat Admirers are different, we are automatically “deviant” and therefore wrong?

        I say fat is sexy and YOU are wrong.

      2. Jean Lyde says:

        Hey Señor Wozat, it’s cool. Some guys are into all sorts of creepy-freaky stuff, so if fat is what floats your boat (and we know it’s more boyant than muscle), go for it. Speak truth to hygienonormative power!

  4. cakedisparity says:

    I am the 99%. Nancy is hoarding my cake. I’m so mad I’m going to occupy space. And maybe dress up like a zombie.

    1. Auntie Christine says:

      let’s have a contest..submit your photo..I’m betty Nancy will have no problems winning. She’s isn’t a huge tub of goo at all. She’s very pretty..enormous, gorgeous blue eyes..zaftig figure..ever hear of Rubens? i thought not.

      1. bubba Jones says:

        Oh, you mean Rubens Studdard from American Idol?

      2. LarryG says:

        Paul Rubens?

      3. Rico says:

        Nope, she looks like your typical unattractive feminist type searching for social relevance through activism, as a compensating factor to offset her lack of attractiveness to the opposite sex.

  5. Jean Lyde says:

    This is great. We go from heroin-chic and bulimia to excusing and glamorizing the sorts of disgusting and unhealthy behavior that have made us one of the fattest countries in the world (and which drives medical costs up and productivity down). A decade and half ago, not a single US state had an obesity rate over 20%. Now Colorado (at like 18%) is the only state *below* that. Not just one in five people is fat, but one in five is obese! This isn’t right, and someone who’s so fat they take up two seats on the bus shouldn’t be “celebrated” but given help.

    BTW: Eating fat doesn’t make you fat. Eating sugar makes you fat. And causes diabetes.

    1. skh.pcola says:

      Actually, eating more calories than your body burns causes fat…regardless of the source of those calories. But nice try on sounding authoritative and intelligent. You failed.

      1. Freedom says:

        Calories in doesn’t tell the whole tale.

        Different forms of energy (fats, carbohydrates, etc.) are absorbed and processed in different way by the body.
        Some forms of energy more readily convert to fat then others, and some trigger a stronger insulin reaction then others.

        If necessary I can provide you a mountain of links from professional nutritionists, doctors and fitness experts that can clear this up for you if you find it too confusing.

        Nice try on sounding authoritative and intelligent though, you failed.

    2. Buddy Lee says:

      BTW. Eating sugar does nothing…. Eating more calories than you burn makes you fat, and diabetes isn’t caused by being fat, a virus can trigger it faster in some people than a hundred donuts could in a fat person. Don’t repeat what you heard in school it only makes you look stupid.

      And for your information the US is only ranked number 9 in the most overweight population. So get our facts straight.

    3. dan says:

      That’s because they redefined what qualifies as obese back in 1998.
      The numbers where to low to scare people into supporting more government, so they simply changed the numbers… instant crisis that needs to be fixed.

      Here’s a few quotes for 1998.

      Under the proposed guidelines, which are to be announced later this month by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 25 million more Americans would be considered overweight — including two baseball third-basemen: Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves and Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles.

      Using the old criteria, the average woman — with a height of 5 feet, 4 inches (1.6 meters) and weighing 155 pounds (70 kilograms) — was considered overweight.

      Under the new definition, that weight drops to 145 pounds (66 kg). A person at the same height who weighs 175 pounds (79 kg) would be considered obese.

      1. Jean Lyde says:

        Do you seriously think we’ve become less fat?

        I was wrong above when I said that Colorado was the only state with less than 20% obesity. This from the CDC: “During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. In 2010, no state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-six states had a prevalence of 25% or more; 12 of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia) had a prevalence of 30% or more.”

        From the NYT: “…68 percent of adults and nearly one-third of children are considered at least overweight, with a body mass index of 25 or higher. For a 5-foot-8 person, that would be 164 pounds.”

        There are 195 nation-states in the world (not “thousands” as per Diane Sawyer). Different sites have us ranked differently, but even if we’re “only” 9th, coming after Tonga, Somoa and Malta, we’re still way too damned fat. And celebrating it the way this fat model is is not a good thing.

