Although I’m all in favour of promoting ALL kinds of healthy body types, I do think we should question our use of the term “real women”. Why does celebrating one physical characteristic (like skinniness or curviness) always seems to negate the value of its opposite, even if that opposite is just as natural and just as good? You know what real women are? Curvy, yes, but also slender. And athletic. And muscular. And short and tall and big-hipped and small-chested and hourglass and skinny as a toothpick. And all the combinations in between. If you are flesh and blood and identify as a woman, you’re not only a real woman, but you’re also a beautiful woman. Working as a model and also for my own satisfaction and health, its a daily investment to maintain a toned, slim figure. Why should having a low percentage of body fat deem me as not “real”? Am I an android or a figment of your imagination? Perhaps as a society we should work harder to promote that a REAL healthy body image is available in multiple sizes!
The Brits sure do throw a good bash! Last nights BAFTA LA Britannia Awards was jam packed with A lister celebrities! And I, of course, was smack in the heart of it. Bringing you all the action from the red carpet, exclusively for BBC America. Where do South Park creators, Matt Stone & Trey Parker attribute their inspiration? What does Daniel Craig love most about the UK? And why did Daniel Day Lewis bring a chair up on stage for his acceptance speech? All this and MORE only on BBC America Sunday 11th Nov 730pm ET/PT
Styling by Maria Divaris, Hair & Make Up by Marco Berardini
Audrey Hepburn - “I believe in pink, I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. Kissing a lot! I believe in staying strong when everything appears to be going wrong. I believe that happiest girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” (Taken with Instagram)