'I am a model. FULL STOP': Model hits out at fashion houses who insist on calling her 'plus size'
Australian model who made headlines for asking fashion houses to stop labelling models 'plus size' continues to find herself fighting against being labelled by her size. Stefania Ferrario, from Melbourne, found herself taking a stance last year when she posted an image of herself with the statement 'I am a model.' written across her abdomen.
The 23-year-old who is the front woman of #DropThePlus movement says those who claim certain models are 'plus size' imply they are 'bigger than normal,' reported Broadly.
The young model also noted that although some people in her industry might find the word empowering she believes it's the meaning expressed to the public that needs to be changed. 'I think certain labels do have a negative impact and it's easier to completely get rid of a word than to try to change its connotational meaning,' Ferrario said.