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(From AFP)
In a country with beauty ideals that pre-makeover Barbie would struggle to meet, South Korean plus-size model Vivian Geeyang Kim is facing down online trolls in her defiant campaign to persuade curvy women they have nothing to be ashamed of.

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Kim has modeled for US firms, but at 165 centimeters (5.4 ft) tall and weighing 70 kilograms, she was described as “too skinny” for some full-figure fashion show work in America.

But in her looks-obsessed homeland, she is constantly mocked and ridiculed on social networks as “flat-out fat” or “disgusting.” Read more

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