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Jolaina Peltier

Jolaina Peltier is a Plus Size Model signed with Entire Model Management, Kat’s Model Management and Images Model Management. I am an Executive Director for the YMCA in Manhattan and recently started modeling 6 months ago.  I have a passion for serving my community and for inspiring youth to challenge themselves and to dream big.  I became the World’s Youngest Executive Director and first Female Executive Director to oversee my NYC YMCA Branch.  However, this didn’t happen overnight it took years to build my career, but with hard work and emphasis on higher education I was able to achieve my dream.

 

Over the past six months I wanted to share with others my passion and self-love for being the body confident woman that I am today.  I exude confidence and have 0 body shame as a plus sized woman.  The message I promote on my IG/FB to others is to be able to celebrate all sizes, shapes, ethnicity and showcase that beauty is not defined by our size or number on a scale.  Most people are shocked to hear me say I am a plus sized model.  Although I am a size 14.  Many more are surprised to hear I weigh 180 pounds.  When I tell people I am a fully raw vegan and I workout 5 days a week they cannot fully grasp how this is possible.  I may be plus size according tot he industry standards but I am healthy according to my standards.  I workout, eat a well-balanced diet and fully love my body.  This is the message I want to portray to other aspiring models or women that may feel down about their scale weight or their size.  I believe self-love is internal and it doesn’t matter what size or weight you are on the scale.  If you love yourself and take daily steps towards loving your body you will radiant positive and this positive energy inspires and motivates others.  Self-love and body confidence takes time and practice.  Next month, I have joined forces with Plump Magazine and will be writing two columns a month about Fitness, Fashion and Body Confidence.  Be sure to check out my web-based column at http://plump.ph/ or follow me on Instagram.com/modeljolaina to get more tips and tricks to living a healthy lifestyle and being confident at any size.
Stephanie Renee

Stephanie Renee