TLC takes you to The Big Sexy

 

A New Plus Size Fashion and Lifestyle Show Debuts on TLC

Plus Size Series Big Sexy by TLC

Shining a positive light on plus size women in fashion- their confidence, moxie, relationships and living life to its fullest, TLC has chosen five fabulous full figured women (whom you have seen or heard of throughout the community) and have chronicled their life in the three part series: Big Sexy!

Plus Size Series Big Sexy by TLC

Big Sexy follows New Yorkers Leslie, Tiffany, Audrey, Nikki and Heather to redefine the ideal of what is beautiful and sexy – giving viewers a candid look into their lives as confident plus-size women who are shooting for the stars with their careers.

Big Sexy will follow the ladies as they take over Manhattan to make plus-size sexiness more mainstream from designing clothing to booking modeling gigs! BIG SEXY aims to challenge the common misnomers of plus size fashion and introduce a fresher perspective on what a plus size woman is and what she does. From the producers: “ Weight bias is notoriously rampant in their chosen industries, and it is their mission to prove that a bigger girl – the girl that most Americans can relate to — can break the mold and change the fashion and cultural norms that have restricted and rejected them for so long.”

What can you expect?

You get to come along in each episode, as Big Sexy features these plus size women as they attend major industry events, parties and opportunities, all while giving a candid peek into the balancing of their personal, dating and family relationships as plus-size women.

Who are they?

Plus Size Series Big Sexy by TLC

Plus Size Series Big Sexy by TLC

They are big, they are beautiful, and they are not sitting at home waiting for life to happen. They know better than anyone that real women can be sexy with curves — no matter what society says.

When can you watch the show?

BIG SEXY premieres on Tuesday, August 30 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on TLC

Will You Tune In?

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Comments

  1. says

    I am actually looking forward to this one. I’d rather watch a show like this then one where the women compete for a man – *cringe*.

  2. says

    Really does size make you a different kind of wife, mother, girlfriend, human?…just more marginalizing as far as I can tell.  Oh look some pretty fat girls….OMG and they live and breath and like the rest of world…?? how is that possible??  I’m sure there is something good about this show, for someone….but really the premise is just wrong.

    • says

      From what I have been told by both the models and producers is that it shows that plus size women are women who live active lives, not sad, and giving another perspective or outlook on what a plus size woman’s life is… but we shall see yes?

    • says

      From what I have been told by both the models and producers is that it shows that plus size women are women who live active lives, not sad, and giving another perspective or outlook on what a plus size woman’s life is… but we shall see yes?

  3. Sarah says

    While I take a firm stance against hateful comments and dehumanizing treatment of overweight people, I am also not very thrilled at attempts to glorify unhealthy lifestyles. If you eat and live in a way that drives your body mass index above 25, it’s not healthy, and it shouldn’t be celebrated.

  4. Sarah says

    While I take a firm stance against hateful comments and dehumanizing treatment of overweight people, I am also not very thrilled at attempts to glorify unhealthy lifestyles. If you eat and live in a way that drives your body mass index above 25, it’s not healthy, and it shouldn’t be celebrated.

    • says

      But i think you miss the whole point of this show… it is showing these ladies working out, living their active lifestyles… giving insight and introspective to these ladies in real life, rather than the perception or assumption of being fat and lazy and sad… 

      Am i wrong?

    • says

      But i think you miss the whole point of this show… it is showing these ladies working out, living their active lifestyles… giving insight and introspective to these ladies in real life, rather than the perception or assumption of being fat and lazy and sad… 

      Am i wrong?

      • says

        You are not wrong. It is not glorifying unhealthy lifestyles, just celebrating life outside the considered norm. Something we all need to see more of.

      • Sarah says

        I’ll have to watch the show. Based on your comments, maybe I spoke too soon. I do know a lot of people who hold the “lazy and sad” stereotypes though. From the images of the women in the promos, it’s clear that they over eat and under exercise, but if the story is spun right, it could help dispell some of the strong stereotypes that exist.

      • Beautiful says

        I understand your point. Believe me, I do. However, this show, in my opinion, is an overwheight, glorified version of the ” The Bad Girls Club”.

      • Beautiful says

        I understand your point. Believe me, I do. However, this show, in my opinion, is an overwheight, glorified version of the ” The Bad Girls Club”.

