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Calvin Klein: Women Outraged When Size 10 Model Is Labeled ‘Plus-Size’

Tue, November 11, 2014 3:28pm EDT by 4 Comments
Calvin Klein Plus Sized Model
Courtesy of Elle

You would think that people would applaud Calvin Klein after releasing a beautiful ad featuring a size 10 underwear model, but outrage sparked when talk of her being ‘plus sized’ began to emerge — when she looks like a normal woman!

Myla Dalbesio was thrilled to be the curviest model yet to pose for Calvin Klein‘s “Perfectly Fit” campaign, so why was the public so upset? Fans on Twitter were furious to see that this perfectly healthy model was described as plus sized. Get the details below.

Women Outraged Over ‘Plus Sized’ Calvin Klein Model

Let’s begin by saying that Calvin Klein did not label Myla as plus sized.

Elle Magazinewho got a positive interview with the model, actually tweeted calling her the “newest plus-size star”, leading readers to pin the blame on the fashion label. They’ve since done some damage control and removed the tweet.

In the article, Elle highlighted on the same issue that Twitter fans were upset about — the ridiculous fact that many in the fashion industry would still call her “plus size”, while Myla considers herself “in the middle”.

Myla Dalbesio Speaks Out On Her Size In The Fashion Industry

Myla was ecstatic to learn that she booked the Calvin Klein campaign and shared with Elle that she even cried!

“It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl,” says Dalbesio. “I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating.”

Maya feels great about the campaign: “I love that I can be recognized for what I am, a healthy size 10”.

And if you’re still worried about her being mislabeled, here’s what she had to say: “They released me in this campaign with everyone else; there’s no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls,”.

There you have it! And since size 10 is not located in the plus section, let’s just continue to call her a healthy, beautiful woman. As for the twitter backlash goes, we can conclude that it’s the result of half-read articles and one poorly worded tweet.

What do you think about Calvin Klein’s new campaign? Share your thought in the comments below!

— Kindra Bailey

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