Just when we thought that standards of beauty were changing , and the fashion world took conscience about the stereotypes that have been imposed for years, even to cause serious health problems in many women that are trying to fit in with what they determined as a “perfect body”, we have taken a step backwards again.
Some days ago, the model Danish Nina Agdal shared via Instagram a hard message against a magazine that he considered that it was not suitable to appear in a bikini in one of their covers, because of their curves.
What is too fat?
The 25-year-old, who had a romantic relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, broke out against the industry accusing her of being “obsessed with bodies stunted”.
Nina made some months ago a session of photos that ended up being discarded because, according to the magazine, the model “deviated image,” which offers in its portfolio of presentation.
Loves your curves
Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry. A few months ago, I agreed to shoot with a creative team I believed in and was excited to collaborate with. When my agent received an unapologetic email concluding they would not run my cover/story because it “did not reflect well on my talent” and “did not fit their market,” the publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false. If anyone has any interest in me, they know I am not an average model body – I have an athletic build and healthy curves. After a tough year of taking a step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures of this industry and dealing with paralyzing social anxiety, I walked into that shoot as a 25 year old WOMAN feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before. Some days I’m a sample size, some days I’m a size 4, some at 6. I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane. I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits. So, shame on you and thank you to the publisher for reaffirming how important it is to live your truth and say it out loud, no matter who you are or what size. I decided to release an image to draw awareness and support of an issue that’s bigger than just myself and affects so many people not just in the fashion industry, but in general, with the goal of bringing women from all over together in a celebration of our bodies. Let’s find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other down. #bodyshaming #bodyimage #selfimage #dietculture #mybodymybusiness
A post shared by Nina Agdal (@ninaagdal) on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:30am PST
Today I’m disappointed and in shock so hard that it’s still this industry. Some months ago I accepted a photo shoot with a creative team in which he believed and in which I ilusionaba work. When my agent received a mail announcing that not published, and neither my front page, because ‘it might affect my talent’ and ‘not fit in your market’, the editor stated that my appearance was different than the one that appeared in my portfolio and that I was serving the linen sample, which is not true. If someone has an interest in me, knows that I do not have a body of standard model, but a body athletic, healthy, with curves.
After a difficult year, in which I took a step back due to the insensitivity and the pressures of this industry that caused me to a social anxiety that I stopped, I planted it in that session as a woman of 25 years who had never felt more comfortable in his own skin as in that moment. Some days I have the size of sample, other have one or two more. I am not a runway model, thin as a stick. Today, more than ever, I embrace my curves and working diligently in the gym to keep myself strong and, above all, healthy. I am proud to say that my body has evolved since I started in this crazy fashion at the age of 16, as a girl with a eating habits unhealthy, I ate less and less of what was owed.
What a shame all of this and thanks to the publisher for reafirmarme how important it is to live your truth and shout it loud, no matter who you are or the size that you have. I decided to share this image of mine to raise awareness about an issue that is bigger than myself and that affects a lot of people, not only in the fashion industry, and that has to do with the goal that all women can celebrate their bodies. Find a way to support each other instead of finding ways to constantly come and knock us down.
The publication holds
In response to this allegation, the magazine Venice said that if the picture of the model does not appear on the cover is because they found no photo session to fit what they were looking for, and they announced that they had offered to the model to put it on the front page of its digital edition, but she declined the offer. They also stated that it had proposed to conduct another interview, accompanied by an article.
To be clear, our choice had nothing to do with the aspect that ms. Agdal has en-suit bathroom; his physique is enviable by any measure.
You do not want to participate in a lie
— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) January 15, 2018
In an interview in the program of Megyn Kelly, the girl stated that the magazine had suggested working together again, “when he’s back in his best physical shape”, and to check on Nina showed an email received by the publication.
They are all on your side
After that the issue became viral, Nina received many comments of support, so I decided to thank all the tokens of affection on the part of their fans.