        • says

          You haven’t even seen the show nor read the premise… cause “the Bad Girls Club” it is not… You may have this show confused with something else… 

          It shows the ladies working, modeling, living their life, working out, and whatever else… giving people a chance to see beyond the evidenced stereotypes and assumptions about plus size and the way plus size women live their lives… 

      • angie says

        They are
        great when I was younger there were no role models like them on TV. I assumed
        that I need to be thin because that is the only acceptable form of looking. I
        may be thin know but for about 10 years I have eating disorder I just wish I
        never went that way I might be happy … now I might be what society accepts but I
        am living nightmare and there seems no way out for me L  

    • Leahcrooks says

      r u kidding me? u can still be heavy and healthy. its not glorifying unhealthiness, its glorifying women who love themselves for who they are.

      • Beautiful says

        I disagree with you Leahcrooks. I am sorry to say, but Sarah is 100% correct. Learn the scientific facts before you get offended.

        • Marzipanmouse says

          Did you read any of the comments from women who are “obese” and healthy? For every one of them, there a lot more of us out there. Of course, there are lots other fat women who are not healthy due to inadequate health-care (would you keep going to the doctor if he used your weight as an excuse not to treat you, and shamed you about it every time you went?) But this show isn’t about health, near as I can tell it’s about women who want to feel beautiful and own their lives and their bodies now, not 50 lbs from now.

        • Kat says

          Beautiful- I think YOU need to learn some scientific facts. There are plenty of perfectly healthy people with a BMI over 25. In fact, I am fairly certain there was just a pretty widespread news story that people in the Current “overweight” BMI category live the longest. Furthermore, if you are using the BMI measurement as the standard for overall health and fitness, you need a little education there as well. The BMI is really just a height /weight ratio and does not account for muscle mass. It was created by an insurance company, not doctors.
          And even if other people are fat and unhealthy and they want to “glorify” that lifestyle… WHO CARES???? It’s none of my business how other people lead their lives! No one is perfectly healthy all the time.

      • Sandy says

        Sarah and “Beautiful” aka “Judgmental” … Why would you be looking at a site called Curvy Fashionista if you are prejudiced against curvy women?  Do you come here just to get angry and feel superior?

    • Corbie157 says

      Please tell me what about this show “glorifies unhealthy lifestyles” ?  BTW I will celebrate my weight, i weigh a healthy 250lbs, well above the BMI 25! and i am very healthy!  I am a cancer survivor and I do not fit into your idea of what you think may be healthy, but just because someone is overweight it does not mean their are unhealthy, and just because you eat rice cakes and vegetables doesn’t mean you’re healthy either!!!!!

    • Rose8889 says

      Im a plus size women and i eat healthy and work out 4-5 times a week. Im just built this way.  i can run up steps and not be out of breath like my “skinny” friends that smoke and dont workout. My point is just because one on the larger size doesnt mean one isnt healty.  People stereotype plus size women and think all of us eat junk and lead unhealthy lifestyles. This is why a show like this is on to show that people can be happy just they way they are even if they arent a size 0, 4, etc.

    • Rose8889 says

      Im a plus size women and i eat healthy and work out 4-5 times a week. Im just built this way.  i can run up steps and not be out of breath like my “skinny” friends that smoke and dont workout. My point is just because one on the larger size doesnt mean one isnt healty.  People stereotype plus size women and think all of us eat junk and lead unhealthy lifestyles. This is why a show like this is on to show that people can be happy just they way they are even if they arent a size 0, 4, etc.

    • says

      So, Sarah….I’m assuming you have a medical degree? I have a BMI above 25. I eat an incredibly balanced diet, I work out -daily-. I just happen to be built this way. Care to tell me what about that isn’t healthy?

    • Rbnhager says

      What isn’t healthy? I am 5 feet seven inches and 230 pounds. My blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate are excellent. My doctor said I had the heart rate of a marathon runner. I climb three flights of stairs at least 20 to 30 times a day at my business and can outwalk most of my skinny friends. Unhealthy…I don’t think so. Just another load of misinformation about people who are genetically predispositioned to be larger.

