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

Submitted by: f0rk0 5 years ago

But American Apparel dicks her over by giving the prizes to other contestants. Here"s American Apparel response to her.
There are 64 comments:
Female 105
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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Female 41
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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Male 2,737
I want to bite her ass.
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Female 3,562
"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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Male 719
"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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Male 1,341
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.

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Male 3,081
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).

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Female 1,798
@ 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
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Male 1,284
i dont care about her, i dont care about this compani.. so why im posting something? answer: i want some attention
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Male 2,376
sounds liek shes had a hate on fo rthe company to begin with.. why would they want her to model.. this is just stupid
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Male 3,412
Ah, Oystah that makes MUCH more sense. Guess my brain is fried after a test I just took.
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Female 1,743
@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.
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Female 4,039
@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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Male 3,412
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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Male 78
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.
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Female 4,039
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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Male 1,341
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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Male 4,793
I sense some fatty bitterness below me.
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Female 1,798
"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...
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Male 2,859
Wait, she counts as plus size? Holy carp, someone needs to get their tape measure sorted.
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Female 2,509
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?
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Male 3,472
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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Male 13,624
Don`t care I would!!!
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Male 2,619
Well I think shes a dick
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Male 6,737
Meh. Cute, but I don`t care much.
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Male 14,773
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.)
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Male 14,773
She`s not my demographic, either. I like my women slender.
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Female 240
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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Male 3,431
Who has two thumbs and doesn`t give a rats ass?

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Male 15,510
I think they exaggerated a bit
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Male 719
"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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Male 135
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
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Female 2,764
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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Male 3,412
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.
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Male 612
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.
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Female 1,798
@ 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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Male 25,416
meh...
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Male 2,841
Plus size models aren`t attractive because they don`t fit into most people`s fantasies.
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Female 426
That`s a shame, so much bitterness.
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Female 1,205
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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Male 798
Here`s the full story. Mmm, chicken.
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Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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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Male 75
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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Male 1,195
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?
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Male 75
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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Male 75
Awe.. You won, but didn`t! Poor baby, lets go whine and pout about it! :(
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Female 91
Plus size? Are you freakin kidding me?!
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Male 204
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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Male 4,431
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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Female 144
@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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Female 167
Ha! LillianDulci took the words right from my mouth!
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Female 144
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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Male 3,412
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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Female 2,674
I`d say I`m boycotting them, but I don`t think I can really boycott a store that I don`t shop at.
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Female 146
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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Male 978
i literally dont give two poos about this, this is the second post on this? who gives a flying drat?
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Male 244
If that is the average woman today. I don`t want average. It`s slovenly.
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Female 311
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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Female 70
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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Male 1,231
size 12 is classed at `plus size`?
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Male 642
clicky clicky... I clicked at least 4 times.. nothing happened *clicky clicky* Thats how it`s done
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Male 229
ummm... clicky what?
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Female 482
Link: Plus-Size Nancy Upton Wins AA Model Search [Pic] [Rate Link] - But American Apparel dicks her over by giving the prizes to other contestants. Here`s American Apparel response to her.
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