Yesterday I wrote a post titled "Plus-Size Singer Rihanna Stuns At 'Valerian' Premiere". Ever since then my Inbox has been inundated with angry emails from #RiahnnaNavy fans criticizing me for calling her plus-size.
If Rihanna is not plus-size, what is she?
Let's examine the fashion industry standard for plus-size models. According to PLUS Model magazine, plus size is defined as sizes 10-14; super-size is sizes 16 and up.
At 5-ft-9 and about 160 pounds, Rihanna fits the category of plus-size. She's still a beautiful young lady, but as Sir Mix-a-Lot would say, "Red beans and rice didn't miss her."
One Rihanna Stan wrote:
"She is NOT even considered plus size. if that was the case she couldn't fit haute couture dresses and If she is considered plus size, then what are you before you are BIGGER then Rihanna you are shorter then her and weight more then her. So what do you consider yourself?"
For the record, your auntie is 5-ft-3, and I weigh a svelte 140 pounds. I am definitely not bigger than Rihanna. But the reader is entitled to her own misinformed opinion.
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