This is Stefania Ferrario. She’s 23 years old, comes from Australia, and refuses to be classed as a “plus-size” model.
In the fashion industry, a plus-size model is anyone bigger than “average”. Stefania, with her stunning curves, are always classed as plus-size.
But the Aussie girl is hitting back, and campaigning for the fashion industry to #DropThePlus and accept that whatever their shape or size, all models are just that — models.
Stefania slams the modeling world for the effect they have on young girls, as teens are told that any size that isn’t super-skinny is a “plus size” — and that can’t be healthy.
“I am a model,” says Stefania simply, “Unfortunately, in the modeling business you get called ‘plus-sized’ if you’re a little larger than average.”
“I think this can have a negative effect on a model’s chance of success.”
And Stefania isn’t afraid to celebrate her curves — she’s a sought-after lingerie model thanks to her gorgeous figure.
We agree with Stefania — it’s time to drop the plus and accept that every body is a beautiful body.
You can keep up with Stefania on Instagram.