Her name is Lizzi Miller. She’s 20, 5-foot-11 and weighs 180 pounds and she’s got a tummy. She also appeared naked in Glamour’s September issue for an article about body acceptance. It was just one photograph but it has created a huge stir — almost all positive.
At a size 12 or 14, Miller falls into the bracket of the average size of an American woman. I know there are strongly divided camps here regarding BMIs and dress sizes, curves and health. I don’t spend a lot of time hanging out with naked chicks, but I’d be willing to bet that Miller looks better than most any unclothed female that can technically be called “plus size”.
Should we be seeing more of this on the runway? Is Lizzie Miller a realistic representation of what women look like? To me, she seems to promote a healthier body image than, say, Kate Moss.