Plus Size Lingerie Model Selfie Challenge

Plus Size Lingerie Model Selfie Challenge

Plus size lingerie model, writer and social activist Courtney Mina posted selfies on social media every single day last week in a bid to challenge body image norms and to encourage women to believe they are all beautiful – whatever their size or shape.

Courtney aimed to highlight the importance of self-worth and wants women to look at how she embraces her body and hopefully inspire them to do the same for themselves. She explains in an interview with PEOPLE magazine that even though she ‘has always been fat’, she doesn’t believe there is anything wrong with her body.

“I wanted to not only explain and show how I gained my own confidence, but show people what actually happens when you’re a plus-size person being confident, sexy, and showing off your body.”

“I’ve reached the point already where I know that there is nothing wrong with my unique body, and I have every right to celebrate it and love it as everyone else does. I truly don’t understand why everyone tries to conform to look the same way all the time, it’s so boring.”

Courtney says she has always felt confident – but this week she has challenged herself by taking selfies every day for a week in her lingerie and fully-clothed too.

“I wanted to not only explain and show how I gained my own confidence, but show people what actually happens when you’re a plus-size person being confident, sexy, and showing off your body,” says Courtney in the interview.

And her fans have loved her Instagram challenge, flooding her with positive comments and only a handful of negative comments coming her way. She has documented the challenge for the online magazine Bustle which you can read here.

“I’ve reached the point already where I know that there is nothing wrong with my unique body, and I have every right to celebrate it and love it as everyone else does,” she says. “I truly don’t understand why everyone tries to conform to look the same way all the time, it’s so boring.”

photo credit: Courtney Mina Instagram

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