This New “Plus-sized” Model Proudly Sets the Internet Ablaze

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By Julie Redwood

Myla Dalbesio, a Wisconsin-born, size 10 model was discovered by Calvin Klein to be part of the Perfectly Fit Lingerie Campaign and people are heated. Not because she is the opposite form of what the former brand used to advertise, using only waif-thin models, but because of worries that she would be dubbed as “plus-sized.”
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Elle Magazine’s Leah Chernikoff set off the firestorm with her comments, during a November 7 interview, that the fashion industry would indeed label Dalbesio as a “plus-size” figure.

Dalbesio, on the other hand, dubs herself as “in-between.” Perhaps Klein purposefully chose her to stave off former criticisms of his dangerously thin models. Either way, Dalbesio isn’t phased by the issue. She doesn’t believe that the brand is using her in a stunt to overthrow the thin trend that Calvin Klein was known for.

“It’s crazy!” she proclaims. “I can’t even.”

It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl,” explains Dalbesio. “I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating.”

People on Twitter haven’t held back their opinions.

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Regardless of how you feel and whether or not it is a publicity stunt, you can’t deny that she is a beauty with right amount of healthy curves that the fashion industry isn’t known to show very often.

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Let’s hear your thoughts! Do you think that the interview of Elle Magazine has overstepped her boundaries as claiming Dalbesio a “plus-size” or are people being a little oversensitive about the issue? As beautiful as Dalbesio is, do you think that the fashion industry is finally starting to expand their horizons on the diversity of body types or do you believe this new found love of curves will be short-lived? Tell us what you think!

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