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Sports Illustrated model Georgina Burke reveals why she SHOULD NOT be labeled ‘plus size’

Australian Sports Illustrated model Georgina Burke reveals why she SHOULD NOT be labeled ‘plus size’: ‘She’s so out of date’

Georgina Burke prefers not to be called a ‘plus size’ model.

The Australian beauty, who landed a coveted spot in this month’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2022, tells star magazine that the term is outdated.

“If you put labels on someone, whether it’s age, color, size, gender, I feel like they’re so out of date,” the 31-year-old said Saturday.

Old fashioned: Georgina Burke (pictured) prefers not to be called a fashion model

Old-fashioned: Georgina Burke (pictured) prefers not to be called a “plus-size” model. The Aussie beauty, who landed a coveted spot in this month’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2022, tells Stellar Magazine the term is old-fashioned.

‘I don’t think I need to be labeled ‘plus size’. At first, it was an industry term, whereas now, [the industry] it’s so open and everyone is really getting on board,’ he continued.

‘I feel like she’s changed from ‘plus size’ to ‘size included’ to ‘curvy’ to this to that. I’m on Sports Illustrated as a model, it’s not, ‘whatever the plus size model number to be [the magazine].’

‘It’s like, no, there’s a model in Sports Illustrated! We’ve made great progress, that’s for sure,’ added Georgina.

1653750991 4 Sports Illustrated model Georgina Burke reveals why she SHOULD NOT

“If you put labels on someone, whether it’s age, color, size, gender, I feel like they’re so out of date,” the 31-year-old said Saturday.

'I don't think I need to be labeled 'plus size'.  At first, it was an industry term, whereas now, [the industry] it's so open and everyone is really getting on board,' he continued.

‘I don’t think I need to be labeled ‘plus size’. At first, it was an industry term, whereas now, [the industry] it’s so open and everyone is really getting on board,’ he continued.

the stunner said The courier mail in April that she was bullied as a teenager and never felt like she “fit in.”

‘I was a big boy, tall and wide. The kids were calling me every name in the book and throwing my lunch on the playground,” she said.

Georgina, who was born in Brisbane and now lives in New York, told the publication that while the United States is more accepting of curvy models, Australia has yet to catch up.

Difficult: The stunner told The Courier Mail in April that she was bullied as a teenager and never felt like

Difficult: The stunner told The Courier Mail in April that she was bullied as a teenager and never felt like she “fit in”

'I was a big boy, tall and wide.  The kids were calling me every name in the book and throwing my lunch on the playground,” she said.

‘I was a big boy, tall and wide. The kids were calling me every name in the book and throwing my lunch on the playground,” she said.

Reflecting on being bullied as a teenager, Georgina said: “It got so bad in primary school that my parents kicked me out to go to a private girls’ secondary school, but even there I didn’t fit in.”

‘By then I was used to being different, so I dyed my hair all sorts of colours. I was always the weird one.

The former law student, who has worked with the likes of Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, is also known for launching a size-friendly, fully adjustable swimwear range called Burke NYC in 2019.

Read more: In this week's issue of Stellar Magazine

Read more: In this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine

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