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Date: 09/14/11 05:14 PM

64 Responses to Plus-Size Nancy Upton Wins AA Model Search [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of f0rk0
    f0rk0 Female 18-29
    482 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    Link: Plus-Size Nancy Upton Wins AA Model Search - But American Apparel dicks her over by giving the prizes to other contestants. Here`s American Apparel response to her.
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    Nlupu Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    ummm... clicky what?
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    clicky clicky... I clicked at least 4 times.. nothing happened *clicky clicky* Thats how it`s done
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    size 12 is classed at `plus size`?
  5. Profile photo of RexJNibcore
    RexJNibcore Female 18-29
    70 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    Size 12 is plus-sized? WTF! In a poll at one point, a woman who was a size 12 was shown as the most desirable size by most men.
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    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
    311 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    I don`t consider a size 12 to be plus sized. NOT at all. But after reading this I have a feeling that 1000`s women are now boycotting American Apparel out of spite.
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    If that is the average woman today. I don`t want average. It`s slovenly.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    i literally dont give two poos about this, this is the second post on this? who gives a flying drat?
  9. Profile photo of mcmals
    mcmals Female 18-29
    146 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    I don`t feel that AA was unjustified at all in doing this. Sometimes people take themselves too seriously and really, as much as these women are beautiful, being plus sized is not a healthy thing and these women really should be striving to become more healthy.....
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    I`d say I`m boycotting them, but I don`t think I can really boycott a store that I don`t shop at.
  11. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    Rex and mal, you also have to take in consideration the fact that different companies have different sizing scales and that most women would be ecstatic, and thus more likely to purchase, to find that they fit in a size 12 when of a different company calls it a size 16.
    That is why I like being a guy, I can go to any clothing line and buy a pair of pants sized 31 waist 33 inseam, and it`s standardized.

    On topic, I think that the letter sent to Ms. Upton was very sincere and hit it home. Ms. Upton is an idiot and her "protest" was pointless and based completely on error. I think it would`ve been better if she accepted to contract, that way I could have added in "hypocrite" along with my list of complaints of her. But that`s just my opinion.
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    ZsaZsaGoar Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    12 is plus size? 12 doesn`t seem that big to me... that`s like somewhat chubby. Not really all that "unhealthy" tbh. Guess it also highly depends on your height though.
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    deathcab4aj Female 30-39
    167 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    Ha! LillianDulci took the words right from my mouth!
  14. Profile photo of ZsaZsaGoar
    ZsaZsaGoar Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    @duckboy87 There is NO place where you can get a size 12 and then the same size is a 16 somewhere else. Maybe a 12 and a 14. It`s not that dramatic.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    Maybe I`m missing something, but, it sounds to me like Nancy was being a dick and that AA was very reasonable. What am I missing? Seriously, if you read the letter, it sounds super-reasonable. I`m clearly not in the know.
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    NightHack Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    So... this model acted in an immature manner, responding to provocation that was imagined in her own mind rather than actually generated by the target of her ire and she received a letter which pointed out that her protest was ludicrous in a constuctive and reasonable manner... yet she STILL has the audacity to behave as though she was in the right? Nancy Upton was in the wrong here. Congrats to her though, for putting herself on the map. I`m pretty sure this stunt had very little to do with American Eagle and a whole lot more to do with Nancy Upton getting some media exposure by any means necessary.
    The real kick in the ass? If she had tried out for this thing seriously, and not as an ironic "rebel without a cause" she may have won on the actual merit of her talent as a model. But since she felt the need to go to such great lengths to mock the competition, she clearly does not have the confidence in her talent to do so.
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    darkangel240 Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    Plus size? Are you freakin kidding me?!
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    Raptorkat Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    Awe.. You won, but didn`t! Poor baby, lets go whine and pout about it! :(
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    Raptorkat Male 18-29
    75 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    And I`m with everybody.. Size 12, that`s not plus size, that`s barely chubby from what I see.


    Now.. A size 22... Thats plus size.
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    I knew something like this would happen. Why would they hire someone who was openly making fun of their company and only entered the contest ironically?
  21. Profile photo of Raptorkat
    Raptorkat Male 18-29
    75 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Oh yea.. Isn`t their a Big and Tall Store made for these people. A company can make products to whoever they want. Hell, I can`t even shop at American Eagle, or Areopostle, cause their clothes don`t fit me.. And I`m not even that big!

    Some companies just like to make products for skinny people. Nothing wrong with that.

    But, we just need to face facts.. Smaller people, less costs on fabric! DUH!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm
    Maybe I`m missing something, but, it sounds to me like Nancy was being a dick and that AA was very reasonable. What am I missing? Seriously, if you read the letter, it sounds super-reasonable.

