Our first thought when we saw this photo of plus-size model Lizzi Miller from Glamour magazine
was, Wow, that girl looks real, she looks sexy, she looks confident despite not having washboard abs.
Most importantly, she looks like we look
in our undies (click the pic to see full-size).
And apparently a lot of women had the same reaction -- the response to the 20-year-old's natural-looking belly pooch has been overwhelmingly positive, says Glamour's editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive. One reader called the shot "the most amazing photograph I've ever seen in any women's magazine." Another says, "I wanted to shout from the rooftops!"
The now-famous "page 194 photo" was commissioned for an article on feeling comfortable in your skin,
which can be tricky when surrounded by stick-thin cover girls and seemingly perfect, Photoshopped arms
. Even though we know the modeling world is a crazy alternate reality, it's hard not to feel a little self-conscious when Adriana Lima
is staring at us from the coffee table.
But photos like this one do help, so kudos to Glamour for featuring a chick who looks happy and healthy, like she actually eats chicken fingers for dinner sometimes. We're not naïve enough to think this is the end of airbrushing and size zeros in women's mags, but with a real-girl response like that, we hope the media will take heed.More heroes on Lemondrop:Limbless dancer performs at Juilliard.Breast-feeding moms take over NYC subways.Newlywed survives annoying husband.