Celeb Model Robyn Lawley Sparks Internet Controversy Over Being “Plus-Size”

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Celeb Model Robyn Lawley Sparks Internet Controversy Over Being “Plus-Size”

25-year-old famous model Robin Lawley posted this bikini selfie on Instagram, opening a can of controversy that she didn’t see coming.

First of all, it’s important to note how absolutely beautiful she looks. In the pic, she said,

“New sexier cuts coming to #robynlawleyswimwear that still offer the same support #retouchandmakeupfree #ineedatan”

glam_EricaVainThough it’s refreshing to see the natural brunette beauty sans glamour, fans were absolutely enraged that the industry still considers her plus-size. Which is absolutely true, and she’s been labeled as such in the high fashion world.

Lawley hit the scene 3 years ago when she shot with Australian Vogue, rocking a swimsuit as the first plus-size girl to ever make the cover of the magazine. She’s also graced quite a few other respectable mags, and even done campaigns for Ralph Lauren.

At 6’2’’ and a size 12, she’s just proportionate to her height, which the industry doesn’t have a place for. There’s not a lot of diversity in the types of girls selected for modeling gigs.

Even though she is a healthy weight, fit, and completely toned… she’s not a size 0 and can’t be because of her stature. So she’s less beautiful and classified as “large” in the modeling world because of the way her body was made. The media is constantly feeding us models who look emaciated in comparison to Lawley’s healthy and beautiful figure.

Lawley admits she is tired of the stereotype because she works hard to maintain her body. She said,

“It’s about health, not forcing my body to be something it’s not meant to be.”

VAIN readers, what do you think of this controversy?

-Katelyn Holm

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