with the whole body acceptance thing going on with curvy and overweight chicks you'd think itd be reflected on the male side too.
The closest thing I've seen is just the dad bode trend...
but seriously I've never heard of plus size male models but they must exist?
Most Helpful Guy
I'm not an MRA or anything, but this is one area where I feel men get royally f**ked.
For women, it's a good thing to embrace different body types, and beauty comes in all forms. Make-up and body type shouldn't define a woman or her personality.
For men, it's not the case. There's the "hotties" and everyone else. A man should be tall, but not too tall. Have muscle but not too much muscle. Have hair but not too much hair. He should be a bad boy and cool but inside be a sweetie and smart. Every male lead in a chick flick has this type. Meanwhile, the female lead is average girl with her flaws but this awesome guy sees past that for her.
In male oriented movies, it's just some Casanova or Rambo type guy kicking ass and getting a hot girl because he's hot. You don't see Jerry the average math geek doing the same you see in a chick flick.
Most male models are lean and toned. There's muscle you'd get from light weightlifting and no body fat so he has a 6-pack. Any guy who works out can tell you how hard getting a 6-pack is unless you start eating nothing even slightly unhealthy, workout constantly, and are naturally built that way. Let's also not forget none of these men have body hair except beards sometime, because men NEVER grow any hair on their chest, back, or neck, right? I'm a strong guy but even when I'm most in shape I just have the outline of a 4-pack show up. In fact, sort of how women complain it's unhealthy and difficult for a woman to be as skinny and flat tummied as models, you have to have around 8-10% body fat or less as a guy to get a 6-pack unless you're super ripped. That's an unhealthy percentage of fat, a healthy male should have 12-15%. Yet, let's all get 6-packs.
If a plus-size girl gets a hot in-shape dude, well he looked past her body and saw her personality for who she really is. This is a common fantasy some women beg for in fiction. Meanwhile, if an overweight guy were to get some hot girl, then it's seen as some disgusting frat boy fantasy. Why is she with him? She could do better!
I think it's just unfair overall. Either hold up both sexes to somewhat unobtainable standards or just not at all, and the latter is a better option in my opinion.3
Most Helpful Girl
Target has a plus sized model. :) His name is Zach Miko. He's the only plus sized male model at the moment however, but I think he's very good looking.