Amani Terrell was resolute in her campaign to illustrate to the world that she loves herself. All of herself.
Terrell, a Los Angeleno who tips the scales 260 pounds, just showed the world what self-love really looks like.
The 20-year-old flossed all of her curves in a bikini on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on April 2 and it was all caught on camera. Terrell told Fox 11 News that her bold move was to promote body acceptance and inspire other women to love the skin they’re in, too.
“You cannot seek validation from other people,” she said. “This world is very cruel. You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”
She went on to say that a being plus-size woman in Los Angeles is tough. “That’s all you see are thin women,” she explained. “I came up with this idea because I live in Hollywood and there’s this mass hysteria of perfection in this town. There’s a misconception that big women have low self-esteem. I don’t have low self-esteem.”
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