Australian curvy model, Mahalia Keite Ann Handley is a total megababe who posed for the Kardashian clothing line, and Cosmopolitian Australia, and she’s on fire. In short: if you’re not following her on the ‘gram, your feed might be a little boring.
The Australian beauty is of Irish and Maori decent, an indigenous ethnicity from New Zealand. Recognizing that ethnicities such as hers are not represented in the media,she hopes to change that.
On her Facebook she put it this way:
“When I first started modelling my ethnicity wasn’t wildly accepted in mainstream media to book as many jobs as the other models around me were so it was/is hard to get a platform… Beauty comes from within with self love and every women should know that and project that. So when the haters try and bring you down don’t listen to them. Smart and be beautiful and just do you boo.”
Serving you some fresh Poli shots for my agency and some realness this Monday. When I first started modelling I wasn't small enough in measurements ???? then I wasn't tall enough ????my ethnicity wasn't widly accepted in mainstream media to book as many jobs as the other models around me were???? so it was/is hard to get a platform. I have a message, that all of those things above don't matter AND no matter how much the industry will keep trying to bring me down from those amazing qualities that makes me, me- that I won't stop doing my best and trying. Beauty comes from within with self love and every woman should know that and project that. SO when the haters try and bring you down DONT listen to them. Be smart and be beautiful and just do you Boo! ????❤️???????? #nofilter #nophotoshop #monday #lingerie #everybodybeautiful #loveyourcurves #effyourbeautystandards #curvemodel #curves #plussizemodelling #plusisequal #bodypositive #healthnotsize #fitthick #thickthighs #bootybootybooty #nofacetune #selflove
Handley hopes to one day become a Victoria Secret Angel and it definitely should happen. She believes that Victoria’s Secret would be the best platform to encourage body positivity, explaining to The Daily Mail that “mixed race, plus size women are also confident and beautiful women. Women derive so much confidence and power from models wearing swimsuits and lingerie – it’s massively important to me that I keep spreading a positive message and continue to represent a very real diversity in fashion.”
Apart from being gorgeous, she’s also a good person. (Handley volunteers for causes such as sex trafficking, troubled youth and community work.) So she’s already an angel and has her wings.
We hope to see a lot more from this goddess from down under.