“No problem, darling…” one of them said giving me a grin.When I emerged from the bathroom a few minutes later and had to slip past them again. Amy Introcaso-Davis, senior vice president of original programming and development at Oxygen, said dance and diet are two areas of interest for younger viewers of the channel, so combining the two made sense.The 12 contestants, from the smallest to the largest, have struck a chord with viewers, she said.Style Network's "Ruby," NBC's "The Biggest Loser," Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" and Fox's forthcoming dating show "More to Love" all center on the overweight and are tapping into an audience that can relate to the desire to shed a few pounds.Obesity has risen dramatically in the United States during the past 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.While Sidibe admits that she loves to wear SPANX and that she's not a fan of heels, she says that one of her favorite clothing item is leggings."America's Next Top Model" winner, Whitney Thompson, who says she's been bothered by the size constraints of Fashion Week and hates when magazines re-touch pictures, flew into New York as soon as she could to attend the plus-size fashion show. Drawing from her experiences of modeling around the world, Thompson says it's Spain and Germany. While the recession jolted the fashion industry, proving that it can adapt with the launching of Fashion's Night Out, is it capable of embracing the plus-size movement?
Oxygen Channel's "Dance Your Ass Off" combines elements of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" and NBC's "The Biggest Loser." Contestants learn dance routines for which they are judged before weighing in to determine how much they have lost.
"To be at Fashion Week in New York and they are actually doing a curvy fashion show is just mind-boggling to me.
Yesterday I decided to get my hair blown out and straightened (not the smartest decision considering its raining today, but whatever.) The woman who does my hair moved to a unisex hair salon in Harlem, so I made my way over to see her.
It’s supposed to rain anyway so no guilt.” Him: “Come join me.” Me: “Lol yeah I’m kind of out and about today.” Him: “Boo.” Him: “I’m sooo hard right now.” Him: :( At first I tried to think if I was maybe sending the wrong message with my profile photos. I mean, you want to put your best foot forward, so they’re shots of me when I was dressed up — like when I’m at my friend’s wedding, in a blue Vera Wang bridesmaid dress with sheer straps and a small V-neck that showed a little cleavage. I work in fashion and I’ve had the benefit of some of the best stylists in the industry teaching me what does and doesn’t work for my shape — a turtleneck widens me; a pencil skirt slims me. Probably a month or so in, I started to realize why these guys were so obsessed with talking about my body and so categorically un-interested in any other kind of conversation: They had a big-girl fetish.
A big girl working at, say, a law firm may be more inclined to wear all non-fitted clothing, which only makes you look bigger, but she doesn’t have colleagues like mine to tell her that upfront. They weren’t interested in getting to know me; they just wanted to have sex with a fat girl.