    • Markysciadaley says

      Sarah you haven’t really watched the show, your shallow comments show that as a fact. The show is not glorifying unhealthy lifestyles it’s embracing the fact (unlike you who may have not been pass a size 2 in your life) that women who are plus size are attractive, have goals in life, and as of last week’s episode want to become healthy individuals. In the last week episode it shows that some people that are heavier don’t have full control over that fact, other issue may be present on their path to weight lost, like thyroid gland issues. No one is saying that being overweight is a good thing because it is not, it one of the worst things to have to endure in life if you’re not comfortable with the fact that you are overweight but this show gives girls as well as women gratification, just because you are overweight doesn’t mean that your ugly or disgusting. It gives them a base that you can be plus size, be fashionable and you can be sexy goddess. So don’t jump to judgmental because they don’t have size 0’s prancing around like retards.

      • Sarah says

        First of all, and I say this to anyone I hear saying or using it: don’t use the word “retard.” It’s like hearing the N word, for a lot of people. But that’s unrelated. I see I provoked a lot of anger with my comment, which I tried to word fairly neutrally, so as not to allow people to mistakenly think that my post was out of hatred for overweight people. I have watched every episode of Big Sexy so far, and I dislike the show very much, but not for the reason you might think. Despite the fact that these women seem genuinely interested in promoting a positive image of bigger figures, I think the show’s producers are not. They pretend to care, for sure, but in the end, it seems that the ladies are very carefully set up as spectacles. I think the people involved with making the show, not the stars themselves, are at fault here.

        • Alloztome says

          I’ve seen a few episodes and I agree-I believe the producers are setting these women up.  FI-at the club when the bouncers told the women they had to pay to get in-after letting some thin women in for free.  Do you -really- think the bouncers would do that on camera?  Knowing they’re being filmed-there is no way they could miss the lights.  On the beach-maybe, if they filmed from a distance but that big film crew is hard to miss.  

    • Markysciadaley says

      Sarah you haven’t really watched the show, your shallow comments show that as a fact. The show is not glorifying unhealthy lifestyles it’s embracing the fact (unlike you who may have not been pass a size 2 in your life) that women who are plus size are attractive, have goals in life, and as of last week’s episode want to become healthy individuals. In the last week episode it shows that some people that are heavier don’t have full control over that fact, other issue may be present on their path to weight lost, like thyroid gland issues. No one is saying that being overweight is a good thing because it is not, it one of the worst things to have to endure in life if you’re not comfortable with the fact that you are overweight but this show gives girls as well as women gratification, just because you are overweight doesn’t mean that your ugly or disgusting. It gives them a base that you can be plus size, be fashionable and you can be sexy goddess. So don’t jump to judgmental because they don’t have size 0’s prancing around like retards.

  5. Marjorie Williams says

    It’s nice to see a show with real people… I just wish there could be a show with a plus size woman where that was not the focus of the show.  I love Mike and Molly, but really get tired of the fat jokes, especially the self deprecating ones. I dropped Drop Dead Diva for the same reason.   

    • says

      Baby steps- I suppose. But if we are not being integrated, why not bring on a show that celebrates women for wh they are and just happen to be plus size? I did not EVEN get into Mike and Molly… lol I tried Drop Dead Diva… I just didnt like the story and the show… So who knows!?! I think we can create our own to show and share to dispel certain stereotypes… I am the forever optimist… 

    • says

      Baby steps- I suppose. But if we are not being integrated, why not bring on a show that celebrates women for wh they are and just happen to be plus size? I did not EVEN get into Mike and Molly… lol I tried Drop Dead Diva… I just didnt like the story and the show… So who knows!?! I think we can create our own to show and share to dispel certain stereotypes… I am the forever optimist… 

    • Hottie says

      Im sorry, but this show is a joke. Big is not sexy. It’s gross. Unless you are prego, no ones stomach should stick out further than their chest. Effing discusting. You can polisha  terd, but it will still be ugly. You feel me? lol

      • Rbnhager says

        I guess you would know all about terds… but not much about the English language. And no….I wouldn’t feel you…I have a weak stomach.

    • Hottie says

      Im sorry, but this show is a joke. Big is not sexy. It’s gross. Unless you are prego, no ones stomach should stick out further than their chest. Effing discusting. You can polisha  terd, but it will still be ugly. You feel me? lol

    • Sexy says

      Drop Dead Diva is a great show. At least it shows her doing something important. These hoes are just flat out nasty. Any man would say the same.

