There is a new breed of body positive supermodels taking over the runways and magazine covers and we at REglam love it! Role Models are bodies that endorse a healthy perception of beauty and body image. Here are some of the names that are transforming the fashion industry and endorsing healthy positive body image for every woman:
Thompson, 27, was the first, and so far only ‘plus-size’ model to win America’s Next Top Model. This beauty is also the ambassador for ‘The National Eating Disorders Association.’ The TV Show winner has since made a huge impact on the fashion Industry. In an interview with Maria Nichol , Thompson says that the fashion industry has started to change their views of fuller figures: “Before I won, no one had plus size clothes. Now, Chanel, Forever 21, Saks, everyone is carrying plus sizes. I’m not sure that everyone likes it, but they saw a demand and it had to be filled. I am very proud of that.”
Photo Credit Whitney Thmompson: stylehasnosize.com, wetpaint.com
Ashley is an American model best known for work with lingerie brand Lane Bryant. She recently made headlines for appearing in an advertisement in Sports Illustrated Magazine. This Brunette Bombshell is a body activist and she was chosen alongside other body positive models to appear in Glamour’s Shape Issue ‘These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size.” What a babe!
Photo Credit Ashley Graham : Susan Bowius, The Sunday Times, shot by Robert Walt
This 25 year old Australian goddess has been making waves in the fashion industry for a few years now, starting her career in 2006 in a shoot for Dolly Magazine. She was the first plus-sized model to be featured in Sports-Illustrated Magazine and the first plus-size model to be shot for Australian Vogue. She is an active activist for healthy bod image in the fashion. She is fit and fabulous!
Photo Credit Robyn Lawley: vogue.com.au
Hopefully one day soon the industry will just start calling them ‘models’, not ‘plus-size’. As Robyn Lawley says in Time “I don’t know if I consider myself as a plus-size model or not, I just consider myself a role model because I’m trying to help women in general accept their bodies.”
Writer: Rebecca Bennett
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