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Fat Chick To Wed, Fiance’s Feelings About Fat Solicited

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At least that’s what People Magazine‘s headline about the engagement of model Ashley Graham should have read.

How does [fiance, Justin] Ervin feel about being engaged to a plus-size model?

“I’m the curviest girl he’s ever dated,” Graham says, “but needless to say, he loves it!”

Needless to say indeed. Because he’s her fiance. Because the two of them have agreed to spend their lives together. Because, presumably, they love each other.

Graham came to mainstream attention with the “controversial” Lane Bryant “Cacique” bra and panties commercial so those size 16 curves of hers have been examined in detail. But why continue to discuss them in an article announcing her engagement? There’s nothing truly novel about fat chicks getting married–hey, I did it in a size 16 wedding gown–and I can’t understand why her fiance’s opinion about her “curves” (and for “curves,” please do read “fat”) is germane to the topic at hand.

Oh, right. Because she’s fat. Because she’s fat and pretty. Because she’s fat and pretty and now somewhat well-known for “flaunting” her fat in a sexy commercial. So of course People Magazine wonders what her fiance thinks about her curves. Because to them, and to many, that’s all that’s important about who she is.

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Written by tldegray

June 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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  1. Did you notice the inference in this comment “pick out a unique gold band that she says “fit me to a T!” They certainly highlighted the fit of the ring! I liked the comments of the article but I get so frustrated by the reduction of health and beauty to weight. You can’t be either healthy or beautiful if you are over are certain weight – both of which are categorically not true.

    Also, I will be getting married in my size 16 wedding dress in 10 days! 🙂

    dana

    June 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    • Argh, yes! The ring didn’t “suit” her, it “fit.”

      Ten days! Congratulations to you and your partner! I hope your stress level stays down and your PHN does not flare and that you have a wonderful wedding day!

      tldegray

      June 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm


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