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'I was called hefty because my thigh gap wasn't big enough'

October 29, 2013 2 min read

Robyn Lawley, 24-year-old plus-sized model who has worked with Ralph Lauren and Vogue, admitted she is disturbed by how 
online users are posting pictures of thigh gaps to be used as inspiration for weight loss and dieting.
Continuing her fight for healthy body image ideals, plus-size model Robyn Lawley spoke about the 'thigh gap' trend, which demands legs so thin that they do not touch above the knees, on the Today show this morningThis week on the Today Show, she spoke about the 'thigh gap' trend.
After an image of Miss Lawley appeared on a pro 'thigh gap' Facebook page, where she is bending forward with a gap seen between her thighs, the model said she was saddened not only by the page itself, but by the response of users.
'90per cent of the comments were extremely derogatory and painful to read. I got called "pig," "hefty," and "too fat" -- and I'm a normal girl.
'I'm a normal size and to be called too big and too hefty because my thigh gap wasn't big enough, that was a horrible experience.'
The 24-year-old, who has modeled for Ralph Lauren and Vogue, admitted she is disturbed by how online users are posting pictures of thigh gaps to be used as inspiration for weight loss and dietingThe 24-year-old, who has modeled for Ralph Lauren and Vogue, admitted she is disturbed by how online users are posting pictures of thigh gaps to be used as inspiration for weight loss and dieting
The model, who said is a size 12 naturally because she 'loves food' (she also runs a food blog and has a cookbook coming out next year), decided to weigh in on the topic after 900 comments that picked apart her body. She wrote on the offending Facebook post: 'You sit behind a computer screen objectifying my body, judging it and insulting it, without even knowing it.' In a personal essay for The Daily BeastMiss Lawley expressed her dismay at the thought of having to change her entire frame 'just to achieve something that seems so trivial.'
Plus size model Robyn Lawley, who has modeled for Ralph Lauren and Vogue, says she is disturbed by how online, users are posting pictures of thigh gaps to be used as inspiration for weight loss and dietingThe model, who said is a size 12 naturally because she 'loves food' (she also runs a food blog), decided to weigh in on the topic after 900 comments that picked apart her body
After an image of Miss Lawley appeared on a pro 'thigh gap' Facebook page (pictured), where she is bending forward, a gap seen between her thigh, the model said she was saddened not only by the page itself, but by the response of usersAfter an image of Miss Lawley appeared on a pro 'thigh gap' Facebook page (pictured), the model said she was saddened not only by the page itself, but by the response of users
  'I’ve been trying to do just the opposite,' she explained. 'I want my thighs to be bigger and stronger. I want to run faster and swim longer. I suppose we all just want different things, but women have enough pressure as it is without the added burden of achieving a “thigh gap."' Then she added: 'The last thing I would want for my future daughter would be to starve herself because she thought a “thigh gap” was necessary to be deemed attractive.'   Reposted from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2479086/I-called-hefty-thigh-gap-wasnt-big-Plus-size-model-Robyn-Lawley-continues-fight-painful-thinspiration-trend.html  

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