Hunter McGrady opens up about being turned away from a modeling job at 16 years for not being "thin enough."
Tess Holliday is done defending herself, after critics question why the body positive advocate stars in a new beauty campaign.
Body positive activists Jameela Jamil and Iskra Lawrence are pushing back after a UK columnist characterized Nike's new plus-size mannequins as a "dangerous lie."
"I've encountered some horrific abuse but self-love gets me through."
McGrady is on a mission to change perceptions of what it means to be beautiful.
The body-positive movement is not just for women. Meet a model who is breaking male stereotypes.
Meet Julia Rose Miller, the winner of Torrid‘s 2018 Model Search. Yahoo Lifestyle has followed Miller’s journey since Torrid staged its historic first fashion show during NYFW in September 2017. At the time, Miller was one of the top 10 finalists, narrowed down from a pool of 15,000 applicants after a nationwide search.
Plus-size model Tess Holliday's social media presence ran the gamut this week, from promoting a new book to celebrating her children to supporting good causes.
Karista Harris received hateful messages for entering a magazine’s modeling contest. Karista Harris has been in the pageant world for more than 16 years, and regardless of the stereotype of shallow beauty contests, she says it’s always been a supportive community for her. “Wow, I woke up this morning to some very derogatory name calling and surgery suggestions in my inbox,” she wrote on Facebook last week, after posting her profile on the Face of Foothills voting site.
The 31-year-old, who gave birth to son Bowie a year ago, suggests that society needs to stop letting other people determine their beauty standards.
"I am in pain every single day of my life, ranging from mild to crippling and incapacitating."
Supermodel Iskra Lawrence wants you to know that you are beautiful, and so are your fat rolls. The only reason we believe that they aren’t, said the supermodel, is because we don’t see them in the media unless someone’s being ridiculed over their weight.
Plus size model Tess Holliday boldly strutted down the catwalk in racy lingerie, joining other women of various ethnicities, sizes and shapes as part of BuzzFeed’s recreation of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. “I walked the runway in my diiiiiivine @catherinedlish dressing gown & my undies!” The size 22 model wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her in a sheer red Catherine D’lish dressing gown and a black matching panty and bra set. So, I did a thing ????????????????????@buzzfeed recreated their version of the #victoriasecretfashionshow & I walked the runway in my diiiiiivine @catherinedlish dressing gown & my undies! ????
Plus size model Iskra Lawrence stripped down to her underwear in a crowded New York subway before giving an impassioned plea to commuters about body acceptance. Lawrence posted the video of the incident to her Instagram account on Sunday night (Nov. 20) and it instantly became viral, receiving nearly 1 million views and hundreds of comments within 24 hours.
According to CTV News, Connie Levitsky started working at the plus-size’s store Addition Elle’s West Edmonton Mall location last week. "If you go into any Addition Elle or Penningtons or Reitmans, you know that’s not how all fat women look,” she tells CTV.
Being a big lady doesn’t make you overweight, says Tess Holliday. Since landing a contract with Milk Model Management, the 30-year-old plus-size model has fronted numerous campaigns, become an Instagram sensation and landed plenty of magazine shoots. “The girl on the left is obviously underweight - yes she maybe genetically small but it’s pretty obvious she is not healthy and has not been eating a well balanced diet and would be on 500 or less calories a day to achieve her body - nor is she a good role model for young women.
When will designer brands learn that they need to make a variation of sizes to lend to stars for red carpet events? “Trying to find a dress for the Oscars, a girl my size — these girls this size,” she said, referring to her cleavage, “I mean it has been a whole job in itself.
Holliday has made waves in the fashion industry in the past few years and is someone you definitely need to know about, if you don’t already. Speaking to Paper magazine, Holliday explained why she happily embraces the term “plus-size” – and doesn’t consider it to have negative connotations. “To be honest, myself and several other plus-size models happily embrace the term,” she said.
Say hello to Mercy Watson, a size 14 model who’s become one of the first plus-size models to star in a global bridal company campaign. Watson, from Australia, appears in the new advertising shots for Pennsylvania-based retailer David’s Bridal, that’s just launched in the UK. Watson wants more brand’s to book plus-size models.
It’s quite a leap for a UK magazine to feature a plus-size star and Holliday says she hopes the shoot will help Britain become more accepting of plus-size clothing and models here in the UK. “I’ve noticed that a lot of people who criticise me are from the UK - both in the press and on social media. “Here, people just look at me like I’m a crazy person.” [Photo: Instagram/Tess Holliday via Marie Claire UK] But despite the acceptance in the US, Holliday hasn’t had an easy journey to fame.