Finally, a fashion magazine that has put its money where its mouth is.Glamour magazine has carried a nude picture of 20-year-old model Lizzie Miller, in its September 2009, who at 180 lb, is a far cry from the stick thin models who grace fashion magazine covers.
The nude photo features Lizzie Miller in a candid pose with no attempt to hide her paunch and other not-so-firm bits.
It’s a different matter that the 3″ x 3″ picture, that was run with an article on women’s body confidence, was tucked in somewhere in the 200-odd pages of the magazine.
Glamour magazine’s decision to carry Lizzie Miller’s nude photo may have been tentative one, but it would never have expected the overwhelming response it received for the photo.
Glamour magazine editor Cindi Leive was quoted as saying on TODAY Monday, “Immediately, within hours of the magazine coming out, we had people telling us they were e-mailing it to friends, and that it was the first time they felt good about their own bodies, looking at this picture.”
Lizzie Miller has been modeling for the past seven years. She is 5 ft 11″tall and has a size that varies between 12 to 14.
Miller, said on TODAY Monday, that she was not sure about the nude photo that exposed her belly roll. “I’m just like every other girl who has insecurities,” she said.
“The first thing I thought was, ‘OK, not the most flattering picture’” she added.
Lizzie Miller’s nude photo has once again opened the debate about body image and the psychological harm that photos of rake-thin models does to the average woman.
Lizzie was quoted as saying, “I’ve been that girl, flipping through magazines trying to find just one person who looked a little bit like me. And when I didn’t find it I would start to think there’s something wrong with the way I looked. When J. Lo and Beyonce came out and were making curves sexy, I started to accept myself more. Its funny, but just seeing them look and feel sexy enabled me to do the same.”