10/03/2011 03:53 pm ET Updated Nov 29, 2011

Fashion and Full-Figured Models: Why TLC's 'Big Sexy' Has it Wrong

With the tag line, “Not all fat girls want to be skinny,” the show Big Sexy tries to distance itself from other model-based reality shows like America’s Next Top Model, and Project Runway.

On August 30, the network TLC premiered the new program that centers around the lives of five full-figured women struggling to break into New York’s fashion industry. The show does not place the models in made-for-television competition, but instead hones in on the issue of plus-size models trying to make it big.

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