For a champion of curvy girls everywhere, we don’t need to look any further than Iskra Lawrence, the size 10 (UK 14) model who won’t let her body be retouched in photographs and fills her Instagram page with body-positive messages.
Now she’s shown us all exactly how to deal with trolls. It’s all about the right prop — in this case dozens of packets of potato chips.
After nasty haters called her a "fat cow" on social media, 25-year-old Lawrence shared an image with her 1.3 million Insta followers, of herself in her underwear covered with the chip packets.
She then posted a slow-motion video of herself eating a chip, just in case there was any doubt that this woman loves her food and won’t stop eating what she wants to please anyone.
"I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself," Lawrence wrote. "This is for anyone who has ever been called fat."
Girl, we like your style.
The model, who was scouted at 13 when she entered an ELLE girl search, shared a recent comment she’d received from a man on Instagram. Sean Brown wrote, "Fat cow. It's only cause every f****r on this planet is obese that that's the norm. Plus-size models? give me a f*****g break. Everyone needs to stop eating McDonald's, the NHS is f****d because of people like her eating too many bags of crisps."
To make it clear she doesn't advocate gorging on chips instead of more nutritious snack choice, Lawrence also wrote, "PS I do not condone binge eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation. I will eat crisps but I'll also make healthy home cooked meals and workout regularly. The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. You are the only one who decides yourself worth." (sic)
We could not agree more. And we need more body-positive role models like Lawrence. It doesn't matter what size they are — it's just a number at the end of the day. What does matter is standing up to cowardly trolls, who deal with their own feelings of inadequacy by trying to bring others down.
Lawrence is a rarity in an industry that makes money convincing women they need to airbrush themselves to oblivion. Get rid of your stretch marks. Hide your wrinkles. Cover up your cellulite. How about, just for a change, we took a leaf out of Lawrence’s book and showed the world we're all sexy AF, with or without cellulite?
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