Have you seen the headlines in the past few days? You are probably wondering, who is Diana Veras? Why is she even important?
Well, let us introduce you to the beautiful 20-year-old Dominicana from New York City. She has modeled with a variety of brands, and yes she is a plus size model. She was in the news recently for being fat shamed and she decided to shut all of that down with her Twitter post.
Here’s more of my lil chubby ass in a bathing suit since it offends men so much pic.twitter.com/zeHGBX4D98
— diana veras (@mynamesdiana) June 12, 2017
Now, that is how you shut the haters down! This post created a buzz and allowed other women with those extra beautiful curves to celebrate them. Creating a positive amount of Body LOVE! When asked about her size from her interview with W Magazine, here is her words,
“My career is so centered on my body, and everyone is always looking at my body. And it’s not that I’m ashamed of my body, but sometimes I like wearing baggy clothes so no one can comment on it. They’re normally like: Look at her boobs, look at her butt, look at her rolls. But no one can say anything about it when they can’t see it. It helps me go through the day. I’m tired. It gets exhausting when your career revolves around body positivity.”
Now, with role models like these in the industry, we hope for more change. Go Diana!