Is Iskra Lawrence the new Gigi Hadid? Size 14 model flashes her legs and cleavage as she lands ANOTHER major fashion shoot
- Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence found fame through Instagram
- Worcestershire model made runway debut in New York this weekend
- Is star of Arcadia magazine and new Simply Be campaign
- She refuses to retouch any of the snaps she shares with her followers
- As a teen she was told she was too big and must be thin to be successful
- She took 'drastic measures' to slim to size 8 so is healthier now as size 14
She's the model who was dumped by an agency at the age of 15 because her 'hips were too big' before going on to become one of the most successful plus-size models of the year - even making her debut at New York Fashion Week.
And the success stories keep mounting for size 14 Iskra Lawrence, who has landed a high fashion fashion magazine covershoot, as well as a new campaign.
The 26-year-old model, from Worcestershire, who is a UK size 14 (US 10), is the coverstar of Arcadia magazine and showcases her curves to perfection in an array of revealing outfits.
Iskra Lawrence is the size 14 model taking the world by storm and her success shows no sign of abating after she was unveiled as the new face of Simply Be and cover star of Arcadia magazine (pictured)
If that wasn't enough, the model, who has been hailed the plus size Gigi Hadid, has also been unveiled as the new face of Simply Be.
The body confidence campaigner and US style blogger Gabi Gregg (size 22) star in the retailer’s latest TV ad.
Traditionally, autumn is the season where women are encouraged to ‘cozy up’ indoors out of the cold but Simply Be have launched their ‘Step Out’ campaign, which is all about promoting body confidence regardless of size.
The 30 second TV ad campaign filmed on the streets of the capital, stars Iskra and Gabi who Step Out and stop traffic in Simply Be’s autumn/winter collection which caters for sizes 12 to 32.
The 26-year-old model, from Worcestershire, is the glossy coverstar of Arcadia magazine and showcases her curves to perfection in an array of revealing outfits
Iskra has found fame sharing untouched pictures of her hourglass figure on Instagram with her 2.5m followers
'It’s great to be part of campaign that’s so positive and feel good,' Iskra told FEMAIL of the coup.
'The campaign is literally about stepping out and embracing who you are and feeling fantastic about how you look. The Simply Be AW16 fashion collection is great as it’s full of colour, print and all the key trends you want to wear for the season making no compromise on style.
'Hopefully it will inspire women to have the confidence to be real and embrace who they are. Fashion might seem like quite a trivial subject but how you feel about how you look can effect so many more parts of your life so it’s great to encourage women to be unapologetic and celebrate the way they look, even if that doesn’t conform to a prescribed look or size.
'There are no rules – it’s about stepping out and feeling confident and fabulous.'
Now a size 14, she has learnt to love her curves and is trying to help other women feel the same way as a body confidence coach
Despite making a stellar splash at New York Fashion Week - where the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid dominate the catwalks - Iskra has previously admitted to spending years 'battling' with her body and her confidence as she tried to aspire to be thin.
But now a size 14, she has learnt to love her curves and is trying to help other women feel the same way as a body confidence coach.
She has found fame sharing untouched pictures of her hourglass figure on Instagram with her 2.5m followers.
'Social media has enabled me to connect with people all over the world. It allows you to feature and post what you like but I’ve learnt with that comes a responsibility as so many people have been kind enough to come back and tell me how inspiring they find my posts so it does make me aware of what I put up,' she said of the modern tool.
If that wasn't enough, the model, who has been hailed the plus size Gigi Hadid, has also been unveiled as the new face of Simply Be
'Hopefully it will inspire women to have the confidence to be real and embrace who they are,' said Iskra of her new campaign
Appearing recently on This Morning, she told presenters Anita Rani and James Martin that while she now loves her body shape, it has been a long journey when she's been constantly faced with the notion that she has to be thin in order to be perfect.
She said: 'I have spent years battling with my body. Seeing it altered after photoshoots made me have body images issues.
'I would see my legs had been slimmed down, my arms were half the size, my skin was smooth, and that made me think there was something wrong with those things.
'We are not born thinking those things are flaws, we are told by society and the media and social pressures online that they are flaws.
'So now I wanted to put real images out there and let other girls see what is real.
Iskra has been compared to model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid
'I had body confidence issues all of my teen years until four years ago when I took control and started investing in looking after myself from the inside out - it is about mental health as well.'
Iskra revealed she was dropped by her modelling agency at the age of 15 as she was told her 'hips were too big' and this led to her taking 'drastic measures' to change her natural body shape.
'I aspired to be like models I saw in the media who were straight and thin. I tried to change as I thought I had to be slim to be a model.
'I took drastic measures, I was young and I didn't know what healthy was. But when I got down to a size 8, I was more unhealthy than I am now.'
But since finding fame in the plus industry, Iskra says it's changed her life and she can't wait to see what the future holds for the industry.
She said: 'What’s really lovely about the curve model industry is a win for one is a win for all. When someone breaks through a barrier we’re all there to support them as it means they’re paving the way for other models and opening up opportunities for all of us.
'I’m always so touched that if the other girls see me secure a campaign or shoot they’ll all message to congratulate me and cheer me on. It’s such a supportive community and so different from when I was modelling straight sizes.'
British plus-size model Iskra Lawrence, 26, displayed her incredible curves as she walked in her first-ever runway at New York fashion week at the Chromat fashion show