Body Positivity: England’s Plus Size ModelsBy Angelica Malin
In recent years, “body positivity” has attracted more attention than usual. It advocates accepting all bodies, regardless of size, shape, skin tone, gender, or physical prowess. Less emphasis is placed on physical attributes and more on the general well-being of the human body by supporters.
The world of plus-size fashion for women is starting to catch up to the rest of the market. A growing number of brands are expanding their size ranges, and it appears that we are seeing a more diverse set of bodies in magazines, campaigns, and on the runway.
England’s Most Famous Plus-Sized Models
Vivian Eyo-Ephraim, a British curve model, is a proponent of inclusivity and body acceptance in the fashion and modelling industries. Following her swimwear modelling appearance for ASOS last year, the Nigerian native gained extensive digital acclaim. With a 43.7 equity score, Vivian outperforms the median score of 28.03 for influencers with between 10K and 20K followers.
20-year-old body image activist Sonny Turner, who is from Sheffield, was discovered on Instagram. MiLK Management is Sonny’s agent. She is well known for her unprocessed curls and freckles. A Visionary is a character archetype affiliated with imaginative innovators and dreamers who motivate others, and 27.1% of Sonny’s audience identifies with this personality type.
Saffi Karina, a plus-size model who was born in South London, has performed for companies like H&M and Boux Avenue. Saffi established the empowerment workshop BODY PROJECT LONDON as well, with the goal of enhancing women’s self-esteem. She outperforms the group average for influencers with 200K–500K followers thanks to her 42.62 equity score (21.65).
Felicity, a recent graduate in photography, was discovered by Miles Aldridge for a shoot in Ponystep Magazine in 2012. This led to her landing her first modelling job. Felicity was born in Suffolk. She has since made appearances in magazines like British Vogue and Glamour and serves as the ASOS stylist and Curve Ambassador. Her equity score of 63.61 is extremely high and ranks second to the group’s highest score of 72.18.
It still needs to be understood what body positivity and how effective it really is. A healthy body image, as defined by the Office on Women’s Health, entails feeling good about how one looks and being at ease in one’s own skin. On the other hand, they claim that having a poor body image can increase the risk of developing eating disorders and other mental health issues. It is advised that you repeatedly tell yourself that your body does wonderful things for you if you are having trouble being optimistic about your body or choosing body neutrality.
Everyone has shortcomings and is not created to be flawless. Concentrate on what your body can do for you rather than how it looks; pay attention to its capabilities. Your worth is not based on how you look. Ultimately, acknowledgement and respect from this movement are what is hoped for; no one should feel judged for what they do or don’t do with their bodies.