The blonde bombshell who is now one of the rising stars in the modeling world. You’ve seen her photos, now it is time to get to know more about size 14 plus-size model Iskra Lawrence.
She’s from the UK
She may have an unusual name, but don’t let that fool you. She is not from Europe, she’s from Worcester, England. Her father is British and her mother is from Northern Ireland.
She is 25 years old
At the young age of 25, she is a pro in the modeling world, having been in the industry for 12 years.
No to retouching/editing
Iskra is not like the other big names in her industry. She is not obsessed with looking perfect 100 percent of the time. She actually posts unedited and unretouched photos of herself on her Instagram page. She just likes to show off her natural beauty.
She has beauty and brains
The gorgeous model is the managing editor of Runway Riot, the fashion, style, and beauty Web site that celebrates women of different shapes and sizes.
She’s proud to be a role model
Aside from being an advocate for body positivity, Iskra is also the brand ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).
Her first agency dropped her
When she was only 15 years old, Iskra was dropped by her first agency because her hips were “too big.” Then she was told by plus-size agencies that she was “too small” for their books. Currently she is signed to JAG, which is the first modeling agency to sign models above a size 6. Her biggest contract to date has been her work for American Eagle’s lingerie line Aerie.
She loves her feet
You might not see this in her ad campaigns, but Iskra says her favorite part of her body are her feet. They helped her when she was a national-level swimmer.
She hit back at her haters for body-shaming her
✨Had to make a #slow-mo too…This is for anyone who has ever been called FAT. Thanks for the inspirational words on a recent pic @zseanzbrown “Fat cow. It’s only cus every F****r on this planet is obese that that’s the norm… Plus-size models? give me a F*****g breaking. Everyone needs to stop eating McDonald’s, the NHS is f****d because of people like her eating too many bags of crisps.” Ps I do not condone binge eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation. I will eat crisps but I’ll also make healthy home cooked meals and workout regularly. The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are the only one who decides yourself worth✨ And sorry I’m usually not rude or give anyone the finger but these online trolls smdh #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful
She was fat-shamed for flaunting her body, but instead of sitting down and taking the criticism, Iskra decided to fight back and posted a video of herself eating junk food. She had this message for her haters: “The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are the only one who decides yourself worth.”
And you thought you couldn’t love Iskra Lawrence any more? Hopefully, this article has made your admiration for this body-positive plus-size model triple or quadruple. She totally deserves her fame now because she is using it to send a great message for all the curvy women.