Dating show for big women

“I didn’t have to do anything special to entice them into participating,” he said of the models.

“When your idea matches someone’s belief, it just happens.”The Full Beauty project has garnered both praise and criticism.

“For six years it’s been skinny-minis and good-looking bachelors, and that’s not what the dating world looks like,” Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell said.

“Why don’t real women -- the women who watch these shows, for the most part -- have a chance to find love too?

The models are certainly vulnerable, but they exhibit a kind of courage that forces us to confront our assumptions about women’s bodies — what we define as beautiful, ugly, fat, thin, disturbing, inspiring.