Courtesy V Magazine
The fashion world has already caused a stir with several major magazines featuring spreads with larger models — but the newest V magazine takes the issue to bold new levels, with a high-fashion take on celebrating all body types by filling its pages with plus-sized and standard-issue models. Dual covers feature either Precious Golden Globe nominee Gabourey Sidibe with a flip out of New Moon star Dakota Fanning or vice versa. On the inside pages, Gabourey discusses what it’s like to go from college student to starlet. “My life is so much different than I ever imagined it being,” she says of stumbling into the profession. “Growing up, there weren’t a lot of actresses and singers who looked like me,” she explains. “There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it, until Mo’Nique came along. She’s a plus-sized woman who didn’t care about one day being skinny. All my life I’ve been hearing that I’ll never amount to anything until I am skinny. And she disproved everything that everyone has ever told me.” Dakota discusses growing up famous, explaining, “I think that when you’re in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you’ve done. So I definitely think you have to make good choices. But, you know, no one’s perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I’m only human.” Go to Vmagazine.com for a glimpse of all the features in the special “size” issue now or pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on January 14.