Model Review: The Ultimate Practice of Self-Care. Unapologetically Beautiful : Curvy Girl 4th Annual Lingerie Fashion Show and Girls Day Out

The official  Unapologetically Curvy Girl Annual Fashion Show group photo. Shop the look at curvygirlinc.com. Photos are owned by Curvy Girl Inc.

The official  Unapologetically Curvy Girl Annual Fashion Show group photo. Shop the look at curvygirlinc.com. Photos are owned by Curvy Girl Inc.

Behold; a catwalk filled with smiling fat ladies without a single apology in the air and no hesitation in their strut. 

Having the opportunity to walk in  Unapologetically Beautiful : Curvy Girl 4th Annual Lingerie Fashion Show  was an honor. Being fearless while wearing lingerie down the runway was one of the ultimate practice of self-care.

The owner of Curvy Girl Inc., Chrystal Bougon's sensual undergarments ranges from sizes 12-28, her mission to help all women feel beautiful and sexy, succeeded on Sept. 18.

Six of the models who walked the runway Sunday, Sept. 18th. Left from right  Davina Charlotte , Jhanelle Rivera (myself), Rosie Reigns , Stephenie Torres, Dahlia Kash and Laurel Dickman. Shop the look at curvygirlinc.com. Photos are owned by Curvy Girl Inc.

Six of the models who walked the runway Sunday, Sept. 18th. Left from right  Davina Charlotte , Jhanelle Rivera (myself), Rosie Reigns , Stephenie Torres, Dahlia Kash and Laurel Dickman. Shop the look at curvygirlinc.com. Photos are owned by Curvy Girl Inc.

The Villa Ragusa Ballroom was smoking hot with more than 30 body-posi models who shut down all disbeliefs that fat ladies cannot appear to be sexy in lingerie.  From "The Saucye Babydoll” a metallic embroidered piece with the matching G-string to the black floral lace skin-tight pieces, the audience had many fabulous selections to shop from. 

The diversity on the runway showed us our weight distributes in many ways. This allowed the audience to see how each piece fits uniquely on different body shapes.


Modeling in sensual wear stimulated my confidence. Being laced up into a crisscross back purple romper allowed me to explore my voluminous body in a seductive way. To top it off, dark makeup and teased curly hair completed the look. Wearing “The Jhanelle” while standing in front of the mirror, my mind wondered and instantly thought it's okay to acknowledge that I am sexy. From there on, I have decided wearing sexual sleepwear for my own pleasure is not a guilty one. 


My face lit up once I saw other plus size ladies in the audience smiling and applauding the models. From the looks on the guest faces, they were thrilled to see each piece. 

  Myself,, rocking "The Jhanelle" Shop the look at curvygirlinc.com Photo owned by Curvy Girl Inc.

 

Myself,, rocking "The Jhanelle" Shop the look at curvygirlinc.com Photo owned by Curvy Girl Inc.

The space was surrounded by body positive activist who take a fearless stand in the community. 
The ladies who I had the honor to walk with are more than just a pretty face. Surrounding myself with others who dedicate their time to help others embrace their bodies was motivating and aspiring.

Amongst the many activists, the author of “Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls”,  Jes Baker also known as  The Militant Baker graced us with her positive energy as she walked the runway and sign her books for fans. Oh, it di not end there.  Imagine a beauty salon dedicated for fat bodies, well it exists. So-Cals Baby Doll Couture arrived with their glitzy jewelry to sell. Many other vendors such as Unique Beauty Design showcased and sold their items. 

Thrown around like confetti at a festive party, compliments, laughs, smiles was exchanged everywhere.  

The body positive entrepreneur,  Bougon hosted a fabulous show, leaving her audience to rush to shop for her spicy products.

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Jhanelle Rivera