Ralph Lauren hires its first plus-sized model, Robyn Lawley: amazing & gorgeous?

Robyn Lawley

Remember not too long ago when Ralph Lauren got called out for Photoshopping an already slender model into a bobblehead doll? Well, the label has turned the page in a very major way by hiring its first plus-sized model. Robyn Lawley is actually known as the first Australian plus-sized model, and now she’s made another first by securing a major campaign for Ralph Lauren after already gracing the covers of French Elle and Vogue Italia. According to Robyn’s agency, Milk Management, she boasts 36-32-42 measurements and neatly fits into a (gasp!) size 12, which is actually the average size for women in the United States.

Of course, Robyn tried becoming a model in the “traditional” way at age 16 (she’s now 23) by starving herself into extreme thinness and falling prey to tips from pro-Ana websites during her early modelling career. These days, Robyn has a more realistic outlook as far as body image is concerned. Here’s what Robyn had to say about the fashion industry in general and her new Ralph Lauren campaign during an interview with GMA. She’s a very well-spoken young woman with a great attitude:

Robyn Lawley

On her height & weight: “I’m 6’2″ — I’m a size 12, and I think weight has nothing to do with it. It doesn’t really matter.”

On entering the industry at age 16: “I felt a huge amount of pressure to diet. It was such a battle for me to do that because I’m so big boned, and I’m tall, and I’m broad, and I really struggled to maintain that size. I just rebounded and was lucky enough to start plus-sized modelling. At that age, I was trying anything and everything, and when someone says, ‘Oh, I want to become a model,’ you sort of automatically think, ‘I have to be skinny, and I have to lose weight, so no one was really worried about me at the time either, and it was a way for me to become a model.”

On her transformation: “I gave up trying to be a model, and I moved to France and fell in love with food all over again and came back much bigger than I was. And I saw plus-sized models doing well, and I saw editorial, and I decided that I wanted that. I wanted to be in magazines, and I approached a plus-sized agency and Australia, and they took me on board.”

Will plus-sized models continue to succeed? “I hope so. There are so many plus-sized models in New York doing so well at the moment, and it’s only going to get better. I think there will be more understanding and less discrimination within.”

[From GMA]

Robyn is completely gorgeous, isn’s she? You can really tell from the video that she knows how to work those clothes and make people want to buy them. Even though size 12 isn’t technically considered “plus-sized” (that starts at size 14, right?), I think it’s great that Ralph Lauren and several magazines have realized that larger women are creatures of fashion too. This will hopefully be reflected in larger sizes at major labels too because it can be really difficult to find flattering clothes in a larger size. About five years ago (before my current running kick), I gained some weight while my husband was mobilized in the army for a year, and I basically sat around feeling depressed and eating lots of pizza and drinking tons of margaritas. Since I couldn’t find any cute clothes, I basically went the Christina Aguilera route and tried to mask the situation with black leggings. In contrast, Robyn is really showing off some gorgeous clothes, and she also manages to look very healthy and toned as a size 12 too.

One thing is certain — Robyn’s career is on fire. Here’s a recently released ad campaign from the Boux Avenue lingerie range. HOT.

Robyn Lawley

Robyn Lawley

Robyn Lawley

Photos courtesy of Ralph Lauren and Boux Avenue

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  1. Aria says:


    • Cherry says:

      A bit heavy on the ‘shop, though. Why this constant urge to make women look like plastic dolls?

    • what?! says:

      Its incredibly depressing that a woman that looks like that is considered “plus size”. no wonder so many young girls and women have f–ked up feelings towards their own bodies.

      • Alicia says:

        I totally agree, this looks to me like a regular woman size woman, her being ” plus size” really does send a horrible message and instead of helping is making things worse.

      • JR says:

        I think that has more to do with people associating “plus size” with “Fat”. She’s 6’2″ with size 10 1/2 feet, she is definitely bigger than your average woman even if she is a thin 6’2″. She has to shop at the big and tall stores for women, that is a plus size to me. Same with just having large breasts, I’m smaller waisted than Robyn…but because of my chest I’m -still- considered plus.

        People also don’t take height into consideration when they think of size. A size 10 on someone who is 5’2 vs 5’6 are two very different things.

  2. dahlianoir says:

    Hot ? You’re kidding right?

    • erika says:

      It’s about time!!!

      She is CLASSIC…I mean,classic, Botticelli’s Venus, Goddess of Love and Desire GORGEOUS!!!

      I would LOVE to have that body, love….it.

      need to see more of this…about time.

  3. heatheradair says:

    She’s lovely (but…..23??? WISH I’d looked like her at 23…..).

