Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Groundbreaking News: Ralph Lauren Hires First Plus-Size Model-Size 12!
Robin is signed with the Wilhelmina modeling agency. She told GMA viewers today, that she started out as a non plus-size model, but found herself constantly battling weight gain, and decided to stick with what her natural body type was comfortable at.
Robin says she is 'big-boned,', has broad shoulders and curves and very tall at 6 ft, 1 in..
We applaud Ralph Lauren for breaking the ever-strict modeling rules and taking a chance on having a beautiful plus-size beauty represent his famous brand of clothing.
The designer has been scolded in the past for allegedly having one of his models photo-shopped in an ad to make her look super skinny. He was also accused of allegedly firing one of his models, Filippa Hamilton, because she appeared to have gained a bit too much weight to showcase his clothing.
By the way, Ralph Lauren sells up to a size 22, and Women 3X. So, the fashion and style for the not-so-skinny gal has always been available. But, this is the first time RL has ever used a plus-size model in his ad campaigns. Take a look at the RL website.
We think it is a very intelligent move, Mr. Lauren.