      2. Roger says:

        5 feet 4 inches and 145 in most of the world is considered FAT, not even normal or average. Hell but I guess thats a starting point.

    4. Baccar Wozat says:

      This has nothing to do with healthy/unhealthy. This has to do with beauty. Keep your medical opinions to yourself.

  6. puke says:

    “How dare people call me fat. That hurts my feelings because I’m fat. Everyone should lie to me and tell me I’m pretty. Sure it’s a lie and unhealthy as hell and I’ll die fat and early, but at least the hate will have stopped.”

    1. john says:

      dear, you control this!!!

  7. annon says:

    If she lost 100 pounds she’s be pretty hot

    1. christine says:

      really, becaues if she lost 100 lbs she’d be 60 pounds…moron.

      1. Ed Stark says:

        She’s way more than 160. That girls is easily over 200 if she’s an inch over 5’9″.

        I don’t think she’d be hot if she lost 100 pounds though, 40-50 would put her in a healthy weight that is incredibly attractive, biologically, to any man with a breeding urge.

        As is, she’s too fat. Only another fatty would declare her otherwise.

      2. Bill says:

        She could lose 30 pounds and she would be hot, hot, hot. More than that is too much.

        That said, I would still hit it. She looks like a hell of a lot of fun.

  8. talkingpig says:

    What about long pig, hater? Hmmm? Think the world rotates just for near or far pigs? Long pig here to clean your house? Is that what you think????

  9. peter says:

    I was obese for years, only when i decided i was going to be at both of my daughters college graduations and walk both of them down the aisle did i lose the weight it took three years and 80lbs. later i am a different human, if i can do it anyone can, no diet, lots of exercise and thinking before eating….

  10. Auntie Christine says:

    I think she has more pizzazz than anyone attacking her..and certainly more than American Apparel. She’s beautiful and gutsy with a great sense of irony .

  11. redfish says:

    This whole thing seems self-indulgent.

    Its true that the fashion industry is patronizing on the whole weight issue. They only show ultra-skinny models, then once in a while, they do a big campaign with fat models to combat the issue — instead of, you know, just choosing normal weight models.

    Then they make the fat models in the shoots look as if they’re skinny models glammed up that have been stretched using Photoshop instead of something natural-looking.

    Most of the public thinks the fashion industry is ridiculous.

    But Nancy makes this into a thing about “a statement about perception of beauty in America.” Ugh. It sounds like she went to art school.

  12. SharingNews says:

    Hilarious! Oh, I love being thick! Pa-Pow! Pa-Pow! Pa-Pow! Women WISH they had my curves (and their boyfriends do, too)! I celebrate them with my extremely successful husband everyday- he has NO complaints. All of my thin friends are single.

  13. Jesse says:

    Mmmm the Bigger the better, I love the sexy lady and would love to see much more on TV in movies and everywhere I can!!! There are more of us that can appreciate these women but society wants them to feel bad about themselves, well society doesn’t rule everything and don’t listen to them, by the way I think Hank Williams Jr. is a great American, Peace!~

  14. Jim says:

    We don’t use the term sexy or beautiful for plus size women (or men) because they are not. Now they can be attractive, even very attractive. But then we say what a shame that they let themselves go so badly, they could have been beautiful. Yes the inside is important, but everyone has an inside, it is the outside that people see first and make their initial opinions. It is the whole person, and being plus size says something about you.
    An alcoholic has to give up drinking, same for the drug addict. But the obese person can still eat, they just have to burn up the calories. As long as you burn more calories than you take in, you will loose weight (at least for 99%)

  15. Scudbuster says:

    Does anyone proof read anymore?

    “She would up winning – the popular vote. The company wasn’t too happy with the outcome.”

    1. MichelleOisEvenFatter says:

      She won the popular vote. She was not the company’s choice. There’s nothing wrong with the phrasing.

      1. TC says:

        They intended to us “wound up, not “would up”. Wich is still wrong because that means to be brought to full tension (like a clock). I would guess that “ended up” is where they were heading. Also, it’s proof-read or proofread, but never proof read.

