It’s pretty normal to see tall, slender models slaying their way down the Victoria’s Secret runway each year.
But one American plus-size model is challenging the brand to be inclusive of curvier body shapes.
Plus-size model Tabria Majors, from Brooklyn, New York, decided to recreate classic Victoria’s Secret ad campaigns to show that curvy women can also “rock” lingerie.
“Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life,” Tabrai wrote on her Instagram post.
“Just paying homage to a few of my favourite pics/outfits from VS [Victoria’s Secret] here and showing that curvy girls can rock (and sell) lingerie just as well as straight size models.”
According to Huffington Post, the 29-year-old has regularly thought about recreating a Victoria’s Secret shoot and hopes her post will spark public debate. "I really want to open the discussion of inclusivity in mainstream media,” she says.
The brunette beauty is dead-set on figuring out the reason why mainstream companies stick to using traditional models for major ad campaigns and runway shows.
“The main argument I've heard is that it's expensive, time-consuming, and companies don't have the proper resources to expand their sizes.
"I personally don't believe that, primarily because the plus-size industry brings in billions of dollars each year, and the potential profit companies would make should counter any of their hesitations,” she says.
Tabria, who has more than 409 000 followers on Instagram, has her fans loving her comparison pictures with her post receiving more than 30 000 likes.
“I feel so much better about myself now thank you,” says one follower.
“You look amazing!! It’s so good to see what these things look like on curvy girls,” says another.
Tabria isn’t the only plus-size model who’s voiced her opinion on this matter.
Ashley Graham – who was the first plus-size model featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated – has also volunteered to walk for the Victoria Secret show in order to break runway norms, according to Metro News.