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The size 12 star of TV show who's 'too fat' for top model agency
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Jen Hunter is 5ft 11 and a size 12

She won the hearts of the British public and put size-zero models to shame with her modest curves.

But despite becoming the star of the television series Make Me A Supermodel, Jen Hunter, 24, has been forced out of her modelling contract - for being too large.

The size 12 blonde was booked by a fashion agency after impressing voters for refusing to diet when judges in the Channel Five series said she was fat.

Cape London Model Management helped secure Miss Hunter work as the face of mobile phone giant Nokia and cosmetics company Avon.

But she has faced repeated knock-backs at catwalk castings. Yesterday, the mother-of-one from Wigan, Lancs., said she was quitting the agency to join one for larger-sized women - despite being below average size.

The decision comes as the mainstream fashion industry comes under increasing pressure to ban size-zero models.

Miss Hunter, who is 5ft 11in and weighs 11 stone, said: "I'm grateful to the Cape Model agency for taking me on when other agencies wouldn't. They secured me some great contracts.

"However, they are a mainstream agency and when I went into castings I saw very few size 12 models and came up against the same old prejudice.

"I just didn't feel comfortable so I decided to change to Excel Models which is a plus size agency."

Miss Hunter, a divorcee, was shocked by judges, including model Rachel Hunter, who described her as "fat, lazy and greedy" while competing in the 2006 reality show.

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Jen (shown above) won the Channel 5 competition but was not offered a contract with Select Model Management

But although she was urged to lose weight, Miss Hunter refused, saying she would not "hang her head in shame" and drop three sizes just for the fashion industry. Despite being voted the leading female by the public, the stunning barmaid was not given a contract by chosen agency Select, who instead booked sub-zero Marianne Berglund -
known as the "walking skeleton"...


http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/femail/article-482872/The-size-12-star-TV-whos-fat-model-agency.html
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Q1)So...do you think size 12 is too fat ?
Q2) what size would you consider to be fat?
Posted 3/24/09
shes not fat to me , but it seems that the media prefers to show models who're under size 12
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I think they lied about her ''fatness'', I think she's too ugly
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Well, there's no real size that you can define as "fat" (unless it's like, a huge size). Normally, I would consider size 12 fat for a woman of average height, but since model's are tall, it's a different story. Jen Hunter looks big-boned, but definitely not fat. She looks beautiful and in great shape. The industry does need more models that look like her.
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Posted 3/24/09
Size 12 is HUGE..

for a model at least.


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Posted 3/24/09
That pic looks like she has a flat chest
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she is fat for a model
Posted 3/24/09
Ooh .
I like the Meg Cabot book, "Size 12 Is Not Fat."

But despite that ;
yes size 12 is fat .
unless its like ,
Australian sizing or something .
then maybe not so much .
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Posted 3/24/09
Look at some other pictures of her, she's chubby. If you put her in tight jeans she'd have a muffin top. Muffin tops are not ok.
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You people are shallow and stupid, what a wonderful combination.

I would love to see a picture of some of you, just to see what you look like. Than let's see who has the right to call others fat or ugly.

I think she looks just fine. But everyone wants to be a size 2 or 3, no one wants to look like they're actually healthy and not a walking skeleton.
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mystic17 wrote:

shes not fat to me , but it seems that the media prefers to show models who're under size 12


They want size 2s. Not sexy, voluptuous woman who actually look like they take care of themselves. I'm Pro-scarlett johansson! Although I know I've said the opposite in the past.

Posted 3/24/09

flourlove wrote:


mystic17 wrote:

shes not fat to me , but it seems that the media prefers to show models who're under size 12


They want size 2s. Not sexy, voluptuous woman who actually look like they take care of themselves.


yup definitely
Posted 3/24/09
Post normal tits or gtfo
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Most people that know me know that I probably talk way too much about the 70s. But seriously, supermodels had fuller figures And quite frankly, I think 36-24-36 is better that 30-20-30 any day. I'd like to know what happened to convince women that they need to slim down so much.

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Posted 3/24/09
This is the reason we have people posting in the advice thread attempting to throw up so they don't get "fat". I hate this, it makes me feel sick to my stomach, she is a wonderful looking girl. Oh how i love america.
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