    I won’t get into the whole, “if she’s plus-sized, then the rest of us are Jabba” type tirade, because at least she’s healthy, gorgeous, and getting mainstream, high-profile label work……

    Granted, there is some difference between Aus sizing and US sizing, I know that’s come up before……an Australian 12 is more like a us 6-8…….

    • StephanieMarie2685 says:

      Baha! Glad I read your post!
      I was just slipping into that “if she’s A, then I’m B” way of thinking-but you know what? You’re right!
      She’s an excellent example of a model with a healthy, gorgeous body and I should be applauding that, rather than throwing myself a Pity Party!
      Thanks for changing my outlook πŸ˜€

    • Jen says:

      Actually based on her measurements she does sound like a US 12. I think she looks fantastic and I’m glad to see her in RL’s campaign

    • Lucy says:

      I started modeling at 16 years old and the standard hip size at my agency was 30 inches anyone larger/wider was considered plus size at the agency and would not be considered for runway/high fashion print adds, most were grouped into the lingerie and swimsuit category.

    • Brown says:

      Exactly. I am a size 12 but I am only 5’4, so it looks a LOT different on me. I wish my stomach was that flat!

      I’m still not sure I believe she’s a US 12 after seeing those pics of her in lingerie, but it’s a nice gesture from RL.

      • zenb!tch says:

        She’s not “plus size” as I define “plus -size” which to me means “fat”. I’m fat I can say this.

        She is very tall so she is at a healthy weight and size for her height. Since she is so tall she ends up being a bigger size she is 6’2″ and big bones.

        It’s like X-tina is probably healthy at a size 0 because she is so teeny. I think X-tina is barely 5 feet tall.

        OK WTF is with the 30 inch hips. When I was thin back in my teens and 20s, I remember being 34-24-34. I 5’3″ and was a size 6. Per wikipedia that is now a size 0. I NEVER had 30 inch hips in my post pubescent life. That is utterly ridiculous. I worked HARD to be that size as a young woman.


    • hazeldazel says:

      YES! The UK/Aus sizing is DIFFERENT from USA sizing so UK/AUS size 12 = USA size 6/8

      Nice Try, Ralph.

      • Hmm says:

        She probably is a 12. 6’2″ is a pretty significant height and weight distribution will vary based on height. I don’t think this is “vanity sizing.” I don’t recall where the article stated that she was an Aussie 12.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        Yeah, she actually looks more like an Aus sized 14 (so yeah, US 12) to me.

        Well whatever size she is, she is gorgeous.

      • Ella says:

        I’m an Australian size 12, and she looks the same size as me (but way more beautiful – I’m not boasting). I’d be surprised if she was a US 12, which is an Aus 16.

  4. Cosmo317 says:

    I wish I had her body! About time!

  5. Ann says:

    What’s sad is that she is considered “plus size”. I thought plus size started at size 14, anyway?

    She looks perfectly normal to me. Someone who is 6’2″ and a size 12 is not plus size in my book.

    I think if you showed her picture to most men, along with pictures of fashion models, the overwhelming majority of men would pick this woman as their ideal. Men prefer breasts and curves, not boyish stick figures with flat chests.

    • Naye in VA says:

      Uhh thank you, I dont think she’s really plus, I think shes “bigger than usual” way to go RL. Seriously American plus-sized models look like theyre size 18 or over. I for sure don’t think Im plus sized and Im and easy 12 and when you see her sitting down in the lingerie with her almost flat tummy, and relatively small hips, she is nowhere near a plus sized model.

      Nice try Ralph. Appreciate the gesture.

      She still is absolutely beautiful and a great representation of the “average”. I just dont like how they are calling the average plus-sized.

    • Sara says:

      Men prefer all types of women. Don’t even start with that “real women have curves” crap. No woman should be made to feel ashamed about their body, be they short, tall, fat, skinny, or big or flat chested.

      • pz says:

        Thank you!! I’m flat-chested with big hips so I’m neither stick-thin nor curvy. I’m tired of this “real women have curves” argument. Real women come in all shapes and sizes, and in a perfect world the fashion industry would reflect that.

      • Nan209 says:

        ^ Exactly.

        The world diverse, magazines only give the world a very narrow view.

        What I find sexy Ina man isn’t what is in magazines or can even be displayed. I know quite few men who think the image of women on magazines is not sexy at all but absolutely salivate over Adele. They love curves. * shrug*. It is what it is, people shouldn’t try to fit their square pegs selves into the round world.

      • themummy says:

        This so much.

