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Elle Magazine Gets Negative Backlash From ‘Plus-size’ Model Feature



Meet Myla Dalbesio, she’s many things: beautiful, tall, elegant, regal, but plus-size?—I think not!

Elle Magazine thought they were doing the plus-size community justice when they featured a new “plus-size” model Myla Dalbesio. The 27-year-old model recently landed her most prestigious gig in Calvin Klien underwear collection. Although Elle clearly agrees with the outlandish criteria for plus-size models, they still managed to receive negative backlash from their interview with the young model.

Although Dalbesio isn’t quite the usual model-physic, she certainly is not plus-size—this is a normal-size woman. And if this is what the fashion industry considers to be plussed, then we have a long way to go.

Photo Credit(s): Elle



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Dalbesio has also been featured in StyleLikeU’s “What’s Underneath Project,” which is a social awareness campaign celebrating personal style. Watch below.


Photo Credit(s): Calvin Klien 


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