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Curvy Model Challenges Rigid Victoria’s Secret Model Standards By Recreating Their Catalog, And The Result Speaks For Itself
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Curvy Model Challenges Rigid Victoria’s Secret Model Standards By Recreating Their Catalog, And The Result Speaks For Itself

Brooklyn-based lingerie model Tabria Majors has fighting words for Victoria’s Secret, but all she really needed was three Instagram photos to prove her point. To draw attention to the rigid beauty standards demonstrated by the company’s ad campaigns, she posed in a few of her favorite pieces of the season and looked absolutely bomb. If this doesn’t prove that curvy girls can sell just as many undies as the size-2 VS ‘angels’ seems intent on exclusively using, we don’t know what will (skinny girls, we love you too; we just think there needs to be more diversity going on).

“Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween since it ain’t happening in real life,” the plus-size model captioned the steamy set of photos, which has now reached the viral amount of more than 27 thousand likes. This is only the latest clap back a curvy model has leveled at the lingerie empire; runway star, photo model and body positivity spokesperson Ashley Graham has been vocal about being shunned by the brand on multiple occasions, and even did a campaign with Lane Bryant that said it all with a simple hashtag – #ImNoAngel. Perhaps it’s time for these guys to get the memo?

We’ll let you scroll down and decide for yourself.

More info: Instagram, Twitter (h/t)

This is Tabria Majors, a Brooklyn-based model who just singled out Victoria’s Secret for their lack of diversity

The lingerie empire is known for only featuring small models in their ads, which is just so outdated

To prove that curvy girls can sell just as many undies, she recreated (and slayed) a few recent campaigns

“Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life”

She’s only the latest plus-size model to take aim at the Pink producers, joining the ranks of Ashley Graham

The Internet, as you might have guessed, was 100% here for it

Is it time for VS to start changing their ways? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Karla Thompson
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4 years ago

I hate the whole "it's a real woman" bit. Curvy women are real women, skinny women are real women, tall short whatever.

Lara B.
Community Member
4 years ago

This is true. I am skinny, always have been, does that mean I'm not a "real woman"? So annoying. I don't mind any body shapes. I don't care how other women look like. Everyone is "real" and beautiful in it's own way!!!

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Lemon
Community Member
4 years ago

"A real sized person!" So what, because I'm naturally thin and tall, I'm not real and worth less then heavier people? Seriously I haven't seen one bored panda article that makes thin people feel better about themselves, it's only about boosting overweight people's egos.

Chelsea Older
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm 5'4" and I'm overweight and I just wanted to tell you I completely agree with you. I am working hard to get my weight down and so far so good. I know it is unhealthy to be this big. Glamorizing being overweight is not good for society at all! And those of you who are naturally tall and thin definitely don't deserve to have your self-esteem torn down!

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Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually it makes sense to have a wider variety of models. Different people appreciate different body types and different types of beauty, so it would make economic sense to try to appeal to more than one demographic, wouldn't it? I'm sick of always looking at the same type of models anw, they all start looking the same after awhile!

Катерина Булатова
Community Member
4 years ago

unfortunately market analysis shows that for certain type of goods the more conventionally beautiful the model is - the better are the sales. This category includes appearance-related goods, like clothes or makeup. People are more attracted to the "dream", that's why there is also this shit load of photoshop in ads, looking absolutely unrealistic. The psycology underneath it is that buying this lingerie will help you look a tiny bit more like that gorgeous model on the picture. Like you're buying part of that along with the lingerie. (If we think (!) about it we of course know that a bra is just a bra, not a magic wand, but it's how it unconsciously works)

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Karla Thompson
Community Member
4 years ago

I hate the whole "it's a real woman" bit. Curvy women are real women, skinny women are real women, tall short whatever.

Lara B.
Community Member
4 years ago

This is true. I am skinny, always have been, does that mean I'm not a "real woman"? So annoying. I don't mind any body shapes. I don't care how other women look like. Everyone is "real" and beautiful in it's own way!!!

Load More Replies...
Lemon
Community Member
4 years ago

"A real sized person!" So what, because I'm naturally thin and tall, I'm not real and worth less then heavier people? Seriously I haven't seen one bored panda article that makes thin people feel better about themselves, it's only about boosting overweight people's egos.

Chelsea Older
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm 5'4" and I'm overweight and I just wanted to tell you I completely agree with you. I am working hard to get my weight down and so far so good. I know it is unhealthy to be this big. Glamorizing being overweight is not good for society at all! And those of you who are naturally tall and thin definitely don't deserve to have your self-esteem torn down!

Load More Replies...
Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually it makes sense to have a wider variety of models. Different people appreciate different body types and different types of beauty, so it would make economic sense to try to appeal to more than one demographic, wouldn't it? I'm sick of always looking at the same type of models anw, they all start looking the same after awhile!

Катерина Булатова
Community Member
4 years ago

unfortunately market analysis shows that for certain type of goods the more conventionally beautiful the model is - the better are the sales. This category includes appearance-related goods, like clothes or makeup. People are more attracted to the "dream", that's why there is also this shit load of photoshop in ads, looking absolutely unrealistic. The psycology underneath it is that buying this lingerie will help you look a tiny bit more like that gorgeous model on the picture. Like you're buying part of that along with the lingerie. (If we think (!) about it we of course know that a bra is just a bra, not a magic wand, but it's how it unconsciously works)

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