Plus-Size Model Gets Real About the Upsetting Realities of Her Job
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In this video, Bjørnelykke told viewers that she has to use padding on modeling shoots for brands that use plus sizes because these are not sizes that she usually fits into. She says this creates unrealistic and impossible standards because of how thin her face appears in these photos compared to her body after she uses the padding.
Bjørnelykke added that these companies should just use real plus-size models for these shoots instead of deceiving people like they do.
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In an interview about why she decided to speak out about this practice, Bjørnelykke said, “I’m honest by nature and don’t see why this should be kept a secret by the industry. I think plus-size women deserve to know what goes on behind closed doors, and maybe they can feel a little less shit about themselves for not looking like the plus-size models they buy clothes from.”
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