Meet the model remaking ads in the name of body positivity

March 16, 2018

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Diana Sirokai is a 21-year-old model and activist who has over half a million followers on Instagram.

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The Hungarian influencer’s posts offer fashion tips and promote self-love and self-acceptance. However, Instagram was once a source for insecurity for Sirokai.

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All I could see were these amazing bodies that we idolize, and I felt like I couldn’t post in bikinis because I don’t look like that.

— Diana Sirokai

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She said she decided to remake popular ads so brands will see that curvy models can look just as good.

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In September she re-created a photograph of Kim Kardashian West, laid up in a white one-piece.

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In December she re-created a Stuart Weitzman ad that showed model Gigi Hadid completely nude, save for a pair of heels.

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In February Sirokai re-created the Kardashian-Jenner Calvin Klein ad, for which she recruited some fellow curve models and bloggers.

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High-fashion brands don’t use diversity in their campaigns because they are afraid and don’t really know what to do with models like myself.

— Diana Sirokai

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Sirokai hopes to continue being a positive influence in fashion and on the internet to show women who look like her that they are worthy.

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