    • Sexy says

      Drop Dead Diva is a great show. At least it shows her doing something important. These hoes are just flat out nasty. Any man would say the same.

  6. Penningtonsonja says

    Meeredez needs to be on this show! she is gorgeous !She is the epitomy of Big Sexy! Her personalityis bigger than Texas! She is beautiful and proud to be a bigger girl. Total Package!Her laugh is contagious !She is a total Diva!

  7. says

    Being over weight, shortens your life, puts a burden on your family and your community and should not be glamorized in any way. I’m appalled. What if they showed how smokers can lead an active lifestyle? Overweight/obesity should not be shown in any other light than what it truly is, a bad habit, an addiction that should be overcome. Just because most people are overweight dosnt’ change the negative impact it has on a persons life. 

    • AnnieB says

      Actually, while recent medical researches “did not find overweight (BMI 25 to <30) to be associated with increased mortality”, others reveal the minimum mortality rate to be close to a BMI of 25 (Flegal, Graubard et al. 2005: 1866); thus rendering what is otherwised considered as “overweight”, a potentially optimal weight for longevity. Let's just put the pathologizing and moralizing model of "fatness" aside and enjoy a (hopefully) great show, that will help vehiculate the idea that people of any size can be lovely and have every right to love themselves…

       Flegal, K. M., B. I. Graubard, et al. (2005). "Excess Deaths Associated With Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity." JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 293(15): 1861-1867.

      • Kat says

        This is the study I posted about above. I am glad you are not as lazy as I am ( because, I’m fat, so of course I am also lazy :) ) and posted where it came from.

    • Leahcrooks says

      you are incredibly uneducated. do talk about things you have no understanding of. Im guessing ur not overweight. Good for u. but until you live in the life of a large woman, you dont have the right to talk. also, skinny people can be more unhealthy than large ones. check your facts, darlin

    • Gonzalo says

      Wowsers, you aren’t a self obsorbed twat at all.  Please explain how being overweight is a burden on your community? everyone in this entire world, fat, skinny, black, white, yellow, purple has a death sentence on their head. have you ever heard of a thyroid? etc etc aparently not otherwise you wouldnt skip to the conclusion that being overweight is solely caused from eating habits.    I have a wonderful idea. how about we make a tv show about broads sticking their hand down their throat, or starving themselves, would that appeal more to your moral?  the whole reason they have shows like this is because of narrow minded folks like you.  aside from all that, if you feel so strongly against the show, DON’T WATCH IT. if it offends your moral, try dropping down a few pegs to real life.  

    • Sandy says

      Leah Rapp: Why are you even on this website?  It’s called The Curvy Fashionista.  If you are a bigot against overweight women, don’t come here.

      • Guest says

        I was wondering the same of all the thin chics being hateful and mean spirited. Why even come to this site? It’s like a Klan member logging on to Black Planet.com; makes no sense at all. Stop trolling the internet to start trouble and go spread your dark cloud somewhere else.

    • Rose8889 says

      How do you know? Are you overweight? Plus size? If it bothers, you keep your negative opinions to yourself and do not watch the show. You’re appalled? Why because women are happy despite the fact they are not a size 2. It is possible to be happy with one’s self. I am a plus size women and very healthy and not a burden to anyone. I have a very happy life and there is nothing negative about it. I take offense to your ignorant comments. Judging a person on their size and making stereotypes is  no different from judging someone based on his or her race.

  8. Laramsfan says

    I love this show already.  I cant wait to see it. I am a 48 year old professional Male & I am sick of skinny women.  My friends and I find big women much more attractive and WE WILL BE WATCHING THIS SHOW.

  9. Laramsfan says

    I love this show already.  I cant wait to see it. I am a 48 year old professional Male & I am sick of skinny women.  My friends and I find big women much more attractive and WE WILL BE WATCHING THIS SHOW.

  10. Laramsfan says

    Marjorie Williams, I agree with you 100%. Big women should be proud of being big and beautiful, not always apologizing or making jokes about themselves.  BTW, Sexy, Sarah, and Beautiful…sorry, all three of you have obviously have been suckered in by the mass media that skinny is pretty and big is ugly…just like most people in this modern society. Take a tour through your local Art museum and you will find that portraits of large women far outnumber those of skinny women. And do you know why that it is? Its because for thousands of years BIG WOMEN have always been considered more beautiful than skinny women, BY FAR. I decided at 25 that I would not be pressured to be with a skinny woman any longer, despite public opinion pressure.  Life is too short, men everwhere should stand up and be with who they want to be with vs ending up with who they are “supposed” to end up with. There would definitely be alot more happily married men and less affairs and divorce.

