Sports Illustrated’s Chrissy Teigen Champions The Cause Of Curvier Models


Don’t hate on swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen just because she is stunning and engaged to John Legend. She is a real woman who understands what people really want to see when it comes to models.

She sat down with Huffpost Live to promote her new VH1 show ‘Model Employee’ where 8 girls compete to be the Spokesmodel for the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

Chrissy had some important things to say about women’s bodies in the fashion industry which every aspiring model should take note of. Unlike many runway models, Chrissy says she doesn’t feel the pressure to deprive herself working with a brand like Sports Illustrated. In fact they love to work with models who look more like real women, than waifs.

“They’re actually terrified of girls losing weight and not being sexy anymore. I’m not that girl who is walking the runways of Milan anyway, so I do get to eat like that. I feel badly for those girls who have to be so waif thin, doing those catwalks all the time because, luckily we’re going into a different time — that’s what they’re saying, at least — in we’re appreciating a curvier figure.”

While not all models should have to look the same, especially since every woman is unique and built differently, we feel it is important to highlight brands in the fashion industry who understand this and don’t try and create false ideals of women to their consumers.

Sports Illustrated started the “curvy women comeback” trend after supermodel Kate Upton suddenly became a household name and was known for her curves rather than waifish frame.

While it definitely seems like there is a cultural shift in terms of body image within the fashion industry, and there are many organizations putting the pressure on the big decision makers to use only healthy-looking girls, we still have a long way to go. But every little bit counts, and it is people like Chrissy Teigen who can use her voice to speak out in the hope that she can change someone’s perspective to something more realistic and healthy.


What is your view on body image and the fashion industry?


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