By Liz Black, Refinery29
There seems to always be some controversy within the modeling industry. A straight-size model will frequently be accused of being "too skinny," while a plus-size model is implicated of either being "not plus-size enough" or "representing an unhealthy body." It seems that no matter what side of the spectrum you fall on, you just can't win.
But, while the fashion industry seems to have a grasp on what a "straight" model is, the definition of a "plus-size" model seems open to interpretation, depending on the designer. The average "plus-size" model wears a size 12/14, but appears thinner than that size due to her height.
To get a first-hand insight on what it's like to be a "plus" model, we spoke with four well-known curvy models regarding their personal experience, what they think of the industry, and what's the deal with the drama.
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