In today’s modern times, nothing much surprises us anymore. Not when it comes to fashion, beauty, hair or style. So, why is it so surprising to some that beauty comes in more than the standardized form of what we see on magazine covers? Today, Lionesse would like to highlight some of the most fantastic and new wave of beauty rebels we could find to give you a glimpse into another realm, where beauty is more than skin deep – it’s real, it’s raw, and it’s now.
Tess Holliday – Largest Plus Sized Model
Tess Holliday is a plus sized model based out of Los Angeles, California. She defied the odds in terms of becoming a mainstream model, getting signed to Milk Model Management as the largest plus sized model to be signed to any mainstream modeling agency. Everything for her began on a little website some of you may have heard of known as Instagram, when she began her own hashtag #effyourbeautystandards, and the rest is history. At 5’5”, she weighs 260 lbs, wears a size 22, and is covered in tattoos. She has pale skin and long auburn hair, and her attitude is what makes her shine. She wants the world to know that beauty does not come in one size, and that the standard that the modeling world has set for women is wrong. She is on a mission with her hashtag to inspire people everywhere to love their bodies for what it is, the way it is, right now.
Andrej Pejic – Transgender Supermodel
This transgender model has been through the ringer in terms of scoring major deals and making news headlines, but now, its up she goes from here. Andrej Pejic was found by a modeling agency while working at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant at the age of 17. Since becoming involved in the modeling industry, she has been privileged to work with brands such as Marc Jacobs, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Michalsky. She has also been featured in FHM’s top 100 Sexiest Women in the World, coming in at number 98. She has broken historical bounds with her career, something she should be exceptionally proud of – and has set the standards at an easier to attain level for many transgender models to follow. Her attitude is pleasant but determined, and she knows all too well that the typical standards set of what the world thinks is beautiful is always able to be swayed.
Caitlyn Jenner –Celebrity Dad & Former Olympian Turned Female
Everyone, unless you have been sleeping under some sort of rock, has heard about Bruce Jenner’s transition. It seemed to have made headlines for months before the world was indulged into what the new Caitlyn Jenner looked like. Many people asked why. Others were astounded. Some were completely happy for her. But, most wanted to know, why now? Why did Caitlyn Jenner wait so long to become who she was always meant to be? In an interview with Vanity Fair, Caitlyn explains that she couldn’t live a lie anymore, and that the time was now. She also mentioned that she did not want to hurt anyone she loved, as in, her family, by what she was doing. It was also said that the day after becoming Caitlyn, she and one of her daughters spent a long girl’s day together, talking more than ever before. We think Caitlyn is inspirational and beautiful – and inspires everyone to be who they truly want to be, no matter what.