FHM Nation, meet Myla Dalbesio. The underwear model was hired by Calvin Klein in a supposed attempt to feature "plus-size" models for their "Perfectly Fit" campaign. In an industry known for its obsession with skinny women, this is actually quite an admirable move.
Here's where the problem lies: Myla, it turns out, is a size 10 model, which means her measurements are nowhere near plus-size—and is in fact four sizes smaller than the average woman's dress size (14). This got netizens up in arms: Is this perfectly fit model a plus-size by Calvin Klein's standards? Because that would be preposterous!
Scroll down to find out the other thins the Internet is saying about this perceived slight to femaledom!
This thing is making women even more insecure than they already are.
I wish I was as skinny as the new plus-size Calvin Klein model.— Hannah Gale (@Hannahfgale) November 10, 2014
Netizens believe Calvin Klein is sending the wrong message by changing their definition of plus-size.
How can Calvin Klein call their size 10 model 'plus size'?????? Pls ??????— Ell Ꮿ (@ell_shilling) November 10, 2014
Why do people talk about plus-size as if it's a bad thing in the first place?
Idk if I'm more angry at @CalvinKlein for the whole "size 10=plus size" or everyone using plus-size like it's a bad word. Both. Yep. Both.— Kellie Spilman (@kellie_spilman) November 13, 2014
To be clear, Calvin Klein never actually referred to Myla as a plus-size model, but they did say that they intend to branch out to "women of different sizes."
Genuine WTF moment. This woman is described as 'plus-size' and 'a bigger girl'. Aaaraagahagaagahahagahahag http://t.co/Z1yb0RgW8V— Isabel Hardman (@IsabelHardman) November 8, 2014
Myla's interview with Elle, where it was revealed that she's the biggest girl CK's ever worked with, gave birth to the issue.
this is Calvin Klein's first "plus size" model. What do we tell young girls? 😔 pic.twitter.com/ssdM2lqQwU— The Chris Sumlin (@ChrisSumlin) November 7, 2014
Given that plus-sizes keep getting smaller and smaller, using a "plus-size" model doesn't seem all that empowering.
Talk about unrealistic beauty standards, right?
Myla Dalbesio is so gorgeous, she's a size 10 but considered to be a plus size model. The world and fashion industry is so fucked up— sharkbait thomas (@sirithomass) November 7, 2014
Sadly, the fashion industry still has ways to go...
is this why a woman who is a size 10 has been described as 'plus sized'? congratulations fashion industry for creating a shitty phrase— ebae elizabeth (@Elizawub) November 8, 2014