Which Size Fits? Crystal Renn Faces Off with Her Smaller Counterpart

Which Size Fits? Crystal Renn Faces Off with Her Smaller Counterpart

I am a big fan of the trend of giving magazine (and possibly catwalk) space to plus-sized models who actually might give a realistic impression of what a woman would actually look like in a particular item of clothing. The most notable cases are the spread in Vogue with the plus-sized models and the new spread with Crystal Renn at a healthy sized 12 and her sized 2 counterpart. All I have to say is, “You go girls!”

The Daily Mail has the full spread of both of the models and who looks better depends both on the outfit and it definitely on the pose. There is one shot where both women are standing with their legs far apart. Not surprisingly, the skinny, skinny legs do not look better in that shot. Other shots are less easy to call, but the real problem probably lies in the fact that women are compared so much to begin with and that the other model had no choice but to starve herself. 

I do have to hand it to the women for having the courage to face off (and body off) like that. I am definitely not a sized 2 and don’t know if I would want one of my smaller friends next to me in the same outfit. However, it I’ve got my MOJO going, I can pull off the right outfit at any given time.

As the Daily Mail points out, part of the reason that that modeling industry is taking a closer look at plus-sized models are the negative effects of forcing models to starve themselves. This year two models died from anorexia, which is a tragic sign that something needs to be done.

In addition to the concerns about models suffering from anorexia and other eating disorders, teenaged girls are following suit in their eating habits. Trust me, while some people are meant to be a sized two, if you are 5’9” tall or taller, and upset that you are not in a sized 2, don’t be. Be happy with yourself and if you are a sized 16, it doesn’t matter. If you want to lose weight, try for a healthy balance and remember that HWP means height-weight-proportionate, not anorexic.