Katie Green is a 26 year old model from Chichester, West Sussex. Katie was plucked from obscurity to become the new face of major brand Wonderbra in summer 2008. However, when Katie was introduced by the brand to Premier Model Management, who signed Katie, immense pressure was put on Katie to lose 2 stone despite being a UK size 12 and 5ft 11in tall. Katie started to lose the weight and in turn made herself quite ill, and in the end she decided to quit modelling altogether. Katie spoke out about it to a national newspaper and caused quite a stir. Then Katie received a call from Ultimo – asking if she would like to sign as the new face of their D-G range. Michelle said, ‘..by signing Katie, it proves that models don’t have to be a size zero to look fabulous or to have a successful modelling career.’ Because of this call Katie decided to go back to modelling.

Katie feels really strongly about the size zero debate and feels that she has a duty to fight for the curvier woman, as she herself has experienced how uncomfortable even healthy women and girls can be made to feel. She also thinks fashion designers and clothing brands target young impressionable teenage girls and make them feel uncomfortable about their weight and this can often lead to eating disorders. Because of this Katie has started an online petition, to try and put a stop to size zero models and models with an unhealthy BMI modelling on the catwalk, in major advertising campaigns and in fashion in general. Once she has reached her petition target of 20,000 signatures she will present this to the Prime Minister and Parliament with the help of Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik who is working with Katie on this, in the hope this change will be made. Their aim is to have a policy put in place ensuring all models are health checked before undertaking any modelling assignments with reputable and impressionable brands. Her stance is that if she could save one young woman from an eating disorder than she has succeeded

Since she began modeling Katie has also had the opportunity to become the face of Sony Bravia’s thinnest ever flat screen tvs with the slogan ‘..even TVs are feeling the pressure to be thin’ and to be a judge for Love It Magazine’s modelling competition ‘The Love It Lovelies’ (plus size girls). Katie has also had notable press in Marie Claire, The Sun, The Daily Express, The News of the World, Nuts, Zoo, Closer Magazine, Reveal Magazine, Love It Magazine, Company Magazine, The Daily Star and an 8 page fashion shoot in OK Magazine to name but a few.

Katie is represented by Unleashed PR Ltd. For all professional enquiries, please contact Craig Johnson Pass – craig@unleashedpr.com

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