” If you call me ‘fat,’ it doesn’t bother me because I just don’t care. “


” I think that we need to allow words to be words. If my self-esteem and my self-worth linger on words that are used to describe me, then you have a problem in itself. “


” When you model, you don’t really have control over your image. It can be a good thing, it can be a bad thing. It can be a good thing in the sense that, actually, you have to get reintroduced to yourself. You don’t always get that opportunity in your normal life. You can kind of hide from yourself. “


” Celebrate the things that make you individual and unique, and realize that there’s no one in this world that looks like you. “


” Put on your bikini, put on whatever you want to wear, and don’t worry about what other people are saying. “


” Sometimes you never realise how much of an effect you’re having on people until you’re told, and the fan mail I receive has made me very aware of the positive effects I have on other people. “


” If a brand wants a specific girl, they want a specific girl, wherever you are. “


” I hope to show people everywhere that you can be unapologetically you and still succeed. I also hope that by using more diverse models, brands can see that there is power in diversity, and not shy away from doing something new for fear of failure. The effects are bigger than just the fashion industry. “


” You cannot determine someone’s health by the BMI alone. There are many factors that contribute to the health on an individual. If we’re going to start using BMI to police straight size models, what’s next? The plus size industry? To be honest, if it was down to BMI alone, most plus size models – including myself – wouldn’t be working. “


” You can’t say you’re inclusive when you only have one plus-size, hourglass white model. “



All 10 Philomena Kwao Quotes about You in picture


If you call me
I think that we need to allow words to be words. If my self-esteem and my self-worth linger on words that are used to describe me, then you have a problem in itself.


When you model, you don
Celebrate the things that make you individual and unique, and realize that there
Put on your bikini, put on whatever you want to wear, and don
Sometimes you never realise how much of an effect you
If a brand wants a specific girl, they want a specific girl, wherever you are.
I hope to show people everywhere that you can be unapologetically you and still succeed. I also hope that by using more diverse models, brands can see that there is power in diversity, and not shy away from doing something new for fear of failure. The effects are bigger than just the fashion industry.
You cannot determine someone
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