The former first lady showed off her moves Wednesday at Temple University during National College Signing Day, the yearly event that celebrates high school kids who are heading off to school.
Emme, a former news reporter and the first mainstream plus-size supermodel in the 1990s, referred to herself as “the windshield of the full-figured industry, where you’re going 100 mph and all the bugs get stuck to it.”
On Wednesday, Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal divulged that the age-old aphorism “age is just a number” sadly—but truly, and probably not so surprisingly—doesn’t apply to women in film. “There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” she told The Wrap. Pitch Perfect 2′s Rebel Wilson is being scrutinized for lying about her age.
Photo: Rebel Wilson may be best known for scene-stealing in films like Bridesmaids and the Pitch Perfects, but she’s also acted as a body positive advocate, encouraging women to accept themselves for who they are. Now, she’s using her sensibility sartorially by collaborating with Torrid (think Forever21 specifically for women sized 12 to 28) on a capsule collection that will launch in late 2015. “I’ve had a ‘torrid’ affair with buying clothes all my life. I’ve been loving designing the clothes for my capsule collection.
Rebel Wilson never thought she’d be the type of girl to be doing fashion shoots. The comedienne appears on the cover of Elle Australia’s April issue wearing a hot pink Marina Rinaldi coat layered over a Peter Pan collared shirt with pearl embellishment by Roaman. Sure, the centerfold usually features full-length shots (Wilson’s curves are completely disguised in a coat in one), but a magazine has yet to depict a non-sample sized woman properly. Elle Australia’s stateside sister publication, in particular, has been guilty of creatively obscuring a full body from view on multiple occasions. When Mindy Kaling covered the magazine last year for the fourth annual Women in TV issue, she appeared on one of four covers along with Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler, and Allison Williams.