I’m back in the land of connectivity – and just in time for some amazing stuff to happen!
It’s been thirteen years and a month since I first set foot in the world of modelling and Cosmopolitan magazine has it’s own 13 year anniversary this month: body love, a philosophy implemented to show a broader variety of sizes in the mainstream magazine. That’s right, in the last 13 years, every single issue of Cosmo has featured girls that aren’t your standard modelling size! Talk about cutting edge. Check out my pics in their body love anniversary spread or head to Bella Model Management’s fan page to check out the other amazing girls in there.
Overall, 2010 has been a great year for a healthier body image in the media so far. “Plus” models are finally no longer a token gesture for designers and mags to show they do care. The girls are actually rocking it! Penelope Benson, Laura Wells, Lauren Maksimovic and Robyn Lawley are just some of the faces to watch in 2011! I love how everything is possible for these guys and they’re just at the start of their no doubt longlasting modeling careers.
The Healthy is the new Skinny campaign is also worth a look. Changing the New York fashion industry - one T-shirt at a time. Oh, and don’t forget to check out Plus Size Models Unite. They feature inspiring and uplifting interviews and some not so comfortable stories for those promoting the “hungry” skinny look. (And I’ve written for them.) And yes, that’d be yours truly doing what I do best in the shot to the right: running. Had to be Bo Derek really – the only actress famous for a running shot. Uh, that and her Playboy spreads and worst actress awards.
For some – dare I say it – even cooler new pics, head to Body, Mind & Sol’s Fanpage this weekend. And don’t forget to “Like” me!