  11. Laramsfan says

    Marjorie Williams, I agree with you 100%. Big women should be proud of being big and beautiful, not always apologizing or making jokes about themselves.  BTW, Sexy, Sarah, and Beautiful…sorry, all three of you have obviously have been suckered in by the mass media that skinny is pretty and big is ugly…just like most people in this modern society. Take a tour through your local Art museum and you will find that portraits of large women far outnumber those of skinny women. And do you know why that it is? Its because for thousands of years BIG WOMEN have always been considered more beautiful than skinny women, BY FAR. I decided at 25 that I would not be pressured to be with a skinny woman any longer, despite public opinion pressure.  Life is too short, men everwhere should stand up and be with who they want to be with vs ending up with who they are “supposed” to end up with. There would definitely be alot more happily married men and less affairs and divorce.

    • says

      (HUGS!!)) Thank you so much for taking the time to give your thoughts and perceptions on this! Thank you- as a man standing up and sharing your thoughts and ideals about this show and about plus size women! 

    • says

      It’s wonderful that more men these days are finally ok with being attracted to who they really feel attracted to and no longer feeling pressured into being with someone society deems beautiful. =)

  12. Volleyballgirlashley76 says

    I’m a plus size girl and that doesn’t mean I’m unhealthy!!! I play basketball, volleyball, and I run and work out. It just because of the way I was built. Some people don’t understand why some people are plus size. Sometimes it is caused by a medical disorder that is in the thyroid where it sends out too much hormone to the brain. So I think its bullshit to say someone is overweight because many people have that medical disorder. I love who I am and I’m not afraid to say that. If people have a problem with that then they don’t have to talk to me. That is how I figure it/

  13. says

    I’m a first time visitor to the site, and honestly couldn’t be more thrilled about this new show. I love anything that paints us “plus sized” gals in a positive light. However, I simply can’t ignore the plethora of ignorant comments. I’m a size 16. I used to be -much- bigger. I love being a curvy woman. And while in the past my doctors suggested I lose some weight because I was young and it could potentially be a health hazard, since slimming down to a 16(which, I might add, I the smallest I honestly ever want to be) I have not once, in 5+ years had a doctor tell me I was unhealthy. My cholesterol is in check, my blood sugar is perfect and there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with me.
    So…please tell me where my size is so damned detrimental to my health?

    Right. Now that I’m done with my rant. I’m so glad to find a community full of (mostly) plus size positive gals and look forward to getting to know some of y’all. =)

  14. Kristinn says

    This is rediculous! Being overweight is unhealthy. Period. These women are not overweight, they are obese. And this show is glorifying it, they are proud and confident- I get it that’s great. But subjecting impressionable minds to the idea that it is okay to be fat, is wrong. I am 5’7″ and 143 lbs. I eat plenty of healthy food and I do not have an eating disorder. I simply exercise. Blaming obesity on thyroid etc is like saying all black people are from Africa. They are NOT. However that is the case SOME of the time. Most of the time, it is because you eat too many cakes and pies and mcdonalds and don’t exercise properly or eat nutricious delicious balanced meals. The general public IS affected by overweight people. Have to sit next to them in the movie theater or wait behind them ordering food or even the fact that you require more than one seat on an airplane… Etc. And I saw a commercial and searched the internet to see what the show is about so that is how I found this website. Not because I am arrogant or anorexic or want to pick on anyone. Just do everyone a favor and look at yourself in the mirror and get healthy.

    • Marzipanmouse says

      so you’re assuming that fat = unhealthy? Are you a doctor? Have you actually read any of the studies about “obesity” and health? Or are you just letting Dr. Oz (who gets his paycheck from fat-shaming) tell you which way is up?

      Or is it that if we stop catering to the skinniness is next to godliness cult that has pervaded the American culture you’re afraid you won’t have anything other than your toned butt to fall back on?

      Maybe, just maybe, a lot of fat people are just fat, period. And anyway, so what if somebody isn’t healthy? Are you saying all people have to be healthy to feel good about themselves? Have I woken up in an a world where it’s ok to be angry at people for their health?