    2. Chip Kochendorfer says:

      *proofread.

  16. Robert says:

    Twistedsis: I was making fun of George’s attitude. I am defending Nancy, not attacking her.

    There is an entire community of people who find larger women absolutely gorgeous. I’ one of them, and I don’t care what anyone thinks of it. And before I get the juvenile schoolyard taunts in reply, my wife and I are a productive family, with kids, jobs ,own our own home, and so on. Not that that should really matter, but I know a lot of people will probably launch cowardly little snide shots at me as a person just for expressing this.

    I’m sick of our stick figure culture. If someone wants to be rail thin then that’s they’re right, and if you find that beautiful, more power to you. I don’t. A lot of guys don’t. I even read an article about a survey that said that most men don’t, but I’ve not been able to hunt it down again since I first saw it.

    I can find this article, though:

    “Study: chubby people live longer”
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.c7aaeb7940626693fa418a1eab2291f6.81

    In any event, though, it shouldn’t be about how long you live but how much you enjoy your life. If someone is 700 pounds and are happy with who they are, as long as they aren’t endangering anyone else, who the heck is anyone here to tell them how to live? Where do you get off thinking that it’s any of your business?

    I applaud Nancy, and think she’s gorgeous. And I don’t care what anyone thinks of that.

  17. Connie says:

    I am 60 lbs. overweight. I own it, and it’s my responsibilty. I don’t foist it on anyone else and as the CEO of my own company I pay my own healthcare insurance and for my HEALTHY body (my bloodpressure is 115 over 70, my cholesterol is 176 and my blood sugars are good.) To all of you who call me “disgusting” and “Stupid,” at least I will still be successful and self-confident even if I lose my 60 extra pounds. You’ll still be judgemental, shallow jerks.

    1. Joey says:

      I applaud you Connie….My wife is a bbw–Thats big BEAUTIFUL woman for the haters-but she is healthier than anyone i know. She is also a very successful corporate executive and worked her butt off to get there. Not because she was a piece of uneducated eye-candy. She is the sexxxiest woman I know. She carries herself with confidence and conviction and does not care what anyone says. All these idiots on here hating on thick women just hate women in general. Nothing more. They are too insecure that their so called friends will make fun. My friends flirt with my wife all of the time. Wonder why that is? Anyway, just sayin all of us REAL MEN are not haters on big beautiful women.

  18. Shelly says:

    I was told yesterday by a neighbor, to my face, that she didn’t like me because I was fat. She has a bad heart and many fat people have good hearts and it isn’t fair that she has to exercise everyday to keep her heart working and fat people can just lay around and still have a good heart. HOW SICKENING!!! My feelings were too hurt to say anything. I just went home. The truth is I was very thin until I was diagnosed with Lupus and Scleroderma in my esophagus.. I now live on steroids which make me about 40lbs overweight all the time. Without the steroids, my lupus would spiral out of control and my scleroderma would harden my esophagus so much that I would have to be fed with a tube in my stomach. PEOPLE, UNDERSTAND THIS!!! NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE FAT BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY AND EAT TOO MUCH!! But people who make statements and assumptions like my neighbor are hurtful, ignorant, and rude!!!!

  19. Samantha says:

    She’s beautiful and this is hilarious.

    As for the rest of the comments, everyone needs to get off their high horse about being skinny. There’s absolute nothing wrong with Nancy, nor is there with most people who would qualify as “XL” models, or even wears a size 8, 10, or 12.

    Further, diet isn’t religion (no matter what Michelle Obama says). There’s no moral imperative involved here, and you’re not going to hell if you prefer to eat a cheeseburger than go to yoga class. I hate how the eternal obsession with beauty is taking on a new insidious incarnation as the “cult of health”.

    Of COURSE people have a responsibility to themselves to take care of themselves, but it’s not the black plague, it’s none of your business short of encouraging your own family and friends to be healthy, and I seriously see no signs that Nancy – or anyone else in this video – is neglecting herself to an extent that deserves to be either (a) criticized or (b) put up for government intervention.

