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It seems safe to say that Robyn Lawley has transcended the plus-size world.

With each gig and interview, the Australian beauty is fostering a positive dialogue - with her words and her actual modeling - in the industry as a whole.

Robyn Lawley's inclusive message is pretty loud and clear in her latest photoshoot for Cosmopolitan Australia, where she poses in a variety of bikinis. 

Appearing in the December 2013 issue, the 24-year-old poses in patterned two-pieces, vintage-inspired one-piece styles and items from her own collection.

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who'd say a size 0 model could have done a better job than Robyn, whose double-digit size has made headlines.

Click to enlarge more Robyn Lawley photos and videos after the jump ...

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The world took notice when an eye-opening time-lapse video showing how an image can be so drastically changed using only Photoshop went viral last week.

Now the woman in question has been identified.

Sally Gifford Piper, the 36-year-old model in the video, and her husband Tim Piper, who directed it, spoke to ET about why they created it in 2011.

“I feel really angry about the pressure on women and the reality is that most of us don’t look like these perfect women,” Sally said of her "Body Evolution."

"I think that there needs to be a celebration of all different shapes and sizes. And we need to see more variety and I’m determined to fight for that.”

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Every celebrity except Jamie Lee Curtis. All of the Kardashians. Britney Spears. The girl next door. What do they have in common now?

Photoshop. The contentious and powerful editing tool employed by magazines, photographers, celebrities, and regular people alike to sell visions of perfection which don't actually exist in the real world. 

See for yourself:

In just one minute, this model, an average, blonde, normal looking person, turned into someone resembling a mash-up of grown up JonBenet Ramsey and Bombshell Barbie.

Her neck! Her eyes! HER FEET. They lengthened her feet!! NOT EVEN HER FEET WERE GOOD ENOUGH. 

People.

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Jennifer Lawrence is gorgeous and flawless in new campaign photos for Dior, with her stunningly real looks more evident than ever in minimal makeup.

Featured in the fall-winter issue of Dior magazine, the 23-year-old can be seen in several black-and-white photos by photographer Mikael Jansson:

Jennifer Lawrence For Dior Photo

The Catching Fire actress models fitted menswear-inspired blazers, trousers and winter coats, showcasing her enviable figure and natural beauty.

Lawrence hasn't always been confident in her own skin. She told Harper's Bazaar UK that she was criticized for her weight when she was younger.

"It was just the kind of s--t that actresses go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn't lose a certain amount of weight," she shared.

The actress said she was shown Jennifer Lawrence pictures in which she was "basically naked" and "told to use them as motivation for my diet."

Safe to say she doesn't need to change in the least ...

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An artist's rendition of what Barbie would look like without makeup is going viral online, and for good reason. The classic all-American girl doll looks natural!

Well, mostly. Ridiculous body proportions aside.

Take a look at Barbie with no make up below ...

Barbie With No Makeup

While Barbie's face is still freakishly out of proportion with your average young woman's, she does look a bit more human without the blue eye shadow.

Take away that, the lipstick, the penciled-in eyebrows and the fake eyelashes and what do you have? A doll that looks a lot more like the girl next door, for sure.

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"Fit Mom" Maria Kang is speaking out in defense of her "What's Your Excuse" photo that caused such a stir online, claiming she was just trying to inspire.

The 32-year-old mother of three revealed that she never intended to bully or shame others with her fitness photo shoot, but rather share a love of exercise.

Yet after posting this photo to her Facebook page, Maria became the target of online critics who called her a “bully” who was calling out other women:

Maria Kang was shocked when her Facebook page blew up with commenters calling her “selfish," a “fat shamer” and worse after the ad went viral.

“I did not know I was going to ruffle this many feathers,” Maria said. “I knew that not everyone was going to like the photo but I wanted to inspire others.”

“Obviously these three little boys are symbols of time. I’m able to keep them a priority. Of course it’s not always my first priority but it’s one of my priorities."

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Maria Kang, a very fit mom of three, is accused of "fit-shaming" women in a Facebook photo she shared, and now refuses to apologize for.

The 32-year-old fitness enthusiast and former beauty queen shared this image of herself in a workout bra and short shorts, flaunting her toned body:

Maria Kang (Fit Mom) Photo

Alongside her? Kang's three sons, ages 3 years, 2 years, and 8 months, with the caption: "What's Your Excuse?" Just motivating others, right?

Depends who you ask. The picture sparked a comment war, with many of 12,000 (!) responses accusing her of fat-shaming, a charge Kang denies.

After she responded with what she calls a "non-apology," the debate escalated. How did she address some of the criticism she received? Read on ...

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Get ready for some truly beautiful Katy Perry news.

The pop superstar, whose hit single "Roar" continues to light up the charts, went on Twitter to announce that she is the latest CoverGirl spokesmodel.

"Today is my 1st day as a @CoverGirl!" she wrote.

Katy Perry Cover Girl

The above image shows Katy Perry with just a touch of makeup - CoverGirl Clean Glow Blush in Roses and CoverGirl LipPerfection in Euphoria.

Perry has an eyelash line (seriously) and several fragrances, so this is not her first foray into the beauty business, but it is her biggest to date.

Her full campaign with debut in spring 2014, with the songbird joining the likes of fellow CoverGirls such as Pink, Ellen DeGeneres and Sofía Vergara.

What do you think of Katy's CoverGirl ad?

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Makeup is a powerful tool for transformation. It's also a lightning rod for discussion on the web, where the no makeup revolution has become en vogue.

To wit, a set of stark "before" and "after" makeup photos posted on Reddit have brought the question up for debate: Is makeup a good or bad thing?

Redditor water_anus posted two side-by-side photos of a woman, seemingly heavily-done makeup and hair on the right and no styling at all on the left.

The caption: "Make-up. That's it." This posting quickly went viral and has opened up debate amongst Reddit users and beyond on a number of levels.

From criticisms of her unsmiling face to praise for the masterful makeup skills to discussion over the merits of wearing makeup in general, it's got it all.

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Curvy Girl Lingerie is in the running to win a free television commercial at this year's Super Bowl as part of Intuit’s Small Business Big Game contest.

Curvz

Curvy Girl, along with thousands of other small businesses, is currently vying for online votes to make it into the top 20 and, eventually, the winning slot.

The lingerie company's main competitor at the moment is NORML, a marijuana advocacy group, according to Curvy Girls owner Chrystal Bougon.

"No matter how you feel about marijuana, there's just a higher percentage of game viewers that resonate with sexy, confident women," she said in a statement.

"We think our message will resonate with more of the Super Bowl's audience."

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