Betty on the News: German Magazine Opts for Real Women Over Skinny Models
The publication is joining the real women movement
On Monday Germany’s most prominent women’s magazine, Brigitte, declared that it is choosing to ban professional models from its glossy pages and will instead enlist “real women” in hopes of combating the unhealthy standard of stick-thin beauty.
Editor-in-Chief Andreas Lebert said the switcheroo will be put in place next year, and is in response to readers complaining about too many “protruding bones.”
The publication plans to pay real women the exact same amount that a professional model would make, though Lebert wants the world to know that Brigitte is “not going to become a magazine for plus-sizes.”
“We will show women who have an identity — the 18-year-old student, the head of the board, the musician, the football player,” she avowed.
Brigitte isn’t the only mag digging the plus-size look; Glamour is about to unveil its November issue, which will include a photo shoot of seven naked plus-size models.
Do you agree with the new movement, or do you think magazines should stick to thin women? (Yahoo! News)