"In the process I gained a lot of weight, and interestingly that was the first time in my life that I started to truly feel beautiful and whole, even after the industry had turned its back on me due to the changes in my body."
"I want to represent women, ethnic women and curvy women who have come from small country towns who aren't typically seen in fashion or given the opportunities to have the success I've been able to achieve. I hope it highlights to women that what we want isn't out of grasp, and that our dreams are achievable. I want to be something I haven't seen before."
"Being the size I am I’m too ‘big’ and not tight enough for slimmer/straight size brands, and I’m too small for curve brands. I’ve got the broad shoulders, the boobs, the hips - but a little waist. I knew when I moved to the states that my size would be one of the things I had to contend with.
The other thing I knew I’d have to contend with is the fact that I am so natural and holistic in my approach to life and ageing. I have been asked multiple times to get botox/fillers/dye my hair (I have virgin hair, its a term in the industry that means my hair has never been touched, I have only ever gotten it cut or trimmed but never bleached or dyed it) and I simply refuse."