According to the model, during fashion shootings, photographers preferred girls with standard parameters, referring to it as a “plush chicken”.
Jessica Vander Leahy complained about discrimination, which she had to endure throughout her 10-year career.
In a recent shoot for an advertising campaign, the photographer asked Leahy “just to smile and look happy,” while he suggested sexually more slender models. “But the plus-size girls also want to be sexy. We want to do everything the same as our thin colleagues do. We do not like being “plush chickens”, “the model said.