Meet the stunning size 2 model deemed 'too big' for the fashion industry
While some areas of the fashion world are celebrating body-acceptance, the rest of the industry has a long way to go.
Now, one model's brutally honest letter to her former agency about body shaming is going viral on Facebook.
British model Charli Howard says her model agency told the woman she was "too big" and "out of shape" to find work, despite her being 5'8" and the equivalent of a U.S. size 2 or 4.
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The model, however, remained defiant against her agency's alleged attacks. Howard states she has learned to love her body, despite what others may say:
The 23-year-old model admits she still loves modeling and is proud of the work she has done thus far, but refuses to feel bad about her body because it doesn't meet "agency standards."
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The woman also points out the dangerous path this behavior could lead to, especially when it comes to women who try to "fight nature" to look a certain way.
At the end of the day, Howard says it is her mental and physical health that is important, not the number on the scale.
Howard also stated that she plans on continuing to model, "but only on my own terms."
You can read her entire post here.
Another model took to YouTube to show off her rocking swimsuit bod after her agency said she was too big:
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