This is a first: Plus-size model Ashley Graham (29) plays Joe Jonas’ love interest in the new DNCE video ‘Toothbrush’. Check the steamy video below!
On how she got the job:
The DNCE team reached out to me and said that Joe personally selected me for the video and didn’t have anyone else in mind for the role. How could I say no to that?!
On playing the love interest as a plus-sized girl:
I work so hard to challenge conventional beauty standards. So often we see the typical “video girl,” who’s definitely not a size 14/16. It doesn’t accurately portray what our world looks like, especially because the average size woman is a size 14. It’s really important that all industries celebrate diversity, especially diverse body types.
… says Ashley.
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Plus-size clothing brand EVANS came up with a new campaign and commercial with the slogan #IamMe – here’s more about their concept:
Stay true to yourself. Be the best you can be. Don’t back down. Allow yourself to be inspired, then get out there and do it for yourself. There are no rules, there are no limits. Rock that red lip. Wear that dress. Be beautiful, be powerful, don’t apologize. Go for your dreams – and look damn good while you do it.
The commercial features, among others, famous plus-size bloggers Nadia Aboulhosn and Callie Thorpe, as well as actress / model Hayley Hasselhoff and ultra marathon runner Mirna Valerio (Fat Girl Running). Here are a few words from the models:
The backstory: A few weeks ago, Kim Kardashian decided to post a nude selfie on Instagram, a move which was highly criticised by many, including celebs. Among them: 19 year-old Chloe Moretz, who said:
“I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.”
To which Kim replied:
“let’s all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. …”
Chloe further detailed her message in an interview with Glamour Magazine. On why she chose to speak up against Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie:
That picture wasn’t linked to body confidence. It wasn’t a #BodyConfidence or #LoveWhoYouAre. It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see… I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites, and male attention… I wasn’t slut-shaming. It’s not about body shaming.
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Responding to her critics that says she has no butt:
To people saying I have no a**.. You’re right.. You think I don’t know? I basically sit on my lower back. I’ve never had an a** or boobs.. So shoot me.. Preferably in the a** that I don’t have. If you can’t make fun of yourself (and watch other people take credit for it) then what’s the point of living?
… says 30 year-old Ruby.
On caring about her looks:
I’m constantly pushed out by younger talent, like Alicia Vikander. You might think, Wait, she’s 27 and a gorgeous movie star, and you’re 44 and a low-tier, TV-mom-type; you’re not in the same ballpark. But she is squeezing me out. She’s in the hot center and I’m on the remote perimeter. It’s painfully obvious, but I’m still ashamed to admit this: I care about my looks. How else can I explain my trainer, stylist, and Barney’s card? I’ve bleached my teeth, dyed my hair, peeled and lasered my face, and tried a slew of age-defying creams. More than once, I’ve asked the director of photography on a show to soften my laugh lines. Nothing about this suggests I’m aging gracefully.” But for Amanda, 44, adding Botox and fillers is a scary prospect.
On Botox and fillers:
I want to look younger (and better), trust me. The only reason I don’t do it is because I’m scared. Botox or no Botox, we shouldn’t feel bitter, because we’re ALL going to look like s**t. Every last one of us. Even Alicia Vikander.
… says Amanda.
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