    If you`re missing it, then so am I. The only thing that grated on me in the letter was the overblown praise of the company, but that`s not unusual in business and had nothing to do with the main point - the company is reasonable, Nancy is an exposure-hungry tool.
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    Here`s the full story. Mmm, chicken.
  24. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    huh i wear a size 12...therefore I guess I`m a plus size? Modeling makes me sick. The culture of it.
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    TheiaRenown Female 18-29
    426 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    That`s a shame, so much bitterness.
  26. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Plus size models aren`t attractive because they don`t fit into most people`s fantasies.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    meh...
  28. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    @ Solvent:

    tell that to Marylin Monroe. by today`s standards she would be "plus-sized", and I know there are still a lot of guys jacking off to her.

    grow up. full-figured is a lot sexier and healthier than skin and bones.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    assuming that american apparel has at least one competent lawyer on its payroll, there is no way a contest on the internet is legally binding, there will always be a way to not accept the winner if they choose to do so in the end.
    secondly, this woman strikes me as kind of a kunt, she only won as a joke that "the "internet" played on AA.

    in the end, who the F cares? stop giving this fat broad attention for nothing.
  30. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    Sorry ZsaZsa, for not knowing as much about women`s clothing and women`s clothing lines as much as, well, a woman. However, my argument about impulse buyers based upon realizing they are a smaller size, holds water.
    But unless you have checked every clothing line in the world, you can`t exactly say that there isn`t a drastic sizing difference.

    Though I will agree with you, and many others, that chubby does not equate to unhealthy. But it is a steep slope once you pass a certain line.
  31. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    I`m a 12 :( I can`t believe that is considered plus... NO OFFENSE to those in higher sizes, I just can`t believe I am considered plus...
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    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    Thats the dumbest thing Ive seen in a while. the entire attack on AA is ridicilously self-centered, and anyone that bothers to read the company response can figure out why for themselves.

    "Chubby model shoots herself in the foot", stop giving her credit just because shes overweight, its nothing special or courageous about it
  33. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    "tell that to Marylin Monroe. by today`s standards she would be `plus-sized`, and I know there are still a lot of guys jacking off to her."

    Except that she wasn`t. Buying off the rack, she would have worn an eight early in her career and a ten later on. That`s a little misleading though, since most of her clothes had to be custom tailored; the waist was pulled in to match her hourglass figure.

    Perhaps you can spot the difference:





    "grow up. full-figured is a lot sexier and healthier than skin and bones."

    Yes, fat is sexier and healthier than Auschwitz-level skinniness.

    There`s a lot of room between starving and overweight, though, which is both healthiest AND sexiest.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    I think they exaggerated a bit
  35. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    Who has two thumbs and doesn`t give a rats ass?

  36. Profile photo of kj36
    kj36 Female 18-29
    240 posts
    September 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Why would they give it to her, when she said she would refuse it if she won??
    I think AA did fine here...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    She`s not my demographic, either. I like my women slender.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    I`ll add that American Apparel are not `my demographic` either. From what I`ve read, they seem like an organisation of world-class scumbags and unworthy of the name "American" in their title (and I`m not even such a fan of that either.)
  39. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    September 15, 2011 at 12:11 am
    Meh. Cute, but I don`t care much.
  40. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 2:02 am
    Well I think shes a dick
  41. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 2:20 am
    Don`t care I would!!!
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    September 15, 2011 at 3:16 am
    That is a woman! Ya won`t bruise yourself on her.
    Refer to "Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC.
    (We all know that most of you only bed super models)
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    September 15, 2011 at 5:06 am
    Okay, so I researched a bit. Nancy didn`t plan on winning nor wanted the prize. She just wanted to voice her opinion concerning AA`s approach of launching there line. However,she did win and AA said no thank you. Both got what they wanted. So what is the issue?
  44. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 5:17 am
    Wait, she counts as plus size? Holy carp, someone needs to get their tape measure sorted.
  45. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 6:34 am
    "Yes, fat is sexier and healthier than Auschwitz-level skinniness."

    THIS is what`s wrong with the mentality in this country. you automatically assume that "full-figured" means "fat." it DOESN`T. full-figured means you have a bit of meat on your bones, and curves in all the right places. it means you don`t starve yourself to fit into a size 0, but you`re not a size 24 either.

