That beautiful family also includes their Dutch cousin, Joann van den Herik. The 18-year-old plus-size model is the daughter of one of Yolanda Hadid’s siblings, Cosmopolitan U.K. reports, and she’s just signed with the agency 12+ UK Model Management.
Bella and Gigi’s social media feeds are largely filled with visuals from their latest projects, but van den Henrik’s relies more on inspiring written words. Don’t get us wrong, her feed is a also treasure trove of modeling photos, but it’s her body positive messaging that really piqued our interest.
I was afraid to post this picture and that's why I did post it. I could've cropped it so you wouldn't see any fat, but I didn't. I wanted to show you guys that I'm imperfect too. I have fatrolls, I have stretch marks. It's so easy to look in the mirror and feel disgusted by the things you don't like, but I don't want to do that anymore. I don't wanna hide my "ugly" side, I want to show it more often, because I've accepted it. I love my body. Guys and girls, it doesn't matter if you don't have a sixpack, or a size zero. You're just as beautiful as everyone. Don't try to compare or compete with others, your body is a temple which you should care and love for. Don't let your mind bully your body. Nowadays, people make it feel like it's a shame to be fat and that if you're not a size 0, you shouldn't show your body. F* them!!! Show your body, love your body, embrace your body no matter what size you are. Your body loves YOU, so love it back ❤️ #CelebrateMySize #LoveYourBody #EmbraceYourCurves photo by @rachelkeijzerphotography
“I was afraid to post this picture and that’s why I did post it,” she wrote in a recent Instagram caption for a photo of herself in her underwear. “I could’ve cropped it so you wouldn’t see any fat, but I didn’t. I wanted to show you guys that I’m imperfect too. I have fat rolls, I have stretch marks. It’s so easy to look in the mirror and feel disgusted by the things you don’t like, but I don’t want to do that anymore. I don’t wanna hide my ’ugly’ side, I want to show it more often, because I’ve accepted it. I love my body. Guys and girls, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a six-pack, or a size zero [body]. You’re just as beautiful as everyone.”