She’s shattering all those modeling stereotypes one Instagram photo at a time! Whether Iskra Lawrence uploads a photo of herself eating snacks in the kitchen (in her underwear) or shares tips on how to make your body look skinnier on Instagram, fans of the Aerie Real model are obsessed with the way she addresses body positivity.
“EXPOSING all the model poses on the gram in this week’s self-care Sunday video,” the 27-year-old wrote on Instagram. On her YouTube channel, Iskra revealed tons of tricks that models use to look thinner than they really are in photos.
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EXPOSING all the model poses on the gram in this weeks self-care Sunday video ▶️(Link to watch in my bio)👆 Swipe to see 6 of the 7 before and after that I show in real time in my video➡️ Please watch the video to understand these series of pics 😘 I wanted to get super real and show u how drastically and instantly ppl can change how they look simply by posing! Let alone good lighting, high quality cameras and photoshop! I've talked about this a lot in the past but in this video I show you 7 ways in which posing can dramatically change how we look. I'm super excited to share this with you, I myself still pose and there's nothing wrong with moving your body in ways you feel most comfortable or confident but let's be honest and show the actual process. I've been modelling 14years so I learnt some stuff I want to share with you all. Because life's not perfect, social media lives aren't Perfect and neither are us or our bodies. And that's exactly how it's meant to be! Because we are all imperfectly perfect and 100% unique. So s/o to all the real ones who keep it 💯 celebrate every single inch of pinkcandyfloss you and who you are! I hope you enjoy this video, thank you so much to @elleusa #FashionForAll and @youtube for making this possible. —– What I'm wearing: @aerie bralette @americaneagle jeans @ph5official bodysuit in the vid @tai_jewelry hoops —— And to clarify non of these pictures have been retouched or photoshopped! #aeriereal —— Free online screening tools to help identify eating disorders available @NEDA website. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool
“I wanted to get super real and show you how drastically and instantly people can change how they look simply by posing,” the beauty said. “Let alone good lighting, high quality cameras, and Photoshop! I’ve talked about this a lot in the past but in this video I show you 7 ways in which posing can dramatically change how we look.”
The curvy bombshell continued, “I’m super excited to share this with you. I myself still pose and there’s nothing wrong with moving your body in ways you feel most comfortable or confident but let’s be honest and show the actual process.”
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Your fat rolls are beautiful🙌 ⬆️I made a video about them (link in my bio)⬆️ And the reason we have been lead to believe they aren't is because we don't see them in the media unless someone's being shamed for weight gain or ridiculed for their body. This is NOT the truth and not OK. Having rolls of skin / fat that are soft / squidgy or big / small does not define your beauty. I wanted to show you how my body looks when I'm relaxed and when I'm posing right next to each other so you can see how easy it is to manipulate how a body looks. (I filmed myself doing this for you on my YouTube) As a model in the industry 13years I've seen nearly all the pics chosen of me for lingerie & swimwear shoots are the ones where my stomach looks flattest. Which for a long time lead me to believe that's how I should look. Because even if I did happen to have a few shots where I'm in a position you can see back fat or rolls someone had decided it's more "beautiful" "aspirational" or will inspire more customers to buy the product if those so called "flaws" don't exist. But things are changing I remember the first time I saw curvier models in editorials with their rolls and back fat and I remember the first time I shot with @aerie and they wanted me to not pose but be real and just myself. Then when I saw my first campaign with them and I could see my unretouched body – pics with rolls / back fat I'm not gonna lie I was shocked. That quickly turned into joy because they made me feel good enough and knew that those "flaws" didn't mean I wasn't beautiful in fact showing that their models didn't have to be "flawless" was incredibly empowering. So thank you #AerieReal and everyone who created the movement it's not just game changing but life changing ILY😘 And that's why when I started my insta about 3years ago I created the #everyBODYisbeautiful bc we are more than the sum of our perfections we are all beautiful equal souls living in imperfectly perfect bodies.
In the video, Iskra details how to create the illusion of a thigh gap — “All I’m going to do is tilt my pelvis back and you can see straight away, it’s only a small gap, but I have a gap” — making arms look smaller and fitter
— “If you take a photo to the side and your arm is against your body like that, it’s going to look double the size than if you move it back like that” — and eradicating the appearance of a double chin — “All I have to do is put my tongue to the top of my mouth and immediately, my double chin is slightly less.”
She added, “I’ve been modelling 14 years so I learnt some stuff I want to share with you all [sic]. Because life’s not perfect, social media lives aren’t perfect and neither are us or our bodies. And that’s exactly how it’s meant to be! Because we are all imperfectly perfect and 100% unique.”
It’s hardly the first time the lingerie enthusiast has shared a picture of her abs (or her “rolls,” depending on the photo). And though she’s mentioned that models use specific maneuvers in the past, this time around, she’s shedding light on what goes on behind the scenes in the industry and sharing firsthand the poses that can deceive.
“Your fat rolls are beautiful,” the 26-year-old has written. “And the reason we have been led to believe they aren’t is because we don’t see them in the media unless someone’s being shamed for weight gain or ridiculed for their body. This is NOT the truth and not OK.”