I am mad that people are blasting Karolina Kurkova for having a booty on the runway! What do you think? Okay I know’s she’s not your typical size negative sub-zero model but she is not fat! I think they just caught her in a bad photo. I for one am glad she has meat on her bones. She’s one of the top paid supermodels, and okay, maybe she could have been a bit more toned but that’s no need to call her out and point out all her imperfections.
I think model standards are too thin to begin with. I’m just bias maybe because I’ve been to NYC chasing this supermodel dream and was told I’m too fat, mind you I’m 5’10, 130 pounds. Yes I got my feelings slightly hurt that day at the open call for Ikon Model Management. The owner, Cynthia, tells me stand up, turn around. Then she says “Okay, we like your look, but you’re body isn’t in proportion, your upper-half is a lot smaller than your lower-half” meaning I have an ass, and it’s not even a big one either, but I’m part African-American and it comes with the territory.
Runway measurements for hips are 34″ or smaller, for commercial print, 34″-36″. I’m 37″ (I lie thou and say I’m 36″ lol I’m working on getting there thou!). Some some girls are just naturally skinny, but for those who aren’t, it’s hard to get to those standards! I know girls who just eat lettuce and drink diet coke, that’s no way to live, plus I like MEAT! In fact, if I go to the gym for the next 4 days I’m getting a double cheese burger from Wendy’s…with bacon…and a frosty! Life is too short lol.
If you follow me on twitter (www.twitter.com/naomikeziah) you know my frustrations with being given size zero clothes to wear, the look on the stylist face as they watch you struggle to get too small jeans over child-bearing hips lol. The problem is designers still make their clothes for runway in sizes 0-2 and that’s the standard size, and that’s not fair! Hopefully, designers in the future will start to take a realistic approach and design clothes for today’s woman. I would be more inclined to buy clothes from that designer.
I’m going to be the change I want to see in the world (go Ghandi!) and not become a superskinny model, hopefully I’ll be successful…finger’s crossed everyone!