This Aussie swimsuit model couldn’t book any jobs in Australia due to being too big.
Overseas, however, was another story…
Speaking to new.com.au, Bree Warren reveals what the modelling industry was like when she first started compared to now, where body diversity is finally changing.
Making size more relatable
A size 12-14, Bree recounts how Australia wasn’t responding to high consumer demand for body diversity (side note: the average Australian woman is a size 14-16).
“I had hips, I naturally had a little bit of a bigger build and so nothing ever really eventuated. I was sort of this middle ground that they didn’t really know what to do with.”
“It was pretty slow in terms of the Australian market just because of my size. In Australia, there wasn’t really any work for me as a plus-size model as the size that I naturally am,” Warren told news.com.au.
This has now changed
Knowing herself and knowing that every body is created differently is what drives Warren to want change in the industry.
How can women who are a size 16 look at a size 8 model and relate? Warren believes the fashion industry in Australia is beginning to listen to their consumers!
“Now, compared to when I started modelling eight years ago, it’s a completely different industry.”
“I have become busier in the last year than I ever have before … it’s a testament to how much attitudes about body diversity have changed. It was definitely harder in the beginning, but now it’s a really good time in fashion for diversity,” Warren said.
Warren also believes she is relatable to women, she is healthy, active and body confident.
“I have a body type that is relatable to a lot of women. It just seems crazy that there has only been one way to be beautiful for so long there’s really only been one body type until now.
“This is the size that I am naturally meant to be. I’m healthy, I’m active. This is just my natural body shape. I hope one day the tide will turn and in 10 years people will think it was strange that we never had body diversity,” she said.
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