Monday, 14 November 2011

New survey shows that women think curvier celebs are the sexiest

OneStopPlus, the online plus-size store have published a survey showing that women think curvier celebrities are sexier and have the best fashion sense. (EDITOR: I have an idea that most men would agree with thisresult...) The survey polled 10,000 women asking fashion and body-image questions about shapes and sizes.

It was seen that 36% of women indicated their belief that Marilyn Monroe was the sexiest celebrity and wished they had her body. Marilyn was followed closely by Beyonce Knowles, Sofia Vergara and Kim Kardashian.

Survey results – sexiest celebrity:

Marilyn Monroe: 36%
Beyonce Knowles: 24%
Sofia Vergara: 20%
Kim Kardashian: 11%
Gwyneth Paltrow: 6%
Katie Holmes: 5%
Christina Hendricks: 4%
Blake Lively: 2%

When asked who has the best fashion sense, the results were slightly more even spread, however it still skewed towards the curvier side. The majority of women voted for Kim Kardashian, followed by Beyonce Knowles and Marilyn Monroe.

Survey results – best fashion sense:

Marilyn Monroe: 18%
Beyonce Knowles: 19%
Sofia Vergara: 11%
Kim Kardashian: 20%
Gwyneth Paltrow: 18%
Katie Holmes: 14%
Christina Hendricks: 3%
Blake Lively: 4%

Plus size model Katie Green, who has been campaigning against size zero models, speaks out about the results '' How refreshing to find a survey that actually shows that curvier women are more desirable. Marilyn Monroe set the standard all the way back in the 50's, and I'm glad that peoples perception’s haven't changed! Well done OneStopPlus on highlighting this, as I feel this sort of public information will make a significant contribution to women's health.''

The President of OneStopPlus, Stephanie Sobel, said: “We are excited about this survey as it endorses the beauty of all women and confirms that beautiful and fashionable women come in all sizes.” caters for sizes 14-36 providing a variety of styles and fashion at great value, and is at the forefront of plus-size fashion and innovation, giving women who are plus-size the experience of the most advanced high-fashion lifestyle.

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