Plus Size Model Shares Powerful Text Message About Body Shaming

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A screenshot of an Instagram photo of plus-size model Imogen Ker.

Source: Instagram

A screenshot of an Instagram photo of plus-size model Imogen Ker.

Source: Instagram

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Plus-sized models you should know:

Ashley Graham

One of the most popular models in the industry, she admitted that she's okay with a little Photoshopping > here and there

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Plus-sized models you should know:

Ashley Graham

One of the most popular models in the industry, she admitted that she's okay with a little Photoshopping > here and there

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Saffi Karina

According to her Instagram, Karina is a devout feminist who works to promote diversity and body-positivity.

Saffi Karina

According to her Instagram, Karina is a devout feminist who works to promote diversity and body-positivity.

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Justine LeGault

LeGault is currently managed by Heffner Management, one of the largest agencies on the west coast.

Justine LeGault

LeGault is currently managed by Heffner Management, one of the largest agencies on the west coast.

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Katya Zharkova

At just 14-years-old, Zharkova was considered the first plus-sized model of her hometown Belarus, Minsk.

Photo: Katya Zharkova Instagram

Katya Zharkova

At just 14-years-old, Zharkova was considered the first plus-sized model of her hometown Belarus, Minsk.

Photo: Katya Zharkova Instagram

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Tara Lynn

The size 14-16 model landed on the November 2013 cover of Elle Spain, though she admits she didn't become > comfortable with her size

until her college years.

Tara Lynn

The size 14-16 model landed on the November 2013 cover of Elle Spain, though she admits she didn't become > comfortable with her size

until her college years.

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Kaela Humphries

She's Kris Humphries little sister (aka: Kim Kardashian's former sister-in-law).

Kaela Humphries

She's Kris Humphries little sister (aka: Kim Kardashian's former sister-in-law).

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Jennie Runk

The 5' 10" size 12-14 model is best known for her work in H&M's swimwear ad a few years back. Runk says she was discovered when she was 13 and had to decide whether to lose weight to become a traditional model, or gain weight to > be a plus-size model

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Jennie Runk

The 5' 10" size 12-14 model is best known for her work in H&M's swimwear ad a few years back. Runk says she was discovered when she was 13 and had to decide whether to lose weight to become a

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Denise Bidot

The 31-year-old made history by becoming the first plus-sized model to walk two "straight size" runways at New York Fashion Week in 2014

Denise Bidot

The 31-year-old made history by becoming the first plus-sized model to walk two "straight size" runways at New York Fashion Week in 2014

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Whitney Thompson 

The 5'10" size 12-14 star was the first plus-sized contestant to win "America's Next Top Model."

Whitney Thompson 

The 5'10" size 12-14 star was the first plus-sized contestant to win "America's Next Top Model."

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Nadia Aboulhosn

This model is also a fashion blogger who has had her work (or herself) featured in Lucky Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue and others. Can we just point out for a second that her eyebrow game is on point?

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Nadia Aboulhosn

This model is also a fashion blogger who has had her work (or herself) featured in Lucky Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue and others. Can we just point out for a second that her eyebrow

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Candice Huffine

This size 16 model was the > first plus-sized woman

to be featured as a "Calendar Girl" in 2015's Pirelli Calendar.

Candice Huffine

This size 16 model was the > first plus-sized woman

to be featured as a "Calendar Girl" in 2015's Pirelli Calendar.

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Robyn Lawley 

This 6'2" model announced in October 2014 that she was > expecting her first child

with her fiance.

Robyn Lawley 

This 6'2" model announced in October 2014 that she was > expecting her first child

with her fiance.

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Lizzie Miller

Miller shot to stardom when she was featured in a September 2009 issue of Glamour as part of a story about women who are comfortable with their size.

Lizzie Miller

Miller shot to stardom when she was featured in a September 2009 issue of Glamour as part of a story about women who are comfortable with their size.

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Marquita Pring

In the plus-sized world, the curvier, the better. This model admitted to > padding her hips

at times so she would look bigger.

Marquita Pring

In the plus-sized world, the curvier, the better. This model admitted to > padding her hips

at times so she would look bigger.

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Emme Aronson

Known by her first name only (a la Cher and Madonna), Emme is practically a legend in the plus-sized modeling world. She crossed over from modeling to hosting "Fashion Emergency" on E! several years ago and is still active in the industry.

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Emme Aronson

Known by her first name only (a la Cher and Madonna), Emme is practically a legend in the plus-sized modeling world. She crossed over from modeling to hosting "Fashion Emergency" on E! several years

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Tess Holliday

The size 22 Internet sensation > landed a modeling contract

in January 2014 after a series of photos the 29-year old

took of herself tagged with #effyourbeautystandards went viral.

Tess Holliday

The size 22 Internet sensation > landed a modeling contract

in January 2014 after a series of photos the 29-year old took of herself tagged with #effyourbeautystandards went viral.

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Mia Tyler

Part of a famous family, Mia (right) is the daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and sister to "Armageddon" star Liv. While the connections obviously didn't hurt, the tatted-up star made a name for herself and forged a career of her own.

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Mia Tyler

Part of a famous family, Mia (right) is the daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and sister to "Armageddon" star Liv. While the connections obviously didn't hurt, the tatted-up star made a name

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Toccara Jones

Voted one of the most memorable contestants on "America's Next Top Model" by AOL Entertainment, Jones signed on with the elite Wilhelmina Models after the show.

Toccara Jones

Voted one of the most memorable contestants on "America's Next Top Model" by AOL Entertainment, Jones signed on with the elite Wilhelmina Models after the show.

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A plus-size model is earning praise after she allegedly humbled the host of a housewarming party for a rude comment, the Today Show reports.

Imogen Ker, 25, said she went to a housewarming party in Los Angeles, Calif. when the male host reportedly made a hurtful comment when introducing her to a fellow party attendee.

"Imogen would be perfect if it wasn't for her body," he said.

Days later, Ker sent the host a text message and slammed him for the comment: (Story continues below)

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Media: Houston Chronicle

"Hey. Your comment the other night really bothered me. You said 'Imogen would be perfect if it wasn't for her body.' Listen, I'm a confident girl. And I understand how that could make you think that I would be able to hear something like that. But you don't get to make comments about my body. Nobody does. It's not okay. I'm saying this so I can get over it and move on. Women's bodies are not fair game. We still live in a world where women and their worth is almost entirely placed on our bodies. And by saying what you said, you are just a moving wheel in that operation. I'm not expecting an apology, I just need to let you know how it made me feel."

The host later apologized, saying he didn't remember what he said, according to the Today Show.

"I don't have any recollection saying that. I am flabbergasted by myself ... really that's not OK."

Ker told Today that the environment for curvier girls in fashion isn't where it should be at the moment, but it is getting more inclusive.

Source : http://www.chron.com/life/health/article/Plus-size-model-shares-powerful-text-message-12273396.php

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