Meet Stefania Ferrario, a drop-dead gorgeous woman that should be on every man’s radar. I look at her and see the perfect body, but modeling companies look at her and see a plus-size woman. What do you see?
The word “plus-size” connotes fat, and the Melbourne-based model is by no means fat or overweight. Fortunately, she refuses to subscribe to anybody’s notion of beauty except her own.
In Stefania’s own words:
I am a model FULL STOP. Unfortunately in the modelling industry if you’re above a US size 4 you are considered plus size, and so I’m often labelled a ‘plus size’ model. I do NOT find this empowering.
A couple of days ago, @ajayrochester called the industry to task for its use of the term ‘plus size’ by making the point that it is ‘harmful’ to call a model ‘plus’ and ‘damaging for the minds of young girls’. I fully support Ajay and agree with her.
Not proud of being called ‘plus’, she wants an industry that supports models of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities:
“I’m NOT proud to be called ‘plus’, but I AM proud to be called a ‘model’, that is my profession!”
Anyone that thinks this woman can’t be a proper model because she’s not a twig is crazy.