      Or, maybe it’s just that you have an irrational disgust for fat people, you certainly read like it with your “have to sit next to them in the movie theater or wait behind them ordering food…” Well, I would apologize for existing in your world, but it’s not your world, and if you don’t like seeing me in this world, perhaps you should move to Haiti where people don’t get enough to eat at all – they’re all fabulously slender!

    • Aberash says

      One of the girls, Tiffany, was dianosed with hypothyroidism, and the doctor she saw cited, 60-70% of the people she sees who struggle to lose weight usually have a thyroid problem. Yes, being overweight can be unhealthy, and from unhealthy lifestyle, but it’s funny that you seemed to assume all the girls were just super unhealthy and lazy, but she was healthy aside from her thyroid, which unless you live in a country that doesn’t iodize salt, is an unpreventable disorder. My dad chastized me for 3 years for being overweight, from 12 to late 15, I barely ate and exercised like crazy. A doctor’s checkup later, and a bloodtest, and I was put on a high thyroid hormone dose, mine hadn’t been working! If my dad hadn’t constantly criticized and actually looked at my lifestyle, I could have been treated years earlier! Because people assume hypothyroidism is so rare.

    • Raskalflatts says

      I totally agree with you Kristinn, this show is glorifying and praising unhealthy lifestyles, and telling young minds its ok and sexy to be overweight. Its disgusts me that people see this as a shot at obese people when its not. Simply put if these girls focused more on the actual dieting and working out and less on the whinning, eating and organizing events to promote “Big Girls” they wouldnt have this problem. I know people who consider themselves overweight, and that a reasonable 15-20 over the bmi, these girls topple that. For anyone who says kristinn is not a doctor, your right shes not a doctor, but the GROUP of people who put the bmi together sure as hell are, and they arent getting paid by anyone. It straight up facts. Dont let your huge egos get in the way this show is terrible, and I will keep watching it, because its funny to see these girls make a specticle of themselves. =)

        • Raskalflatts says

          And then approved and seconded by doctors, how often in school did you use a BMI index for math? I thought so…man people take the words and sentiments to literally

    • Kat says

      Also, can you please elaborate on how waiting behind someone in line ordering food is an inconvenience for you? I am dying to hear the answer to this!

      If you are standing at a fast food counter, I assume this means you don’t eat a 100 % perfect diet either?

    • guest says

      You know, it amazes me how critical people are and really hate overweight people like you do. You can take a size 2 person and a size 32 person and have them live the exact same life. They get up at the exact same minute in identical apartments. They live identical lives down to the same number of heartbeats and number of breaths they take. BUT take those two identical people and have them go to a McDonalds and order the supersize  big mac meal with a coke and all of a sudden it seems and feel like everyone else there becomes critical  of the fat one and talks about how they should be eating a saled and how dare the fat person order this meal BLAH BLAH BLAH. But it is perfectly ok for the size 0 person and the critical people eating their big macs to be there. I am obese and i am a college student. I do have lung problems that I did inherete from my biomoms side of the family and have nothing to do with my size ( and multiple drs have told me this..fat or thin i would still be in lung failure..oh and try exersizing hooked to an oxygen tank it is soooo easy!) There are many skinny unhealthy people out there and that is ok with society, but a heavy person who has health problems all of a sudden its all about the weight. Give me a break. And trust me, I hate sitting next to you on an airplane just as much as you hate sitting next to me.

  15. Shantelle says

    I’m excited for this show!!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and have found it very challenging to lose over 80 pounds but I have done so through diet, exercise, hard work and perseverence!! I have done thyroid monitoring, blood pressure and diabetes testing–All my testing has come back 100% perfect!!

    However, I am still close to 200 pounds and I run 5 – 12km, 5-6 days a week, and lift weights.  On top of this, I am very active and enjoy walks with my partner, sports and swimming.  My 10km time is 1:02 . . . which is better than a lot of “average” womens times . . .  does that mean I’m unhealthy? I food journal and eat 6 small meals a day– plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts and lean proteins.  I maintain a size 14 figure, and have enjoyed doing plus size burlesque modelling etc. 

