On whether she loves her body:
Am I body confident? No. I didn’t feel great about myself today in fact. I’ve never looked at myself as being the perfect size or having the perfect body. As females there’s always something we don’t like about our bodies.
… says Rita, who is one of the judges of America’s Next Model, together with Ashley Graham.
See more of Rita’s latest looks inside!
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On never thinking she could become a model:
There’s always going to be that part of me that’s the girl who got scouted at 14. I was, like, the opposite of cool. Obsessed with Harry Potter. I had all this frizzy hair I didn’t know what to do with; I wore my sisters’ hand-me-downs, which I was too tall for, so nothing ever fitted.
On being discovered:
When this photographer saw me and told me I should model it wasn’t just me who was like, um, really? Even my parents thought – that guy’s insane.
On her first casting for Victoria’s Secret:
I was just winging it. I didn’t train or do any prep, because you’re always being told, “Don’t get your hopes up, VS is a tricky client”. I thought they were going to say I’d messed up and said the F-word too much. Sometimes when I’m nervous it just comes out!’
On still not feeling like a bombshell and more like a ‘loser tomboy type’:
I’m very nerdy, I love to read – I’m not necessarily a girl’s girl.
The model after being discovered:
More of Taylor posing on the beach inside!
Bikini Treat: today, a rarity in the fashion world – a size 8 model!
Name: Daisy Lowe
Parents: Pearl Lowe, Gavin Rossdale
Height: 5’10” / 178 cm
Size: UK size 10 / US size 6/8
More Daisy Lowe bikini pictures inside!
30 year-old Lena Dunham is extra happy this week – the reason? She appears on the cover of Glamour Magazine, together with the other three Girls… and her thigh cellulite! The star shared her views on body image in a long post on Instagram this week:
Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it. When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of “isn’t she brave? Isn’t it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?” Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments. Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter- my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful. Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends. Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today ❤️ Love you all.
See more from the Glamour spread inside!