1st of all. Haters are going to be haters are going to be haters. And what do haters do? They spread rumors because it makes them feel better about themselves. Okay so I'm
On to more current news that peaked my interest this morning...
The Today Show had an interesting segment this morning about a young, plus size, lady who entered a plus size modeling contest as a joke and the interesting chain of events that followed. Nancy Upton was caught off guard when she saw an American Apparel plus size modeling contest titled "The Next Big Thing" that was looking for "Bootylicious" women for a photo shoot. Nancy's argument is essentially, why do plus size women have to be marketed to differently than "regular?" women? Why do they have to be "Bootylicious" instead of "Beautiful" ? She explains in her video (posted below) that she pictures these skinny chics in L.A. picturing plus size women as these people who just over eat and don't take care of themselves so as a joke, she entered these pictures.....& to her surprise she won! Watch the video to hear the rest of the story.
|I happen to think this last one is pretty friggen awesome! lol|
I say Good For Her!! I think she's super creative and I applaud her for sticking up for plus size women around the world. Even though my goal was to NOT be plus size anymore, when I was (well according to society I guess I still AM since size 12 is apparently plus size!) but anyway when I was bigger, I still embraced who I was. I even talked about starting a Miss Plus NJ contest after meeting Miss Plus Nevada a couple years ago. No matter what you look like, you need to be proud of who you are. *High five* to Ms. Nancy Upton for not being scared to show her personality & wit while at the same time showing that whether you're a size 18 or a size 0, all women can be BEAUTIFUL, not beautiful if you're skinny and bootyfull if you're heavy.
On that note, I Googled "Beautiful women" and this is a screen shot of what my results were:
I didn't see one "plus size" woman even when I continued to scroll down...I don't think I need to go into much detail as to why this saddens me.
On a brighter note:
Weigh in is tomorrow and I'm anxious to see how my mom, step dad, and grandfather all did!! I'll keep you guys posted! Wish me luck. It's been another week of no workouts with this wonderful back of mine. Prayers are appreciated!!
"I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it." - Marilyn Monroe