Republican Donald Trump revealed two weeks ago he’s overweight, tipping the scales at 236 pounds. But how much does Democrat Hillary Clinton weigh? If she’s like the average American woman, she wears a size 16, taking her out of the svelte category.
The issue of women’s weight made its appearance during the first presidential debate Monday night when Clinton called out Trump for the nasty things he has said about some women, including comedian Rosie O’Donnell and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom he called “Miss Piggy” for gaining weight after she was crowned, among others.
Trump called O’Donnell a “pig” and a “loser,” saying she had a “fat, ugly face,” after she called him a “snake oil salesman.” He told Machado she’d never be an actress because “nobody wants fat girls on TV.”
While Trump and the fashion industry may think thin is in, most women are not.
Some 67 percent of American women are considered plus-size, size 14 or larger. But only 1 or 2 percent of the women seen in mainstream media are of the larger variety. A study by Washington State university researchers Deborah Christel and Susan Dunn found the average woman wears size 16 to 18.
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