YOU’RE A MODEL WHO REPRESENTS A MUCH-NEEDED SHIFT IN DIVERSITY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY TODAY. FROM AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE, DO YOU SEE THE MODELING WORLD CHANGING?
I would say the modeling industry before was very different, being a curve model wasn’t even a thing. I would be too big for most clients and not fit into the samples they had. I’ve been sent home from shoots which was very frustrating as a young girl. I would be caught in between; not a plus size model and not a straight size model either. I would be completely heartbroken constantly and went through depression and unhealthy habits like starving myself. Thankfully, the industry has changed for the better with body positivity and diversity. Now I can finally be myself with big hips and all is welcomed and loved. How it should be, because everybody is beautiful in their own way, everyone is different.