      • Ann says:

        I never said real women have curves. But unfortunately, the fashion industry is trying to promote the idea that real women are anorexic. Look at any runway. Look at the fashion magazines. They are filled with women who are size 0. There is nothing wrong with being slender. But there is something wrong with being unhealthy, and the ideal the fashion industry is promoting is unhealthy. When they consider size 0 to be normal, that’s a problem. When they consider size 12 to be plus size, that’s a problem (especially for woment who are 6′ tall, as many models are!) I agree that women shouldn’t be ashamed of their bodies. So why does the fashion industry insist on showing us only unusually tall and skinny models? Why not show women who represent what real women look like? Include women who are short, or even average height. Who are curvy. Who are not curvy but not scrawny. Who are pearshaped.

        I was looking at some pictures of fashion week recently, and honestly, the models looked like robots from outer space. Maybe people would buy more clothing if they saw something wearable, displayed on a model who looked like a normal woman.

      • Sara says:

        Except that’s not your original comment whatsoever. You said that men would prefer women who are curvy. That’s bull. Everyone has different tastes. There are men who prefer hugely obese women and that’s not technically healthy either. Don’t backtrack and completely change your point.

        Should a naturally skinny or flat cheated woman be shamed because the “overwhelming majority” of men wouldn’t prefer her? Huh?

      • all_in_all_good says:

        you are right on every point except the point where you state that women should be happy about their body even if they are fat…I am absolutely against such statements since obesity is a problem of health so telling obese women that they should be proud about their body is like telling them it is great to be sick…

      • Elle Kaye says:


        Thin women are everywhere in magazines. That is the standard that young girls see and try to emulate. I believe what Ann was trying to say was it is nice to see a woman who has some weight on her for a change. Someone who represents that part of society.

        Men will like who they like. What is important is what young women and girls see. What message is being sent to them. Is it healthy? Is there only one body type that is acceptable, or are there many shapes and sizes that can be embraced. Ralph Lauren is saying whatever your body type, we accept you and have great clothes for you.

      • Sara says:

        And once again, that is NOT what the original comment said. In her original comment, Ann was complimenting one body type by insulting another. And I see that EVERY time there’s a post like this. It’s like it’s impossible for some people to say “she’s really pretty” WITHOUT unnecessarily adding something like “better than a boyish stick figure with a flat chest.” do you not see how that’s unacceptable?

      • Nicka says:

        Sara, who pissed in your coffee this morning?!

        Yes, women of all shapes and sizes have a place in fashion and in the real world. That’s a no-brainer. In the real world, there are all different combos of women. I believe, and if you really look at what Ann is saying (rather than just jumping down her throat), that she means “boyish stick figures with flat chests” are the only body types being represented in high fashion, and a large proportion of men would prefer a more Victoria’s Secret-type model/woman (what the fashion world considers “curvier”) rather than the high fashion, traditionally gaunt and bony woman. After all, high fashion is traditionally marketed towards women/young girls and the Victoria’s Secret-types are marketed more towards men. Why? Because the industry idea is that skinny models are used in couture and high fashion because they don’t have the breasts, butts, or curves; they’re strictly clothes hangers. Women with those breasts and butts are traditionally seen by the Western world as ‘sexy”. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, Playboy, Victoria’s Secret catalogue/annual fashion show, Marilyn Monroe, Sofia Vargara, Kelly Brook, Salma Hayek, Christina Hendricks, (one could go on all day) are all examples of what is pushed by the industry as being sexy, and they all are considered “curvy” rather than “boyish.” Is it fair to all body types? No, but that is the standard.

        That’s not to say men won’t and don’t “prefer” different types of women at all. Just like we women have different traits and qualities we like in a man, they have different traits and qualities they prefer. It’s human nature.

        By zeroing in on just one aspect of Ann’s comment, you’re completely ignoring the bulk of her sentiment, which is that it is nice to see different women and body types represented in the media and fashion world. And yes, 6’2″ and a size 12 is NOT, by any stretch of the imagination, “plus sized.” I come from a line of tall women, and I have spent most of my life wishing that I were a petite, 5’5″ beach bunny, but I am not. I’m a 5’10” woman, who at my skinniest is a size 10. It is what it is. My husband, all 5’5″ of him, loves me the way that I am. Even when I rock out my 5″ heels and look like an Amazon drag queen standing next to him lol! πŸ˜€

        The point is, yes women come in all shapes and sizes. Yes, the fashion industry will always march to the beat of it’s own drum. Yes, no matter what you do or where you go, one body type will always be left out of the equation and someone will be upset. However, it is nice to see small steps in the right direction by including different bodies in campaigns. Focusing on what the opposite sex will like and think is sexy so we can attract them is just archaic. We are not in the 1950s. Sexy is whatever you think it is. It’s an abstract idea, not one that should be boxed neatly into one specific category. Is beauty not in the eye of the beholder? πŸ˜‰

      • Elle Kaye says:

        Well said, Nicka. Yes, some people might initially be drawn to what is on the outside, but what is inside is what should matter most. Are you compatible? Does what you have “work?”

