This month for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but the people not included are the women in the “Anti-Victoria’s Secret” show. A show that focus on showing that all women are Angels.
A pair of sisters Alyse and Lexi Scaffidi created a body positive show that will focus on real women, “bitesized” franchise- @bitesizedfitness and @bitesizedsis.
“Every year we watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and we start to kind of look at the models and compare that to yourself and you start to think like I’ll never look like that. No matter what I do that’s not who I am and realistically thats not what most of the world looks like. Then you start to get down on yourself.”
Sister Alyse is 4’11” told Yahoo Lifestyle, that she doesn’t see people like herself or the women of different body types on a runway and that is what got the pair to put their Anti-VS show together.
“We actually came up with the idea during last year’s VS Fashion Show, as we were sitting their mesmerized by the spectacular fashion designs,” Alyse says. “We wanted to be angels ourselves, but we knew that wouldn’t be possible.”
The sisters put together a group of diverse women that isn’t just what you will see in the VS Fashion Show… “Recreating the VS Fashion Show was our chance to make 21 girl’s dream of being a runway angel come true, and in the process, we hope to inspire body confidence amongst other women,” Alyse shares. “It’s not about celebrating obesity or anorexia, it’s about breaking away from stereotypical look of what is beautiful and celebrating who you are as a person.”
All of the ladies used in the show each have their own beauty and different qualities.
Check out the models that were selected to walk the runway in The Anti-VS… Here are what some of the ladies had to say too-
Tessa Snyder @tessnyder said, “I am so proud to say that almost 18 years after beating cancer and losing my leg, I feel beautiful, comfortable and I’m the most confident that I have ever been in my own skin.”
Jillian Curwin @jill_ilana said, “When I was younger, it felt that no one thought I was capable because of my size. As I got older, while I didn’t get taller, I realized that my size only limits me if I allow it too.”
Lydia Sherice @iamlydiasherice said, “After two full pregnancies and a bad eczema breakout, I had to overcome the fear of opinions overtaking the opinion I have of myself.”
Sofia Moore @glam_by_sofi said, “No one could change my perception of myself but me. I slowly learned to no avoid mirrors but embrace them, not avoid attention but seek it, and not hide in a crowd but stand out.”
Kaitlyn Tobin @k_moongypsy said, “I’ve been told I was too big, too thin, and all kinds of comments in between. Through it all I learned to love my body and treat it with respect because life is too short to be at war with yourself.”
The sisters said that they have had such a positive response to their first show, they might continue it through the next year and eventually launch it into a non-profit movement.
“We want to help change young women’s opinion of what’s considered beautiful,” Alyse said. “We want to help them embrace beauty in their uniqueness and differences, which we will inspire them to chase after their dreams, regardless of society’s opinions.”
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