10 Body-Posi Models to Follow on Instagram

Let’s be real. Fashion, makeup, and social media are really fun ways to express yourself, but they can come at a price.

Sometimes, the people we see modeling the clothes and beauty products we love are a little too perfect. It’s inevitable that this can play a role in how we view ourselves and others. This pressure can be excruciating for some people, especially for women who don’t have body types that fulfill these standards (which is most of us, btw!!!).

That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with positive people who don’t attempt to police female anatomy; not only in real life, but on social media as well. These ten models actively promote body positivity and uplift women everywhere. Many of them are even members of the Galore fam <3

1. Ashley Graham

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Ashley Graham is one of the most iconic plus sized models in the industry. She has modeled for almost every major brand, designed her own line of lingerie, and was even on Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list.

2. Dounia Tazi

2 days ’till debut song

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At only nineteen, this model/singer just debuted her first single called East Coast Hiding. Dounia Tazi is also known for addressing Islamophobia and the systematic oppression of people of color, along with calling out fat shamers.

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3. Anita Marshall

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When Anita isn’t rocking natural hair or showing off a sexy dress on Instagram, she’s being featured in campaigns for Macy’s and Nordstrom, or being interviewed by Paper Magazine.

4. Iskra Lawrence

This British model is best known for being an #AerieREAL Role Model and inspiring self-love in young women, while encouraging them to form healthy gym habits. And lemme tell you what, if anyone’s going to successfully motivate me to hit the gym, it would be Iskra.

5. Diana Veras

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Diana Veras speaks out about racial diversity in the fashion industry while slaying the game with her super cute curls. Not only has she been featured in Teen Vogue, but she has modeled for Aerie and NARS x Paper Mag.

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6. Paloma Elsesser

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With an Instagram full of mesmerizing selfies and stunning outfits, Paloma is definitely a model to watch. Not only is she Pat McGrath’s muse (!!!), but she also talks about her experiences as a mixed girl in an informative way.

7. Barbie Ferreira

Juiced up n lazY

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Barbie is a cutie with an even sparklier personality. This model and aspiring actress has been killing it this past year, while making sure to facilitate discussions about social justice issues.

8. Philomena Kwao

In an industry that lacks diversity, Philomena is a pure gem. This curvy beauty of Ghanaian descent addresses colourism and writes when she’s not being interviewed by Vogue Italia or featured in The New York Times.

9. Tara Lynn

Hey belly ✌️

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This sultry Seattle native can brag about appearing on the cover of Elle France, Elle Spain, Vogue Italia, features in CR Fashion Book by Tom Ford, and spending an entire year barefoot.

10. Sabina Karlsson

🍉🍉🍉 #MySwimBody #bikini

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Sabina’s hypnotizing combination of freckles and auburn curly hair has gotten her signed in almost every major city, while her encouraging message of self-acceptance makes everyone fall in love with her.

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