    Besides, you say “5%” of people can’t help themselves and everyone else should? Then even by your own rules you should be pleased when that 5% gets to look at some .05% of advertising and discover someone even half their size. Unless you say that it is NEVER acceptable to try and encourage or look positively at someone who is larger than a size 6, you have no call to criticize a one-in-a-million story like this. (One-in-a-million, of course, being much less than 5%.)

    Signed,
    a person who both goes to yoga and eats pie

  20. Ed Stark says:

    Being fat isn’t healthy. Never was, never will be. Being fat is not attractive. No matter how hard you try, men who are attracted to fat women are the minority. It’s human nature. People want to breed with healthy people. Eventually someone may settle, but if you are fat, you are second prize.

    This truth will be unpopular and draw the ire of many men and women who cannot control what they shovel in their mouth and get up off the couch and spend their free time doing something, ANYTHING active.

    1. fran says:

      Ed, you really are sooooo damn stupid!!! If you look at the art world of yester years women were well endowed. You are just another of the ignorant stupid me out there making these comments. Bet your momma and sister were fat, in fact, I willing to be you are as well. Your opinion is unattractive.

      1. Ed Stark says:

        Hey genius, I didn’t say anything about well endowed. If you call the morbidly obese tanks that walk (or don’t walk) around the US today ‘well endowed’ then bulimic women are light framed. My entire family is athletic or active, because my parents didn’t allow us to sit and rot in front of a TV, they both cooked wholesome meals with fresh ingredients, and now I do the same for my kids.

        Don’t be offended because you are stranded on your bed with a laptop and it will require a rescue crew to get you out of the house when you start having your heart attacks, Fran. That’s not my fault. It’s yours. Put down the fork, turn off the TV and go outside.

        Being fat isn’t healthy. Never was, never will be. Being fat is not attractive.

        As I said about drawing ire. I don’t have to tolerate obesity. Your laziness and lack of self control are YOUR problem there, Second Prize.

      2. Rico says:

        Face the facts Fran. Beauty IS in the eye of the beholder. And if a man says fat women are unattractive to him, that’s the way it is, insofar as his opinion is concerned. And all your wishing, insulting, and denouncement won’t change a thing. All you unattractive women can get together and define for yourself what you THINK men should find attractive in a woman, but it won’t change the fact that most men STILL will find you unattractive. Same goes for good looking women too – they don’t find you attractive either. That’s why you hate them and all the men who find THEM attractive.

  21. Kevin says:

    I love Drudge, so it makes me a troll, however, I thought that these ladies had a terrific sense of humor in the way they sent their feelings and message to the Apparel company. Hats off ladies, humor makes the day better.

  22. udo says:

    Good for Upton. Srew Un-American Apparel. They have no sense of humor and with such a poor PR attitude, no one should buy their lame clothing. You can find just as good at Target or WalMart.

  23. Issi says:

    One of the greatest American curses is the ‘gunt”, a nasty bulge that looks like a woman is hiding a football under their waist of their jeans or overly tight spandex pants. The gunt must be outlawed.

  24. Ben Doverhereitcomes says:

    I like her. Let’s see more.

  25. Lixi says:

    AA is trying to figure out how the hell to make money since a great deal of Americans are fat, most of the posters in here included, vs the standards of the fashion industry Size 12 is not fat, size 3 is unhealthy. Rerfering to women as they have, ie: bootylicious is trying to appeal to the 500lb women trying to squeeze into a spandex skirt size XL. I commend this woman for her sense of humor and bravery in putting herself out there like that and making a great point..

    I find it funny that a lot of men in here are making comments about bigger women and saying that this lady shoudl lose weight when any woman will tell you that they’re not attracted to scrawny men with jiggly guts, no ass, and receeding hairlines who spend their time posting their opinions from their mother’s basements.

    I’m just saying.

