#THEREALCATWALK

      On December 2nd, 25 women braved the New York City cold and strutted in their lingerie in Times Square. #theREALcatwalk was an event to promote self love and body positivity in one of the busiest tourist spots in the world. Model and Current contestant of America’s Next Top Model, KhrystyAna organized the event that took place 4 days after the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
 

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   “We look at these beautiful VS models and get deeply affected, sometimes not even consciously, by the overwhelming standard of one kind of beauty. Neglecting to represent the many other types or ideals of beauty can make us feel unattractive, as if we need to change to become more like those girls” KhrystyAna told Yahoo Lifestyle. Although she made it very clear that it wasn’t “an anti Victoria’s Secret Runway Show, it was pro ANYONE can catwalk showcase”.

Photo Credit Instagram @Khrystyana

   There was no shortage on diversity during this event, “...women of different cultures, skin tones. There will be transgender women, women of different ages and sexual orientation, full made up face and some with no makeup, waxed or unwaxed legs. All walks of life are welcome and there’s no discrimination” KhrystyAna explained.

Photo Credit Instagram @Khrystyana

Photo Credit Instagram @Khrystyana

   The women who participated were absolutely gorgeous; every roll, big tummy and thunder thigh were on full display for the world to see. Every woman who walked #theREALcatwalk reminds us that all body types are beautiful and if we continue to reject outdated body standards we can break up how unrealistic the beauty industry can be. With that, we can all feel truly beautiful in the skin we’re in.



Written By: Tremaine Tillery

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