Power to the Plus-Size Models!
The picture wasn't of a celebrity. It wasn't of a supermodel. It was of a woman sitting in her underwear with a smile on her face and a belly that looks...wait for it...normal.
This is a story on feeling comfortable in your skin, and wanted a model who looked like she was, the most amazing photograph I've ever seen in any women magazine
So what's the story behind the photo? "The woman is actually 20-year-old model Lizzi Miller, Lizzi moved to New York City from San Jose three years ago to become a model a "plus-size"
"When I was young I really struggled with my body and how it looked because I didn't understand why my friends were so effortlessly skinny," Lizzi told me. "As I got older I realized that everyone's body is different and not everyone is skinny naturally--me included! I learned to love my body for how it is, every curve of it. I used to be so self-conscious in a bikini because my stomach wasn't perfectly defined. But everyone has different body shapes! And it's not all about the physical! If you walk on the beach in your bikini with confidence and you feel sexy, people will see you that way too."
"I've been that girl, flipping through magazines trying to find just one person who looked a little bit like me. And when I didn't find it I would start to think there's something wrong with the way that I looked. When J. Lo and Beyoncé came out and were making curves sexy, I started to accept myself more. It's funny, but just seeing them look and feel sexy enabled me to do the same." Lizzi, now you're doing the same for all of us.
Now tell me...what do you think of these picture?
I believe we can have fun with Fashion at any size.... just Eat Right and get Healthy :)
Peace & Love.