Proud Women Post 'Fatkini' Photos: Awesome or Unhealthy?

Living 2012/05/31 17:17:15
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Who said you have to be a skinny minnie to wear a teeny bikini? Plus-size fashion blogger Gabi Gregg has posted a photo of herself in a "fatkini" and asked other readers of xojane.com to do the same. Some of the ladies look great, but critics say Gregg is "promoting an unhealthy weight."

Gregg, however, thinks she's been misunderstood. "I’m all for health," the 25-year-old, who wears a size 18, told the "Today" show. "I think people should be really aware of what they’re putting in their bodies and try to get more active. The truth is, we have to live in our bodies and be happy with the bodies we have right now, regardless of where we are in our journey to health.

"So often in the media all we see are thin women in bikinis," she added. "I love my body. I think we should kind of reject these fashion rules about what we are and about what we are not allowed to wear."

She also said women pay too much attention to their weight when it comes to their health. "My measure for health is how good I feel," Gregg said. "The main thing is to judge how you feel and what you’re putting into your body, how active you are and not based on a number on a scale." Do you think women should rock their "fatkinis" with pride?
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  • Fun-Betty 2012/05/31 18:46:20
    I walk daily, eat healthy, no carbs, etc.... and this is pretty much my body type. This woman rocks and looks awesome. ;) Go Gabi!

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  • RobinPeta handimom 2012/07/03 21:43:00
    Skinny is the opposite of this woman, and it is also unattractive. I agree.
  • Fluttershyfan 2012/06/05 01:24:16
    Oh yeah, and seeing those models who are withered down to absolutely nothing but skin and bones ISN'T promoting an unhealthy weight?
  • RobinPeta Flutter... 2012/07/03 21:43:39
    So you're saying she is unhealthy? Yet voting awesome?
  • Flutter... RobinPeta 2012/07/04 02:28:43
    No, I was talking about the description of the question. People are saying it's unhealthy to be overweight like this and act like nothing's wrong with the models who are nothing but skin and bone. And thanks for the compliment about the profile pic :)
  • RobinPeta Flutter... 2012/07/03 21:44:19
    Nice profile pic!
  • Angelic Kitty 2012/06/05 01:12:22
  • ale.m.f... Angelic... 2012/06/05 10:58:31
    and this looks healthy to you ?

    healthy httpsencrypted-tbn2 google


    so no. just NO.
  • ☠megan_... ale.m.f... 2012/06/05 12:43:06
    That picture is clearly photoshopped..
  • ale.m.f... ☠megan_... 2012/06/24 00:37:14
    who would photoshop something that ... disturbing!?
    i am telling you, there are girls who actually do this to themselves! it is not healthy!
    they do this because they want to be like the models they see on the runways, who are just like the girl on ^that pic.
    i am telling you, my best friend used to cut herself so she wouldnt eat and wouldnt get fat. and she wheighted bout 110 pounds and is 185cms tall (6foot something i guess)
  • ☠megan_... ale.m.f... 2012/06/30 09:48:42
    You'd be suprised..
    I know girls actually do that. And I'm not saying it's healthy, but being overweight isn't healthy either.
  • ale.m.f... ☠megan_... 2012/08/27 00:26:39
    i didnt say being overweight is healthy either.......... -.-
    what i am sayin, is that the media sells this as being beautyful. its not. being that thin should be as "badly" seen bu our society as being fat.
  • Death F... ale.m.f... 2012/06/05 18:12:12
    Death Faerie
    Both extremes are gross. I think this picture is beautiful and it fits neither extreme.

    shapely women
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  • ale.m.f... Death F... 2013/09/18 13:58:00
    that girl works out! just check out her thighs and amrs and calves. :) that is, what i think should be considered hot. not starved out models. :)
  • Inquisi... ale.m.f... 2012/06/05 18:15:43
  • ale.m.f... Inquisi... 2013/09/18 14:00:25
  • Angelic... ale.m.f... 2012/06/06 02:48:06 (edited)
    Angelic Kitty
    No, it does not. Normal fit bodies look healthy. These fatkini women are obese or getting there, that does not look healthy as well.

