Hello there everyone! I say that, but at this point not many people are reading this. Oh, well hopefully more readers will come!
So, as we all know, IMG Modeling Agency just signed their first, as they out it, Brawn model. In simpler terms they just hired their first ever plus size MALE model!!! As someone who has always been on the stockier or chubbier side, I for one am super excited. Now I’m sure some people may be wondering what the big deal is. Chubby and larger men have been in the media for a while. And yes, while that is true, this is the first time that there has ever been a large man associated with the Mainstream fashion industry!
Here’s why this is so important. Did you know that at least 20% of straight men and %25 percent of gay men worry about their body image? Now for women this number is much larger and we hear and read about it in the media all the time because of that. But, what about those men who have eating disorders or spend most of their time in the gym to live up to this Hollywood dream man; with bulging pecs, rippling arms, and washboard six-pack abs. Yes, men are sexualized and have these body expectations as well. Not as often as women, but I think it’s still an important topic to discuss. I think that Zach Miko is what we need to break the ice of that discussion on many levels.
Let’s take a look at him. He’s reportedly about 6 feet 6 inches tall and has a 40-inch waist! He is quite the tall drink of water! And I mean look at him! He’s a gorgeous, what we would call in the gay world a bear. If you need an explanation, look at Zach, he’s all you need. I think this will do wonders for the gay male community as well. Although it’s been better, there is still this standard of beauty in the gay community that can be so hard to achieve. But, Zach is proving that you can be a big guy and still cause thirst.
I guess in conclusion, Zach Miko is exactly what we need in the fashion industry for men. I’ve always been attracted to big guys like him, but I think it’s time for the world to see that anyone of any size can be attractive. Not to mention the fact that the fashion industry is attempting to keep up with the world and where we’re headed. So let’s all celebrate our bodies! Let’s be happy. let’s be healthy, and let’s all celebrate our different shapes together. Body positivity isn’t just for women guys, jump on the bandwagon; everyone is doing it!
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