Model reveals plus-size clothing brands would make her wear padding
A model has revealed she was told to wear padding so she could run adverts for much larger sizes and pointed to brands to create ‘impossible’ standards. Check out his revelation here:
According to Bjornelykke organic modeling her dress is a European size 38/40, which in the UK is a size 10/12, or in the US a 6/8.
In the clip, Bjørnelykke can be seen standing in front of a mirror and explains that despite her slim figure, she is considered a “plus size” in the industry.
Although thin, Bjørnelykke says she is hired by clothing brands that sell 44 and up – or XL to 5XL.
She explains: “If you have eyes, you can see that I am not this size. So how to solve this problem?
“Well, I have to bring something called padding to work, which is basically a big, chunky suit.”
She then shows how she stuffs the costume with the padding to make herself “bigger” and also reveals that sometimes the clothes are held together with clips or pins in the back to make them look snug.
She added: “So if the clothes look really good from the front, they probably look like crap from the back.
“It’s because they want the neck and face to look really thin and pointy, which not only creates unrealistic but impossible standards.
“My suggestion is just to use real plus size women because there are so many gorgeous plus size women out there.”
The clip certainly struck a chord with many and has since been inundated with comments from people who have criticized the industry.
One person wrote, “The modeling industry really hates tall models.”
Someone else commented: “Unfortunately this is something that’s been going on for years. I’m so glad you brightened up.
A third person said: “It’s so sad. We’re definitely not there yet when it comes to representation in this industry.
In a follow-up comment, Bjørnelykke explained that she did a few of these jobs years ago when she was contractually obligated to do so, but now refuses.