We Need To Ig­nore The Body Haters

Aussie swim­suit model and Simply Be am­bas­sador Robyn Law­ley, 27, re­veals how she over­came her self-doubt and shares her life mantras with us

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‘I just don’t like the “plus-size” term and the way it seg­re­gates peo­ple. As a tall girl I feel like a giant, but it’s a dif­fer­ent type of plus-size. I don’t want girls to look at my body and be like: “If she’s plus­size, then what does that make me?”’

‘Why did we dis­miss a bunch of women over the last 20 years? My child­hood was spent look­ing at su­per-skinny mod­els. Now I’m glad there are mod­els of all sizes.’

‘Some­times I ig­nore, some­times I read it. If it’s about some­thing I care about, I read it and re­ply, but I know I can’t be ev­ery­one’s cup of tea. I have no hate. It’s fine.’

‘I feel most con­fi­dent when I learn an ac­tive skill and have a tal­ent to work on – pho­tog­ra­phy, film­ing, that kind of stuff.’

‘Get your fam­ily in­volved as much as you can. I’m lucky I have a very sup­port­ive other half who en­cour­ages me to go and work while I can and is all for fem­i­nism. We ne­go­ti­ate who will be at home when the other is out and vice versa.’

‘So­cial me­dia re­ally lets you show your true self, and peo­ple will like and re­spond to that.’

‘I un­der­stand it’s hard to buy fash­ion if you’re not shaped like the clothes are – I just wish they’d scrap all la­bels and make the sizes in­clu­sive. There should be more than size zero, reg­u­lar and then plus-size.’

‘I think so­ci­ety and the in­dus­try have changed dra­mat­i­cally since I started as a model. Girls like Iskra Lawrence re­ally help make body di­ver­sity a real­ity. It’s fi­nally go­ing the way it should be.’

‘Eat good food. Don’t diet. Never diet again! If you’re feel­ing down, get help and talk to some­one about it. I still eat what I want in mod­er­a­tion, but I don’t eat any chem­i­cal food.’

‘Un­wind. Re­fo­cus on what’s im­por­tant and don’t sweat the small stuff. We all go through “off” days – even the most beau­ti­ful women in the world.’

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