Modeling Agency for All Sizes

jennie_runk_300x318That's Jennie Runk, left, a model who got some attention this summer as the first girl of her body type to be hired for H&M's swimwear campaign. She's considered "plus size" in the modeling world -- she's a 12. There's been talk for years of how lame the "plus size" designation is when it's really just "what regular people look like," and now a new modeling agency, Jag, is recognizing that. Founded by Gary Dakin and Jaclyn Sarka, who worked with Ford's "plus" girls, the agency intends to hire the girl, not the size. They want to see all shapes of girls in ads and on the covers of magazines. Runk is on their list, as well as 30 other models ranging from sizes 6-18. Nice.

Runk posted on Facebook recently that "People assume plus equates to fat, which in turn equates to ugly. This is completely absurd because many women who are considered plus-sized are actually in line with the American average." Right on.

Keep up the good work, Jag.