The America's Next Top Model mogul and current Special K brand ambassador feels that the "plus-size" label has a negative meaning. "I don't like the label 'plus size,'" she said during her campaign to curb "fat talk." She continued, "On Top Model, we call it fiercely real. I don't want to use the term 'plus size,' because, to me, what the hell is that? It just doesn't have a positive connotation to it. I tend to not use it."
To her credit, Banks has hosted her own "Fiercely Real Model Search," and she's welcomed curvier contestants on ANTM. But, does being a certain size make someone more "real" than another woman? And, who is to say that being a "plus" is such a negative thing, and better swapped by another, albeit more feisty-sounding name? Food for thought... (Huffington Post Style)