A beautiful woman is synonymous to a zero sized body with towering height and a fair skin today owing to the standards set by society. Is there any justice in that? What about healthy lifestyle and loving your body the way it is?
Of course, there are some plus size models breaking stereotypes who have succeeded in proving themselves to the world that you can achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it. They are epitomes for those women who feel they are not beautiful enough because of their size, height or color.
Here is a list of plus size models breaking stereotypes and other women who have redefined the definition of beautiful.
1. Ashley Graham:
Ashley Graham recently made the news for becoming the first plus size model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. It is a good sign of breaking away from body barriers though a lot of controversies followed. Every good is followed by criticisms though.
2. Tess Holliday:
Tess Holliday is in the list because she is the shortest plus size supermodel with a height of mere 5’4” and size 22. No wonder she faced rejection and harsh criticism trying to gain a spot for herself in the modelling world. Strong determination backed by a relentless effort to follow her dreams has made her one of the top successful supermodels today.
3. Tara Lynn:
Who says a woman with short height and a little bit of extra fats cannot be beautiful and sexy? At 5’9” Tara Lynn is the ideal woman for many out there and is faring pretty well in the modelling industry.
4. Mia Tyler:
A beautiful plus size woman with lots of brains and skills, Mia Tyler has not only succeeded in breaking barriers in the modelling world, but she is also an actress, a fine public speaker and an advocate thus a role model for many.
5. Christina Mendez:
Who can forget the gorgeous Christina Mendez? She is the definition of black, bold and beautiful and stands at 5′ 9” embracing herself only too well. Color doesn’t have to do anything with looks. Charisma does.
6. Iskra Lawrence:
Popularly known as the size 14 bold Brit model who featured herself with a stretch mark in one of her bikini shoots, Iskra Lawrence seems like she is celebrating her curves. She also claims to have not dieted for straight six years. But yes, she sure does look beautiful.
7. Candice Huffine:
Everyone remembers Candice Huffine the size 16 American model for a good reason. She was the first plus size model to be featured in the renowned Pirelli calender back in 2014. Not only that, she shone like a diamond in Vogue Italia hushing up all the critics who were judging her size.
Looking at all these inspirational women, can anyone say size, height and color truly defines beauty? It is time to do away with such myths. Times have altered and so have people’s mindset. It is reflected in the success stories of these beauties and many other plus size models who have broken all stereotypes associated with beauty and emerged as winners. May they continue to inspire many more.