Iskra Lawrence is a champion for every kind of body: thin, fat and in-between. In a new interviewwith Women’s Health UK, the Aerie model shares stories from her body-shaming past, however.
According to Lawrence, her earliest modeling days were plagued by comments about her “fat” body. Although she tried to diet, cutting down her food intake to 800 calories a day at one point, Lawrence’s body wouldn’t budge. Fainting on set didn’t make her healthy, a regular routine of moderation and exercise did.
Before accepting [my body], when I was 18, I spent four miserable years desperately trying to make my body into what I thought was ‘perfect.’ I’d begun modeling at 13, but my tall, skinny size 8 (US 4) frame started developing curves.