Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence posted an Instagram photo with two different poses to show what it really takes to achieve the coveted thigh gap: good lighting and the right angles.
In the image on the left, Lawrence is seen standing tall with her thighs pressed together. On the right, she foils the illusion of the gap by leaning forward and standing with her legs slightly apart.
"No thigh gap or thigh gap who cares," she captioned the photo. "There's no wrong way just be the healthiest & happiest for you..."
I'll be the first one to tell you pics are all about good lightening and angles. Always remember social medias not real life never let anyone else's pics make you feel insecure about yourself. If you don't look like her and she doesn't look like you that's how it's meant to be.
You are meant to be YOU no one else, your body is your home so love and respect it. When you look after it beautiful things happens."
This isn't the first time Lawrence has spoken out.
From her #AerieReal campaigns to managing the curvy women website Runway Riot, Lawrence is known for issuing body positive messages. Just last month, the British model clapped back at a commenter who called her a fat cow by taking a photo in her bra and panties surrounded by bags of chips.
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In one photo, this model shuts down the thigh gap debate once and for all
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Ad| mermaid life @personabymr skirt🤗
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Bikini from @aerie was a while ago but new swim is online❤️ #aeriereal
Hi👋 so today was pretty crazy.
Still shook to be the 335th person to receive your honorary patronage and this shiny medal (I won’t be eBaying)😂 from @tcdphil for challenging the standards within the fashion industry the last 10years and advocating for retouching awareness, and working to eradicate bullying and eating disorder awareness.
Getting to speak to you all then do the Q&A was so special and hoping you’ll all try out the superpower vision boarding tonight and can’t wait to see how you use your unique superpowers in the world❤️
🖤Paris 📸📸📸 @nicolasgerardin
#renttherunway dress (styled by @aimedean)
@missomalondon earrings (gifted)
#nophotoshop #unedited #bnwphotography
What I wear underneath see through tings 👀
@AERIE REAL POWER PLUNGE PUSH UP! Aka my booby bestie, it’s the sexiest but comfiest braaaaa ever😍
and a good ol pair of full coverage shapewear that has straps to throw on over your bra 👌
I wore a see through lace dress to an event and even though it felt comfortable just wearing bra and a normal brief undie, when the flashes went off it literally looked like I was just in my undies right there in front of hundreds of people on the red carpet😂🙈
So I did some research and got some bodies to feel a lickle more covered up...but still sexyyyy because I prefer the bodies without built in bras so you can wear your own🤗
This isn’t an ad I just thought it maybe useful as I didn’t really know what to wear before and now I’ve found my go to🙌
🎼PS the song is 9-9 @noahnorth 🔥🔥🔥 #whatliesunderneath #fashionhacks #aeriereal
Life really is one big adventure💖
Grateful for nature, my loved ones and the friends I get to make on the way.
Thank you @aerie for changing my life. Enriching it with some of the most beautiful souls, travelling the world and helping me live my purpose everyday.
One day I’ll write a book about all the magical people I’ve met and stories you’ve shared with me, my favourite days are meeting you all.
Nothing is more special to me than this human connection.
And just remember, no matter who you are or where you, you are created on purpose for a purpose and I’m sending you all my love❤️
And ps yes this wrap dress is @aerie #aeriereal 😛💖
@tanyataylor yesterday living my most colour filled life🥰💛🧡❤️💖💜💙💚 So happy I finally got to meet you Tanya! And of course see on of my role models and mentors @sambarry love ya!
Styled by @scotlouie wearing @tanyataylor dress, @ninashoes @rebeccaminkoff bag and @missomalondon necklaces
Thanks for the pics birthday girl @jennacurran 🥰
#nyfw #tanyataylor #pink #funfashion #colourpop
Soft tummies are yummy😛
Thank you @aerie for never retouching and showing that lingerie isn’t a fantasy for a patriarchal gaze but a liberation of loving our bodies just as they, for ourselves❤️ #aeriereal #softtummiesareyummy #everyBODYisbeautiful #selflove #bodyconfidence #realbodies
✨💕made a new AskIskra vid on @therunwayriot 👆🏼link in my bio👆🏼 also it's not too late to post your unretouched photo with the #AerieReal for everyone who posts @Aerie will donate $1 (up to $30K) to @NEDAstaff 🙌a non-profit that supports those affected by eating disorders. 🙏🏼💙So help save lives from #EDs and join me👙 tag your friends who should get involved @hannahshetler @samanthasbolger 😚✨💕🦄🦄
✨ I've been at home in NY this week and managed to get to the gym 3 times I feel it, stronger, fitter, tighter. I am a US 12 and UK 14 for those of you who ask. But size doesn't matter. 💕 health comes in many shapes and sizes and is also your mental health. I hope that we can stop labelling people and putting such an emphasis on size when we are all so much more than that. And yes I'm in my undies but they're cute so idgaf😋✨🦄💕 #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful #builtNOTbought ✈️✈️✈️Just landed in ATL see you at the mall of Georgia @aerie store from 5-9pm🙌
💛good morning🚀 on my way to Kentucky😬 see you at 2-6pm at Matthews mall @aerie store🙌🦄 can't wait to meet all my #AerieReal girlies 😚✨💕 cus its #selfie Sunday and that ATL sunshine is beaut💛 no filter no FaceTune the real you is good enough
✨🐾 I'm taking over @people_style Instagram today! Follow them now to find out what I get upto today at the University of Central Florida with @aerie 😬💕✨ #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful wearing #aeriereal leggings n crop❤️
