For many years the modelling industry made women all over the world feel inadequate, with the models getting skinnier and skinnier all the time, to the point where many of them actually looked unhealthy. However, a big name in the modelling industry once claimed "there is no such thing as too skinny," which led to women around the world feeling bad about the way they look.
However, in recent years we have seen a number of changes taking place in the modelling industry, with plus-size models gaining a lot more attention and showing that you do not need to be skinny to be beautiful. While Ashley Graham has been leading the way for the plus-size models, becoming the first to land on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, there are plenty more doing their thing.
British beauty Iskra Lawrence has enjoyed a steady rise in the modelling industry and, as she continues to make her way to the very top, she is using her fame and her name to help encourage women around the world to accept their imperfections. Iskra sends the message that there is no such thing as perfect and that too many women aim for unrealistic examples of what a woman "should" look like.
As Iskra Lawrence puts it, "everyBODY is beautiful" and you should believe in yourself and learn to love yourself. Plus-size models are beginning to get more and more recognition in the modelling industry, which is helping bigger women to feel better about the way they look, so let's hope that it continues and people continue to spread the positive word. Keep up the good work, Iskra!