The modeling world has changed over the past decade. In the early 2000s, models typically had a very slight body figure.
But in recent years, there has been a rise in plus-size models owning fashion and magazine photos. And one "plus-size" model is spilling some tea about these photoshoots.
Karoline's First Viral Video
Karoline is a Norwegian model and chemistry student. She posted a video on TikTok that went viral - receiving over 10 million views.
What was the video about? Her transformation from being a model to a "plus-sized" model.
Karoline, The "Plus-Size" Model
See, even though Karoline fits medium size clothing, she is considered a "plus-size" model in the modeling world.
It was a big wake-up call for Karoline, but she says she's happier now.
Brands Dropped Her
What's worse is that just because she didn't fit the standard modeling size, many brands dropped her as a model.
What's the standard model size? 36/38 - so anything above that is "plus-size."
Karoline Spills Some Tea
But now she works as a "plus-size" model.
Karoline posted a video on TikTok that's gone viral and been seen over 3 million times. In it, she shows that she did photoshoots for clothes that ranged from XL-5XL.
But how did she do that? She only wears a size medium.
Yea, it's unfortunate, but the secret is that some models that do photoshoots for plus-size brands are actually smaller-sized girls stuffed with padding under the clothes.
Why Do Brands Do This?
According to Karoline, brands use smaller models with padding, so their "plus-sized" models have slim and sharp necks and faces.
"Which doesn't just create unrealistic beauty standards, but impossible ones," says Karoline.
Karoline admits, "I don't do modeling jobs that require padding. It's unethical and wrong."
"Just use plus-sized women; there are plenty of gorgeous plus-sized women out there. And Can plus-size brands please make nicer clothes"
The Shocked TikTok Community
Many commenters were shocked to find out this truth, and for some, it made sense as to why "plus-size" models didn't have proper proportions.
And others just wished the model industry would stop hating on plus-sized women.