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Why Aren’t There More Models Between Size 0 and Plus-Size?

Fashion has an “in-between” problem.

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Name a famous fashion model who’s between sizes 6 and 10. You probably can’t, right? That’s because the modeling industry has a strange relationship to what it deems “in-between sizes,” where so many American women fall.

The average American woman is supposedly a size 14 (or likely a little higher), and there are thousands, if not millions, of women falling somewhere below between sizes 6 and 12. But the modeling industry has long showcased models at sizes 0 and 2, and the push to include bigger sizes has meant almost exclusively plus-sizes, i.e. 14 and above.

In this episode of Model Citizen, we explore modeling’s confusing “in-between” size problem.

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