Karoline Bjørnelykke who goes by the user name @coolquinn said on TikTok that brands want to ensure that the face and neck still look ‘slim’
A size 6 model has revealed that she has to wear a ‘fat suit’ to appear in ads for plus-size clothing brands, saying she gets hired because ‘they want the neck and the face to look really slim and sharp.’
TikTok user @coolquinn, whom The Daily Dot identified as Norwegian model Karoline Bjørnelykke, shared the ‘secret from the modeling industry’ in a recent video that infuriated viewers.
Bjørnelykke showed off her slim figure in a mirror selfie at the beginning of the clip, explaining that even though she is slender, she is considered a ‘plus-size’ model.
According to her modeling bio, she wears a size 38/40, which is a size 6/8 in the U.S.
However, despite her size, she claimed that she has been hired to appear in ads for brands that carry sizes XL through 5XL.
‘If you have eyes, you can see I’m not that size,’ she said. ‘So how do we fix this problem? Well, I have to bring something called padding to work, which basically is a fat suit in pieces.’
Bjørnelykke then demonstrated how she stuffs the suit with padding to make herself look ‘a lot bigger,’ saying the clothes are also sometimes pinned in the back to make it look like they fit.
‘So if the clothes look really good from the front, it probably looks like s**t from the back,’ she said. ‘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 video has been viewed more than 379,000 times, and the comments ranged from disappointed to outraged.
‘This explains the midsections that never make sense,’ one person wrote, while another added: ‘This is why I’m so self-conscious about my face shape.’
‘The [modeling] industry really [hates] plus-sized models,’ someone else shared.
Model Kalison Nix confirmed the practice, writing: ‘Fellow sized 10 “plus-size” model here — so ridiculous… I have the exact same padding set.’
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