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Plus-Size Fashion Reality Show "Big Sexy" Will Debut on TLC Aug. 30

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Preview photos from Big Sexy, courtesy TLC

With the average American women's dress size hovering around a 14, have you ever wondered why there aren't more plus-size (or, heck, even normal average women-sized) models and plus-size fashion designers or size-friendly brands on television? TLC is about to change that with the premiere of Big Sexy, a special three-part series on breaking into the plus-size fashion industry.

The show will follow five New York women—Leslie, Tiffany, Audrey, Nikki, and Heather—who are on a mission to mainstream plus-size fashion super-hotness. The release says:

From designing clothing to booking modeling gigs, BIG SEXY will follow the ladies as they take over Manhattan to make plus-size sexiness more mainstream. Weight bias is notoriously rampant in their chosen industries, and it is their mission to prove that a bigger girl—the girl that most Americans can relate to—can break the mold and change the fashion and cultural norms that have restricted and rejected them for so long.Throughout the series, the women will attend fashion industry events and the viewer will get a behind-the-scenes peek at each of the women's personal lives—including dating and family life. Big Sexy will premiere on TLC Tuesday, August 30th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
· TLC [Official Site]