Tess Holliday modeling for Victoria’s Secret? Not quite, but close enough – ladies of all shapes and sizes and famous plus-size model Tess Holliday (who says she is a size 22 US) created their own VS-like runway show and rocked the catwalk in lingerie.
More details from Buzzfeed:
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an event that happens every year, and the models who walk in the show are often regarded as the most beautiful women on earth. It’s safe to say that there is a Victoria’s Secret “type” of model. The women are usually all cisgender, with long hair (though several models had short hair this year), extremely tall, and of course, thin. But if you look around you, you’ll see the beauty in the everyday woman. So we decided to put on our own fashion show — with women from all shapes and sizes. Here’s what happened!
Watch the video below!
Plus-size model Tess Holliday on not feeling ready for the runway because she just had a baby:
‘I’ve never been the kind of model that gets to be part of runway shows, especially lingerie because of my size and height but I did the damn thing. It’s full of diversity, the way VS shows should be. I was definitely really nervous to show my stomach because I don’t really ever show this much of my stomach — especially because I have a five-and-a-half-month-old baby.’
Plus-size model Ashley Graham just scored the cover of British Vogue and the stunner shot a video for the magazine, where she talks about everything from fat shaming comments to maintaining her shape.
On some of the worst fat shaming comments she received:
‘Stop making fat cool. You are going to kill somebody’
‘You cannot be a model. Oh my god you are not Adriana Lima — obviously.’
On her dream of being a Bond girl:
‘I imagine Idris Elba is cast as James Bond and I am his Bond girl. Don’t you just see that?’ she asks the cameras. ‘I see it I see it every night in my dreams.’
On keeping her shape:
‘I’m very aware of portion control, and I’m also aware of why I choose to eat certain foods. I ask myself, “Am I eating this because I’m actually hungry or is this food some kind of reward?”‘
On whether she wishes she was thinner:
‘God, in the old days, absolutely I did [wish I were thinner], but now I feel that to lose weight would be disloyal to myself. A lot of who I am is connected to my size, and I am so happy with who I am.’
LOVE Magazine recently released their Advent calendar for 2016 – a video calendar, that is. Filled with trending models, singers and actresses, each day showcases another IT girl – and Day One is represented by no other than 20 year-old Bella Hadid.
The brunette stunner’s video includes 80’s style aerobics complete with hot pink leotards, body oil and seductive moves.
They may not be wearing this year’s diamond bra, but Victoria’s Secret models Joan Smalls and Lily Donaldson are definitely stepping up their game when it comes to getting ready for the big catwalk show later this month. While some models are simply adding an extra hour or two to their daily workout routines, others opt for more creative ways to get into perfect, camera-ready shape: the two lingerie models turned pole dancing models shared a video of social media of their current workout obsession – sexy dancing!