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What Happens When You’re Told To Get Skinnier?

As some of you know I’ve been in the modeling industry for a few years, and I started traveling when I was 17.

I have changed a lot for the industry, especially when I just started out and I thought (and was told) that was the only way. Do what they say. The only thing they don’t tell you is that people will always want different things, and if you try to listen to everyone instead of yourself you’ll completely lose who you are.

I have learned a lot, and I’m finally sure of who I am and who I want to be – and I’m proud of it.

So when I went to see some agencies I got a comment that I previously would have responded with “yes, I understand, I’ll do that” or if not that I would go around thinking about it and trying to change myself again.

As you know I’ve been doing weights at the gym and I looove it! And myself for that matter. My measurements around my hips and bum has obviously gotten bigger, and in the modeling industry there is usually certain measurements that agencies and clients want you to have. Hearing “well you do know you would have to lose some, you know… the cm are a bit big around your hips for your size…” and me answering “oh you know what, sorry, I won’t do that. I have changed before and I will never do that again. I’m really happy with myself and I love having more curves.” And I experienced something I wouldn’t have thought before, a positive response in me standing up for myself and not wanting to change for anyone. That will not always be the case and I know that, but it will always have a positive outcome for you as a person and that’s the only thing that should matter.

If you want to know more about my modeling story you can watch my videos where I tell you guys more about it HERE! You’ll find part two on my channel as well.

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