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02/13/2014 03:45 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2014

Marquita Pring Hates The Term 'Plus-Size' And So Do We

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We don't like to throw around the H-word too often, but in this case we're making an exception, especially for an awesome chick like Marquita Pring. We hate the term "plus-size."

By now, you may already know Pring, the 23 year-old model who is represented by IMG and has starred in a number of major campaigns, including a highly-anticipated shoot for Vogue Italia in 2011. She sat down with Cosmo Live Wednesday (Feb. 12) to talk about getting fired from Ford Models, why she hates the term "plus-size" and what her job is really all about.

Marquita, who has been modeling for eight years, notes that the "curvier side of the industry" has a different way of focusing on body image, stressing the importance of physical and emotional health. "Be happy, be healthy, most of all be confident and be a positive role model for young women," she says.

Sounds like a good mantra to us. To see the entire interview, head over to Cosmo Live.

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