Plus-Size Is the New Average in America


These days, Ashley Graham is a mainstream super model. The first plus-size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, in 2016, she is described as an ambassador of the “curvy” movement. She has since authored a memoir, “A New Model,” and her image has been the model for a Barbie doll that reflects the “real beauty” standard. Indeed, it’s become the norm to find plus models — Sabina Karlsson, Jordyn Woods come to mind — walking the runways, flaunting their round derrieres and full thighs at the industry’s place to be seen: New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

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