Kate Dillon Welcomes Son Lucas

12/22/2010 at 04:30 PM ET
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Looks like Kate Dillon, one of the best-known faces of plus-size modeling, will no longer be the most photographed member of her family.

Dillon and husband Gabe Levin welcomed their first child, son Lucas Dillon Levin, on Tuesday, Dec. 21 in New York City, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“We are thrilled and absolutely in love with Lucas!” the couple tell PEOPLE of their new arrival, who weighed in at 8 lbs.

The model, 36, and Levin, a real estate investor, met during a flight in 2007 and were married Dec. 28, 2008.

— Thailan Pham

Courtesy Kate Dillon


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poppykai on

Congratulations to her and her family. She is very naturally pretty. It is sad that her body is considered “plus size”. I actually find her to be more attractive/appealing than many “normal” sized models. I am sure her child is lovely.

Mallory on

Love the name Lucas! Congrats to Kate and Gabe!

Annie on

Wonderful! Congratulations!

nelly on

love the name lucas thats going to be my future son name…

tink1217 on

congrats!!! she doesn’t even look plus sized while pregnant!!! What a shame the fashion industry feels the need to label. LOVE the name they picked!

Mommy of 2 on

SHE’S plus size???!!! thats CRAZY!! she has an amazing body, and looked amazing pregnant!! I am considered very slender and always wished my body look more like a “womans”!! anyways she is beautiful and love her sons name!!!!

B.J. on

Mommy of 2 — I am very skinny too, and I consider my body to be plenty “womanly.”

I will never understand why it’s alright for people to say insulting things about slender ladies. Without fail, there’s always a catty someone saying how skinny gals are not attractive because of their weight. I get comments constantly about how I need to eat a sandwich, or I’m asked if I’m anorexic. Rude!

I would NEVER dream of making comments about someone’s weight, so why the free pass to criticize slender women? Please think before you comment.

Anyway, off my soap box, I don’t really see that Kate is plus size either..

momof boys on

it’s sad that size 10 is considered plu. Is this Matt Dillon’s sister, or does anybody know? I know he has a sister named Mary Kate. Just wondering.

Holiday on

I agree she doesnt look very big to be plus size, but in the modeling and fashion world a size 8 is considered to be plus size.

Mommy of 2 on

B.J I am not insultling slender women…i also get told that i need to eat of that i must be anorxic and find it very rude and offensive. but i do wish that i could look like that because i find it very beautiful. i do not get where you would say i was critizing anyone

Nella on

She does not look like a plus size woman. I was shocked when I read that she is. Wow fashion industry! Anyways, congrats on her baby boy,Love the name Lucas.

Lola on

I think a lot of people are thinking that “plus-size” = fat. That’s not the case at all — plus-size is basically a term for models who are not only tall, but actually have some meat on their bones. They’re curvy, as opposed to the average model who has more of a “boyish” (for lack of a better word) figure. In any case, congrats to her family!

poppykai on

Mommy of 2, I found absolutely nothing about your post critical or insulting to slender women. I think some people are just in a bad mood when they come on here 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

Mommy of 2- I think what B.J. was saying is that, when you said “I am considered very slender and always wished my body look more like a “womans”!”, you were sort of implying that if you’re a slender woman, your body can’t be considered “womanly”.

I have to agree that it’s not very nice to imply that. It’s also not neccesarily true, either. A friend of mine is quite skinny….but I think she looks very “womanly”. She has the classic “hour glass” figure, and, well, frankly I’m a teeny bit jealouse (I’m not super-overweight or anything, but I certainly can’t call myself slender either!)! 🙂

Bottomline: People come in all shapes and sizes, and being a certain size doesn’t make you any more or less “womanly”. But that being said, I don’t have a problem with your comment. 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

Oh, and congrats to them! I love how Lucas’s middle name is his mommy’s last name!

SM on

These clothing labels for sizing should be eliminated.

Anyway, congratulations to Kate! I also had a random question, but she looks very familar, Was she once a “regular” sized fashion model? I think I saw her in an interview and she seemed like an awesome person.

