Barbie Ferreria And Other Models Want The Term ‘Plus Size Models’ Dropped

Voluptuous teen stunner and plus model, Barbie Ferreria is one 19 year old who has been slaying in the modeling industry. The plus model is also a body positive activist who has vividly expressed how she doesn’t like her pictures being retouched to the world. Her confidence has been a work in progress, though. She says :“I’ve always struggled with my body image, and I wanted to help other people not feel so ashamed about themselves.”

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Ferreira’s feelings about the term plus-size seem to be evolving. In 2015, the model muses, “How do I feel about the term plus-size? I feel like there’s nothing wrong with being plus-size. I don’t think the word is negative at all. It’s just, I think [fashion] as an industry, people put you in little groups, and it makes you not have as many opportunities as everyone else.”

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But now she seems to have changed her tune about the limiting label. “I feel it’s very important to remove labels; the progress in fashion will be when people completely cut out the words plus-size from their vocabulary and accept that women come in many sizes – especially over a size 4,” the brunette beauty says to Nylon. “Once that happens, I feel as though inclusiveness of body type will finally start happening.” Missguided, it seems, concurs, saying, “plus isn’t the word,” according to Nylon.

“I find it kind of degrading. If the national average is a size 14, then we shouldn’t be segregating people of that size. I feel healthy and natural at that size,” she said, adding she copped “a lot of backlash” from the plus-size community when she first spoke out about the terminology.

038f438b5dee5c86901001511f50fea0Barbie is not the only plus model who is agitating about the term ‘Plus Size Model’, size 14 model, Robyn Lawley says that not all models above size 12 should be termed plus size. The mother-of-one said she never dieted and that she finds it kind of degrading to be called a plus size model since she is just a size 14. If the national average is a size 14, then we shouldn’t be segregating people of that size. I feel healthy and natural at that size,” she said, adding she copped “a lot of backlash” from the plus-size community when she first spoke out about the terminology.

Tell us what you think ladies. Do you think the term ‘Plus Size’ should not be used to describe models size 12 and above and do you think it’s it a term that restricts the models in the fashion industry?

Ruby stonez
Ruby Stonéz is a music lover, singer, writer & creative.
@ruby_stonez

Ruby stonez

Ruby stonez

Ruby Stonéz is a music lover, singer, writer & creative. @ruby_stonez

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