Size 10 Model Makes History by Landing a Calvin Klein Campaign, But is She Really Plus-Size? (PHOTOS)

Size 10 Model Makes History by Landing a Calvin Klein Campaign, But is She Really Plus-Size? (PHOTOS)

Fashion has a pitiful history when it comes to models — anorexic is the preferred body type, and normal women are derided as fat. So when Calvin Klein hired a model that is supposedly plus-size, Myla Dalbesio, people rejoiced… except, she really isn’t plus-size at all.

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Myla, who describes her body type as ‘in the middle,’ looks stunning in the ‘Perfectly Fit’ campaign, flaunting her curves in a black bra, her brunette hair slicked back.

She says the ad, which also features the more ‘straight-sized’ Jourdan Dunn, Ji Hye Park, Amanda Wellsh and Lara Stone, is revolutionary in that it doesn’t address that fact that she is the lone ‘plus-size’ model in the group.

‘I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls and I’m not large enough to be with the large girls , and I haven’t been able to find my place,’ she explained. As such, ‘this [campaign] was such a great feeling.’

And yet some people have taken to Twitter in outrage that she could even be considered a ‘bigger’ girl.

‘Genuine WTF moment,’ one critic wrote in a tweet directed at Elle. ‘This woman is described as “plus-size” and “a bigger girl”. Aaaraagahagaagahahagahahag’.

Another person said: ‘I wouldn’t consider her a plus size model. Her height and her muscular tone should not categorize as a “big girl.”‘ And a third commented angrily: ‘How is that plus size??’

She may be slightly larger than the “skinny girls” — meaning she isn’t a walking skeleton — but good grief, you can still see the woman’s ribs. If she’s plus-size, then what does that make the average American woman, who wears about a size or two bigger than she does? A whale?

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