Size 10 Model Makes History But Feels Intimidated For Being ‘Plus Size’ After Landing Calvin Klein Ad 5 years ago

Size 10 Model Makes History But Feels Intimidated For Being ‘Plus Size’ After Landing Calvin Klein Ad

Stunning model Myla Dalbesio has incredible curves and an enviable figure in the latest Calvin Klein ad, but has admitted she feels intimidated by being considered ‘plus sized’

The 27-year old model from Wisconsin recently opened up to Elle after landing the ‘Perfectly Fit’ campaign saying:

“It's kind of confusing because I'm a bigger girl. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I'm definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating.”

The 5ft 11 beauty will share the campaign with Jourdan Dunn, Ji Hye Park, Amanda Wellsh and Lara Stone.

The model also claims no other requirements or expectations were made of her during the shoot, saying she was just expected to deliver shots as stunning as her model counterparts:

“No one even batted an eye. It was very cool.”


Addressing the ‘plus-size’ tag, Myla feels the pressure lies with the fashion industry, saying she felt no pressure or comment from Calvin Klein in her dress size when she was booked for the job:

“It’s not like [Calvin Klein] released this campaign and were like ‘Whoa, look, there’s this plus-size girl in our campaign.’ They released me in this campaign with everyone else; there’s no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus-size girls.”


The brand has since come under online backlash, when Twitter users rejected the images as a ‘plus size’:



A spokeswoman for Calvin Klein said:

“The new Calvin Klein Underwear Perfectly Fit imagery features models Myla Dalbesio, Jourdan Dunn, Amanda Wellsh, Ji Hye Park and the face of the brand, Lara Stone, in several styles. The Perfectly Fit line was created to celebrate and cater to the needs of different women, and these images are intended to communicate that our new line is more inclusive and available in several silhouettes in an extensive range of sizes.”