Plus Sized Magazine Claim Regular Models Are Anorexic

Plus Model magazine have just published an editorial that claims regularly sized catwalk models have the BMI physical criteria for Anorexia. The shoot stars plus-sized model Katya Zharkova, who is completely naked in the shoot and at one point embracing a normal sized fashion model for the sake of comparison. The shoot is accompanied by numerous short sentences about the weight of both catwalk and plus-sized models, which the magazine claims "faces this controversy" surrounding the weight issue. 

However, the shoot has meet with some backlash - some have noted that anorexia is classified as a mental health disorder and has little to do with BMI, making their comment on the eating disorder seem insensitive, while others point out that obesity is a far more pressing issue. Below is the text that appears with the shoot:
Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.

Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.

Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.

50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.


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