Meet Erica Jean Schnek, the plus-size model whose cover for Women's Running is making waves across the Internet!
The groundbreaking cover, which proves that a runner's body comes in all shapes and sizes, shows the 18-year-old looking fierce mid-exercise.
"I had no idea I was going to be on the cover!" Schnek told E! News. "I was initially stunned. I thought it would be a big deal but it turned out to be a MUCH bigger deal than I thought it would be!"
(Photo Credit: James Farrell/Women's Running)
She added, "I love how the image shows a thick-thighed woman who is proud of her body. I'm not wearing loose-fitting clothes, to say the least. At first it made me a bit uncomfortable but then I had to realize I can't help other women accept who they are without doing the same for myself."
The inspirational cover comes just five months after a plus-size model was featured in Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Edition for the first time in its 51-year history.
We'd say the fashion industry is making strides in the right direction!
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