So... Italy... the place of pasta and curvy women may have a problem with plus size models.
Well not Italy itself, but the University of Bologna, who claimed in 2011 that their research showed that size 14 and up models could promote obesity.
Curvier models would lower the incentive to lose weight, making eating habits and health deteriorate, according to Dr Davide Dragone and Dr Luca Savorelli, from the University of Bologna in Italy. They said: ‘To promote chubby fashion models when obesity is one of the major problems of industrialised countries seems to be a paradox.’ Increasing the size of catwalk models will alter the ideal weights of a wide part of the female population, according to their research, due to be presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference this week.
I can tell you that seeing skeleton models limping down the runway make me want to eat meals FOR THEM... hoping they'll get some nutrients through the vibrations I sending them while digesting a cheeseburger. This does not happen with women my size of bigger. With them I think about shopping and buying the outfit they are wearing because... guess what...??!! It might just look good on me too!
Seriously... what the hell are people thinking??