‘The heroin chic look isn’t my cup of tea’: Plus-size model Robyn Lawley slams the size-obsessed fashion industry
15:39 GMT, 17 October 2012
Australian plus-size model Robyn Lawley might have graced the glossies and landed lucrative deals with designer brands, but she still thinks the fashion industry needs to get over its obsession with size.
At a U.S. size
12 and a UK 16 Robyn is the curvy exception to the stick thin rule, and she says the impossible Hollywood ideal is making models miserable.
'There is always a fear that you are not
going to make it so women force themselves down into a size that does
not really match their body,' Robyn told RadarOnline.com.
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Model Robyn Lawley is 6.2″ and a size 16 and although she is hugely successful in Australia the model hates the Hollywood obsession with being thin
'It is a different world for actors who
lose and gain weight for their character like Christian Bale did in The
Machinist, but unnaturally losing weight if you are a model or a regular
person is just ridiculous.
are putting your life on the line. I would be so miserable if I got told
to lose 30 or 40 pounds. I don’t think I could do it!' she said.
To which fans of her signature curves wil breathe a sigh of relief.
Robyn, who is signed to Australian agency Bella and recently posed for a sizzling swimwear shoot for Australian Cosmopolitan as well as landing a contract as Ralph Lauren's first plus-size model, has been a model since the age of 18.
Talking about the swimwear shoot Cosmopolitan's Fashion Director, Nicole
Adolphe, who cast Robyn ahead of 'regular' sized girls said: 'Robyn totally
embodies what a real woman is, and our readers adore her – so I HAD to
shoot her for our special swim issue. And what a shoot, she simply oozes
sexuality and is the ultimate Cosmo girl.'
She has also posed for fashion tomes French Elle, Vogue Italia and Marie Claire and sent sales of smalls soaring for UK lingerie brand Boux Avenue as the body of their latest campaign.
She added: 'I just don’t get it, that heroin chic look isn’t my cup of tea. It isn’t for a lot of people out of the fashion world. That starvation look isn’t for everybody, why not have someone who is a little bit bigger' .
Robyn was signed as they body of Boux Avenue's DD+ range earlier this year and has appeared in two campaigns for the British lingerie brand
When she was signed to model for the company Robyn said: 'The brand is striving to promote a healthy body image, they are making beautiful lingerie accessible to every woman.'
VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes with Robyn Lawley: