Thank God, the 1960 Twiggy days where stick-thin models dominate the model and fashion world have come to an end. The brain washing is finally over as the curvy voluptuous woman is celebrated!
Can you imagine? Finally being acknowledged by one of the top magazines in the world, Sports Illustrated, that different body types are not only fashion worthy, but also ‘showing-skin, sexy bikini, in your face’ worthy!
Rhonda Rousey, UFC MMA star, Ashley Graham, and Hailey Clauson have been unveiled as the cover stars for 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. It’s the first time that three very different body types have been represented by the publication in its annual bikini specials.
Rousey said: ‘It’s a real honor being part of such a historic issue that really pays homage to different body types of women and not promoting just one cookie cutter image for every woman, but showing that the healthiest version of every body type is the sexiest version out there. ‘And I couldn’t be happier…I think I was just as honored to get it as to be there in person to watch Ashley’s reaction and Graham, at a size 14, is the first fuller-figured model to take one of the prized spots on the cover.
The magazine has taken a gigantic leap toward accepting and honoring different female body types: athletic, slender, and curvy.
One thing Sports Illustrated is holding strong to is the importance of health and fitness. All three women are strong, sexy, and healthy! How do you know? BMI and Fat% numbers, healthy glowing skin and hair and attention to ultimate beauty and self-care cannot be covered up, even with the most advanced photo-shop.
When I weighted over 250 pounds at 5’2’’ there was no way I was healthy, sexy, or showing that I loved myself or valued self-care.
Later, after losing the weight and getting on the cover of another world-renowned magazine, People, I showed the world that obesity could be conquered no matter how difficult the odds are
As a sports fan of MMA (I believe I’m Rhonda Rousey’s number one fan. I even defended her in the last fight losing her UFC bantamweight champion title to Holly Holm.) I’m very pleased to see an athletic body on the cover and elated when Serena Williams was named Sportsperson of the Year and was iconed on SI as well.
I believe all sizes are beautiful but I prefer ‘health’ as the gage for all beauty.
Not all super skinny are healthy nor is every plus-size model. Yet, there are many body types that are should be honored. I believe it’s been the power of femininity and women who have demanded the ‘twiggy’ era to end and men who have publically acknowledged their love for a variety of body types. It’s a collective effort coming together.
When I created Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn, I wanted people to have a program that would help them design a nutrition and workout plan based on their body type. http://www.leanbodyprinciples.com.
There are diet programs out there that do this, but not in one program like mine. I cover everything; nutrition plan based on losing body fat (not weight), demonstrating how to customize your nutrition and workout plan, how to change your mind-set so that you will be at your ideal weight forever.
Even though my program has just been launched, the principles presented in the program have proven to be 100% effective and I’ve used them on hundreds and hundreds of private clients and patients in my role working as medical weight loss specialist to physicians and in my own business.
Finally, younger women and girls have model types that reflect the majority and not the minority.
I’m so proud of these ladies and I appreciate Sports Illustrated for their acknowledgement.
I can’t wait to get my copy! Way to go SI!
Lots of love,