Mommy of 2 on

Calebbabylover…..I didnt mean that all slender women arent womanly. that is just how i feel about my body..as i said in my first comment. i have always felt like i have a little boys body and wished that i had gotten curves. i think that slender and curvier women are both pretty it is all how you carry yourself. it was just something i was saying about myself.

Jessi on

Good grief, people. Leave “Mommy of 2” alone and stop looking for deeper meaning. I totally got what she was saying and don’t see her being critical about “skinny women” in the slightest…just an observation about her own feelings about herself as well as throwing a compliment Kate Dillon’s way.

Often people interpret everything through their own filters and opinions and respond (usually critically) without giving it half a second of thought. Stop, read it again, and see if the author deserves the benefit of the doubt before you jump all over it…a good policy for commenting on ANYthing online.

Jill on

Mommy of 2′ there is nothing wrong with what you said…..well, other than how people make YOU feel. You referred to your OWN body not everyone elses. People need to not tat things personally and stop being so sensitive.

Mommy of 2 on

Thank you jessi!!!

Angela on

I think everyone should look at B.J.’s comment again because it appears as though her first sentence was for Mommy of 2 but the rest was not directed toward anyone in particular.

B.J. on

My comment was also in regards to poppykai’s original comment, I should have been more specific. If I came on here and said “I think thin girls are more attractive than curvy girls” (which I don’t), I would undoubtedly get flamed. I just want to know why it’s acceptable to make such comments when the tables are turned.

I come on here every day, and often find comments from ladies about women being “too skinny,” looking sickly if they’re thin. If a girl with a few extra pounds was criticized, no one would not like that and they would be defended.

But I do apologize to Mommy of 2 because I *did* understand what you meant originally, I was simply pointing out that it can be misconstrued and insulting (as can poppykai’s original comment about not finding “normal” size models to be attractive/appealing).

I’m not trying to start an argument, just trying to show my point of view! Peace!

Erika on

I agree with MommyofTwo.

I am a size 0 or 1 naturally and I feel like my body is so straight. I have to create curves with clothes. One of my friends is close in size to me but is still curvy. Not everyone who is thin is without curves, but I am and while I wouldn’t want to be heavier (I have a small frame and my body wouldn’t handle extra weight well) it would be nice to have a curvier body.

I do agree with B.J. in general though that people think they can say whatever they want about thin people. When I eat sugar free foods, people tell me that I don’t need to worry about healthy foods, and when I work out they accuse me of having ‘exercise bullimia’. Truth is, it’s more about the fact that heart disease and diabetes run rampantly through my family and I need to be watchful of sugar and cholesterol intake than a fear of gaining weight. The comments are rude and uncalled for. I try to stay healthy more so than thin so it is really offensive when people accuse me of being anorexic or bullimic simply for trying to stay healthy. I also too often hear that I don’t understand what it’s like to be fat or have body issues, but even though I’m thin, I still have ‘fat’ days where I feel gross.

All that said, I don’t think that this woman looks big but she is definitely not a stick like runway models. She is beautiful! Congratulations to her and her family on the baby boy!

Jill on

People do say whatever they want about skinny people and I think it is quite rude. The comment, “eat a cheeseburger.” Is so overused and rude. There was a post on here about Giuliana and people were very harsh saying that she must not want a baby because if she did, she would just gain weight….. so many things wrong with that.

I am on the flip side of all of this. I am overweight and people are very rude in regards to this and people don’t understand this as well. People automatically awesome that by being overweight, you must overeat and be lazy. And to lose weight all you have to do is stop eating and work out. Well, it is not that easy to everyone. I have several medical barriers and a disability in my way including medication that has contributed to weight gain and restricted my exercise.

I guess at the end of the day people really shouldn’t judge someone by their appearance and tell them what to do…..

CelebBabyLover on

Mommy of 2- I get where you’re coming from now, and I apologize. As someone who is on the short side, looks quite young for her age and STILL gets asked occasionally at restaraunts if she would like a kids menu (with no kids with me, mind you!), I definitely understand how you feel!

Fabiana on

The only plus item on her is her beauty! she is so pretty…