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Get “Healthy and Beautiful” back on track :)

Submitted by on January 21, 2014 – 12:00 amNo Comment
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Before you start reading Tiffany’s article, a few additional words on this subject. Many young people place too much of a premium on a “right” way of living versus a good and healthy way of living. And unfortunately the “right” way many times is dictated by the current trend, fashion, or “norm” of our society, which in reality is more of a marketing tool than anything. Teens especially in today’s world don’t need added stress because they are to follow a “spec” (see in Tiffany’s article) pertaining to a label, connected to an image of what someone made up as what is “right”. Remember, Rubenesque was the “norm” in the early 1600s. Bottom line is, it’s how you feel about yourself on the inside. You don’t need to be a size 00 to have good self esteem and confidence. – Self Help Guides
HI friends!
So I have something on my mind… I want to share and get opinions of others because I think our society has gotten it completely wrong! I have been with an agency for approximately a year now because modeling and acting are two of my passions in life. I just can’t seem to shake the way society has deemed what a beautiful woman should look like and what is accepted as “plus size” verses “reality”. As a 6’0 woman wearing a size 8….yes a size 8, I am deemed a plus size model. WHAT!?!?  I’m not blowing my own horn here or anything but I think we need to revisit what beautiful is. I am healthy and FIT. I work out on a daily basis, make healthy food decisions and most consider me a very thin individual, except when it comes to the modeling world.
I have gotten very few jobs because I am considered “plus size” or as one clients stated, “You’re a bit over spec”. HUH?!? Are you serious? It’s insane to me that our society has become so vain that someone who embodies the everyday woman is “a bit over spec”. Now I know you may be thinking most women aren’t 6’0. Well that’s certainly true, but most women certainly embody an average size of an 8-10 and are beautiful! I just can’t understand how we are sending out a positive message to younger girls and expect them to grow up in confidence if they look at someone my size and it is portrayed as plus size. I think we need to get down to what its truly about and start portraying a truth and positive meaning to the everyday woman so it will be accepted.
It should be more about being healthy, fit and strong, not about the size you see or the “spec” (whatever that means). I think if we ever expect for society to change and for young women (and men) to grow up without eating disorders and low self esteem, and to portray life with truth and confidence, it is time we start to show what a healthy, fit confident model is all about instead of a size 00, low self esteemed “spec” model.
I’ve included some photos from recent shoots as well as miscellaneous (see them here) for those of you who don’t personally know me, but want to help spread the word and get “healthy and beautiful” back on track 🙂 Share this if you agree and feel free to write any thoughts or comments back to me! Have a blessed day!
Infinite love,

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