        Yes, there is the “real women have curves” mantra that floats around. That is not a slam on thin women. I believe it is geared more towards models in print. But I do see, Sara, how it could be insulting. It is not meant to be. Can you imagine though, if you are not a size 2 or 4 and model size thin, how it feels to know that society idealizes that body type? Those images are all that we see. And if a model isn’t thin enough, she is airbrushed to be thinner.

        There are those women who are heavy and those women who are thin. I can’t imagine being heavy and someone saying “you have such a pretty face” or to a thin person, “you’re so skinny.” As women we need to try and be sensitive to each other…and play nice.

      • zenb!tch says:


        I get it you have a boyish figure and a flat chest and you took this personally. However, models don’t have boyish figures. That is not an “acceptable” look for fashion anymore than a 5’6″ inch size 12 woman is. Fashion models are impossibly thin with boobs. They are either young women with boyish figures and bolt-ons or starving naturally curvy women. I think men like all types of women just like women like all kinds of men but I think they prefer us to look natural whatever we look like. However, I don’t think the fashion industry likes any of us the way we are naturally whether than be a size 00 or a size 28 (is that the biggest size?) or anything in between.

        Just my 2 cents.

    • HulaHoop says:

      For the real world plus size is generally 14 and up but for the modeling/haute couture world, “plus size” can be as low as 10.

      • Mira says:

        You said what I’ve been trying to explain to people for years. She is a plus-size model. ‘Plus-size’ here is modifying *model*, not person. The type of model she is, is plus-size. Just as hand models model hands but are not hands, and similarly for hair models, plus-size models are not (usually) plus size. They are plus-sized in comparison to straight-size models, who are, generally, size 0-2.

    • renata says:


      I don’t look at this woman and think “plus size” for a second. AMAZON would be a perfectly fair description. Her proportions are more or less relatively normal, she’s just a giant, super-sized gal. Beautiful. Certainly stunning. To some degree I even feel for her, as in the real world being a 6’2″ woman can’t be all that comfy. No doubt every single step she takes she’s being gawked at. I think all sorts of things about her, but not one of them is “plus sized”. In fact, were I to be the sort of body type that’s traditionally been thought of as being plus sized, this woman and story would completely depress the heck out of me.

    • JD says:

      Hubby came home for lunch and slobbered over these pics.
      He has never cared for the stick-thin models and doesn’t understand why magazines use them.

    • Steph says:

      Sorry but that comment sucks!

  6. QQ says:


  7. lucy2 says:

    She is really pretty, glad she’s doing better with her health and her career is doing well.
    Hard to believe that figure is considered “plus sized”, but I’m glad to see more variety from a major label.

  8. bea says:

    Normal. She looks normal.

    It’s about time. Once they quit showing only anorexics in advertising, maybe they’ll start making clothes that aren’t just tents for anyone over a size 12.

  9. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    Gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  10. rosalee says:

    Damn..she and I are both size 12..except she is a full foot taller than me. She has the height to carry the weight, and looks so healthy, and gorgeous. I hope this is the beginning of the new normal.

  11. CAM says:

    She is stunning! And kind of reminds me of Brooke Shields πŸ™‚

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    She looks FABULOUS! (I can remember crying as a teenager, asking my mom why bra designers hated women with boobs bigger than B’s. All the really cute bras were never in my size.)

    • Welldun says:

      Exactly! I wanted dainty skinny straps and lace and all of that but found that if a bra supported well it was those wide boring straps…not smexy lol

  13. Sara says:

    Plus size models are still models. They’re tall and have perfect proportions with no stretch marks or fat rolls. Meh.

    • Mary says:

      I don’t really mind models being super hot, I mean, I like looking at pretty people. I am, however, really happy that some brands are starting to use slightly bigger women in their campaigns as it gives me (a size 8) an idea what the clothes would actually look like on my body.

    • hazeldazel says:

      well, none that you SEE – thanks to the all mighty photoshop. Don’t get too down on yourself, she probably had them too before they erased them.

  14. Riana says:

    She’s gorgeous.

    One thing though…she’s 6’2 and plus size? I’m not up on my height vs weight chart but doesn’t her height and weight put her at absolutely normal?

