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plus-size models - what's your stance?

This is Robyn Lawley, 24-year-old Australian beauty who just became the first "plus-size" model to be featured in GQ Australia and Vogue Australia. Lawley is in high demand, frequently featuring in bikini spreads and was personally chosen by Ralph Lauren to be "the first plus-size model" for his label but I can't help but struggle with this title.

The woman is tall and a size 14 which fits her in with the Australian, UK, US and NZ average ... so what makes for a plus-size model? And should we be labeling these women as "plus-size"? According to my research, in the fashion industry, "plus-size" is a term for models who are size 8 and up. In the real world, stores selling plus-size clothing offer sizes 14 or sometimes 16 and upward and yet the dominant sizes in the industry are 0, 2, and 4. At size 8, "plus-size" models are considerably smaller than the average woman, which is indicative of how delusional we are about what the majority of woman's bodies should and do look like.

Considering these models represent the majority of us, do you feel the term should be abolished all together?

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