The Woman Behind Glamour's Plus-Size Buzz: "I Learned to Love My Body for How It Is"

08/25/2009 at 02:23 PM ET

Courtesy Glamour

For their September issue, Glamour put a refreshing spin on beauty, showcasing an underwear-clad 20-year-old plus-size model, who has the magazine’s readers applauding. After receiving many thank-you letters through the mag, the Wilhelmina model, Lizzi Miller, talked to about what it’s like to be garnering so much positive attention. “When I was young I really struggled with my body and how it looked because I didn’t understand why my friends were so effortlessly skinny,” she tells the magazine’s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive. “As I got older I realized that everyone’s body is different and not everyone is skinny naturally–me included! I learned to love my body for how it is, every curve of it. I used to be so self-conscious in a bikini because my stomach wasn’t perfectly defined. But everyone has different body shapes! And it’s not all about the physical! If you walk on the beach in your bikini with confidence and you feel sexy, people will see you that way too.” But Lizzi isn’t the only woman in the magazine who’s dealt with body issues. Cover-girl Jessica Simpson is putting her own positive spin on her “mom jeans” experience from earlier this year with a new reality show that explores beauty obsessions around the globe. Click here to hear more of Lizzi’s story; then check out Jessica’s September Glamour cover.


Courtesy Glamour

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MakeitWork on

btw: this lady doesn’t look plus-sized at all… she looks great! She has a tiny belly but so what! She looks good, how can she say she’s a plus-sized girl?

K on

I agree! This model is NOT plus size and she is the most beautiful person this magazine could possibly show!!!! Kudos to Glamour!

MakeitWork on

kelli, i know what u meant by bone structure i had a friend who was like that. I’m saying, if you were on the runway you would want to look good and not fat am i right? How can you show off Louboutin and Gucci if your not looking good?

D.C. on

i usually don’t post comments, but…i wear a size 4, i work out a lot and still have a bit of a belly and stretch marks from having children. good for her. she is beautiful and perfect. i take great inspiration from her.

MakeitWork on

DC that is what I meant, anyone can have stretch marks at any size,even if you were size two.



A on

the fact that the woman CAN WEAR a bikini says she isnt ‘plus sized’ just because she isnt a size 0 they think theyve done something major when in reality its just another ‘see we like heavier girls’ trick

jodi on

I love this…..
she is so beautiful and inspiring

Jennifer on

I actually just canceled my Self magazine subsciption after the Kelly Clarkson photo-shopping. I didn’t think it was healthy for my mind to support the magazine. Hard to believe that this Glamour is from the same publisher.

Jessica Elmore on

Glad to see some meat on these gals!!! With that said, what ever happened to Emme & the real plus size girls. No offense but this girl barely looks big enough to shop in the plus size section.

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