As much as I was hoping it wouldn't happen, there was always the possibility that Chloe would receive a certain amount of bad press for her success in what has always been a closed and unaccepting industry.
This morning I was alerted to an article on the 'Daily Mail' website, written by a rather charming (not) Monica Grenfell. The heading sums up her views - 'A role model for ordinary women? No, Miss England finalist is fat, lazy and a poster girl for ill health'.
As a published author of well known & informative titles such as:
Crash Diet - Lose 7lbs in 7 Days
The New 5 Days to a Flatter Stomach
Revenge Diet: Lose 15lbs in a month!: Make Him Sorry He Dumped You!
Fabulous in a Fortnight: The Day-by-day Programme - Shape Up and Lose Weight
The Beat Your Body Chaos Diet: Turn the Clock Back in 28 Days
(Thanks Bob at Sizenet for this info)
I'm sure you will agree than Monica is quite clearly an ambassador for what is healthy - like extreme dieting for short term weight loss - something we all know is SOO good for you!
Monica is very keen to point out that portraying a size 16 with a BMI which is supposedly in the overweight category (but doesn't take into account muscle tone so is absolute nonsense) is unhealthy, and a bad message to give out - unlike her own message - being thin is essential for happiness and health.
Chloe has said on numerous occasions that she eats a healthy diet and exercises regularly - a lifestyle that will put you on the right track to a long and healthy life. I would be keen to point out that I know plenty of 'thin' women who eat a diet of absolute junk and who NEVER exercise. Yes, they're thin, but probably far from healthy, and much more likely to incur health risks.
At the moment the link between health and weight is unbreakable in the eyes of many - this is just not true. The sooner these people realise that you can be a little overweight and healthy, just as easily as being thin and unhealty - the better! Well Chloe, the staff at Curvety are behind you all the way. Don't lose heart - for every nasty cynic like Monica, there are a handful of supporters wishing you all the luck in the world!