    Its is sad though, that a size 12 is considered plus size. Does this mean Ralp Lauren did not carry that size before or they just never had a model advertising it?

    Its also sad so many companies like to pretend a larger woman can’t be absolutely gorgeous or there is only one ideal of an uncovered body that should be shown to the world.

    I’m happy for her success.

    • ggyrl says:

      Actually Ralph is one of the few designers who go up to a size 14 in their high-end collections. His Lauren line, sold in Macy’s etc., goes up to maybe 18. The Blue Label, Black Label and the Purple Label Collection ( the crazy $10000 stuff) all go up to 12 and 14. And they actually fit a “real” 12 and 14! I will forever be a fan of his clothing because of this.

      • Izzy says:

        RL also makes plus-size clothes, and does them very well. Until recently (when I decided my health was more important than my love of chocolate), I was wearing only plus sizes (now it depends on the brand and cut of the piece) and I love LR’s clothes. The clothes are cut beautifully and the quality is terrific. Some of the pieces are so great that I’ve just had them taken in, rather than buying all new stuff in smaller sizes.

      • zenb!tch says:

        One thing about the Ralph Lauren plus size line. If you are a 12-16 *always* check the Misses line first. The plus size version of the same thing is a few dollars more.

        I call myself “in-between” or “intermediate” size because I fit into both regular and plus sizes which makes me bring up something. I just bought a top in 0X. WTF is 0X. Are fat women vanity sizing now too?

        Yes, I call myself fat because I am.

  15. jen d. says:

    She reminds me of the classic supermodels from the 80’s or 90’s. I’m not saying she looks out-of-date. She’s gorgeous! She looks a little like Cindy Crawford. An earlier poster mentioned that she looked more like an American size 6. I remember reading somewhere that supermodels from that time were around that size.

  16. V4Real says:

    Plus size? That’s how a woman should look. She’s not too skinny and she’s definetely not fat. We all know how Hollywood has this fake image of how all women should look but I’m not going to get into that. This young lady looks marvelous.

  17. Anne says:

    It blows my mind that she’s considered plus size. I swear I’m bigger than her and I still consider myself quite skinny.

    I am not going to praise any fashion company for finally hiring ONE “plus sized” model. They need to just dress all sized women for a change not just the ones that look like 12 yr old boys. It all Drives me INSANE.

  18. L says:

    And the cries of ‘normal’ ‘real woman’ ‘guys hate women who are stick figures with flat chests’ begin

    Look, I might be curvy with big boobs and proud of it, but my sister is 5’1, stick skinny (even with weight lifting and eating like a truck driver) and has a small chest. She’s normal. She’s real. Guys have dated her.

    Let’s just stop body shaming people that don’t look like us across the board okay? Real women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

    • Annie says:

      Already covered-see#5 above
      Let’s not start that again

    • zenb!tch says:

      And as I said in the other thread, I don’t think the fashion industry likes any of us. They use 6 foot women with no hips and big boobs and then photoshop them to death (to add the boobs?). I have friends in all natural shapes and sizes some that almost look like supermodels – 6′ naturally thin aka Scandinavian women but they don’t have the huge boobs. The fashion industry wants some hybrid Scandinavian/Italian super woman that doesn’t exist.

  19. OriginalTiffany says:

    She is a US 12 and I think she is amazingly gorgeous. She gets either immense love or hate on the skinny vs. curvy site.

    She’s 6.2, can’t imagine trying to make that height into a tiny size. She looks great as she is, glad that RL has hired her.

  20. Mari says:

    She does look beautiful, but I hate they photoshopped the hell out of her body. They made her arms and waist and legs slimmer. Doesn’t that negate the point of plus size modeling? It’s so contradicting. And, I understand “plus size” in the modeling world is a size 12, but get real, it’s average. My little sister is a size 2 (US) because thanks to all these magazines she thinks you can’t be beautiful if you’re not a stick. I’m a meaty size 4/6 because I work out twice a day, played soccer in college (still give private lessons) and have muscles that she calls gross. Sorry for the rant, it’s just frustrating what the industry has done to so many girls. I’m sick of it.

    • Lacie says:

      I think you sound hotter than your sister πŸ˜‰ totally straight but I dig a girl with soccer legs. There is this girl at my gym who lifts as much as she does cardio, and she has those strong soccer legs but looks like she enjoys a beer and a slice every now and again and THAT is girl I want to look like. Not the size 2 killing herself on the same damn elliptical every day trying (but failing) to read a Cosmo at the same time.

      I’m sure your sister is great but, you go girl.

    • Elle Kaye says:

      Mari, muscles are fantastic. And they help you burn calories so you can eat what you want. You sound like you are doing very well for yourself. Way to go!

