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Woman Destroys Stereotypes Of 'Plus-Size Modeling'

Written by Rachel Lee-Thomas
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This model from Australia is crushing beauty standards as she takes to Instagram with the hashtag #droptheplus. It’s no secret that the world of modeling has a very warped sense of what is deemed normal and what is considered 'plus-size.'

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Young people with impressionable minds who see these representations can easily develop mental and physical health issues, which is why people like Stefania Ferrario are stepping up to make a change.

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Any model who is over a size 4 is immediately labeled as plus-size even though the 'average' woman in the United States is a size 16-18, according to a new study by International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. As a result, Ferrario seeks to erase this categorization that young people are forced to go through.

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Ferrario poses proudly on Instagram, accompanied by six other beautiful women, using the hashtag #droptheplus with the words ‘I’m a model’ written on their stomachs. The models vary in size and colour and it sends an inspiring message that these woman are simply models with no additional labels needed.

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Any model who is over a size 4 is immediately labeled as plus-size even though the 'average' woman in the United States is a size 16-18, according to a new study by International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. As a result, Ferrario seeks to erase this categorization that young people are forced to go through.

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Ferrario poses proudly on Instagram, accompanied by six other beautiful women, using the hashtag #droptheplus with the words ‘I’m a model’ written on their stomachs. The models vary in size and colour and it sends an inspiring message that these woman are simply models with no additional labels needed.

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