Allow me to reintroduce myself my name is
HOV… ATLien! 🙂
To date, I’ve been called fat, thick, chunky, curvy…. whatever name you can think of to describe anything but thin, I’ve been referred to online and off but I personally prefer to describe my assets as ‘divalicious’ because I’m so sweet (insert side-eye).
[Sidebar: Shoutout to Dramatic Weight Loss! 🙂 ]
According to a new poll, plus size women are no longer ‘fat’ or even ‘thick,’ but prefer the term ‘curvy’ when describing their assets.
The national survey, which polled 1,000 women sizes 14 and up, found that 28 percent prefer the term “curvy.” After that, respondents were split: 25 percent said they prefer “plus-size” and 25 percent would prefer “full-figured.”
That brings me to the meat and potatoes of this post (I’m hungry and thinking of steak right now BTW!), former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards apparently likes ’em
thick curvy and he recently participated in a ‘plus size’ photoshoot where he bared his assets alongside a curvy model.
Details + photos below…
Fellow blogger/photographer CarltonJordan sent over some exclusive shots from PLUS Model magazine’s ‘No Limits’ editorial featuring former Atlanta Falcons football player Ray Edwards and plus sized model Tiffany Bank.
“PLUS Model Magazine is a celebration of women and their curves,” shares Madeline Jones, PMM Editor-in-chief.
“I am honored that we can share Tiffany’s artistic vision of bringing this beautiful and poignant editorial to life in our ‘Love Your Body’ issue. Her work with Ray speaks volumes to our readers, and I am very proud of all that she has accomplished in breathing life into this project.”
“I did this to give people the opportunity to see what they are afraid to see or haven’t seen in mainstream media,” shares Ms. Bank. “Images like this of liberation, acceptance, and celebration redefine the ideals of beauty.”
Edwards, who was cut from the Falcons for his ‘bad attitude,’ spoke about his role in the project and states:
I decided to be a part of this project because I believed in Tiffany’s vision. It represents thinking outside the boundaries of what society perceives beauty to be.
It also promotes being comfortable in your own skin, no matter your shape, size, or background. No matter who you are, you are beautiful!
I think I kinda like Edwards… 🙂