Source: Lucy Waterlow / Daily Mail
A model once dropped by an agency for being ‘too big’ now wants to help other ‘normal sized’ women break into the thin-obsessed fashion industry.
Saffi Karina, 27, from Wandsworth, began her modelling career when she was a size 10 but as ‘womanhood ensued’, she was told she was ‘too big’ to carry on working because of her curvy hips.
‘I had only been working for a couple of years, and really loving it, when they dropped me. But I have 41-inch hips – they are pure bone, there is nothing I can do about them, they aren’t going anywhere. I had to work with what I’ve got,’ she told the Evening Standard.
She took a break from modelling for a short time and then returned to a different agency as a size 12 to work as a plus size model. Since then she has featured in numerous advertising campaigns including those for Debenhams, Speedo, John Lewis and Bravissimo.
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