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kenny

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Hubba Hubba!
I don't mind seeing more of these. :naughty:



The fashion industry catches a lot of crap for their ubiquitous gaunt females, and rightly so!
Finally, some correction for that scrawny male body size they have always venerated.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36302754/from-surrey-gardener-to-one-of-the-uks-first-plus-size-male-models

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Charlotte says that she's heard the public speak "time and time again about the desire to see different shapes and sizes represented".
But she says that the rise of the plus-size model is just the start for an industry often criticised for its portrayal of body image.
"This feels like a progressive step towards representing a wider range of body shapes and sizes in this industry, both female and male," she says.

"There is still a long way to go to take things from specialist areas and token bookings to the 'norm' for the industry and society."
Ben says that the term plus-size doesn't simply refer to one body shape.

"I think that people jump straight to one conclusion when it comes to the phrase plus-size," says Ben, talking about the representation of larger bodies.

"But it means many things and for women in modelling it's about being curvier and for men, representing those that are broader.

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Oh my goodness, Kenny, PS wouldn't be the same without you! :lol:

I fully support the fashion industry move in this direction. :))
 

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I'm all for this! +1 to the fashion industry moving in this direction for both men and women!
 

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I've never liked a skinny guy... If he looks like I could break him over my knee, he's not for me. :lol: :lol:
 

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...and while I'm at it, he doesn't even look "plus size" by real life standards. He looks thick, fit, and hot! :love:
 

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msop04|1463520274|4032908 said:
...and while I'm at it, he doesn't even look "plus size" by real life standards. He looks thick, fit, and hot! :love:
Hands off, girl.
I saw him first. :devil:

But one point of the article is a push to include all body types.
 

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kenny|1463520427|4032909 said:
msop04|1463520274|4032908 said:
...and while I'm at it, he doesn't even look "plus size" by real life standards. He looks thick, fit, and hot! :love:
Hands off, girl.
I saw him first. :devil:

But one point of the article is a push to include all body types.
I'll let you have him, kenny... I've got a hot one at home. :bigsmile: :lol:
 

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Thanks. :mrgreen:
 

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jordyonbass|1463519259|4032902 said:
Where do I go for an interview?? :lol:
Kenny's. Friday at 8:00 p.m.
 

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msop04|1463523831|4032928 said:
december-fire|1463523381|4032924 said:
jordyonbass|1463519259|4032902 said:
Where do I go for an interview?? :lol:
Kenny's. Friday at 8:00 p.m.
...bring wine. :Up_to_something: ;)) :lol: :lol: :lol:

and protection. Such as your wife armed with a baseball bat.
 

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msop04|1463523831|4032928 said:
december-fire|1463523381|4032924 said:
jordyonbass|1463519259|4032902 said:
Where do I go for an interview?? :lol:
Kenny's. Friday at 8:00 p.m.
...bring wine. :Up_to_something: ;)) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeah Jordy, you bring the wine.
I'll bring the mickey. :o
 

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kenny|1463524204|4032933 said:
msop04|1463523831|4032928 said:
december-fire|1463523381|4032924 said:
jordyonbass|1463519259|4032902 said:
Where do I go for an interview?? :lol:
Kenny's. Friday at 8:00 p.m.
...bring wine. :Up_to_something: ;)) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeah Jordy, you bring the wine.
I'll bring the mickey. :o
Is the wine a prop for the photoshoot? If not you'll need something stronger than that and the mickey :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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jordyonbass|1463524703|4032934 said:
kenny|1463524204|4032933 said:
msop04|1463523831|4032928 said:
december-fire|1463523381|4032924 said:
jordyonbass|1463519259|4032902 said:
Where do I go for an interview?? :lol:
Kenny's. Friday at 8:00 p.m.
...bring wine. :Up_to_something: ;)) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeah Jordy, you bring the wine.
I'll bring the mickey. :o
Is the wine a prop for the photoshoot? If not you'll need something stronger than that and the mickey :lol: :lol: :lol:
OMG :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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msop04|1463519559|4032905 said:
I've never liked a skinny guy... If he looks like I could break him over my knee, he's not for me. :lol: :lol:
haha I've always felt this way too! If I feel "larger" than a guy then I can't handle how self conscious I feel all the time (obviously my problem, I know).

Also this thread has become amazing :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Like this guy, but are they really plus size? The guy in my photo is 6'6" and while his 40" waist is larger than average, he's a pretty tall guy... I like that they are mixing it up though. I wouldn't say that I don't like skinny guys because I've seen some pretty attractive skinny guys in my day and I wouldn't rule them out simply based on their size, but the same could be said for larger guys =)

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jordyonbass|1463524703|4032934 said:
kenny|1463524204|4032933 said:
msop04|1463523831|4032928 said:
december-fire|1463523381|4032924 said:
jordyonbass|1463519259|4032902 said:
Where do I go for an interview?? :lol:
Kenny's. Friday at 8:00 p.m.
...bring wine. :Up_to_something: ;)) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeah Jordy, you bring the wine.
I'll bring the mickey. :o
Is the wine a prop for the photoshoot? If not you'll need something stronger than that and the mickey :lol: :lol: :lol:
I just got that.