    Plus hard to make your point with a photoshopped picture.
  • ale.m.f... Angelic... 2013/09/18 14:09:14
  • Death F... Angelic... 2012/06/05 18:10:36
    Death Faerie
    That's disgusting. Sadly a couple of these women have pretty faces...why did they ruin their own beauty?
  • AndyBoy Angelic... 2012/07/10 18:23:58
    Yeah! Baby!!!!
  • merslix. 2012/06/05 00:19:41
    not really unhealthy, i understand you need to accept yourself, but there's a difference between embracing and accepting...
  • Krystle 2012/06/04 23:03:00
    Awesome. Go her. Not everyone will or is a size ten and down. We come different and instead of everyone trying to be skinny they should embrace their natural weight just keep on top of it.
  • sandra 2012/06/04 22:08:12 (edited)
    Terrific, and overweight doesn`t always mean un-healthy.

    Overweight is sexy!

    On Men and Woman.

    This young lady looks terrific.

    Being overweight was the in thing back in the very old days.

    Even now in some countries ecspecially France , the Men there Love bigger woman.lol rennaisance paintings on naked woman
  • Honeybuns 2012/06/04 17:20:20
    I think Gabi gregg looks ok in her fatkini. She has a lot of confidence in herself and thats good. Even though im not overweight or unhealthy weight. I would not wear a binki. I like one piece bathing suits the best.
  • ElisabethSinclair 2012/06/04 16:55:59
    Unhealthy is unhealthy.

    why not be fat
  • AndyBoy Elisabe... 2012/07/10 18:24:51
    I'll take the one on the right...any day!
  • Valerie© 2012/06/04 16:50:44
    Good for her if she's happy.
    And yes, all women are beautiful, but we need to fight obesity.
    fight obesity
    fight obesity
  • cm 2012/06/04 15:19:17
    a confident woman and she looks just fine to me
  • WeaverJannie27911289 2012/06/04 14:38:18
  • sglmom 2012/06/04 08:53:22
    she's got the best ..
    a POSITIVE Self-Image ..
    good for her!
  • Tomboy110 2012/06/04 07:52:31
    When its like a puplic plublisity thing or however u say it or spell it. Then yeah its pretty unhealthy. And stupid. Not Awesome. The word AWESOME isn't even the word. Cool is though. But still. No way in hell is that awesome.
  • ale.m.f... Tomboy110 2012/06/05 11:08:25
    hey, there are people who post images doing things that are less healthy than that.
    its cool to have such self esteem, yeah. but you need to pay attention to your body being healthy, not just feeling ok.
    i bet you have drank red bull. or smoked or drinked. vodka+redbull? unhealthier than that.
  • Tomboy110 ale.m.f... 2012/06/07 16:50:43
    1)......... I'm 13.
    2)......... I don't want to pay attention to my body....its boring.... and I'm fine.
    3)........ and I will never drink or get sober becus I don't wanna end up pregnant. Like never ever in my LIFE.!!!!

    4) Ill I'm slow-minded so I got messed and didn't know/understand thatvthey were proving thsomething or something like that. So I kinda take it back.

    5) I HATE drama so can we put an end to whatever ur gonna start.? Kk?
  • Seras S... Tomboy110 2012/06/08 06:42:29
    Seras Superstar
    "I'm 13. "

    Come back to us in a few years when you've grown up a little.
  • Inquisi... Seras S... 2012/06/09 01:52:12
    Inquisitve Kat
    13 year olds are welcome on this site. How old are you? A 'mature' 16?
  • alexandria.tasker 2012/06/04 06:43:17
    Good on them.
  • DM Twin 2012/06/04 06:42:10
    DM Twin
    Unhealthy is NOT the word... but Awesome isn't either.
  • Iamnotdana 2012/06/04 05:46:10 (edited)
    there is a difference between being fat and unhealthy !!
    for once i dont really understand why being called fat is an insult and being called skinny is not !!
    Unhealthy is when you could be put at risk because an error or something wrong in terms of health
    fat is when you have more meat on the human body than bones
    2 COMPLETELY different things
    a long time ago calling someone fat wasnt an insult but a fact just like me saying 'u have brown eyes' was the same as saying 'you are fat'
    having brown eyes isnt an insult its a delicacy and having brown eyes is NOT unhealthy!!
  • M'lud 2012/06/04 03:08:45
    I thought pride of girth went out of style with the Plantagenets. Push the plate away once in a while, sweetie!
  • Bob DiN M'lud 2012/06/04 07:49:34
    Bob DiN
    You thought wrong.

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