I've always heard full figured = fat. I would be upset if I were called full figured depending on the context. In her business she would be around thin women all the time and probably gets some grief about her weight from her agent.
Even at a normal weight, I get selfconcious about my weight when I am with some friends who are at the lowest end of a healthy weight. I don't necessarily feel fat but I feel gigantic.
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I would consider full figured to mean large chested. A large part of whether or not that term is insulting is going to depend on where you are from and what it means to you. In the modeling business where it is important to be skinny, that is probably not a positive. In some other countries where it is more of a positive to not be skinny, that is probably a compliment.
Being sensitive about weight is different from being called full figured. She is definitely not fat. She has a great figure and she's beautiful. On the show, she's hot. But I always think of full figured as having large boobs and good curves, and not being skinny and bony like your average Hollywood actress. Sarah Jessica Parker is the polar opposite of full figured.
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I'm another who thinks "full-figured" means voluptuous, sexy curves, large breasts, but not fat. I think the interviewer wasn't too bright when Christina tried to deflect the question, she repeated it instead of taking the clue, but it was a legitimate question to ask, and Christina over-reacted. And I find it hard to sympathize with someone who has built her "brand" on her propped-up chest hanging out the tops of dresses, yet takes issue with someone asking about them.
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ITA with Stacey. You pour yourself into a skin tight dress and prop the girls up so high you could eat off them, yet when your draw the attention you obviously crave to your body you get offended over being called exactly what you are - full figured - all of the sudden you're offended by the words. Yeah. I don't get it. Interviewer was a bit slow on the uptake about the hint too.