    Sheesh...
  46. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 7:50 am
    I sense some fatty bitterness below me.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 7:56 am
    Maybe the problem is that everyone thinks their idea of beauty should be the same as everybody else. How about everyone stop bitching and if they think that is sexy, cool. If they like skinnier women, cool. Get over yourselves.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 8:15 am
    Your waist size should be half your height. And I know I`m not going to make friends with this, but size 12 is chubby. That`s about a 36-inch waist.
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    discardderek Male 30-39
    78 posts
    September 15, 2011 at 8:20 am
    A-holes! Nancy is my buddy. Met her on the set of a film we did together. She is a talented actress as well! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2043992/ The film is about rednecks hunting a bigfoot. lol she is a blonde in the film.
  50. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Ha, Oystah, I either have to grow 5 inches around my waist, or shorten myself by by 10 inches to get to that standard, assuming that you are correct and that it applies to men as well.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 8:45 am
    @Duckboy - you`re right - I should have said your waist should be NO MORE than half your height - it can be less than, of course, but more than and you`re entering chub-land.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 9:00 am
    @HalfPintRoo
    I`d like to say that 12 is not a plus size in the United States. It may be considered plus to certain shallow individuals looking at them, but
    plus sizes starts at 14w, 16w, 18w, etc.
    Most brands stop at size 12 (though some made for elderly folks go to 18 or 20, but that`s rare where I work). In our women`s department, they`ll have a plus line that always starts at 14w. Junior sizes usually go to a 13 in most brands (rarely we get 17 in, but if you want more than a 36" waist, you probably should start looking at plus).
    Preoccupation with size just annoys me. When I`m dealing with a customer who has to make a billion remarks about their size, I just want to punch them on the nose. If your clothes fit properly and make you look presentable, why be so goddamn obsessed with the number attached to it?

    SECONDLY, I don`t care. I don`t buy their apparel, and never will. Moving on.
  53. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 9:06 am
    Ah, Oystah that makes MUCH more sense. Guess my brain is fried after a test I just took.
  54. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 10:04 am
    sounds liek shes had a hate on fo rthe company to begin with.. why would they want her to model.. this is just stupid
  55. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    September 15, 2011 at 11:36 am
    i dont care about her, i dont care about this compani.. so why im posting something? answer: i want some attention
  56. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    September 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    @ TKD:

    yes, i`m a big fat whale simply because I don`t buy into the whole "skinny is beautiful" concept...because I support full-figured and healthy women and think they`re sexy...because I refuse to believe that big is never beautiful.

    yeah, OF COURSE i`m a cow. thank you for clearing that up, whatever would i do without you???

    ....i`d be a lot better off without you, actually :D
  57. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    September 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    I`m with skine on the monroe thing.... it`s been shown quite a few times to be a myth that she would be a plus size by today`s standards (even if her clothes weren`t hand made just for her).

  58. Profile photo of Kegomatix
    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Oh and you know what I don`t understand?? Me and my wife have several fat friends and when they all get together they think its fun to make fun of us because we`re skinny lol. Never fails. It`s all in good fun though and I just reply with something like "yes but I do enjoy seeing my penis."

    I eat a ton more than they do, I also see a lot more gym, though.

  59. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    September 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    Healthy and sexy obesity related disease
  60. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    "THIS is what`s wrong with the mentality in this country. you automatically assume that "full-figured" means "fat." it DOESN`T. full-figured means you have a bit of meat on your bones, and curves in all the right places. it means you don`t starve yourself to fit into a size 0, but you`re not a size 24 either."

    If you look at the picture of Ms. Upton, though, she has curves in all the right places, and quite a few of the wrong ones.

    You see, curvy means two curves, T&A. Think Christina Hendricks.

    Curvy does not mean ten curves, Chin, Chin, back tits, front tits, roll, roll, gut, gunt, ass and thighs.

    And again, you`re right. Someone 0 or smaller may very well be less healthy than someone 24 or larger.

    For some reason, though, you`re ignoring that, in the majority of cases, an 8 or 10 is significantly healthier than a 12 or 14.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    "For some reason, though, you`re ignoring that, in the majority of cases, an 8 or 10 is significantly healthier than a 12 or 14. "

    OK that is bull right there. A woman whose 5`6 and a size 12 may be thinner than a woman who is 5`1 and a size 10. The difference between fat and thin isn`t the difference between size 10 and 12.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    September 16, 2011 at 7:49 am
    I want to bite her ass.
  63. Profile photo of cxherry
    cxherry Female 18-29
    41 posts
    September 17, 2011 at 3:50 am
    Even though I can see where she maybe was initially coming from with her whole protest, I think she went about it in a completely wrong fashion.

    How many women who entered the contest earnestly do you think she upset?

    I find the pictures she took for it endlessly entertaining, but she probably did more to hurt women`s self esteem than help it in really.
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    thecupholder Female 18-29
    105 posts
    September 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    I`m 6`1 and 180 at a size 13/14 is healthy for me...for the males wanting to comment on this.. you have no clue how retailers and women`s actual sizes work. Every woman is different. I have to go to three different places for jeans that are long and big enough, and a bizillion damn places for shirts because I have a large chest, long torso, and broad shoulders. No ONE brand can fit just every female out there.

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