The second it was revealed yesterday that the 2015 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue would feature their first “plus-size model“, people put on their coats and shoes, walked their asses down to the nearest book store, bought a dictionary, wrapped it up, and threw that shit in the FedEx truck bound for the SI head office with a note attached that read “The definition of ‘plus-size’ is on page 798, take a look – xo, everyone with working eyes“, because their so-called plus-sized model looked pretty much like an original recipe model.
And even the model in question, Robyn Lawley, thinks it’s BS that she’s considered a plus-size model. During an appearance on the TODAY show Thursday, Robyn – who is a size 12, and not a size 10 as previously reported – spoke about her size, saying: “On the runway it’s mainly a size 0 to a size 4, and I am like triple the size of these girls.” But she later clarified in an Instagram post that that’s no reason to use the term plus-size:
“Chatting with the @todayshow today about @si_swimsuit kudos to @mj_day I’m with everyone there that’s it’s ludicrous to call me plus size and I’ve stated that publicly pretty much every step of the way, of my career, si_swimsuit are at the forefront of embracing women of a variety of sizes! They’ve been doing that from the beginning and they have not once called me plus size, it’s about time we forgo labels and embraced size diversity in the fashion world and mainstream media!!! #loveyournaturalsize”
“A variety of sizes” – sure, if the sizes range from XS (xtra sexy) to XL (xtreme-ly sexy).
Robyn’s right though – it doesn’t really matter what size she is. All that matters to the SI subscribers waiting anxiously by the mailbox for their annual Bikini Babe Bible is that she’s in it. “What size is she? Uh…36DD? Can I have my sexy booby magazine now?“