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04/02/2013 08:44 am ET Updated Jun 02, 2013

Curvy Or Slender? Beauty Wars Break Out In Ivory Coast

"African" curves or an "international" silhouette? On the airwaves and the catwalks of Ivory Coast, a war of words has broken out between admirers of voluptuous female figures and those who plump for a more streamlined, traditionally Western, shape.

The young Ivorian singer "Princesse Amour" is hoping for a hit with her song celebrating "lalas", the name she has given to slender, small-breasted women.

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