We Salute Daisy Lowe For Talking Modelling Industry Pressure To Stay Thin

Daisy Lowe talks honestly about modelling industry pressure to stay thin.


by Alya Mooro |
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"If you stand me next to a normal model I look like an elephant, and that's alright," Daisy Lowe told The Standard in recent interview. As iffff we needed any more reason to love her.

The sweet toothed model, who this week launched a cook book, has spoken openly and honestly about the pressures to stay thin in the modelling industry, one she's been part of ever since first getting spotted by a modelling scout aged 15 on a Camden street.

But it hasn't been all smooth sailing for the 25-year-old, who's revealed it's taken her 10 years to become happy with her body shape, and that she's previously been sent home for shows for being 'too big' - despite the fact she's a mere size 8.

"I've always been curvy because I've always loved my food. I'm not good at diets and I love dinners and socialising and cooking with my friends. I can never not think about food," she told Insider Magazine.

"It's taken me 10 years to say, ‘Oh, I’m actually comfortable in my shape and I’m proud of being a woman and my feminine form’. It’s definitely been a journey. It’s tough — but I’m still only a size eight!" she said.

“I always say to my friends when they’re worrying about their weight and pulling at their bodies, ‘If I didn’t do what I did for a living, I’d love to be a size 12 or 14 and have that curvy body with those amazing tits and that great arse... I think that’s so sexy, feminine and powerful. But doing what I do — I love being able to do my job and I love being able to fit into sample sizes and being able to parade around under bright lights.” More power to ya!

This love of food and all things sweet, coupled with a desire to eat clean is reportedly what prompted Daisy to write new cookbook Sweetness And Light, which is made up of wheat- and dairy-free recipes that avoid refined sugar. "I've never had 'chef' in mind as a career for me. I just thought it was really important to know and let people know that there are these alternatives that aren't as harmful to your body. It eliminates that food guilt" she told Insider.

Food that tastes yummy and is good for you!? Where do we sign up?

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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