And here I've got my sourdough starter currently proofing on top of the fridge. I was making a loaf tomorrow.
I totally agree with Trollbabe. These are agrarian people who are settled and without enemies. It makes sense that a few of the more sedentary villagers would be pleasantly plump.
Shenshen always struck me as someone who ought to be chubby, probably because of her bubbly personality. She and Leetah are both curvy (in comparison to the bony Wolfriders), so I guess that's close enough.