As a teen, I thought Cindy Crawford was the epitome of hot.
Imagine my chagrin today as I perused an article in the January issue of PLUS Model Magazine that alleges Cindy wore a size 6, the same size as many of today’s non-super models.
It was quite a blow to learn I should have been buying Kate Moss calendars all those years.
The article says Cindy and other renowned hotties from a more portly era of posing (Paulina Porizkova and Billy Joel’s ex-wife) would be too chunky to make it onto the runways of today’s slimmer, and perhaps dangerously trimmer world of fashion. To prove their point, the magazine provides pics of a plus size model alongside a much thinner “straight size model.”
The pictures should “open the minds of the fashion industry,” which is stepping further away from reality, according to PLUS founder and editor-in-chief, Madeline Figueroa Jones, who is probably at least a size 8.
Jones, who may be frailer emotionally than physically, said she nearly cried when she first saw the pictures, but still ran them.
The magazine points out fashion models appear to be shrinking: “Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Today she weighs 23 percent less” and “most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.”
Now, Cindy is 45, a mother of two and still easy on the eyes. She says she feels sorry for the supermodels of today and points out the obvious — “straight size models” have no curves.
Maybe that’s why my calendar collection stopped in 1989.