"That's not our demographic."

My name is Nancy Upton. I'm a size 12 and wanted to show American Apparel my fresh face (and full figure). My good friend Shannon Skloss came over to take some "booty-ful" photos of me...but I just couldn't stop eating.

I came in first place in the AA 'Next BIG Thing' contest, but won't be modeling for the company any time soon.

You can find me on Twitter: @Nancyupton
Or email: nancyupton@gmail.com

Maholo.com Video

Is it me, or does this Mahalo.com guy have a sexy voice? Rowr.

Round-up!

Hi, how was your weekend?

Oh, that sounds pretty fun. Mine? It was pretty good. 

How’s the dog? He’s good.

Oh, and before you ask- no, I haven’t heard anything. :)

A few people responded that they were very disappointed with my link to the Barstool Sports page. Let me clarify- by saying, “that’s totally cool,” I meant that they are allowed to have their own opinions, not that I was endorsing their message. I think it’s pretty obvious how I’d feel about that post.

Some REALLY interesting articles are starting to pop up. I feel like some of the sensationalism is starting to wear off and people are really considering the moral/social ramifications of the situation. 

(Apologies if there are any repeat links, I’m trying to sort through what’s new and has original content.)

Dangerous Minds Interview

Alice Jones piece from The Independent

MetaFilter (huge thread)

Buzzfeed

Confessions from a Changing Room Floor

L’Express

Disinformation

Invest in Your Chest

Neatorama

Style.com

Mama Mia

Ethical Style

ABC…Norway? I think? Is that a thing?

Celebrities With Diseases

Sodahead

The Daily What

Curvy Girl Revolution

Velvet

And this one, because someone photoshopped pictures of me with a giant honeybee and on a video camera screen:

Bee Yourself!

"AAAAGGGGHHH NO, NOT THE BEES!" I hope everyone has an excellent Monday. Trust me- if I hear anything, you’ll be the first to know. 

Dangerous Minds Interview

Really enjoyed the questions from this one. Also, interesting thread in the comments- is it right to place a moral boycott an American company when it provides jobs and safe working conditions for people but frequent other places that might sell products from sweatshops in other countries, just because they have better advertising principles?

(That sentence is pretty poorly structured, but you get what I mean. Right?)

Barstool Sports Has Some Pretty Strong Feelings On This- And That's Totally Cool

For me, it’s all about the difference of opinion. Here’s a strong one I haven’t had a direct link to post to, only inklings in various comments. 

Remember- it’s all objective, and we all deserve our say. Agree or disagree, the lines of discussion are open, and that’s always important (at least in my book). 

 
Whoa. So, today has been off the charts crazy. Lots of exciting calls and emails to do some writing and some talking, and lots of emails expressing love.
For that, I say a big time thank you. 
I have NOT been contacted by American Apparel, which is the question I’m being asked the most at this moment. I also am not a secret employee who worked for American Apparel and surprise, they planned the whole thing. (This was probably one of the favorite comments a friend has forwarded to me so far. Conspiracy theories FTW.)
Some really great discussion going on at the following places:
Yahoo News UK and Ireland
AOL UK
The Independent
Culture Map Austin
The Daily Beast
Death and Taxes
I Am Bored (thanks, Fancylad, I appreciate the sentiment)
Opposing Views
The Frisky (round up)
Fashionista (It’s a round up too, but I couldn’t pass up the fact that today Ali Lohan, Daphne Guinness and I are all in the same title of a blog. I smell a sitcom!)
D Magazine
The Gloss
Holy Moly!
Death by Dress Code
Trendencias (I mean, seriously, how cool is the tagline “Adios American Apparel, hola Nancy Upton)
The Sizist
Seems like this subject is getting double amounts of press in the UK and in Brazil. Anybody have insight as to why those two places? It is super cool.
Should I abuse my power and have adorable, plus-sized Englishmen send me photos of themselves covered in salad dressing? I shan’t, I shan’t. But know the temptation is great.

Whoa. So, today has been off the charts crazy. Lots of exciting calls and emails to do some writing and some talking, and lots of emails expressing love.

For that, I say a big time thank you. 

I have NOT been contacted by American Apparel, which is the question I’m being asked the most at this moment. I also am not a secret employee who worked for American Apparel and surprise, they planned the whole thing. (This was probably one of the favorite comments a friend has forwarded to me so far. Conspiracy theories FTW.)

Some really great discussion going on at the following places:

Yahoo News UK and Ireland

AOL UK

The Independent

Culture Map Austin

The Daily Beast

Death and Taxes

I Am Bored (thanks, Fancylad, I appreciate the sentiment)

Opposing Views

The Frisky (round up)

Fashionista (It’s a round up too, but I couldn’t pass up the fact that today Ali Lohan, Daphne Guinness and I are all in the same title of a blog. I smell a sitcom!)

D Magazine

The Gloss

Holy Moly!

Death by Dress Code

Trendencias (I mean, seriously, how cool is the tagline “Adios American Apparel, hola Nancy Upton)

The Sizist

Seems like this subject is getting double amounts of press in the UK and in Brazil. Anybody have insight as to why those two places? It is super cool.

Should I abuse my power and have adorable, plus-sized Englishmen send me photos of themselves covered in salad dressing? I shan’t, I shan’t. But know the temptation is great.

Words. Cannot. Even. Brain. Oof. I am overwhelmed. I will sleep and try to be more coherent tomorrow. I will also try to gather up another batch of links and commentary so that everyone can have a good cross-section of what people are saying.

For now, thank you so much for your support, and your EXCELLENT debate. I’m so happy to see people discussing concepts of acceptance and beauty. People are making incredible and astute points about the dialogue that is opening up. 

Somebody even started a poll about the effectiveness of my project! You can vote yay or nay here.

Much, much, much love to all y’all.

Words. Cannot. Even. Brain. Oof. I am overwhelmed. I will sleep and try to be more coherent tomorrow. I will also try to gather up another batch of links and commentary so that everyone can have a good cross-section of what people are saying.

For now, thank you so much for your support, and your EXCELLENT debate. I’m so happy to see people discussing concepts of acceptance and beauty. People are making incredible and astute points about the dialogue that is opening up. 

Somebody even started a poll about the effectiveness of my project! You can vote yay or nay here.

Much, much, much love to all y’all.