Model Reveals Clothing Brands Made Her Wear Padding To Appear In Plus-Size Ads



A model has revealed she is told to wear padding so she can star ads in for much larger sizes and has slated brands for creating ‘impossible’ standards. Check out her reveal here:
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TikTok user @coolquinn, who has been named as Norwegian model Karoline Bjørnelykke by Daily Dot, exposed the ‘secret from the modeling industry’ in a recent clip.

According to Bjørnelykke’s modeling bio her dress size a European size 38/40, which in the UK is a size 10/12, or in the US a 6/8.


In the clip, Bjørnelykke can be seen standing in front of a mirror and explains that despite her slim build she is considered to be ‘plus size’ in the industry.

Although slim, Bjørnelykke says she is hired by clothing brands that carry 44 and up - or from XL to 5XL.

She explains: “If you have eyes, you can see I’m not that size. So how do we fix this problem?
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“Well, I have to bring something called padding to work, which basically is a fat suit in pieces.”

She then shows how she stuffs the suit with the padding to make herself look ‘bigger’ and also reveals that sometimes the clothes are held with pegs or pins at the back so they look like they snuggly fit.

She added: “So if the clothes look really good from the front, it probably looks like s**t from the back.

“It's because they want the neck and the face to look really slim and sharp, which doesn't just create unrealistic standards but impossible ones.


“My suggestion is just use real plus-sized women because there are so many gorgeous plus-sized women out there.”

The clip has certainly struck a chord with many and has since been flooded with comments from people who have slammed the industry.
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One person wrote: “The model industry really hate plus sized models.”

Someone else commented: “Unfortunately this is something that has been going on for years. So glad you shed light.”


A third person said: “This is so sad. We are definitely not there yet when it comes to representation in that industry.”

In a follow up comment, Bjørnelykke explained that she did a ‘couple’ of these jobs years ago when she was contractually obliged to, but now refuses.






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