Iskra Lawrence is an up-and-coming swimsuit model who isn't afraid to flaunt her curvy figure.
She just landed a coveted American Eagle campaign, showing off their casual intimate apparel.
Things are definitely looking up for the 25-year-old's career.
But it wasn't always so easy for her to land jobs.
Iskra claims when she started out, she couldn't compete with ultra skinny models, saying:
“It was really, really difficult for me because I was comparing myself to [other models'] bodies and wondering why I couldn't have a thigh gap,” she says. “I tried everything, and it just wasn't happening, so I got dropped from that agency.”
Now, the popular model's mission is to combat internet body shaming.
Recently, she did so by shedding a little light on the hypocrisy of 'thigh gap' photos in a recent Instagram post.
The caption reads:
"no thigh gap or thigh gap who cares. We all think we want different things and we should because we are all different, there's no wrong way just be the healthiest & happiest for you. I'll be the first one to tell you pics are all about good lightening and angles.
Always remember social medias not real life. never let anyone else's pics make you feel insecure about yourself. If you don't look like her and she doesn't look like you that's how it's meant to be. You are meant to be YOU no one else, your body is your home so love and respect it. When you look after it beautiful things happens."
Iskra is vocal about her love for food and having realistic goals when it comes to weight.
Recently, the model made waves when she posted this photo of herself in underwear, surrounded by bags of potato chips.
Along with railing against body-shaming, Iskra has also voiced her complaints with society's obsession with the perfect bikini body, saying:
"The media does not dictate who should wear a bikini or how you should look either. you have a body and when you put on a bikini you have a bikini body.
We all deserve to love the skin we are in and enjoy the summer in whatever we want to wear because life is about more than worrying what you look like on the beach."
Amen to that, sister.