✨😝I'm sorry I couldn't help myself...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." Opinions are like arseholes - everyone's got one🙌 thanks to the dream team for making this happen at work today 📸 by @ricktphoto
✨🏙 lil #ootd pic from yesterday after meetings in BK🙌🍕on Fridays I feature a real girls style and our fave @therunwayriot comments 👆🏼link in my bio👆🏼 this is a site created for you to celebrate all women and talk fashion beauty and self-care (body image, mental health & fitness) I want to here from you what you would like me to talk about or push for in the fashion industry and media✨💕 #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful
✨👙💕🐒 had to hit you w the slowmoooooo🐢 the wafting skills of @heathmassihair are the stuff of legends 🙌💁🏼🌟 get ready for my @lookmagazine cover dropping May 3rd😬😚✨💕 #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful wearing @primark styled by @chloefashed makeup @athena_skouvakis
✨💃🏼 had so much fun getting sweaty & dancing @kpdancebody thank you so much @selfmagazine @joycemarg for inviting me🙌😚✨💕 wearing all @aerie #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful
✨just wrapped day 3 w @aerie can't wait for you to see what we have in store😋😋😋 thanks to the whole team I seriously love you all❤️ makeup by my darling @cdaymakeup
the whole outfit is #AerieReal & kicks by @merceramsterdam 😚✨💕 #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful no filter or photoshop cus the REAL you is good enough 🌟
✨🐰 uploaded a new vid📽 to @therunwayriot talking about my fave clothing (crop tops obvs🙄) 😂🙈 and why I feel confident..not 💯 sure how to explain it lol so if you wanna check it out 👆🏼link in my bio👆🏼😋 #iskralawrence #flashbackfriday #everyBODYisbeautiful 🌟wearing some faves from @michaelmavenofficial & handmade kicks from @natalia_mazzitelli 🙏🏼
✨💕 I'm honoured to have written for @time @motto I would love it if you took the time to read my story and why I took a stand against the body shamers.🚫 link to my article in in my bio👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 🙏🏼thank you so so much for all your support I hope this article can shine a light on what I do and hope to achieve with your help our voices can make a positive impact🌟✨💕 ILY all 😚🦄 #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful wearing @aerie and pic by @andrewbuda styling @erincrittling HM @pattybellmakeup
Thank you @lorealhair @lorealmakeup for the most magical evening celebrating @sagawards congratulations to all the winners🙌
Thanks to my stylist @scotlouie for the daring dress and putting it together last minute🙏
To my gorge glam team @brittanyspyksma @yasmeinmuahair
And all the loreal girlies for being real ones with our mutual love for post red carpet burgers😂😘❤️
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K maybe 1 more sneak peek😝 using that flexibility and balance boyyyyyyy
Can’t wait to post this shoot w @brandonalmengo styled by @youthsmhr
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Night night NYC see you in the morning London ✈️✈️✈️
Bralette is @aerie #aerieReal
Hair + Makeup @leahlondonhairmua
Bk in the city for 24hrs. Can we skip to spring pls😇
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7days and @everyBODYwithiskra will be here. Aiming to positively progress the way we view ourselves and redefine what happy and healthy means to you.
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💦The new @aerie swim is already online eeeekkkk 🌊
Feels like yesterday we were all here can’t wait to see you all soon my loves😘
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Production @thelovelyworks @andshe
#aeriereal =never retouched😘
6days phone free and I’m back😛
Sending you all LOVE, HAPPINESS and HEALTH for 2018.
Just had to take some time to disconnect and I’m serious, first day I definitely felt a bit lost. Because it’s a habit to reach for your phone even just to fill minutes.
I found myself just sitting and doing nothing and just being. Sometimes that’s the hardest thing to just sit with yourself, no distractions.
I tend to over think so it was really good to practise peace and quiet through mindfulness. And being truly present especially as I was with my loved ones who I don’t get to see enough living in NYC.
I’ll post up a couple of pics from this past week but I generally like to keep my family life quite private as they didn’t sign upto life online.
I’m so excited to kick off 2018 with a heart full of love and gratitude but I know there’s so much more work to do making more time for selflessness and giving and trying to use my privilege in a positive constructive way.
Sooo I’ve rambled as per but if anyone’s reading down this far thank you so so much for all your Christmas and New Year wishes I’m so grateful for you all and I want you to know your power and shine even brighter in 2018!!!
Thank you @sprayground for the dope red coat it’s warm as hell and to @sneakermood + @exclusivestore
for my air Max’s🙏🙏🙏
And u already know those are the @aerie velvet leggings✨🦄
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In 2015, she helped create the National Eating Disorders Association's "NEDA Inspires Seal of Approval" to honor companies that were featuring models sans retouching.
In Feb. 2016, Instagram user @plankingforpizza showed a "before and after" photo that was taken in 30 seconds to show how fake transformation photos on the social platform can be. And who can forget Essena O'Neill, the Australian lifestyle blogger who went viral in November 2015 for deleting a large portion of her Instagram photos and re-captioning some to prove that "nothing you see is real."
Although Instagram is filled with more-than-likely altered bikini selfies, at least there are influencers like Lawrence speaking out about the reality of the perfect snap, reminding us of the importance of loving your body — without or without a thigh gap.