Women Are Fat

United States
May 19, 2008 10:14am CST
Last night we watched America's Top Model and the winner was Whitney who was a full sized model. Although, I would not consider her "fat" by any means, she was larger than the average model who all tend to be pencil thin. I thought it was wonderful that they chose her because women tend to be alot heavier than they used to be and a full size model reflects women today. Do you agree that the majority of women are heavier than they used to be? When you look at a magazine can you relate to the models you see?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 May 08
I think in a way it is good. I think models that are to skinny don't look as well as models that have some weight on them. I am glad someone that is full sized won myself.
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• United States
19 May 08
Me too and even my boyfriend who was watching the show with me was glad she won also.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 May 08
I think I am glad because I am big boned and heavy myself. So that is way I am glad women like us deserve more.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
19 May 08
That is good!!! Eventhough i didn't watch top model this time I'm glad that they picked a young lady that had a little weight on her. That is good; there is hope for the modeling world after all.!!!!
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• United States
19 May 08
I love the fact that they are becoming more realistic. People just aren't that thin anymore.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
20 May 08
you got that right!!!
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• Australia
20 May 08
I was glad when she won - I liked her from the start, and I'm happy that a more realistic person was chosen. I'm actually on the thin side myself, whereas the rest of my family has these wonderful curves that I've always been envious of. I am lucky that I can eat what I want, and not have to worry about my weight. The down side is that I'm flat chested, and find it difficult to find clothes that fit. Still, I guess the grass is always greener on the other side. My family is always saying they wish they were like me, and I always wish that I was more like them.
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• United States
20 May 08
We are never happy with who we are, but I thought Whitney was a happy medium.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
I prefer to see larger sized models myself and most men seem to prefer women with 'a bit of meat' on them. I think these wafer thin models only encourage eating disorders in teenagers trying to copy them. Marilyn Monroe was a UK size 16 and wow what a figure she had. Ellie :D
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• United States
19 May 08
I'd give anything to have a figure like Marilyn Monroe. I think most of us would.
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• United States
19 May 08
Relate to the models in a magazine--no way. I am on the heavy side and it always has kinda irritated me that all that is shown is women who are thin or very thin. They need to start getting real in the magazines. Although I didn't watch the program I am glad to hear you say that they picked a full sized model to win. It is enough to give a women a complex seeing all these thin and thinner models in the magazine. Even the exercise tapes show people that are already thin looking. That is one thing I like about Richard Simmons. His exercise tapes show all shapes and sizes so you don't get over welmed when you are watching his exercise tapes. I agree with you that the majority of women today are heavier than they used to be.
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• United States
19 May 08
We were very surprised to see her win. We thought maybe they were doing the politically correct thing, but when she won it made us realize that perhaps they are starting to see things more realistically.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 May 08
I am skinny, but I think than full size body and some curves are much better. It is about time to present real people and an average people than skinny "giraffe". I can only say that it is going to the right direction.
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• United States
19 May 08
Working with the general public, I have to say that the majority of people I see are overweight or at least are not model thin. I think they are doing us a favor by portraying a heavier woman.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 May 08
I agree....M Monroe was size 12 and Whitney is probably size 8 or so....still not "fat"...
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
19 May 08
I agree Pola, it is a step in the right direction. It will promote, perhaps, a healthier concept (both self image and dietary standards)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 May 08
I could never relate to magazine models because I didn't have their hair. But I've always been thin. Yes, women are heavier today, for all sorts of reasons and I too think it's great that a full sized beauty won the competition. Pencil thin models make me want to slap them silly and force feed them before they disappear! LOL
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• United States
19 May 08
Thank goodness I'm not pencil thin. I hate being slapped.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 May 08
Well I am, so have at slapping me! LOL - My dad used to say, spank her once a week whether she needs it or not and she'll be good as gold until the next one! LOL
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
19 May 08
I don't feel like I relate to the average sized woman or the model actually. I have always been small. I have had 4 children and still wear between a size 0 and 2. I eat...all the time. I take offense to being called "anorexic" just like someone would if they were called "fat". I am 5'3 and not airbrushed so I don't relate to the models either.
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• United States
19 May 08
I guess I understand that. I've never been that thin, so its hard to say what I'd feel about it. Although, I lost alot of weight all at one time once and people kept asking me if I was ill and for some reason that really ticked me off.
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• United States
20 May 08
Yeah, I have gotten comments like, "Ugh..you are too skinny! I would never want to be that thin!" or "You need to eat, you look anorexic!" I started responding, "Whatever, you are just jealous." I eat constantly; ask my husband! I don't deprive myself of anything and I never exercise! It is just my genetics and my natural body size. I would never tell someone, "Ugh! You are so fat! You need to stop eating!" But when someone is thin people think nothing of running off at the mouth at how they "look like they starve themselves or look like twigs.."
