Robyn Lawley Seeks to Inspire Next Generation of Fashion as Plus-Size Model

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Aussie Robyn Lawley has a lingerie campaign, covered Vogue Italia last year and is one of the newest faces of Ralph Lauren. She hopes to aspire a generation.

This is significant since Robyn, as a size 12 (U.S.), is considered a plus size model in today’s fashion world. Lawley welcomes that designation.

“I had to go through my own self-love, self-hate to get to where I am,” the 23-year-old says. “It took me years to watch plus-size models be so confident."

"But then I realized that I could use my voice to be a positive role model for girls. When I found plus-size modeling, it was such a relief to be just me.”

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At age 16, Lawley entered a modeling competition, eventually signing with an agency at 19. Now, she’s a Wilhelmina model, traveling the globe to shoot ads.

“It feels really good,” the stunner says of her recent success. “I feel it’s been a really long time coming, but it feels like it was meant to happen now.”

In her earlier days, Lawley admits she was pressured to lose weight. “I was told I’d be a huge success,” she says. “I was told to eat less, exercise more."

"But the thing with my body is that I’m big-boned; I have broad shoulders, I’m really tall, have big hips - it’s just not my body. And I love food!"

"I don’t want to give it up for something that would make me unhappy.”

Indeed; the model runs a mouth-watering food blog, full of photos of kitchen creations and on-set snacks. She says it's all about sending the right message.

Inspired by “strong, not-too-skinny” models of the 1990s, like Linda Evangelista, Lawley hopes she can be a source of inspiration for others, as well.

“I do try to respond to comments I receive on Facebook,” she says. “Some girls struggle with confidence, so it’s nice to be able to talk to them.”

“When I signed on as a plus-size model my friends were shocked because I’m a normal girl. My friends are my size. If people can relate to me, it’s a good thing.”

Indeed.

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You have got to be kidding me! This girl is gorgeous and not plus sized. Coming from a guy this is one of the few attractive models that I have ever seen, most of the so called "models" look gross and not at all attractive. For the record, this is coming from a division one college athlete who is constantly surrounded by athletic girls.

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She is hot

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She looks great but definately not a size12, more like a 6. I am glad she feels better about herself and is trying to inspire other none size 0 women. Women are beaten done by magazines for not looking like a runway model.

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She's a healthy weight and looks way better than those emaciated bag-of-bones we normally see. Kudos to her!

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She's a size TEN in the States/Canada and a size 42 in Europe you DOPEHEADS.