    I just want to say that not all plus size women go to McDonalds and stuff their face or are lazy fat slobs and it’s time that world recognizes this!!  I work hard to maintain my figure and if I lose more weight, great! if not, that’s OK!!

    I love my curves and my big a$$ and I’m in amazing shape and have fantastic health!  

  16. KEY says

    JUST TO EDUCATE THE IGNORANT ON HERE!!!!!
    Despite what the fashion industry thinks, the average clothing size in the United States is not a svelte 8 for women and a 40 regular for men. The average women’s size is 14, the size at which “plus-sized” clothing begins. And the average size for men is 44.

    The fashion industry assumes these standard measurements for a woman: 35-inch bust, a 27-inch waist, and 37.5-inch hip. In the real world, women ages 36 to 45 actually average:
    White: 41-34-43
    Black: 43-37-46
    Hispanic: 42.5-36-44
    Asian: 41-35-43

    The fashion industry assumes the average man is a traditional 40 regular, which means 40-inch chest, 34-inch waist, and 40-inch hip, with a 15.5-inch collar. In the real world, men ages 36 to 45 actually average:
    White: 44-38-42
    Black: 43-37-42
    Hispanic: 44-38-42
    Asian: 42-37-41
    About 51 percent of men and 38 percent of women said they were “about the right weight” when asked their perception of how much they weighed. Meanwhile, ONLY 10 percent of men and 21 percent of women faced the truth and acknowledged they were “quite a bit overweight.”

    http://shopping.aol.com/articles/2008/10/30/is-plus-size-the-average-clothing-size/

  17. Linda says

    A BIG thank you to the women of the BIG SEXY show!  You are beautiful, brave, and very much the inner voice of many women.  I applaud you for trying to break down sterotypes.   We need to do a lot of re-work around what has developed in thought and culture and learn to see the whole person and stop making quick shallow assumption about what we think we know about people.

    I look forward to next week.  Thank you, thank you , thank you!!!!!!!

  18. Ejstaten says

    Discrimination for curvy girls seems endless whether it be in a comment box or in real life. I enjoyed the show last night-the tall makeup artist gorge!

  19. Erroussy says

    i want to see a pic of Heather -i love her hair style. She was not shown alot in the show but what i saw of her hair i loved

    • Patti says

      I too Love Heather’s hair style……. and think it would look good on me.

      How do I get a picture of Heather to show my next stylist ?

      And what happened to the show – TLC doesn’t even list it in there line up of shows.

  20. Forforests says

    Just seeing this programme as I type.  I’d love to see more follow-up on these 5 fabulous women.  I love the parts where they laugh with each other.

  21. Glenda says

    I love what you ladie are doin. I am a big girl but I have never put with some ones bull shit. I am Big and Beautiful and I wouldnt change that for anything. I am glad you 5 are taking the stand.

  22. Glenda says

    I love what you ladie are doin. I am a big girl but I have never put with some ones bull shit. I am Big and Beautiful and I wouldnt change that for anything. I am glad you 5 are taking the stand.

  23. Norm schefer says

    i think all the women on big sexy are gorgeous. they should have no problems with dating,etc. but the world is biased towards large women and men. people need to be less judgemental and more open minded to what they can gain by not closing out an entire and growing segment of the population. if i was single i would be looking them up esp leslie

  24. Norm schefer says

    i think all the women on big sexy are gorgeous. they should have no problems with dating,etc. but the world is biased towards large women and men. people need to be less judgemental and more open minded to what they can gain by not closing out an entire and growing segment of the population. if i was single i would be looking them up esp leslie

  25. anon says

    Sigh….slim women are real too….having extra body weight doe snot make you more realistic, womanly or sexy. Calling people twigs is a childish way to boost your own self esteem. People who are really confident with themselves do not need to resort to that.
    Secondly…we have to stop blaming our genes for our weight. Seriously. Give a hundred people nothing but bread and water for 2 years, and then find me two in the group with a BMI over 25. Good luck. Did you know that our eating habits can affect the expression of certain genes. I should be obese cause both of my parents are, and I used to be…till I changed my lifestlye. I understand the need to be confident, and love myself. Having those things helped me to deal with issues that caused me to overeat. I was not “meant to be big” I was big because I consumed too much energy and my portions were oversized.
    If you are overweight, unless you have a disorder of some sort (most people do not) Fat is something you can lose. All it is is excess energy stored. And your behavior definitely holds weight.
    Don’t want to face that? You will continue to be an overweight person pretending to love the extra meat and calling people names who aren’t as large as you.

