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Did Toccara sell out?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A few years back when she first appeared on Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model," the volumptuous plus-sized Toccara took it hard when she was seen as too big, "fat," to many of the show's contestants (and even Tyra herself) to make it to superstardom.
But my have things changed. Toccara is looking slim and svelte as ever these days, thanks to a consistent diet and workout regimen that she finally got serious about in 2008.
I'm sure she feels good about herself; she's confident; hey, she looks good.
But did she sell out?
The "establishment" has long ruled that an overweight woman can't be atop the modeling world. Yet Toccara seemed for a minute that she was stubborn enough -- determined enough -- to try to change that. She defiantly challenged Tyra about her weight, becoming, ever so briefly, an example to other plus-sized women and girls out there that they too can make it.
She publicly exuded confidence that she was, indeed, just "like the other girls."
Evidently, she was.
She lost the weight. All of it.
Now, will she go on to supermodel stardom? Maybe not, these days the modeling industry is taking a turn to promote, oh the irony, big-boned women aka "real women" in a smackdown to the industry. Will Toccara put the weight back on now?


Ms. Bar B: said...

I kinda think she did sell out a little. Its kind of a double edged sword... Its great that she took steps toward becoming healthy, but you don't have to be a size 2 in order to be healthy and fit. She definitely is NOT plus sized anymore, BUT, in the industry she is considered plus if she's a 6 and not a 2. I don't know.

October 21, 2009 at 6:15 PM

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