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Big is beautiful

<p>Gabi Jones talks with the owner of Sassie Sisters Big and Beautiful, a full figured boutique while trying on the top she is wearing in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. Jones (not her real name), at 502 pounds, wants to change society's views on people of her size and wants the world to know its OK to be fat. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SLIDESHOW CONTAINS NUDITY. 


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Gabi Jones talks with the owner of Sassie Sisters Big and Beautiful, a full figured boutique while trying on the top she is wearing in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. Jones (not her real name), at 502 pounds, wants to change society's views on...more

Gabi Jones talks with the owner of Sassie Sisters Big and Beautiful, a full figured boutique while trying on the top she is wearing in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. Jones (not her real name), at 502 pounds, wants to change society's views on people of her size and wants the world to know its OK to be fat. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SLIDESHOW CONTAINS NUDITY. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones enjoys her salad lunch at Sooper Salad in Denver, April 16, 2010. 



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Gabi Jones enjoys her salad lunch at Sooper Salad in Denver, April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones enjoys her salad lunch at Sooper Salad in Denver, April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones talks with a lifeguard from the swimming pool at the Wheat Ridge recreation center in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. 


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Gabi Jones talks with a lifeguard from the swimming pool at the Wheat Ridge recreation center in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones talks with a lifeguard from the swimming pool at the Wheat Ridge recreation center in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones (R) talks with Lauren, a woman she met on the bus, as Lauren talked about her life struggles in a Denver suburb, April 14, 2010. 



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Gabi Jones (R) talks with Lauren, a woman she met on the bus, as Lauren talked about her life struggles in a Denver suburb, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones (R) talks with Lauren, a woman she met on the bus, as Lauren talked about her life struggles in a Denver suburb, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones jokes with a photographer during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. 


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Gabi Jones jokes with a photographer during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones jokes with a photographer during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>A selection of "plus-size" fashions for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. 


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A selection of "plus-size" fashions for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A selection of "plus-size" fashions for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones looks at the price tag on "plus-size" clothes for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. 



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Gabi Jones looks at the price tag on "plus-size" clothes for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones looks at the price tag on "plus-size" clothes for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones walks along a pier during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. 



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Gabi Jones walks along a pier during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones walks along a pier during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones poses during a photo shoot for her website at a photo studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones poses during a photo shoot for her website at a photo studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones poses during a photo shoot for her website at a photo studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones talks with airbrush artist David Brawner (2nd R) before Brawner painted her as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010.
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Gabi Jones talks with airbrush artist David Brawner (2nd R) before Brawner painted her as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones talks with airbrush artist David Brawner (2nd R) before Brawner painted her as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones is painted by airbrush artist David Brawner (L) as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones is painted by airbrush artist David Brawner (L) as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones is painted by airbrush artist David Brawner (L) as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones is painted by airbrush artist David Brawner (R) as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones is painted by airbrush artist David Brawner (R) as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones is painted by airbrush artist David Brawner (R) as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones is looked over by airbrush artist David Brawner (R) and Brawner's manager Keith Anderson (L) as Brawner was painted Jones as a piece of "bodyart" in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. 
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Gabi Jones is looked over by airbrush artist David Brawner (R) and Brawner's manager Keith Anderson (L) as Brawner was painted Jones as a piece of "bodyart" in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones is looked over by airbrush artist David Brawner (R) and Brawner's manager Keith Anderson (L) as Brawner was painted Jones as a piece of "bodyart" in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones (C) talks with airbrush artist David Brawner (R) and photographer Tom Wilson before Brawner painted her as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones (C) talks with airbrush artist David Brawner (R) and photographer Tom Wilson before Brawner painted her as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones (C) talks with airbrush artist David Brawner (R) and photographer Tom Wilson before Brawner painted her as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones walks in a park during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones walks in a park during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones walks in a park during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones drinks a soda during a break from being painted by airbrush artist David Brawner as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones drinks a soda during a break from being painted by airbrush artist David Brawner as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones drinks a soda during a break from being painted by airbrush artist David Brawner as a piece of "bodyart" in a garage studio in a Denver suburb, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones swings in a park during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones swings in a park during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones swings in a park during a photo shoot for her website in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones does jumping jacks with her friend Pam while they wait for friends to join them for dinner outside a restaurant in Denver, April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones does jumping jacks with her friend Pam while they wait for friends to join them for dinner outside a restaurant in Denver, April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones does jumping jacks with her friend Pam while they wait for friends to join them for dinner outside a restaurant in Denver, April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones prepares for a photo shoot at a studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones prepares for a photo shoot at a studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones prepares for a photo shoot at a studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones slips into the swimming pool at the Wheat Ridge recreation center in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones slips into the swimming pool at the Wheat Ridge recreation center in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones slips into the swimming pool at the Wheat Ridge recreation center in a suburb of Denver, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Gabi Jones prepares her make-up for a photo shoot at a studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Gabi Jones prepares her make-up for a photo shoot at a studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gabi Jones prepares her make-up for a photo shoot at a studio in a suburb of Denver, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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