American Apparel Plus-Size Debacle Comes To Anticlimactic, Boring End

After hearing about American Apparel's "Next BIG Thing" model search and feeling offended by the wording in the copy, Nancy Upton entered the contest, submitting saucy, food-oriented photographs. She earned the most votes, but was informed by American Apparel that she was not the winner. Then she ended up on the Today »10/10/11 1:15pm

Contest Non-Winner Excited To Visit American Apparel & Offer Perspective

As you may recall, Nancy Upton mocked American Apparel's "Next Big Thing" model search, then won the contest, then was informed that she was not the winner, then was invited to visit the company headquarters. Nancy was on the Today show this morning, explaining (again) why the wording of the contest prompted her to… »9/23/11 4:20pm

American Apparel Refuses To Recognize Rightful Plus-Size Contest Winner

As you may recall, American Apparel celebrated adding plus-size clothing to their stores by announcing a search for "booty-ful" models. The winner was supposed to be a woman who needs "a little extra wiggle room" and has a "fresh face and curvaceous bod." Nancy Upton entered the contest, submitting photographs of… »9/14/11 6:55pm