Dascha Polanco’s Instagram following: 2 million and growing.
Also on point: her fashion game.
Designers lining up to dress the OITNB star: almost nonexistent.
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What gives? According to Dascha Polanco, it is all about her body type and size.
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In a recent interview with Vogue, Polanco spilled all the tea on how hard it is to be a woman in Hollywood with curves. Spoiler: It’s hard AF. And it isn’t just Polanco’s perception of things. Her close friends and coworkers have confirmed the sad fact that she’s not being dressed by big-name luxury brands because she’s curvy. She’s even been turned down from brands she admires and wears already.
“Oh, you’re not the sizes we have, not right now, maybe in the future,” Polanco told Vogue about a brand she already buys and wanted to wear to events. “Now even if they want me to [wear their designs] down the road, I will not give them the pleasure. It’s disappointing, but I try to work with up-and-coming designers who will make things for me and who will collaborate with me. People who love my curves and embrace them as much as I do.”
It’s a shame, too, because girl. looks. fierce!
It’s really tasteless to come across today that a host of @univision @elgordoylaflaca have used poor choices of words that have become offensive. They have created an environment in which it has ignited bullying across their platforms & has instigated against my weight due to the same dress being worn by one of their host and I last night. Interesting that they chose to glorify something so superficial like this, and not focus on the issues Latinos face in Hollywood. I don’t get how they allow their reporters to use profanity to make noise. #ismellgood #ieatbullies #OffensiveFoul #siempreyo #gordayto #estacurvasnuncasevanaenderezar
And she is quick to call people out who try to lessen her with their body shaming comments.
Doesn’t matter if it is a full-length flowing gown…
…or a see-through jumpsuit with a fierce cape.
You better get it, girl!
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You can read her full Vogue interview here and she even drops a hint of starting her own fashion line!