If you’re going to dare insult a curvy model for her body, be prepared the clap back — and beautiful clap back at that. When someone called model and Instagram star Diana Veras “fat” on Twitter earlier this week, she didn’t just block the troll; she took action.
“And? The f*** lmaoooo,” she wrote. Then she posted bikini photos of herself with the caption, “Here’s more of my lil chubby ass in a bathing suit since it offends men so much.”
Here's more of my lil chubby ass in a bathing suit since it offends men so much pic.twitter.com/zeHGBX4D98
— diana veras (@mynamesdiana) June 12, 2017
That post has since been liked 75,000 times and retweeted 16,000 times. So, yeah, not many people really think the original insulter had much of a point.
Most of the comments looked something like this:
“I wish there were words to actually describe how beautiful I think you are,” from Hero.
“You are literal goals. Forever and ever,” wrote Natalia Leighton.
And there were a whole lot of, “This suit is so cute!!!” Followed by a lot of searching to figure out where said suit is from. (Some suggested ASOS, but we can’t find one in pink like Veras’s.)
She posted more photos on Instagram and thanked followers. “U guys r so sweet n supportive nd I’m so thankful that y’all drag any trolls that try 2 make me feel bad ab myself, so thank u. Love u all thanks for the constant support,” she wrote.
A post shared by diana veras (@mynamesdiana) on Jun 13, 2017 at 3:12pm PDT
Veras is an outspoken body positive advocate whose gorgeousness has already been celebrated on a Times Square billboard for Aerie (twice!) not to mention on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Despite her fast rise, in an interview with W Magazine in January, she admitted to feeling a little worn out by everyone’s gaze.
"fall in love with yourself" I recently got to be a part of the most AMAZING campaign with @aerie. it's so overwhelming to finally be unapologetically myself, in every sense and I'm so happy I can share these images with you guys. #aeriereal ✨
A post shared by diana veras (@mynamesdiana) on Aug 3, 2016 at 8:58am PDT
“I wear a lot of baggy stuff,” Veras told the magazine. “My career is so centered around my body, and everyone is always looking at my body. And it’s not that I’m ashamed of my body, but sometimes I like wearing baggy clothes so no one can comment on it. They’re normally like: Look at her boobs, look at her butt, look at her rolls. But no one can say anything about it when they can’t see it. It helps me go through the day. I’m tired. It gets exhausting when your career revolves around body positivity.”
We totally understand, but we’re so thankful for the work she does.
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