'Real' Model: I Didn't Like the Pic

But even though it's 'not the most flattering,' it is 'real'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2009 11:53 AM CDT
Glamour editor Cindi Leive says of Lizzi's photo, "Will it change our approach? I think it will."   (Glamour)
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(Newser) – The world is still in love with Lizzi Miller, the plus-size model recently featured on Glamour’s page 194—but Miller herself wasn’t a fan of the belly-baring photograph when she first saw it. The 5’11”, 180-pound Miller tells Today, “I’m just like every other girl who has insecurities. The first thing I thought was, ‘OK, not the most flattering picture.’”

Still, responses from readers who identified with Miller—between a size 12 and 14, she is in line with the average American woman’s body size—brought tears to her eyes, and she hopes it will create change in the fashion industry. “This was a real picture,” she says. “I’m healthy and I work out; I live a healthy lifestyle. This is how I look; I embrace it.”