11/12/2014 10:48 am ET Updated Nov 12, 2014

Calvin Klein's Controversial Model Myla Dalbesio On Art, Envy And Body Image

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On Monday, Calvin Klein unveiled its newest lingerie campaign, featuring Myla Dalbesio, a size-10 model, alongside straight-size models like Jourdan Dunn and Lara Stone. Though the company never termed Dalbesio "plus-size" or commented on her size at all, she was identified as such in enough media reports to spark a controversy over the use of the term. (Sample tweet: "That's not a plus-size! You need to re-think what a plus size is.") Yesterday, Dalbesio went on the Today show to discuss the reactions to the campaign, saying, "I think that Calvin Klein has done something that's really groundbreaking, which is they released this campaign with what some would say is a normal-size model, a size 10. And size-10 girls, there's not a lot of spots for us to fit in in the fashion industry."

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