  26. Francesca says:

    To all these crazies who don’t want to pay for obese people, shame on you. I have been overweight all my life. Lost 100 lbs and now at a decent weight. Let me tell you folks. I to paid for taxes for your children to use the schools, I am single and pay every year both Fed and State taxes and NEVER have complained about paying them. I make under $40k a year, I know that when I was younger someone paid for me, now I pay for someone else. Skinny is not healthy either. In the longer run folks, you may be just right now, but later weight does come on you. Stop picking on fat people, what group will be next. You are the very ones that say you are compashionate christians. Why not act like it. You just want everything your way. My God, don’t you think that fat people know they are fat and try many times to loose weight… You crazy people have definate mental issues. I feel so sorry for you all and pray for you as well…

  27. Joe Average says:

    She is a fat sow and like a good empowered liberal woman, isn’t ashamed of her obesity. Good for you. Be fat, proud and disgusting!

  28. The First Amendment Is Dead - BOW TO YOUR CORPORATE MASTERS! says:

    I wonder why my comment praising Dov Charney as a business genius was taken off? Tracy, were you one of the many ladies sexually harassed by Mr. Charney?

  29. Robert says:

    “Being fat is not attractive.”

    One last time: attractive is in the eye of the beholder. Anyone who thinks that they can make a single statement about what is attractive and what isn’t is not only outright wrong, but probably betraying a bit of insecurity about their preferences that they have to pretend they are somehow “correct”.

    Some men like bald women. I am not among them. They are probably in the minority. That doesn’t make them wrong. Everyone trying to appeal to majority rule as proof that their preferences are somehow “correct” are nothing more than cultural bullies.

    And most bullies of all stripes are little more than cowards.

  30. Sam says:

    I am about 80 pounds overweight. I neither eat sweets nor drink soft drinks of any kind. I run 3 miles every morning before work and I eat a fiber bar for lunch and at dinner I fill a “Barney” the dinosaur bowl half full with what ever I fix for dinner, yet I am still over weight. I am extremely healthy (thank God). Have not been to the doctor since the birth of my 16 year old daughter. I also pay the premiums each month for my medical insurance just in case I or my children need it. I resent being called disgusting or stupid. I am neither. I do watch what I eat and I do get plenty of exercise. Do you all know how you make some one feel that struggles with their weight to no avail? I am costing you nothing, yet every few months my insurance premium goes up (the insurance I have never used) because of all you “healthy” skinny people. Go figure!

  31. Dave says:

    I think she’s gorgeous. She looks a lot like my wife. If you don’t find her attractive that’s your business – I can’t make that decision for you.

    I dislike folks who try to turn this into some sort of political issue. I see nothing particularly liberal or conservative about a woman expressing her dislike of the way a particular company is portraying a group of people.

    Being fat is a lifestyle. It’s a cognitaive choice that people make either because they choose not to be thin or because they lack the willpower to control themselves. Either way they own it. They aren’t victims, but at the same time they don’t need people slaming them about their life choices. Maybe they happen to like watching movies more than mountain biking or they’d rather have a steak than a salad. It’s their choice let them live as they choose and accept the consequences.
    There’s nothing sexy to me about being able to see a woman’s skeletal structure or count her vertebrae at 30 paces. But I’m not going to get on the interwebs and start spouting off about how disgusting they are or tell them they need to go eat a pie. Live and let live people. Sheesh.

  32. nomercy55 says:

    BIG GIRLS ARE SEXIER,MORE TO LOVE

  33. Gregg says:

    Who the H would want to buy this book??

  34. Kat says:

    It’s so great to know how many people who don’t know me personally seem to know about my life and hate me just because I carry more weight than what they think is right.

    I just don’t understand where all of this hatred comes from. Do you hate yourselves? Do you hate women who don’t look like you want them to? Why do you care? Because of health insurance? Like Buddy Lee said, people who eat unhealthily are more likely to die younger, more suddenly than have long-term health problems. Think of all the social security the die-young fatties aren’t collecting.

    So many fat people watch what they eat, no one has any idea. For desert in my house, my slender roommates gorge themselves on pastries and cookies, while I eat 1/2 a cup of low carb ice cream. I haven’t eaten bread in three months. It is seriously depressing to see what people post about me when they do NOT know me. Where the hell do these trolls come from? Nancy is my hero.

