Curvy Sense Doll Profile - Taylor T: Growing Up Plus Size In Korea

September 07, 2017

Curvy Sense Doll Profile - Taylor T: Growing Up Plus Size In Korea

As a company who has made itself available to plus size women around the world, we believe it's important to celebrate said women. With our first #CurvySenseDoll Profile we're pleased to introduce you to aspiring plus size model Taylor T., of South Korea.

This beautiful young woman works in foreign affairs during the day, while for the past couple of months she's been hustling as a model in the barely-there plus size market of Korea. She says, "It is hard for me to find modeling work here since potential employers think models should be size 0-6 and the Korean fashion market is quite uniformly conservative." She explains that curves are deemed "too sexy" and plus size bodies represent an "unhealthy lifestyle". She hasn't even told her whole family of her new career goals, worried about the criticism, particularly after confiding in her brother who laughed at her pictures.

Living in this environment, growing up plus size was a huge struggle for Taylor. She describes her experience as "wearing a fat girl mask," it's what people saw first and so they judged and bullied her for it - a sentiment plenty of women around the world can relate to. She attempted to fight back against the hate, but this garnered her a reputation for being "aggressive" and "tough". While she tried to be strong, her parents had a harder time at ignoring the negativity and supporting her as she was. 

"My parents... would become upset when hearing such comments from others; they would then return home and stop me from eating. They sent me to a so called “diet school” to make me look like "normal" kids...They kept saying that I am beautiful, but they just could not endure seeing me being bullied by other kids. They just wanted me to be loved and normal because being normal is everything in Korea."

Check Out Taylor's Cosmopolitan Korea Feature HERE!

While she understands body shaming is universal, as many societies have adopted similar standards of beauty, she believes Korea is on another level. She describes Korea as being a country that equates plus size to laziness, and mentions that it can often be seen as "criminal". She notes that it is definitely worse for women, and finds it, "reflects the patriarchal structure of this society. I see women who are crazily obsessed with diets who quite often think, 'As long as we are in good shape, we can be treated properly. Only a slim body can ensure our social acceptance.'"

Thankfully, she has been able to find self love, and become an advocate for body positivity in Korea. It certainly wasn't easy, she says, "I used to refuse to look in the mirror. I kept thinking 'Why don’t I look same as the women in ads?' I tried diet pills, I seriously considered liposuction, and I used to waste my time photo shopping all of my pictures." Over time, she has grown in to her skin and says, "I have come to learn that I am my own best friend. No one knows more about me than I do...  If I don't love myself, who else will love me?"

Couldn't have said it any better! Wishing you all the best Taylor, thank you for sharing your story with us! We're so glad we can be a reliable source for plus size clothing for you.

You can follow Taylor and her journey on her Instagram page: @beyoutiful_t, and no matter where you are in the world Curvy Sense has you covered for all your plus size fashion needs!

 




12 Responses

H
H

September 09, 2017

doing good sis

Yeong
Yeong

September 09, 2017

Lovely girl~❤️

Yeong
Yeong

September 09, 2017

Lovely girl~❤️

Vi
Vi

September 08, 2017

Keep up girl! We, curvy girls from Europe salute you… ;)

Ellen
Ellen

September 08, 2017

You are so gorgeous!

dahee jung
dahee jung

September 08, 2017

beautiful?? lovely sexy

HJ
HJ

September 08, 2017

OMG, what a wonderful girl ❤❤ Fighting!!!

singerjoohyun
singerjoohyun

September 07, 2017

Wow♥so beautiful♥I love u♥

Rinn
Rinn

September 07, 2017

beautiful !!!?

kyile
kyile

September 07, 2017

love you ❤

Sophia
Sophia

September 07, 2017

Awesome.
It’s the most inspiring article

Saila
Saila

September 07, 2017

You rock girl?? So beautiful!

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Size Guide
Size
# Size
Bust
Waist
Hips

0X

12

42-43

35-36

45-46

1X

14-16

44-45

37-38

47-48

2X

18-20

46-48

39-41

49-51

3X

22-24

49-51

42-44

52-54

4X

26-28

52-55

46-48

55-57

Size
# Size
Waist
Hips
Thigh

0X

12

35

45

26

1X

14

37

47

27

2X

16

39

49

28

3X

18

41

51

29

4X

20

43

53

31

5X

22

46

56

32

Size
UK
Europe
Japan

0X

14

40

11

1X

16/18

42/44

13/15

2X

20/22

44/48

17/19

3X

24/26

50/52

21/23

4X

28/30

54/56

25/27

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