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Plus-Size Model Busts Stereotypes With Running Magazine Cover

News Flash: Every Body (Type) Loves To Run ~

The stereotype of the skinny runner took another deserved tumble recently when New York City runner and model Erica Schenk was the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Women’s Running magazine.

Anyone who has been at any race in the last 20 years or regularly sees runners knows that it’s an outdated idea that only “skinnier”people are runners. However, the general public might not be aware of that since so few body types appear on magazine covers.


But with Erica taking the spotlight on the cover recently, it’s another leap forward in celebrating and acknowledging all runners with every body type.

This will hopefully inspire more people to do what they love, regardless of stereoypes that may still be floating around.

Erica Is A Plus-Size Model In New York


Erica Modeling In NYC

Women’s Running magazine wanted to show a regular runner like Erica on the cover.

“I think that every woman goes to the magazine rack sometimes and feels like she can’t see herself in the cover images,” said the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jessica Sebor. “We wanted our readers to feel like they could see themselves in our cover.”

While it isn’t uncommon for plus-size models to appear on the cover of fitness magazines, this appears to be the first time for a running magazine.

People all over have been praising the cover and acknowledgment for all runners out there, regardless of body type.

Runners Already Know That Runners Look Like Anyone And Everyone!



(Thanks to Buzzfeed for article contribution and photos.)

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