Famous "plus-size" model Robyn Lawley is the latest celebrity to go makeup and Photoshop-free in the ongoing trend to promote body-acceptance. Despite appearing 'normal' in the Instagram photo, featured above, Lawley has never been shy about being her natural self.
Promoting her personal clothing line, Robyn Lawley Swimwear which focuses on swimsuits for plus-sized women, Lawley regularly shares photos of herself clad in a bikini. Though the admission that this particular photo is not retouched at all, could imply the rest of them are. This isn't a concern for Lawley, however, as she has been a poster girl for body-acceptance since the start of her career.
"I think I'm so outspoken because if I had someone to look up to at that age, I would have been able to handle it better," she told Elle.com last year in regards to the pressure of dieting.
First gaining attention 2012, Lawley was the first "plus-size" model to ever appear in Vogue Australia in the publication's 52-year history. She later made national headlines when she became the first "plus-size" for Ralph Lauren.
While many find it impossible to believe Lawley's stunning figure is at all "plus-size," she's actually a size 12 (Australian 16), standing at 6'2". The national average female size is 14, and according to Lawley, fashion designers usually never feature a model above a size 2. Web MD reports that that the 'average starlet' is either a size 2 or 4, and are the typical sample sizes for designers.
Lawley included the hashtag #retouchandmakeupfree, perhaps asking her more than 55,000 Instagram followers to join in the movement.
What do you think of Lawley's photos? Does she seem beautiful without the touch ups? Let us know in the comments below.
Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley shares selfies without makeup or Photoshop
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