      I agree with you on the photoshop…what’s the point? Magazines want perfection, and no woman alive can give that to them. Why not just use computer-generated images? That is almost what the finished product is anyway.

  21. Diana Wolfskill says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Whatta sex bomb! And her “look” goes perfectly with the Ralph Lauren brand.

    • Relli says:

      Totally agree! I have always been a big fan of RL, well except the big pony thing they are doing now.

      The quality is always good and the pieces are timeless AND the Lauren line never makes me feel like Dolly Parton, meaning they have complimentary necklines without being too low for a professional atmosphere.

  22. Turd Fergussen says:

    Holy smokes! Total perfection.

  23. Macey says:

    If she’s considered ‘plus’ size Id hate to think what the women in my area would be called..lol

    most women I know would be happy and consider themselves thin to be her size.

  24. Tifygodess24 says:

    I find comparing size is hard because someone who is 5’4 is not going to look like that in size 12 like someone who is 5’8 and so on. It’s the same with weight , 6 women could be 130 and all look so different. But with that said Im glad RL is picking girls that are larger but with her height in this size is def not plus size. She looks amazing.

    • Gine says:

      Yeah, I was going to say she looks smaller than a 12 to me, but then I remembered that she’s tall. It just goes to show how arbitrary sizes really are.

    • bananais says:

      I totally agree! Size 12 might be the average size for women, but 6’2″ is nowhere near the average height! But she is a beauty. Glad RL is amending their Photoshopping error.

  25. Gine says:

    She’s gorgeous, but as others have already said, what TERRIBLE photoshopping. It looks like her body is made of silly putty.

  26. Photo Jojo says:

    Having been a size 28, and now a 12, I don’t think she’s plus sized but whatever, she looks amazing. RL is one of the only places I find flattering career styles down here in Podunck Ville (we have a RL outlet) so I’m glad to see that reflected in their ads.

    FWIW, I still get called out to lose weight by my non-primary care doctors and have to school them that while my BMI may put me in the overweight category, this weight is where my body is comfortable at and my primary doc is more than happy with my very stable weight.

    • zenb!tch says:

      I’m hitting a size 16 up from a 12/14 due to unemployment depression aka my new BFF is pizza. How did you go from a 28 to a 12? Ideally I would want to be an 8 – 10. I’m 40 I don’t need to be a 0 (aka 80s 6) again.

      I’m seriously considering gastric bypass when I get back to work. I’m just not sure I’m big enough.

  27. Samigirl says:

    She’s stunning and her tummy is so flat! Jellllo!

  28. RobN says:

    What’s stupid is that RL clothing actually looks a lot better on normal sized women and not on nineteen year old waifs, and yet it still took this long for them to catch up. Their market has never been the skinny 20-something but they’ve always advertised like it is.

  29. Unbeweavable says:

    She looks great! I’m also a size 12 but I’m only 5’5″. I actually get checked out quite a bit. I think what one poster said about men preferring hips and breasts was spot on. I sometimes buy Ralph Lauren plus sized button up tops because I have a larger chest. His designers make the shirts (and other clothes) fit correctly, not like a tent. So I will spend a little more for their quality versus some random $20 shirt.

    She looks fierce though. I’ve had a baby so I wish my stomach was that flat when I sat down in my undies, but that’s ok. My husband won’t judge because I jiggle. What a man!

  30. JudyK says:

    THIS is plus sized? GIMME A BREAK.

    Now I feel really fat, and I used to do commercials.

  31. dawn says:

    My skinny family tells me all the time I’m fat nd need to diet. I can’t wait to see them this article and prove I’m the I’d who looks normal. Thank you for showcasing that point .

  32. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Wow she is a heroine in my book. Wish she would start an anti-ana website. Can be full and pretty, and discuss healthy eating/workout habits for your height/shape/size/age etc. Love it.

  33. ladybert62 says:

    Its a start and i am happy that it is finally happening! She is beautiful.

  34. Jayna says:

    She’s gorgeous. That is my favorite look, long, soft golden brown hair with gorgeous features. Most of the celebs, etc, either have blonde hair or brunettes end of coloring the hell out of their hair to darker hues. But the sunkissed lighter brown hair is always striking on models or actresses because they stand ot.

  35. Jayna says:

    Why the offense? She’s plus size in the high fashion modeling world, which that size on the runway is unheard of usually. Cindy Crawford at a size six was considered big on the runway and not the typical type. This is in terms of high fashion modeling, not real life terms.

  36. LucyOriginal says:

    She’s beautiful! Way to go Ralph Lauren!