    • Sarah says

      Most of what you said here rings true to me, but I certainly would have thought of a nicer way to say it. And you sound a little snide. Remember, while it is an excuse, a thyroid problem is also a hardship. Those who’ve never struggled five times harder to lose a pound than the other girl should think twice before making vicious comments.

  26. Markysciadaley says

    Overall, if your under a size 18 then you don’t understand the purpose of this show so you shouldn’t be commenting. Just putting it out there.

  27. Mary says

    If you want to see shows glorifying unhealthy lifestyles, go watch one of the STD-laden, alcoholism-enabling shows like Jersey Shore. If you don’t like the idea of this show, just don’t watch it. We live In a free country.

  28. Danielle Person says

    Most shows subject “impressionable minds” to anorexic figures of beauty. The ladies of Big Sexy are showing that one need not be skinny in order to be happy. I have been plus sized all my life and have just recently (at the age of 23) began to really love my body. This show makes my confidence jump to new heights. Furthermore I am no burden as I take care of myself and depend on no one. Yes there are women who are overweight and unhealthy  but there are also women who are skinny and unhealthy. And I think being able to see people’s rib cages and every bone in their back and neck is disgusting. So before you judge someone because their pant size has two numbers instead of one think that we deserve your respect.

  29. Kyungwa says

    These women are just sooooo lovely. Inside and out. Gutsy and glorious. Beauty comes in all shapes colors etc and I can’t imagine the confidence it takes to put it all out there in the publics eye no matter what you look like. I say YOU GO GIRLS! 
    And btw why does it always have to be a discussion about healthy non healthy etc.. why can’t we just celebrate those who celebrate life?

  30. PiscesQueen says

    i guess we should all go on a liquid diet and eat salad all day to look perfect. lol. get a grip. these women are beautiful. i am 5’6. latina. 210 with a curvaceous body. i’m sure if any man sees these ladies in the streets they would break their necks!  there’s always someone stereotyping. either you’re tall or you’re short, black or white, skinny or fat! who are we to judge? it’s not like these women are over 400 pounds now! they look fine to me and they are BEAUTIFUL…. i’ll be wrong if i say all skinny people do is think they are better then everyone, in a club, standing in a corner, not dancing and trying to look cute, right??? lololololol. we are taking over!  and as long as they keep this show on-i’ll continue to support them and watch the show… instead of criticizing their weight-why not see the good hearts they have? how independent they are? how successful they are???? i hate to voice opinions like this but only this time i have to go and side with my plus size beauties out there!!!!!

  31. Tre'chell says

    Oh my god! The show ended and my friend and I had  no idea and freaked out, I just told her it was only three parts and her reply was: “THERE’S NO REASON TO WATCH TV ANYMORE!!!… THERE’S NO REASON TO LIVE!!! I AM MOVING TO NYC AND GETTING ADOPTED BY THOSE AMAZING LADIES!!!!” My friend herself is classified as overweight and has been struggling with this fact for years. She’s tried diet. She’s tried exercise. And one day she just decided to accept herself as she is even though society makes her feel like she isn’t pretty. She’s a beautiful, wonderful person, and I am not just saying so as her friend. This show gave her something to believe in, look forward to, strive for. She could finally relate to a group completely, though she is not truly suicidal like her statement suggests, or in any immediate harm to herself or others; it truly has broken her heart that the show has ended. And mine as well.

  32. Julievalepr1 says

    I proud of being big and beautiful. I AM A BBW AND LOVE IT . I am just big always have been .  i work in union constuction , i work just as hard as the guys and girls i work with half my size . i have always been proud to be me . You should never judge a book by its cover , Then u never know whats inside . i am in a lot of the union pictures and love it . i am bulding nyc.I am showing only my children but the world no matter ur size color or race u can do anything . These women on the  show are doing the same thing they are show the world that big and beautiful no matter what .just like me

  33. mari says

    leah rapp your face appalls me.Get off this site and find a life honey. ALSO try getn a makeover your in need off one

  34. Williamshay says

    sarah i can just imagine what you look like if your sitting on your computer judging our site.GET A LIFE OR A MAN,GOODLUCK

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