Yes! She does look like Cindy Crawford. She is gorgeous and a PERFECT size body role model for young girls.
I do NOT consider size 10 to be a plus... I associate over size 16 with plus...but that's just me.
So....because I'm thin am I not considered a "real woman"?
The phrases "real woman" "real sized" "plus sized" "normal sized" etc are ridiculous. Women are different sizes, and you can be healthy or unhealthy in a pretty wide area of that spectrum.
She's gorgeous, but the nomenclature kills me.
I wasn't offended by the terminology, I was just pointing out that I think the verbiage is ridiculous.
In another view, obesity is a problem in this country. I think everyone can agree on that. It is a fact that the majority of people (men and women) are overweight. Is pushing for a woman the size of most to plaster everywhere really a better choice? In this instance I certainly wouldn't consider this model to be fat, she's stunning and appears to be very healthy, so I'm just speaking in general terms. She actually looks far thinner than 'average' as well. I guess I'd rather just see a skinny model over someone who is the size of a good portion of the women in this country. Seeing someone who is overweight in an ad doesn't mean that being overweight is good, it seems like plus sized models are used to validate insecurities a consumer may have. From a marketing standpoint it's pretty genius.
But clothing sizes have changed. I'm a 4 and can't get my mothers old size 8s past my thighs. When did we start changing clothing sizes to make people feel better about themselves. If someone is getting their self worth from a label or some strangers picture then they are going to have problems regardless.
I don't think clothing sizes have changed for women, instead I think the disparity in size is more due to the cost/quality of the clothing and where it is made. When my kids were little I noticed a huge difference in same size for Oskosh B'Gosh versus something made in the Philipines. How do you tell relatives when they ask what size your child wears, "well buy him 18mos if it's made in America and 3T if it's from overseas".
I personally like seeing ad's with women that fit more the average or norm. To me it's no different than how marketing ads now show a lot more Asian, Hispanic and African American people. If companies want people to buy their product, the consumer needs to feel like they can relate to the ad in some way. I stopped buying from Victoria's Secret because of their insistence on photo-shopping the models to some ridiculously thin, elongated shape. I now buy my bras at Soma's Intimates. So far, their ads show women that look like they don't starve themselves. I hope they don't change.