:-o :-o :-o
 

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momhappy|1463535692|4033024 said:
Like this guy, but are they really plus size? The guy in my photo is 6'6" and while his 40" waist is larger than average, he's a pretty tall guy... I like that they are mixing it up though. I wouldn't say that I don't like skinny guys because I've seen some pretty attractive skinny guys in my day and I wouldn't rule them out simply based on their size, but the same could be said for larger guys =)
This guy looks like a twig to me. I had a boyfriend who was 6' 6" and, at the time, 250 pounds. He kept patting his (not too large for my tastes) belly and saying he had to get rid of "Junior". But whenever anyone saw him they would say, "Now that's a big guy!". Maybe some of it was the beard and the casual dress (he wore shorts all winter here in Connecticut), but I think a lot of it was that his height was all in his torso. His legs were a normal length, but his chest and shoulders were enormous. Come to think of it, his calves were, too. When my landscaper first saw him he said, "Look at those legs! He must have played football!" (He did not. Hockey and Basketball.)

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That's not a twig-sized to me. Most people will consider all the males in my family as super duper twig in comparison. :lol:
 

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Chrono|1463582218|4033213 said:
That's not a twig-sized to me. Most people will consider all the males in my family as super duper twig in comparison. :lol:
Most of the men in my family are like that; my father and his nephew are both about 5'7 and 130lb, on my mother's side her nephew is smaller again.

Yet I am 5'10-5'11 and currently weigh about 190lb but have been as big as 220lb. I think the correct term for me is 'thick' :lol: :lol:
 

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jordyonbass|1463600454|4033286 said:
Chrono|1463582218|4033213 said:
That's not a twig-sized to me. Most people will consider all the males in my family as super duper twig in comparison. :lol:
Most of the men in my family are like that; my father and his nephew are both about 5'7 and 130lb, on my mother's side her nephew is smaller again.

Yet I am 5'10-5'11 and currently weigh about 190lb but have been as big as 220lb. I think the correct term for me is 'thick' :lol: :lol:
My husband is 6'7" and is really happy to have broken the 200lb mark. We would both be thrilled if we could switch metabolisms.
 

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amc80|1463607394|4033315 said:
jordyonbass|1463600454|4033286 said:
Chrono|1463582218|4033213 said:
That's not a twig-sized to me. Most people will consider all the males in my family as super duper twig in comparison. :lol:
Most of the men in my family are like that; my father and his nephew are both about 5'7 and 130lb, on my mother's side her nephew is smaller again.

Yet I am 5'10-5'11 and currently weigh about 190lb but have been as big as 220lb. I think the correct term for me is 'thick' :lol: :lol:
My husband is 6'7" and is really happy to have broken the 200lb mark. We would both be thrilled if we could switch metabolisms.
Broken as in ... above or below?
 

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So glad to hear so many of you like the "plus" size thicker guys. More skinny-mini's for me!

Apparently I like them REALLY skinny, dated a guy who was 6'4" and 180 lbs, another 5'11 and 138lbs. My husband is 5'8" and around 152lbs, and I think he looks too muscle-y. He looked the best to me when he broke his arm, and couldn't work out, and dropped below 140lbs.
 

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jaysonsmom|1463615902|4033355 said:
So glad to hear so many of you like the "plus" size thicker guys. More skinny-mini's for me!

Apparently I like them REALLY skinny, dated a guy who was 6'4" and 180 lbs, another 5'11 and 138lbs. My husband is 5'8" and around 152lbs, and I think he looks too muscle-y. He looked the best to me when he broke his arm, and couldn't work out, and dropped below 140lbs.
EEW.

You are supposed to be just like Meeeee! :lol:
 

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Sorry, however, I do not find the face of the model in the first post attractive.

DK :))
 

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dk168|1463616441|4033358 said:
Sorry, however, I do not find the face of the model in the first post attractive.

DK :))
Shirley, you're not suggesting that ... people vary, are you? :lol:
 

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dk168|1463616441|4033358 said:
Sorry, however, I do not find the face of the model in the first post attractive.

DK :))
I actually don't either. I'm not into full beard though. I don't mind some nicely trimmed facial hair, but I don't care for anything beyond that.
 

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momhappy|1463621001|4033376 said:
dk168|1463616441|4033358 said:
Sorry, however, I do not find the face of the model in the first post attractive.

DK :))
I actually don't either. I'm not into full beard though. I don't mind some nicely trimmed facial hair, but I don't care for anything beyond that.

As always, beauty is (or isn't) in the eye of the beholder.
 
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