Major UK Swedish model and our girl Sabina Karlsson made headlines today talking about something we love–standing up for herself and her body. A while back she was a size 2 and starving herself to stay that way, with agents constantly telling her to lose weight if she wanted to stop being rejected.
In her recent interview with Elle she said, “It wasn’t natural for me to be that skinny. It was even hard for me socially. I couldn’t hang out with my friends if I wanted. Even if we went out to dinner, I had to bring my own food to make sure that I’m staying on my diet.”
Thankfully the Chromat opener came to her senses and decided to go with what her body was telling her instead of the god-awful fashion industry. And of course because the universe works in mysterious, wonderful ways, at a size 14 she’s booked more campaigns than ever and bae is finally feeling the acceptance that she has always wanted.
Just the fact that Sabina can say “I love my thighs, and I would not want to have a thigh gap. That’s not me,” in a major fashion publication that hardly ever features models with curves is a sign that maybe, just maybe people are starting to get on board with body positivity.
It would be too good to be true if women followed in Sabina’s footsteps and stood up for themselves instead of letting society tell them what’s right and wrong. It’s a pretty BFD to see a woman embrace her body like a boss and make no apologies for it.