  37. F5 says:

    Gorgeous girl. She’s more like a big woman, than plus size. ( big – not fat, just big..lol)

  38. Garvels says:

    Wow…beautiful girl.

  39. Shelly says:

    It’s ridiculous that she’s considered “plus-sized”. She has a nice, normal-thin, healthy body. She’s gorgeous!

  40. Happy21 says:

    She’s gorgeous but I don’t like the statement that she’s ‘plus-sized’. Plus sized is 14+. You can get a 12 at pretty much any store.

  41. HoustonGrl says:

    Girl Crush!

  42. Queen Bee says:

    Not a comment against Robyn (who’s beautiful and it’s good she’s getting work) but against fashion in general:

    Try being 5″2′ and a size 18. Or 5″5′ and a size 20. That’s plus-sized. When designers start featuring models with these kinds of figures, that would be amazing.

  43. Grace says:

    She is hot. I have never been into the stick thin models. They’re boring.

  44. mk says:

    wowzers! She’s hot!

  45. Ruth says:

    She is six feet two inches tall- and with a build to match her very leggy height. Sure as heck she does not look like a five foot two size 12 but it is good to see some tiny variation in fashion models

  46. Aimee says:

    Holy sh..! I wish I were like her, really the world is sick, it’s so sad!

  47. G says:

    She’s gorgeous.

    If Ralph Lauren is expecting women to throw him a parade in gratitude for using a woman in an ad who isn’t less than 100 pounds, he can suck it.

  48. hollyjo says:

    Yeah, I think calling her plus sized is quite a stretch. I am 6 feet tall with an athletic build (fitness instructor) and a size 10 or 12, depending on the brand. My weight falls in the “normal” part of the spectrum on the charts. I have shopped at plus size stores in the past but the proportions are different, so considering her plus sized is a bit of a farce.

  49. Erin says:

    I’m 5’6″ and my measurements are almost exactly like hers: 36-29-40 so this is wonderful to see. I was actually thinking I needed to lose weight but this makes me feel normal, beautiful and healthy. Thank you πŸ™‚

  50. fabgrrl says:

    Stunning! But, I would think at 6’2″ being *less* than a size 12 would be terribly scrawny.

    Also, cleft chins rule!

  51. Nanz says:

    She’s beautiful and I’m depressed. I’m 5’7″ and a size 12. I also just had a baby. But I hate to think I fall in the plus-size category. I was thinking I probably looked pretty decent considering I delivered a nine pounder 11 weeks ago. I definitely need to do some work!

  52. Mean Hannah says:

    She is a plus-sized MODEL. Why do people always say, “if she’s plus-sized, then I must be…”. All fashion models are taller and slimmer than average women, which is part of their job description.

    • RobN says:

      Exactly, she’s not plus sized in relation to your average woman, she’s plus sized in relation to other fashion models. It’s not the same thing at all.

  53. shewolf says:

    A size 12 is plus size. Just because the size 12+ crowd find that insulting doesnt mean the measurement standard should be changed. I think this woman CLEARLY illustrates just how bloody HOT a size 12 can be.

  54. tru tru says:


    with her REAL her hair!!

  55. mar says:


  56. mek821 says:

    She’s gorgeous and super sexy ( she’s making me gay!), but 12 is NOT a plus size!!!!!!

  57. dorothy says:

    Finally a real woman. Kudo’s to Ralph Lauren.

  58. Pollo says:

    That’s plus size!! she’s still thin!!

  59. Carolyn says:

    Robyn has been doing a massive amount of editorial in a big Aus women’s magazine. Happy for her to land such a big campaign. Fab PR for Lauren. He’s no dummy.

  60. A says:

    She is ridiculously beautiful. Looks like a young Brooke Shields. I worry about the health of some of those skinny young models who are 5’10 and above and wear size 2’s and all of that. I’m 5’10 and have always been thin, and back when I was a teenager I was even more slender to the point that people used to think I had an eating disorder. At my skinniest, I wore about a 4 or 6. If some of those young models weigh 20 pounds less than I did or are two dress sizes smaller, then I have no idea how that can be healthy because I used to look downright sickly.

  61. Kasia says:

    She looks a bit like Kate Bosworth (I mean her face only) – brunette and well-fed Kate Bosworth. I mean it in a good way. Every time I see Kate, I feel hungry πŸ˜›

  62. vvy says:

    Plus sized and overweight are not the same thing. She’s just a big boned broad girl, and she looks great in lingerie. Overweight is when you have sagging fat and sagging skin….I have that on my midsection and it is not attractive to look at. She is amazing to look at!

