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Sign to Support Healthy Female Role Models!

    1. Healthy is the New Skinny Perfectly UnPerfected
    2. Petition by

      Healthy is the New Skinny Perfectly UnPerfected

      Los Angeles, CA

Pro Surfer Bo Stanley is sponsored by Billabong. Bo is 5'9" and a healthy fit size 8. Bo has an amazing surfing record and competes at a high level of surfing but due to the fact that Bo does not fit the Billabong bikini and clothing sample size 3, Bo does not receive the same amount of opportunity or support from Billabong. When it comes to modeling on their website or catalog Bo has been told that they think she is beautiful but unless she fits a size 3 she wont be featured. Bo receives less sponsorship dollars than her petite counterparts not based on skill or performance but on her hip measurement alone. We went to the Billabong's website and every female pro surfer besides Bo has a full photo gallery. This is extremely important because young girls need to see a variety of healthy bodies and healthy role models and Bo deserves to have equality from her sponsor, not only by having photos like all the other surfers but by being valued for her ability and skill. If you believe that women everywhere especially female athletes should be judged on their ability over their bikini size please sign this petition and share with other women who have also faced this discrimination.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. We are over 200!!!!

      Lets keep spreading the word and! Great job team!

    3. We are over 100 signatures in the first few hours!!!

      We are growing fast! Can't wait to get to 1,000. Lets keep spreading the message and working to show this company that we do want to see all types of girls who are amazing athletes!!!

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Leigh Meinig NORTHWOOD, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      PLEASE refuse to hire anorexic models. We are killing our young women and girls with these unhealthy goals. STOP our kids from believing that sick is desirable!

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    • Kristina Horvath STAFFORD, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I'm not a skinny girl and there aren't enough positive healthy role models out there for girls out there, and I want my daughter to have a positive healthy role model too

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    • Monica Aversa NEW HAVEN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Positive, healthy role models deserve recognition - whether she is a size 2 or a 12. It would also be smart for Billabong to promote Bo because their size 8 customers can relate more to her figure. With that relation, they may be more likely to make a purchase. Good luck, Bo!

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    • Jennifer Mitchell OWINGS, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I was a Division I Athlete, built like (beautiful) Bo that struggled with the fact that I wasn't built like a model.

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    • K G LEAMINGTON SPA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      To try and reduce the pressure to achieve unrealistic, and often unhealthy body shapes portrayed in the media.

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