Great to see an average size woman in this lingerie shoot.
Gorgeous and sexy inbetweenie Laura Wells for Magazine Flawless, Photographed by Lauren Engel. Great to show this size of models in normal editorials. And I am supporting this all the way! It’s great to average size of models in good shape in stories like this. Now it’s lingerie, but it can also be high end fashion. well done, Australia! Supporting models in their natural size is very important nowadays… this should not be a trend, but a change!
Laur Wells: “I think the most difficult thing is breaking the stigma and notion that ‘plus size’ model doesn’t mean overweight or unhealthy it actually refers to a healthy, averaged size women. Removing the negativity around the word ‘plus’ is super hard.”
What do you find is most difficult about being a plus size model?
I think the most difficult thing is breaking the stigma and notion that ‘plus size’ model doesn’t mean overweight or unhealthy it actually refers to a healthy, averaged size women. Removing the negativity around the word ‘plus’ is super hard. It doesn’t have to be negative, it is simply describing a model who is ‘plus’ 3-6 sizes on the usual sized models we regularly see.
How long do you think it will take for plus size industry to be understood? (Seems like people are still confused about the term i.e. 3-6 sizes larger then the industry standard model)
Honestly I don’t think it will ever be properly understood. Although, hopefully we can help out a little. I just finished filming a documentary called ‘A Perfect 14” being produced by two awesome Canadians, Giovanna Morales and James Earl O’Brien. The idea of the documentary is to showcase the plus size industry and explain what it is and how it works. Maybe then people will get a better insight into what the terminology actually refers to and they will stop flipping out saying that we are not ‘big enough’ to be called plus.