  63. Lee says:

    Beautiful girl…throwback to MadMen…hopefully it will last, but doubt it.

  64. Jackie O says:

    these pics feel so fresh and new.

    ultra thin models and celebrity endorsements are so over.

  65. Dory says:

    She rocks. When I think plus size, Kim Kardashian and her butt come to mind.

  66. GoodCapon says:

    She’s gorgeous!

    But like what other posters commented, she’s not really a plus size is she? I think she’s big-boned but that’s it.

  67. Shelly says:

    I’m 5’10 and when I was in my 20’s I looked my best at 150.
    Depending on the cut of the clothes I wore a 10-12 (US)
    I was 39-27-38.
    I looked a lot thinner than she does here.
    I also exercised a lot, rode my bike and did a lot of aerobics and floor exercises.
    My body was tight, but I didn’t look muscled like a weight lifter.

    My point being she is easily a us size 12, and even looks like she could be a fit 13-14.
    the Size chart doesn’t have to do with fat, I was still a size 12 when I was 17 and weighed 127 because of my measurements.

    after I had my first kid I weighed 195 (blah) but I still wore size 13 Gap jeans.
    Being tall makes all the difference, and hour glass like she is too.

    Looking at her how she looks there and her being 6’2 I would guess she weighs somewhere around 180ish.

    So she is right in that the actual weight numbers don’t matter.
    It’s the height.
    Someone 5’4 and 180ish is a size 22-24 (my mom and sister)

    I could weigh 110 and I would still be stuck in probably a size 10 because my hip bones are still going to be 37 inches(when I was 127 and had no butt)

    Now i’m 43 and have 2 kids, and size 12 is just a beautiful memory πŸ˜€

  68. Anon says:

    She is normal-sized. It’s the fashion world that’s out of whack.

  69. Jilly Bean says:

    She looks awesome… its so disturbing that she is considered a plus size… she looks normal for gods sake!

  70. Bobby sue says:

    She’s gorgeous. At 6’2″ size 12 is more like a size 8, so she’s not what I consider plus but closer to REGULAR. Also, I look at these photos and I think wow, what I grew up loving and admiring, a model who looks like Cindy Crawford. Real, delectable and just enough out of reach!

  71. Nikki says:

    This actually brings a tear to my eye. I have the exact same body only 2 inches shorter. I always thought I was obese compared to the non plus side models. Its nice to see that skin and bones aren’t the only beauty out there. I used to be dangerously obsessed with being skin and bones. Its just nice to see pretty girls who look like this and they’re looked at as beautiful, not disgusting, ya know?

  72. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I wish when I was a teenager I could have seen women who looked like this. I feel like I’m seeing what my own body was like at the time but I hated my body then because I wanted to look like thin models that I saw in magazines.

    I’m old now and I wish I had not let all my energy and excitement for life get sucked away by hating my body and obsessive dieting which I blame on magazines, the beauty industry and the patriarchy’s way to keep women from being more powerful. It is very empowering to see yourself.

  73. skuddles says:

    It disturbs me to know this woman is considered “plus size”. To me she just looks like a healthy, curvy woman – not obese, not underweight.

  74. dcypher1 says:

    Its a good start for a fashion brand like rl to hire
    Someone whos not a size 2 but a12. But its not
    Good enough its kinda half assed. They should
    have got a real plus sized model size 14 & up.

  75. poster1 says:

    Um this is plus sized?

  76. Cookie says:

    I can’t believe she is considered plus sized. She looks gorgeous and in good shape to me. Not all tall girls/women are just naturally waifs. I’m 5’10” and naturally about a size 10. When I was younger, I dieted heavily to fit into size 2 clothing, and it was torture. I hope this girl has a lot of success with her career.

  77. tmnt says:

    so. damn. hot.

  78. Anna says:

    Sorry. I find her too plump. I want to see elegant swans in the fashion pages and not “real” women, so called. (I am 5 10 and a size 4 and a B-cup and very real). This is all PC pressure on the media, once more.

  79. babythastarsshinebrite says:


  80. mememe says:

    You better work it BITCH!!!

  81. Luke says:

    She’s beautiful, but isn’t size 12 at 6’2 just kind of proportionally correct?

  82. Aurelia says:

    Wower’s, just spent the last 10 mins trawlling through google images of this gorge chick. There are a million pickies. She sure works a lot. Defo has an 80’s & 90,s glama-zon vibe going on. Reminds me of a hybrib between cindy crawford and brooke shields. Yes Robyn in paunfully gorge.

  83. Zeromia says:

    If she’s “Plus Size” then I’m the size of a Cruise Ship!