The burlesque star and fashion designer is currently in Australia launching her Target lingerie range and attending L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week. She revealed that she rejected 12 aspiring models for her Von Follies range this week because they didn't have appropriate body shapes for the collection.
Von Teese told the Herald Sun: "Of course I want to show all different types and more voluptuous girls. We gave a lot of models the axe for being too skinny - we probably turned away a dozen.
"It's important to me [that] we show curvaceous women and fuller-figured girls... lingerie looks terrific on girls with shape."
Von Teese recently revealed that she has "plenty of insecurities" about the way she looks, but added: "I'm not going to point out my flaws, because then they'll be more noticeable. The world would be a better place if women kept their insecurities to themselves. I say, 'Accept them, live with them'.
"Anyone can be sexy and beautiful. It's about creating a mystery that makes people want to know more about you. There's a difference between sexy and trashy, but you can't define it."
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