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Gigi og Bellas kurvede kusine lander lingerikampagne

Modelsøstrenes smukke kusine er en fantastisk rollemodel for unge kvinder

7. februar 2018 af Amira Høg Daimar

Joann Van Den Herik. Et navn, du bør skrive dig bag øret, for den 19-årige model står til at få en lys fremtid i modebranchen.

Hun er kusine til to af tidens mest eftertragtede modeller, Gigi og Bella Hadid, og nyt kampagneansigt for Debenhams lingeri. 

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Joann skrev kontrakt med et modelbureau i slutningen af sidste år og hun har på kort tid opbygget en solid følgerskare på Instagram, der lovpriser modellen for at fremme kropspositivitet. Joann er nemlig udstyret med flere kurver end sine kusiner, som hun stolt viser frem på det sociale medie og i den nye lingerikampagne.

“Jeg synes, det er meget vigtigt, at vise alle drenge og piger derude, at størrelse er ligegyldigt og at du er perfekt som du er. Det oversætter jeg til mit arbejde som model og på sociale medier,” forklarer Joann om sin mission.

Selvom den 19-årige hollænder fremstår selvsikker i dag, har hun tidligere kæmpet med selvtilliden og synet på egen krop:

“Hele mit liv har jeg fokuseret på min vægt. Igennem min opvækst tænkte jeg, at ‘fed’ er det værste, du kan kalde nogen. Men at kalde nogen fed siger mere om den person, der siger det,” skriver Joann i et nyligt Instagram-post. 

All my life I've been focused on my weight. "Fat" is used so often with women. I grew up thinking "fat" is the worst thing you could be called by someone. I thought "fat" was an insult. But calling someone fat, says more about the person who said it, than about yourself. You see, I HAVE fat, I'm not fat. Fat does not define me. I know what I eat, how much I exercise. I know that I'm a lot more than just my appearances. Sometimes I take flattering photos with make-up on (on the left) and sometimes I'm just not feeling posing and HATE make-up (on the right). Both is okay. Both bodies are OKAY. Most people would say picture two is an unflattering photo. But I love it. I love that you can see my imperfections, my fatrolls, my imperfect skin, my cellulite. Those are all my insecurities in one single picture. This is a big step for me because I'm still insecure and not 100% confident, but I want to show you guys that even people with many followers aren't perfect. I used to HATE every inch of my body. That mindset not only made me grumpy towards myself, but towards every one around me. It made me envious towards other women. I'm happy I realised that my body is great and that "perfect" doesn't exist. With this picture, I wanted to show every boy and girl out there, that YOUR BODY IS BEAUTIFUL. Your body is gorgeous, your body is unique, your body is yours. You can have fatrolls. You can have pimples. You can have stretchmarks. You can have everything you want. You can be whatever you want. Our stories and experiences make us who we are and that's the most amazing thing. Take that with you and embrace your body, embrace those curves! Make your insecurities your own, turn them into something positive, make them YOU! Don't hate your body until you lose weight or get the perfect body at the gym, do it the whole way, do it NOW! Loving yourself is greatest achievement of all ❤️ #LoveYourself #LoveYourBody #BodyPositive

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Sharon Webb fra Debenhams er begejstret for at have Van Den Herik i front for mærkets Gorgeous DD+ lingeri, som inkluderer større undertøjsstørrelser:

“Joann er en fantastisk ambassadør. Hendes positive attitude og kropsbudskab er utroligt inspirerende og noget, som mange kunder kan relatere til,” udtaler Sharon Webb. 

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Hvis du også finder Joann Van Den Herik inspirerende kan du følge modellen på Instagram, hvor hun jævnligt deler ud af sine positive budskaber. 

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