Scoop: Coming Up on THE REAL - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
On Wednesday, December 13th, the hosts of The Real discuss the lack of diversity in the fashion industry when it comes to curvier models and sizes, and co-host Jeannie Mai and the ladies talk about Jada Pinkett Smith's contention that Tiffany Haddish was snubbed at THE GOLDEN GLOBES nominations.
Plus, in a very special addition of Hotline Bling we check in with Hurricane Harvey SURVIVOR April Shannon as she talks about how The Real's gift helped her rebuild her life.
Later, Dancing With The Stars winner Jordan Fisher visits to chat about his newest single, "Mess," reveal the secret of his new tattoo, and gushes over his girlfriend of 11 years Ellie Woods.
Fashion Needs to Recognize Women of All Sizes Clip:
Tamera Mowry-Housley: I have a question for you Jeannie.
Jeannie Mai: Yeah.
Tamera: Because this is your world. Fashion is your world, honestly, why in 2017...
Tamera: ...do we not have more name brand designers making plus sized clothing?
Tamera: For all different types of women, why?
Jeannie: Here's the reason. There's a misconception out there.
Jeannie: That plus sized clothing won't make money. Here's...here's the fact. Plus-sized clothing cost more money to make, for example...
Loni Love: Because it's more fabric.
Jeannie: More fabric.
[The Real audience laughs]
Jeannie: And then they wonder...
Adrienne Houghton: It's real.
Loni love: Got to ...
Jeannie: ...that because they're dipping. You're selling a blazer for the same price at a size 4 than a size 14.
Loni: A lot of fabric.
Jeannie: That you won't be able to move it off the shelves. The problem is in today's world there are 67% of plus sized women. Do you know how many lines of clothing there are to suit those women? 18%. So, you can see a big shortage.
Jeannie: Up unto last year, it was 21.4 billion dollars that was sold and made for plus sized clothing, if you do the estimations and match that 67% with the amount that could be made you could actually reach 53 billion dollars of clothing sold profited so that's where you can see the misconception.
Jeannie: I give it up for Chris... and let's be... let's be real. If plus sized women don't see what's available out there...
Loni: Right. There not going to buy it. Yeah.
Jeannie: They're not going to shop, so you don't have to have supply meeting demand. So, all to say, designers need to step out of that dumb mindset.
Jeannie: Take the risk, to suit the 67% out there.
[The Real audience applauds]
Jeannie: And give it up to Nike, Michael Kors, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, who dressed, you know beautiful plus sized women. There are designers out there showing, paving the way. Take the risk dude.
[The Real audience applauds]
Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour Emmy and NAACP Image Award nominated talk show on FOX Television Stations and in national Syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET Her. The hosts' unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a "work in progress," and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a new platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.