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@yparson (582)
• United States
19 May 08
I was shock when they called a plus size someone that is a size 8 or larger and Whitney, I believe was between size 8-10. Thats the world of modeling for you. I read that the average size women is between 10-14. I was once the average size many moons ago.LOL
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• United States
19 May 08
Well even calling a size 10 a plus size in the modeling world is an advancement for women like ourselves.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
19 May 08
So true because i am a 12 and i love the skin i am in. i feel like a woman you know
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
19 May 08
I think most women are average size. around size 8-12. I can only speak for myself but i don't think I would ever want to be a size 2 or 4. I was a size 5 a few years back and man i was not happy with the how small i was. back then i allowed stress and fear to role my life. now that i no longer give stress and fear the power to determine the outcome of how i live life. I am more comfortable in my own skin. which is a nice size 12. I can relate to the modesl as women. and that is enough for me.
• United States
19 May 08
I think most men like women with a little meat on their bones. I know few men who like women that look anorexic.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
19 May 08
so true. but like they say different strokes for different folks. i know i like my honey with something to grab onto. LOL
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
20 May 08
nope I sure cannot as I am so much bigger. i also like the idea of choosing a larger than average model as they are more like what most of us women are. I am sure that most women are a lot heavier than they used to be what with all the fast food and stuff so many of us tend to eat.
• United States
20 May 08
You have a very good point. There are alot of hamburgers, french fries and tacos out there. LOL. I know thats what I eat on my lunch break.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
19 May 08
I love this trend of utilizing the full figured model. She looks like a woman! soft, shapely and more like the average person that will be purchasing the clothing and might like a sense of how it is going to drape on themselves.
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• United States
19 May 08
You have a really good point. Thank you.
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
19 May 08
i'm a slim........and i'm like but are a both important are the besty live and cure a body a health myryam
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• United States
19 May 08
So do you feel like you can relate better to a model or the average sized woman?
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• United States
19 May 08
Women are definitely larger than they were before. The only people that aren't quite so big those stick thin models that enjoy starving themselves and want to starve themselves to stay on top. It's time people took notice and appreciated all women.
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• United States
19 May 08
Obviously starving yourself is not healthy and I for one am not willing to do it, so I guess I'll never be a model. LOL.
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20 May 08
YAY Finally a real woman is considered to be a top model. It is one of my greatest peeves that the media dictate that to be happy, beautiful, successful etc., a woman has to be stick thin and skeletal. I simply cannot relate to the waif-like and scrawny models these days, the clothes might look pretty on them but when worn by real women the clothes bear no resemblance at all. Perhaps it's time the fashion industry woke up to this fact too.
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@livvy092002 (1003)
• Philippines
20 May 08
I haven't watched last night nor this season's show but to hear that news, i find it nice. I always watched America's Next Top Model before but i often see those skinny models joining. I guess, the competition really calls for more than being skinny, thin or fat. It is also all about how models carry themselves with various kinds of clothing or sometimes with little clothing on. lol. Its about personality and attitude, they improve themselves as the competition nears its final race. With regards to women being fat, well its a fact that women as they grow older tend to really gain weight. We can't erase that fact but as for me, what is really important is for us, women, to be healthy and graceful as we age. Those models in the show are very young, i also used to be that skinny when i was younger. Lol!!! Was my waistline only 23 when i was 15?? Hahaha!
@aCongZ (5)
• Indonesia
20 May 08
ROFL on this... I think it's a joke but so be it :D
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• United States
20 May 08
Actually, no it wasn't.
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@jawaharks (590)
• India
20 May 08
thats a good news. nowadays girls used to be in diet to reduce their weight and get a chance to model. but they are spoiling their health. i dont know whether people like thin girls. but i like girls of weight 60kg.
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• United States
20 May 08
I missed that episode. For some reason, I figured that they would choose one of the other models. I'm not sure why. But, I'm definitely glad she won. She was so perky. As far as her being fat, no way! She was less than a size 12 (US Based sizes). Awhile back they did a study in the US that found the average woman was a size 12 or more. Guys should not complain, because they're getting heavier too. Another study estimated that nearly 65% of Americans are over their ideal weight or considered obese. Hey people, we're living in the McDonalds age. Put down the burger and pick up some weights. Magazine models do not represent the average look of women. Those women in magazines are often in their teens and early twenties. And I won't lie to you. It's not so hard looking that skinny in your teens. Just wait until the babies come along and you have to deal with all the pregnancy weight and your metabolism changes. So, what's a guys excuse for being overweight? He hasn't just given birth to a live human being. He's not battling pregnancy pounds? Why are guys so overweight these days? Why doesn't someone complain about that?
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@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
20 May 08
Women are heavier than before? I am not so sure about that. The students around me are still quite skinny. Even though I don't know my size, I think I am heavier than the ordinary girls in our university. Maybe ANTM want to set up a model for that. Thus they pick Whitney to be the winner. But I am quite upset because I think Anya is stronger than others.
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