Feeling underrepresented in the K-pop community, a group of “big” K-pop fans launched a hashtag to make themselves visible on social media this month.
The hashtag, #BigKPopBitches, started to pick up more traction on Twitter this week, as more plus-size fans join to celebrate their bodies without fear of criticism.
Body positivity activist and coach Michelle Elman noticed that the fashion industry and plus-size community in the U.K. has routinely excluded Asian women, and decided to do something about it.
She has also modeled for well-known clothing brands such as Curvy Sense, Hotping, Romwe, Fashion Nova and SheIn.
Ashley Graham, Iskra Lawrence and Barbie Ferreira are redefining the definition of beauty within the entertainment industry, but when was the last time you’ve seen an Asian plus-size model with similar levels of media exposure or popularity?
There seems to be a general lack of diversity within the plus-size modeling industry and Asian models are still especially hard to come by but this certainly doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
Plus-size Asian model Natalie Nootenboom doesn’t just want to be known as the niece of popular DJ Steve Aoki — she hopes to redefine the way people perceive beauty. The 16-year-old signed with model management Muse as they help her use modeling as a platform to dismantle beauty stereotypes.
Choosing to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle is easily one of the greatest life decisions someone can make. Recently, people submitted pictured of their own transformations to Bored Panda — these inspiring before and after photos speak for themselves.
They waited five years to get married because they wanted to get in shape. That is commitment to their health and to each other.