Ralph Lauren Hires First Plus-Size Model
Robyn Lawley has been chosen as the first plus-size model for fashion house Ralph Lauren.
Lawley, a size 12, 6-foot-2-inch model who has experienced a great deal of success in the plus-size modeling industry, went on "Good Morning America" to speak about her new job as the first plus-size model for Ralph Lauren.
But the 23-year-old Australian model, who went through her own struggles with body image when she was younger, is no stranger to the difficulties in trying to make it in the modeling world before reaching success.
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"I gave up trying to be a model. And then I moved to France and fell in love with food all over again, and came back much bigger than I was. And I saw plus-size models doing well. And I decided that I wanted that, I wanted to be in magazines,” Lawley told the show.
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And now, Lawley says there is great hope for her industry. "There are so many plus-size models in New York doing so well at the moment," she said on the show, "and it's only going to get better."
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That is really good that Ralph Lauren finally recognized us plus size women. However a size 12 is not a Plus Size Woman. Come on pick an 18, 22 or 24, now that is the real plus size. I am a 5'10" plus size woman size 22 and I am not young, but I do think I would represnet plus size women much better than a size 12.
So in my opinion Ralph Lauren isn't hiring plus size models.
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