Saturday, April 4, 2009

Thank You Glamour!!

Move over Alessandra, there's a new girl in town! You may be beautiful, but you're not the only kind of beautiful.

I'd like to say a big Hooray to Glamour for putting a more average-sized girl in the magazine, in a bikini no less!
This lovely lady is in the May '09 issue modeling several swimsuits, both one and two-pieces.
I don't know about you all but I think she looks fabulous. I think this is a big step for such a major player in the fashion mag industry because the article wasn't simply about finding "plus-size" bathing suits, or dressing to camouflage your trouble spots...it was about embracing your body and working with what you've got. It sends the message that being healthy, strong and confident is beautiful, at all shapes and sizes. If you naturally look like a Victoria Secret model that's wonderful, but if you don't (and really...who does?) that's okay! Beauty takes many forms, and there's more than one body type that can rock a bikini!
How wonderful for women of all ages to see someone recognized as sexy and beautiful that looks a bit more like us than the gorgeous but nearly impossible to achieve "perfect" bodies that fill the pages of most magazines.

14 comments:

Amber Ellis said...

I LOVE this! I think a woman with curves is way more attractive than a stick-figure. The model is absolutely gorgeous, I agree with you completely!

Thanks, I hadn't seen this.

Abby said...

Wow, very cool!

D10 said...

I agree. We, as a society, need to move away from thinking only those who are stick thin are beautiful. Thin also does equal healthy.

lindsay said...

wow! thanks for sharing :) this is so awesome. i always look like a freight train compared to the normal models. too bad the rest of america can't get on board with what "beauty" means!!

kilax said...

As you know, I am also super excited they used these photos! I hope they continue to. Are you going to write to them? I think I will :)

Marci said...

That is awesome, and she looks so much healthier than half of the stick models out there!

Kim said...

Yes, thank you Glamour! I think it's great for the younger girls 'growing into their bodies' to know it's NORMAL to have curves.

Jess said...

Good call. I think the trend of super thin models is beginning to come to an end.

Kristin said...

Yeah! Love it, thanks for sharing.

Carolina John said...

that is cool. i actually got kelley to stop reading glamour years ago because it made her feel bad about herself. are they finally realizing the full extent of the impact their pictures can have? i hope so.

Alisa said...

I'm in total agreement! Thanks for posting!

Melanie said...

Finally! Thanks for posting this! :D

Kristin said...

Hey did you and the hubby decide to do the NC half?

Amy said...

I AGREE! I got the issue a couple weeks ago and thought that woman looked fabulous. She looks way better in a bathing suit that I do!

P.S. Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm glad I make it look easy, but those took like 10 tries lol! I'm so not flexible at all, that's why I'm sticking with it even though I'm not the best! :)