Iskra Lawrence: The Plus-Size Model Who Stands Up Against Retouched Photos

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The Insta-famous, Iskra Lawrence, is a plus-size model. She recently gave an interview which highlighted the secrets to her career. Iskra accepted her body the way it is and didn't hesitate to stand up for it! You can read her inspiring story below!

1. Size 10 model Iskra Lawrence was in the spotlight during 2016.

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According to her last interview, she was having a hard time accepting her body just 1 year ago.

2. Iskra, now 26, admitted that her published photos were retouched so much that her friends and family couldn't even recognize her.

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3. It was a year ago, when something happened to Iskra that she decided to take a stand. She noticed how unrealistic her retouched photos looked and contacted the photographer immediately.

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4. Iskra: 'I said to him, "I don't feel like I can use these. Can you send me the raw files?"

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However, the reply from the photographer wasn't really good. 

"No, I'm not comfortable with that!"

5. Iskra claims that she was furious about the photographer not publishing her raw photos. However, this was not an obstacle in her modelling career.

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Iskra recently became the face of lingerie brand Aerie and took part in the cover of Arcadia magazine.

6. The models who have been criticized and rejected for having normal bodies are now taking over. There are photos of real women all over the billboards at Times Square.

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7. Iskra looking smoking hot during the photo shoot for Arcadia!

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8. The ad campaign shows her natural features without hiding them!

9. Iskra is a talented model. She has taken part in runway shows during New York Fashion Week.

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10. She has over 2.5 million followers on Instagram.

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11. Moreover, some people have started calling her the plus size Gigi Hadid as a compliment.

Moreover, some people have started calling her the plus size Gigi Hadid as a compliment.
Moreover, some people have started calling her the plus size Gigi Hadid as a compliment.
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12. 

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"What’s really lovely about the curve model industry is a win for one is a win for all. When someone breaks through a barrier we’re all there to support them as it means they’re paving the way for other models and opening up opportunities for all of us."

13. Iskra, who was once fired from a modelling agency for having wide hips, is now a world-class model who is representing real women!

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