As you probably already know, I have boycotted Victoria's Secret. Adrianna Lima was thirteen when she started modeling for them! I hate seeing teenage girls who are starving and have had plastic surgery, wearing thongs and trying to sell this to me as "sexy". It isn't sexy. It's child-pornography.
Recently, this picture of VS model, Candice Swanepoel has made some waves because of her skeletal frame. I wouldn't usually comment on this because my stance is clear and I don't want to draw any more attention to the anorexic models already surrounding us, but people always label VS models as "curvy" in our culture and I've been reading from some people that she "looks great" in these photos. Let me make this clear, starving yourself and getting breast implants is not "curvy". Perhaps we should coin a new term for surgically altered models. Let me know if you guys think of anything more appropriate! Curves are real. Anorexia is real. You can't have both. This model is disgusting and so is Victoria's Secret for putting her in a magazine that millions of impressionable women read. Please do not support them until they start using models that look like you.
If you or someone you know if having trouble with an eating disorder then please contact the National Eating Disorders Association for support and help. www.Nationaleatingdisorders.com
Whitney Thompson; Plus-size supermodel, spokesperson for NEDA and creator of "Supermodel".
My goal is to encourage and inspire you to celebrate your miraculous, exquisite, and unique body. I want you to resist the negative messages being sold to you by the media. You are beautiful. You are unique. Here, we want to help you remember that.If I can convey one message to you:Healthy is Beautiful. Beautiful is not a size, not an age, and not a procedure. Healthy is beautiful."“Beautiful” is celebrating the characteristics and qualities of your body, while nourishing and exercising
it to be as uniquely healthy and fit as only you can be. We are all created differently and I want you to stop trying to fit into a mold that someone else has defined as "beautiful". No one size will ever be accepted by everyone and it's important to accept that we are all different. I want you to be the best that you can be.Your comments are welcome here, even if we don't agree. I appreciate all comments as long as they don't hurt others.Always remember, life is too short to not live like a SuperModel!