Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 12/18/2010

Saturday Vids: Glamour Magazine and The Girl on Page 194

Over a year ago, Glamour Magazine printed a photo of model Lizzi Miller (known to many as the “girl on page 194″). Despite the fact that she is a “plus size” model, which seems to be something magazines don’t think the general public wants to see, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.

Glamour then followed up with a group shot of plus-sized models, promising to continue to include more images of plus-sized models in their magazines. Here’s an interview Ellen DeGeneres did with the models last year:

I guess the point of bringing this up again is that I hope this wasn’t just a passing fad or media stunt. I want to remind everybody that this happened. In all honesty, I haven’t picked up a Glamour Magazine in a while and I’m wondering: has anybody noticed that Glamour made good on their promise? Do they employ plus sized models? Has anybody seen mainstream magazines that do?

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  • allie @ at 11:22 am, December 19th, 2010

    i feel that they have, though the term “plus size” is a term they apparently use loosely because those girls ain’t plus size they’re normal size, which i really do like a whole lot. what really bothers me is when society use’s the whole obesity propaganda speech. “if we show women who are over weight all hell will break loose in our country and obesity will seem like a cool thing.” ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME!!!! look i weigh 285 I’ve lost almost a hundred pounds, and it wasn’t from role models that were stick skinny, yes, i have friends that are gorgeous who are naturally thin and they should be shown too in magazines, but i would love some integration not segregation of big girls and little girls if you don’t mind me saying. and i do feel glamor magazine has lived up to that, more than any other magazine there is.

  • A @ at 9:41 pm, December 20th, 2010

    That was fantastic. It just makes me so happy when celebrities and large media, like Ellen and Glamour, use their influence and power to spread such beneficial, important messages.

  • Elena @ at 6:23 pm, December 24th, 2010

    I’m an occasional reader of Glamour and other “ladie’s interest” magazines; honestly, there isn’t that much integration of normal-sized girls, but there is more than there was for a long time. I like that Glamour tends to incorporate in more as a normal thing instead of “Oh look, a normal girl! Let’s all talk about body image!”

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