This Latina Model Has A Growing Clothing Line For ALL Women
Denise Bidot is one of the world’s most famous plus-size models, and she is taking a stand for body positivity like never before. The Puerto Rican-Kuwaiti model, who was raised in Miami, wants everyone to know that There Is No Wrong Way To Be A Woman.
Denis Bidot is a plus-sized model with a mission: making women comfortable with their bodies.
As a part of her mission, Bidot is posting photos of herself on Instagram without any retouching.
And she looks damn good doing it.
She has also started a clothing brand called There Is No Wrong Way To Be A Woman.
“The strength of a woman is unparalleled and society’s definition of beauty often overshadows it,” Bidot wrote on the website. “I want to show that not only are we strong, but our differences are exactly what makes us beautiful. After all, a rainbow would be pretty boring if it was just one color and size.”
Originally, Bidot wanted to be an actor. But she was constantly turned down for roles because of her weight, according to The Cut.
“I actually moved to L.A. in 2005, and I wanted to be an actress. I would go out on all these Disney show auditions, and it was so easy to be yourself,” Bidot told The Cut. “Then I turned 18, moved to California, and was constantly being told that I needed to lose weight. I was like, ‘Look, I should be enough. Why is talent not enough?'”
Now, it’s important to know that her campaign is not anti-straight-size women. It is an inclusive campaign aimed at accepting women of all sizes and colors.
“I get asked all the time that we don’t look the same as straight-sized models and I am like, ‘Why does it have to be a versus.’ Why does it have to be straight-sized vs plus-sized,” Bidot told E! News. “I think it is one big industry. I am doing amazing things. I have to say we work out, we run around town, we most of the time are traveling so it’s hard not to be running through airports. We are just us.”
Bidot never expected to be a model until a chance encounter with a photographer.
According to her interview with The Cut, Bidot was doing makeup for a plus-sized model when the photographer asked if she would be interested in modeling. This was after the model had given up on her acting career.
“Shortly after I shot the images with her, she started getting calls like, ‘Who is this girl? Who is she signed to? What’s she doing,'” Bidot recalled to The Cut. “I ran through the door and realized what an amazing opportunity it was.”
She credits social media with the wider acceptance and success of plus-sized models and for the success of her own body positivity campaign.
“Social media had put the power back in the consumer’s hands,” Bidot told The Cut. “[Modeling] is a way to speak up, be recognized, and to be that person that I never had growing up.”
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