Let’s just admit it: when it comes to lingerie, most of us covet the looks the models of Victoria’s Secret wear. Especially during this time of the year, what with all of the hoopla surrounding the brand’s annual fashion show. Some of the ‘supposedly’ most beautiful women from around the world are always chosen to represent the company’s looks on that catwalk, yet all of these models tend to always have one thing in common: their size.
To be honest, it can be a little disheartening. Where does this leave the average-sized gals of the world? Tabria Majors wondered as much, especially since she personally loves the lingerie brand. So after the company selected another round of skinny gals for this year’s show she decided to take matters into her own hands. Or, camera lens to be exact.
The Brooklyn-based, plus-sized model took to her Instagram and Twitter accounts to prove once and for all that plenty of women can rock Victoria’s Secret looks, and that you don’t have to be a specific size to do it. If these side-by-side poses she came up with as a result don’t prove her theory, we honestly don’t know what does, because in our opinion Majors looks awesome.
Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life lol. Just paying homage to a few of my favorite pics/outfits from VS here and showing that curvy girls can rock (and sell) lingerie just as well as straight size models. _____________________________________ 📸 @allgoodthingstv 👚 @victoriassecret
— Tabria (@TabriaMajors) October 31, 2017
In an interview with Huffington Post Canada Majors explained that she’s been thinking of doing a shoot like this for a while in order to “open the discussion of inclusivity in mainstream media,” and that she questions why companies like Victoria’s Secret don’t cater to average-sized buyers.
“The main argument I’ve heard is that it’s expensive, time-consuming, and companies don’t have the proper resources to expand their sizes,” Majors told the publication. “I personally don’t believe that, primarily because the plus-size industry brings in billions of dollars each year, and the potential profit companies would make should counter any of their hesitations.”
Well now that’s an argument we can certainly get behind.
In the meantime, if you’re a fan of Majors like we are, you can gear up to see her as a finalist in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swim Search. (We know who we’ll be casting our votes for.)
— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) November 8, 2017
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, indeed.