Meet Torrid's Badass, Outspoken Plus-Size Model

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Torrid has long been a style destination for plus-size women. But, with its newest campaign, the brand looks set to capture plenty of mainstream attention, too. The Huffington Post reports that Torrid has named Australian model Georgina Burke as the first-ever face of the brand. And, if Burke's bold first statement is any indication, she intends to use her platform to make a case for better representation of plus-size women in the industry.

"Sixty-eight percent of women in America are over size 12," Burke says. "Why can't we be put in the magazine as well? Who's to say we aren’t good enough? What's wrong with putting me as the face of a company or using us in a magazine or putting us out there in a fashionable way?" We couldn't agree more with Burke's unapologetic stance — or with any move that makes fashion a more inclusive place.

Click over to The Huffington Post for the full story and to get a glimpse at Burke's stunning swim campaign. We hope to see — and hear — a lot more from this (role) model in the future.

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