PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE BIG Fall fashion Issue - Page 74

How did you find out about the #everyBODYModelSearch? Recently, I offhandedly mentioned to my friends how I’d always wanted to model but never really fit into any of the categories. One of these friends saw the contest on Instagram the week after (two weeks after voting began) and remembered what I had said. Excited would be an understatement to describe how I felt. The β€œphotoshoot” and experience went something like this: Another friend with a nice camera, who works at a jewelry company, came to pick me up after work and we went to some acreage south of our little Iowa farming town. With the help of her friend holding some reflectors and a bottle of tequila, the photos were born! I think my facebook friends are still recovering from all my harassment. I sent every one of my 1,224 facebook friends a personalized message requesting they vote. Needless to say, I was and am thrilled to be involved! What is your body confidence journey? When I was growing up, I was taller and bigger than all of the girls and most of the boys in my class. Kids can be cruel, and that was certainly the case in my life. By the time I was 13, I was considered obese. The doctors told my parents I needed to lose weight and that idea was constantly reinforced through, not only everything I watched/ listened to/ read, but socially as well. Puberty is rough on most people, and it •ΙΡ…₯Ή±δέ…́™½Θ΅”…́ё”‰₯•ΝЁ­₯₯Έ±…Ν́ݑΌ)…±ΝΌ‘…ΑΑ•Ή•ΡΌ‰”₯ΉΙ•‘₯‰±δΝ•ΉΝ₯Ρ₯Ω”…ΉΝ½₯…±±δ…ݭ݅ɐΈ()Q‘”Ή•αЁ™•άε•…Ίݕɔ΅₯Ν•Ι…‰±”Έ]‘₯±”Ν½΅”½˜Ρ‘”έ•₯‘Ё…΅”½™˜…́$‰•…ΈΡΌΝ‘…Ι”΅½Ι”)΅•…±Μέ₯Ρ Ν΅…±±•Θ™Ι₯•Ή‘Μ°$έ…́™•Υΐέ₯Ρ ΅δΝ•±˜΅±½…Ρ‘₯ΉœΈ δΡ‘”Ρ₯΅”$έ…Μ€Δά°%Έ΅δ΅₯Ή°)$έ…́™…Π°±…ι䰁…Ή‘½Α•±•Ν́…Ήέ½Υ±‘»ŠeЁ‘•Ν•ΙΩ”Ρ‘”½½Α…ΙΡ́½˜±₯™”ΥΉΡ₯°$‰•…΅”Ρ‘₯ΈΈ((0