  35. sean patriot says:

    Obvious slow news day

  36. sans culottes says:

    She’s cute, intelligent, funny, and sane. I’d ask her out in a new york minute. I’d much rather share an evening with a woman like that than some dried-up stick with neuroses and a bad attitude.

  37. Libertine says:

    By throwing out the popular vote, American Apparel has confirmed they don’t care what their customers want, need, or think. Why bother with a contest if the votes don’t really count? (Oh, wait…. that’s how voting works in America)

  38. DrMan says:

    I love how morbidly obese people say “I weigh 10,000 pounds and I don’t have any health issues.” Guess what, you will.

  39. Gerry says:

    I don’t care what anyone else thinks, she is a beautiful woman with a fantastic sense of humor and most men would be lucky to be with her. Way to go Nancy!

  40. Durpadeedurp says:

    This is a different twist. Usually, when people who don’t matter get offended, they just annoy everyone with their pathetic melodrama and try to pass laws to bring everyone in conformance to their world view. This, however, was pretty well done.

  41. Calvin of Lenexa says:

    Looked online for more photos of Ms Upton. Very sexy woman with a sharp wit. No, she is not an anorexic twig wearing a couple of bandages for a swim suit. She is real and funny. More power to her.

  42. Bo Jiden says:

    Lots of stupid people here. Sexy is not a physical condition. Hollywood is loaded with slender, brainless, cookie-cutter divas whose self-centeredness is a total tool shriveler. Are they pretty? I suppose. Are they sexy? Not on your life.

    Likewise, there are plenty over overweight (whatever THAT means) ladies — many of them very pretty — whose personality makes them attractive, sexually or otherwise. Honestly, what’s more likely to get you going? A scrawny chick who looks at you like a bag of mouse guts, or a curvy chick with an adventurous smile?

    Grow up. If your relationship is dependent on the aesthetics of your woman you’re in for a huge disappointment in a few years…or more likely, she is.

  43. Tom says:

    Can you give me a little bit more of your chin? Which one?

  44. LarryG says:

    Lard ass.

  45. chevron22 says:

    She definately rocks the “hair hat”.

  46. Chris says:

    So, let me get this straight…a plus-sized woman complaining about perceptions of weight…in a career that discriminates against homely women? What hypocrisy.

    At least most fat people can lose weight. Ugly people are stuck being ugly.

  47. Don Stenson says:

    Does anyone agree with me that they are NOT sexy?
    Does anyone agree with me that there is NOTHING sexy about being FAT?
    This woman is FAT. Furthermore, she is a skank.

  48. Dorothy says:

    I’m overweight now. I wasn’t always. Some people lose weight as a result of stress; others put it on and it has nothing to do with the amount of food eaten. I’ve learned not to judge others by their physical appearance, skin color, weight, or handicap. I suppose that there are a lot of people who can’t do that and still operate at the primitive level of looking at others through the eyes of one looking for a sex partner, as if that is all there is to life.

    I despise those catalogs for overweight women that use skinny models. If that isn’t a slap at us I don’t know what else is.

    I’m not perfect. I have to work at not having judgmental thoughts about people whose intellectual level is average or low. I have to recognize that they may have other qualities that are good. Average or low IQ people do so much damage to the community. With their lack of ability to grow intellectually they do so much more damage to the community than overweight people ever will. They could change if they wanted to, but almost all of them never will. They are too lazy to do that, and yet, I never try to make them feel bad about this major weakness that they have.

    How do you like them apples!!!

  49. Ralph Gizzip says:

    Marilyn Monroe, the ideal of feminine pulchritude of the ’50’ and both JFK’s and RFK’s paramour, was a Size 12. Today’s modeling industry would consider MM a bloated pig. It just goes to show you how skewed the idea of the perfect female body has become.

  50. joe3433 says:

    Does the term “Plus Size” make it socially acceptable to be an unhealthy weight?

  51. Henry Thoreau says:

    I don’t consider this lady fat. Chubby on a bad day, but there’s nothing wrong with her. You know what I consider repulsive. Sleeping with some skinny suck in the sack limp noodle that looks like she’s 2 months pregnant with every thrust. That’s what’s repulsive. Skinny chicks make me ill.

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