Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to here and weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet.
But for the past 21 years, Italy has crowned a different sort of beauty queen: Miss Chubby. Yes, the country that invented Sophia Loren (and spaghetti bolognese and cannoli) acknowledges that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Keep reading »
An article by a health reporter for BBC news stated, “according to England’s public health minister, Anne Milton, general practitioners and other health professionals should tell people that they are fat instead of simply calling them obese. ” Getting people motivated to lose weight isn’t easy, because putting it on is a lot easier than getting it off. Losing weight also takes a lot more time and effort than it does to put it on. Many people feel helpless at a certain point because rapid results are not easily achieved.
Professor Lindsey Davies of UK Faculty of Public Health said, “People don’t want to be offensive. There is a lot of stigma to being a fat person.” Let’s be honest here, regardless of how fat we are, we never want to hear it. Being fat, especially in the society we live in, is looked down upon, judged and definitely not something many people embrace. With the social views upon being fat, why would anyone want to be called it? Keep reading »
Fat Whitney Port … there’s an app for that. Whitney experimented with her new fave iPhone app, FatBooth, and “couldn’t stop laughing,” according to her official website. Oh, that Whitney. She’s a gas. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
When the opening shot of a TV show is a scale, one thing is clear: this show will be about weight. But true to what actress Nikki Blonsky told me in our recent Q&A, her new ABC Family show “Huge” is about so many things beyond just body size. “Huge” debuted on ABC Family last night and it’s cute, funny and just like Blonsky said, it’s unlike any other show on television. Visually, the show is a complete anomaly: Nearly every single actor is plus-sized. Their size stood out at first, but soon I forgot it was a show about kids at a weight-loss camp and just saw it as a show about kids.
Spoilers, after the jump … Keep reading »
Who needs another social networking site, right? Apparently, plus-size women. The company that owns Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, and Catherines is launching Sonsi.com, a site hawking clothing and accessories for “real women” who are size 12 and up, as well as an “inclusive” social networking site called SonsiLiving, which offers articles on fashion and beauty, recipes for entertaining and groups like “SuperMoms” and the “Fashionista Club.” Keep reading »
Those of us who got a kick out of John Waters’ “Hairspray” remake have been wondering just what breakout star Nikki Blonsky is up to. The good news? She’s been cast as the lead in a series on the ABC Family channel that will premiere in June. The bad news (I think)? The show is called “Huge” and takes place at the fictional Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp for teens.
Geez Louise, why does the plus-size actress have to be on a show about fat camp? Keep reading »
If you’ve been looking to lose a few pounds lately, one Brazilian weight loss company may have just the final motivational push you need: a higher likelihood of being shot to death! Whether these ads are saying that overweight people should be used for target practice or simply pointing out the fact that less surface area means fewer places to potentially be shot is unclear. What is apparent is that this is a highly questionable moment in negative reinforcement. What do you think? Does it strike the fear of a violent death into your heart and inspire you to melt away those love handles? Or does it just kind of make you want to gut punch whoever came up with it? For the record, we’re leaning towards the latter. [Copyranter] Keep reading »
Drop what you’re doing! Yes, put … the muffin … down. Before you do anything else today, you simply must read Kate Harding‘s kick-ass takedown at Broadsheet of the Hollywood diet industry’s vulture-like attempt to swoop down on “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe and get her hooked on diet pills.
AcaiSupply.com made headlines yesterday by offering Sidibe a year’s supply of acai berry weight loss pills. An extremely rude letter from AcaiSupply’s CEO to the actress claimed, “After viewing recent pictures of you strolling around Santa Monica earlier this week … we at AcaiSupply.com have decided we can no longer sit back and keep our mouth’s [sic] shut! … the only way you can reach your goal of someday winning that Oscar is by being active, fit and most of all healthy!”
Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth a little. Keep reading »