In recent years, ribcage bragging has become a new body trend, where celebrities pose for photos in a manner that shows their ribs and post them online.
To that effect, fans and followers imitate this trend, with some going to the extremes of starvation just so their ribs can become visible.
A past study shows that more people are likely to pick up a trend if it is started by a celebrity.
The familiar face and idolizing make them highly influential, which is why so many people including experts were against ribcage bragging, making negative comments regarding those posing with a wide ribcage.
So, what does a wide rib cage look like?
Each person has a skeleton, or in other words, a bone structure.
As the name suggests, a wide ribcage simply implies that a person’s ribs width is larger than usual for their body shape and size.
Despite common belief and misdirection, there is no way to naturally reduce a ribcage width since it is an inherent/genetic body shape.
Whether you exercise or shed some weight, the ribcage bone structure remains the same.
So, if you have a wide ribcage, your waist will appear bigger than that of your body size and could lack that corset curve that many wish to attain.
Still, each body type is beautiful and unique.
Let us take a look at some models who embrace having a wide ribcage with pride.
Wide Ribcage Models
1. Kate Beckinsale
Beckinsale is a 50-year-old English actress and model.
She began her acting career in 1991 and started modeling occasionally in 1997.
The “English Rose” starred in a 2002 Gap television advertisement, a Diet Coke television advertisement (2004), and Absolut Vodka (2009).
Beckinsale was amongst those following the “ribcage bragging” trend, as evidenced by her Instagram posts back in 2017.
2. Emily Ratajkowski
Ratajkowski is a London-born American actress and model.
During her modeling career, she has worked with agencies such as DNA Model Management and VIVA Model Management.
She became the face of DKNY intimates in March 2017.
She is one of the models who have been shamed for her protruding ribs in one of her Instagram photos, with observers citing that it was not healthy.
Despite this, the 32-year-old model maintains a high sense of sexual confidence.
3. Myleene Klass
Klass is a 45-year-old British model, musician, TV presenter and singer.
She began her modeling career in 2004, and since then she has been charted as one of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women four times: in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006.
She became the new face and body of Marks & Spencer in 2007 after signing a multi-million-pound deal with the fashion line.
Instagram posts of her in bikinis clearly showcase her protruding wide ribs.
4. Jacqueline Fernandez
Fernandez is a Sri Lankan model and actress.
She won the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant in 2006, which saw her representing Sri Lanka in the world Miss Universe pageant in Los Angeles California held in the same year.
Her modeling career kick started when she accepted modeling offers while working as a TV presenter.
The 38-year-old flaunts her wide ribcage while dancing as depicted in feature music videos.
5. Kendall Jenner
Jenner is a 27-year-old American model and media personality.
Her journey to an immensely successful modeling career began when she was 13 years old.
Since then, she has been affiliated with big names in the fashion industry.
Forbes listed her as the world’s highest-paid model in 2017.
Her outfits show off her naturally wide ribcage.
6. Nicole Scherzinger
Scherzinger is an American actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and TV personality.
In 2010, she signed with Wilhelmina Models agency while she was aspiring to join the modeling industry.
Even at an early age, she appeared as a model for local ad campaigns, which is no wonder she signed with an agency in the middle of her success in the music industry.
In 2013, her protruding ribcage in a post left her fans concerned for her health.
Still, 10 years later, her bikini shots still display her wide ribcage.
7. Bella Hadid
Hadid is a 26-year-old American model.
She began her modeling career at the age of 16.
She has been voted “Model of the Year” twice: in 2016 by industry professionals for Models.com, and in 2022 by the British Fashion Council.
Hadid remains one of the most successful models in the world.
To remain in shape, Hadid stated that her diet includes “green juices, ginger shots, and sauteed kale.”
However, like Ratajkowski, some on social media have expressed concerns about her wide ribcage stating that her figure makes her look unhealthy and in need of food.
8. Rita Ora
Ora is a British actress, singer-songwriter, model, and a judge on The Voice Australia.
Despite immense success in the music industry, Ora began her modeling career in 2018 when she joined Kate Moss’ agency.
She had previously replaced Tyra Banks as a judge on America’s Next Top Model in 2016.
Whether posing in a bikini or a fitting outfit, Ora’s wide ribcage can be clearly seen in her photos.
9. Chloe Madeley
Madeley is an English personal trainer, reality TV personality, and model.
Despite her major appearances being in reality television, she posed for a lifestyle magazine in 2008 and was in the lead in the 2009 Ultimo lingerie brand campaign.
She was also a columnist for the 1996-2019 Now magazine.
Her Instagram snaps have raised eyebrows over the years because of her exercise and dieting routines, with the exposure of her ribs leaving fans wondering if she is taking it too far.
10. Taylor Cole
Cole is an American actress and former model.
She started modeling while in high school.
During her career, she appeared in advertisements and commercials for Old Spice men’s grooming products, Crest toothpaste, and Dooney & Bourke handbags.
Cole has a wide ribcage, as seen in her Instagram posts.
Other Wide Ribcage Celebrities
|What You Need To Know
|Robbie’s wide ribcage is seen on the cover of the 2022 December/January issue of the Vanity Fair magazine.
|Kourtney was one of the celebrities flaunting their wide rib cage on social media in the rib bragging trend.
Unlike her sister, Kim, she hasn’t had any procedures to reduce the appearance of her wide ribcage.
|Beer is one of the famous actresses with a wide ribcage.
She confidently flaunts this aspect of her body type by wearing outfits that show off her ribs.
|Kim naturally had a wide ribcage, but got a procedure to remove some of her ribs so she could attain a small waist.
To Sum Up
How comforting it is to know that there is a wide variety of beautiful body types!
While some like Kim Kardashian have opted to have their ribs removed to achieve that hourglass figure, many TV personalities and celebrities embrace their bodies as they are.
Over the years, many women have put on weight or covered their wide ribcages with outfits, but since “ribcage bragging” became a trend, some are even going for starvation to show their ribcages off.
Whatever your body shape is, embrace it.
You never know when it’s going to become the new trend and get you the chance to show off.
In the meantime, we applaud our beautiful wide rib caged models!