Though the garments for sale might be gorgeous and diverse, seeing white, skinny model after white, skinny model selling your clothes is not.
ASOS’s newest swimsuit model, Vivian Eyo-Ephraim, is changing the game and slaying a yellow bikini for ASOS Curve.
The initial tweet from a body positive blogger celebrating the model had reached 30,000 likes and 8,000 retweets at the time of writing, as people called on Black Twitter to work its magic.
Eyo-Ephraim told Metro more about her career – and just how important diversity is to her:
I think it’s incredibly important to start re-defining what is the norm, and start celebrating our individuality.
The modelling world is still so new to me, to see the amazing support and response from a job I did is just incredible, I couldn’t be more grateful to ASOS and Bridge for taking a chance on me and allowing me to show the world that everybody is beautiful, no matter what their shape, size or ethnicity.
We all know diversity matters to a fair, just society. Unsurprisingly, it matters for our mental health too – and it turns out plus-sized models make us both healthier and happier.
Written By: Mimi Launder
First Published 31.03.18: https://www.indy100.com/article/asos-swimsuit-model-vivian-eyo-ephraim-diversity-body-positive-black-yellow-bikini-8282611