Sadly, we'd venture to say that body issues are as common as high heels in the modeling industry -- how could you not obsess about your frame when your job is to keep it as small as possible? Fortunately, we've got Daisy Lowe to keep it real.
The British model graces the cover of Grazia's "Happy Body Issue," an apt theme for a fashion figure who's been known to embrace her relatively curvy shape ("curvy" in terms of the industry she's in, we mean). Daisy tells the mag, "Being skinny just doesn't suit me."
Our reaction: thank you. There are other sizes than a double zero, you know. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old seems to hit a few roadblocks herself when it comes to garment sizes:
"There have definitely been moments when I have been very upset at some shoot when the clothes didn’t fit, and you feel horrendous about yourself. I can sit here and say 'I love being curvy' but of course there are pressures to be thinner. Stick you next to a 15 year old Russian model doing the shows and these look like thunder thighs!"
Oy. Well, at least we know that the former Playboy cover girl is happy to wear only underwear. And hopefully Vogue's Health Initiative and other healthy standards movements will gain some steam. Until then, at the very least, it's refreshing to hear Daisy talk frankly about how she's being affected. Perhaps then we can all stop comparing ourselves to preteens in heels.
What do you think of Daisy Lowe's comments about the fashion industry size standards?
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