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In an interview with New York Magazine Ali Stephens talked about the ridiculous demands by designers. She told them the late Alexander McQueen wasn’t a designer who’d be rude or unpleasant.

Ali Stephens told NYMag that it actually happens a lot that you can be kicked out of a show for not fitting in a dress. “I’m not the typical skinny — I have hips. I love my body but I’m not one of the girls willing to starve themselves for fashion, so I do what shows I can but I don’t, pressure myself to fit into the sample sizes.”

She was hesitant to admit that European shows demanded skinnier models. “No, it’s true. It is. It makes no sense to hide it,” she said. “You have to speak out about it. Europe is definitely, I think, skinnier. But it all just really depends on the designer and their aesthetic, which I respect. So I understand if I’m not somebody’s ideal. You know, so whatever works for them. But it’s always important to remember that models are humans. We’re not just ghosts.”

Go Ali!

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