Plus-Size Woman Tired Of Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty Strips Down To Her Bikini On Hollywood Boulevard

4/2/14 4:10PM EST

Plus Size Woman Tired Of Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty Strips Down To Her Bikini On Hollywood Boulevard Plus Size Woman Tired Of Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty Strips Down To Her Bikini On Hollywood Boulevard

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Los Angeles woman Amani Terrell has gotten fed up with Hollywood’s mania about perfection. In order to display her dismay, Terrell made a bold and inspiring move. Stripping down to her bikini on Hollywood Boulevard, the plus-size lady lay amongst the stars and sent the message to women everywhere that having good self esteem can come in all sizes.

In a city that’s as obsessed with Barbie doll bodies as LA, Terrell’s call to self-love was particularly pertinent. “You can not seek validation from other people. The world is very cruel. You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself,” Terrell told Fox 11 Los Angeles.

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These inspiring words from a 260-pound woman received mixed reactions on the bustling Boulevard. While some passersby evinced positive support, like one guy who grinned as he said, “That’s a big mama with a lot of confidence,” others were not as kind, likening her to “Precious” in a derogatory tone while another man mocked that he “lost his appetite,” reported Fox. Terrell’s response to the criticism showed real maturity and a beautiful sentiment. “That was very unkind,” she responded, “but that’s cool because I love myself.”

News anchors at Good Day LA supported Terrell, one professing his “love for this woman” while another suggested inviting her into the studio. Hopefully people all over the country, and not just in LA, will hear Terrell’s words and think twice about stereotypes that only serve to put females down.

 
 

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