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#782348 - 09/12/12 10:00 PM Reality Television and Plus Size
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Do you watch any reality TV with plus size people? How are they portrayed? Do you like any of them? I am not talking weight-loss shows particular, just reality shows in general.
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#787235 - 10/10/12 03:38 PM Re: Reality Television and Plus Size [Re: M o e]
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The only reality show we watch is the Biggest Loser so I suppose one could say that it's all plus sized people. I think they are treated with respect and encouraged to feel happy at whatever size they are at.

That being said, the thrust of the show is to lose weight, so while the mentors are enthusiastic about everyone being happy "now", the participants are also going in with the mindset that they want to be a lighter weight.

Most of them are doing it for serious health reasons, though, not to "look prettier". A good portion of them are facing high risk of serious medical complications or death by the time they get to the show.
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#787301 - 10/10/12 06:35 PM Re: Reality Television and Plus Size [Re: M o e]
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There are usually a couple of gals on America's Top Model that are called plus-sized.

In ANTM modeling terms, plus-sized actually means 'normal sized' or curvy, like anything from a size 6 to 12. It sets up interesting expectations.

A size 10 girl won once, in Cycle 10. But usually the 'plus' girls have trouble embracing their curves and don't make it very far.

If girls are found to have eating disorders, though, they are kicked off the show to go get help.

In non-model clothes, I believe plus doesn't actually start until size 14?

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#788244 - 10/17/12 11:59 AM Re: Reality Television and Plus Size [Re: M o e]
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You are right Jilly there is a difference in sizing when it comes to plus size.

In the plus size world of fashion and modeling they have full-figure models which range from size 8 to 12 (sometimes 14 depending on the model).

But in clothing, plus sizes start at 14 although some shops/designers will try to sneak in a size 12 to open up interest in the product.


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#788297 - 10/17/12 08:20 PM Re: Reality Television and Plus Size [Re: M o e]
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Tyra calls her 'plus' sized models "fiercely real' girls. What do you think of that term? Just curious.

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#788442 - 10/18/12 10:43 PM Re: Reality Television and Plus Size [Re: M o e]
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I think all girls/women are real no matter what their size.
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