I can’t tell you how much I love a success story that involves a person beating the odds that are against them. That’s just the type of story behind the success of model Robyn Lawley, and the reason for today’s Model Love dedication.
Born in Girraween, New South Wales in 1989, the 6 ft 2 in Robyn Lawley started modeling at age 16. After a year of modeling, and lots of struggle to keep up with the weight requirements enforced on models, she made the decision to take a break. As you may have heard, there is a lot of pressure on models to remain thin. Robyn did not feel that pressure was worth the headache, so she moved to France to regroup. After seeing how successful some of the plus size models were becoming, Robyn embraced her curves and set out once again to be a model…this time making her debut in the plus size industry.
Since the start of her journey as a plus size model, Robyn has graced the covers of French Elle, Vogue Italia and now has made history as the FIRST plus size model EVER to be the lead in a campaign for the one and only Ralph Lauren. And she did it all while being a healthy size 12. Now that’s a “Go Girl” moment!
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I really hope this is just the start of what’s to come for the modeling industry. Everyone should be represented.
Until next time!