Alexa Chung is known for her slinky frame, but the fashionista says that had she the choice, she wouldn’t pick to have the figure she does, instead she’d opt for a more curvy frame like her good friend, Daisy Lowe. Speaking on her Vogue Video series, the model has opened up about body image and diversity in the fashion industry and made some surprising comments about her own figure.
Following on in the footsteps of Gigi Hadid, who spoke this week about body image and the criticism she has faced recently, Alexa opened up about the types of comments she receives on social media. Explaining that she is often criticised for being “scrawny” or looking “gross”, the stunning starlet said:
“I would love to look like Daisy Lowe, but I don’t, but I’m happy with how I look. Equally, I don’t want to use this as an example of how young girls should look.”
Known for being super svelte, Alexa explains that she wants to be able to, “promote a healthy body image” and that the fashion industry needs to be more diverse. Whether it be with regard to size, age or race, Alexa explores where the fashion industry needs to improve.
When it comes to women’s figures, there seems to be a new star attacked every week – facing negative comments on social media is not something Alexa is alone in. Just this week, Gigi confronted internet bullies who have been targetting her for her size. In an Instagram post, Gigi said:
“No, I’m not the first or last model of my type in this industry. You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I’m a hard worker that’s confident in myself, one that came at a time when the fashion industry was ready for a change. Yes I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment.”
And Gigi isn’t the first to take on the haters. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini recently went on a serious Twitter rant to confront the lack of “sisterhood” after being criticised for her slim figure for weeks.
“I think it’s about time people just leave others alone with their unnecessary and unwanted opinions and judgements.”
And just a few weeks ago, Lucy Mecklenburgh took to Instagram to make a point to her haters. Posting this snap, Lucy said:
“I’m sick of people saying that the photos I post have loads of editing and photoshopping. This is a photo I took from the photographers screen on the day of the shoot and the one that went in @fabmagpics not the exact image but you get the idea!”
Hopefully with all these lovely ladies fighting back, it won’t be long before we actually start to see a positive change in this whole body image saga.
By Amy de Klerk