Plus-Sized Beauties Emerging As The Coolest Game-Changers In International Fashion

By Shikha Kumar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The plus size movement is slowly gaining ground thanks to photo-sharing platform Instagram. While it abounds with picture-perfect holiday snapshots, beautiful food and celebrity selfies, an alternate space has emerged for honesty and body acceptance.

Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Model Liza Golden-Bhojwani has garnered new-found fame. In March this year, the half-Punjabi half-American model, who’s now settled in Mumbai, shared a moving Instagram post on her journey from super skinny to curvy.

On the left was a black-and-white photo — with her bones showing prominently — from the beginning of her modelling career. On the right was her current, healthier self, a noticeable curve in her waist.

In her post, which was picked up by Vogue India and UK’s The Sun among other media, as an example of the health issues faced by super-skinny models, Golden-Bhojwani spoke about the adrenaline rush of walking for the best designers and with models she had looked up to, until a fainting spell while preparing one of her low-cal meals (20 pieces of steamed edmame) led her to quit her diet and workout regimen.

The pounds started piling on and she began losing shows at lucrative fashion weeks. No matter how much she worked out, she struggled to lose weight.

On a “soul-searching” trip to India, she met her now-husband Karan Bhojwani and quit New York for Mumbai. Today, she’s in a much healthier space and proudly flaunts her new size: 38-31-43, numbers she claims would have given her a heart attack a couple of years ago.

Golden-Bhojwani is one of several professional models in India who are part of the worldwide plus-size movement.

Globally, the movement has been on an upswing, with models like Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday paving the way for greater diversity in mainstream fashion. In fact, Graham graces the July cover of Glamour magazine, a rather unusual phenomenon as magazine covers go.

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