Robyn Lawley was recently named the face of Ralph Lauren, thus officially becoming the first ever plus-size model to get this much coveted gig. She’s now featured in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Australia magazine.Not that there was ever any doubt as to how gorgeous Robyn is but, if there was, the pictorial in Cosmo Australia should put it to rest, as the Daily Mail also points out.
The stunning brunette rocks a series of very revealing swimsuits, both one-piece and two-piece, flaunting her enviable curves which, though far from making her a plus-size in the real world, qualify her as one in modeling.
Cosmopolitan's Fashion Director, Nicole Adolphe, says in a statement that Robyn was just the girl to consider for a pictorial because of her natural beauty and incredible confidence.
We imagine the massive amounts of media attention she’s been getting lately also played a part but, then again, no one is complaining.
“Robyn totally embodies what a real woman is, and our readers adore her – so I HAD to shoot her for our special swim issue. And what a shoot, she simply […] is the ultimate Cosmo girl,” Adolphe gushes.
Another thing that has made Robyn such a hit with millions of women (and men) from around the world is that she’s determined to prove that beauty goes beyond a figure on the scale.
She’s yet to disclose her weight, saying about it only that she’s an “average” girl in this respect, because she wants to redefine the notion that beauty is intimately linked to one’s weight.
Speaking with Good Morning America just recently, Robyn admitted to once dreaming of becoming a supermodel like other girls but, in the end, she realized she could not fight against her body just to make a career in the industry.
Above all, she did not want to starve herself and put her health at risk just so she could get modeling gigs.
In the end, she realized that plus-size modeling was picking up pace, and saw an opportunity for herself there. She was not wrong.
Today, Robyn believes she and other plus-size models like herself will be able to “force” the industry to be more embracing of different body types because, as clichéd as it may sound, beauty does come in all shapes and sizes.
“I hope so. There are so many plus-sized models in New York doing so well at the moment, and it’s only going to get better. I think there will be more understanding and less discrimination within,” she says.