Should Plus Size Women Be Ashamed of Their Bodies? PLUS Model Magazine Sets the Record Straight with Nude Editorial
Body Shaming Addressed in Latest Issue of PLUS Model Magazine… If you have not had the opportunity to read the editorial, click to view the October 2012 Body Shaming Editorial Featuring Cover Model Ivory Kalber. Then, please scroll to the bottom of this article to share your opinion with me on this important subject… as always, I’m listening!
New York – Oct 10, 2012 / In the October issue of PLUS Model Magazine (PMM), already receiving over 1,000,000 unique page views, Editor-in-Chief, Madeline Jones, tackles head-on the often-controversial subject of ‘body shaming.’ With a creative team including photographer Victoria Janashvili, best known for her viral PMM editorial, “PLUS SIZE BODIES, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM ANYWAY?”, along with celebrity makeup artist Tara Taylor and wardrobe stylist Reah Norman, PMM brings this important subject to light in a stunning, all-nude editorial featuring plus models.
“Body shaming is present in our lives,” shares Ms. Jones. “This feature came about as a result of the conversations that we see on our social media sites. We see bigger women being put down for being too big but we also see men and women body shaming smaller models for being too small. While we do believe plus size models should be used to market to plus size women, it’s not right to put anyone down because of what they look like. Many times we are so deep in focus that we forget that we could be hurting someone else.”
Not one to turn away from heated conversation and debate, Jones conducted a city-wide casting to find five plus models, all exceedingly confident in their curves, to represent the bodies of women bullied or shamed for their size. The models chosen were Emma Meyer with Ford Models, Laura Johnson with IPM Models, Liris Crosse and Wyinetka with Dorothy Combs Agency and PMM cover model and star of the new reality show Curvy Girls, Ivory Kalber also with Dorothy Combs.
As part of the casting process for the Body-Shaming’ editorial, Ms. Jones along with Tulin Reid, PMM Executive Marketing & Creative Director brought their concept for the October 2012 Love Your Body issue to the producers of nuvoTV’s‘Curvy Girls’ where they appeared on-air with Reah Norman, PMM Executive Fashion Director.
- PLUS Model Magazine, October 2012
- Photography by Victoria Janashvili
- Wardrobe Stylist by Reah Norman
- Hair Alicia Fajardo and Daleesa Weary
- Makeup Artist Tara Taylor and Amanda Vigue
Always an activist and looking to bring plus size women into a fashion forward mentality, in 2006 she combined forces with friend and online magazine publisher, Valery Amador, to create PLUS Model Magazine, where they could respond to plus women's demand for fashionable clothing displayed prominently on appropriately sized models. Since then, Ms. Jones has quickly become the, 'Anna Wintour' of the plus size industry where she is frequently called upon for her expertise and insight; Appearances and interviews include ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Entertainment Tonight, Coco Perez, Fox News, HuffingtonPost.com and 200+ other media sources.