Since we grew up with the misrepresented illusion of beauty through Victoria’s Secret campaigns full of thigh gaps, we’ve given in to society’s cookie cutter beauty standards. Many girls burn out at the gym and swallow diet pills only to try fitting into an unrealistic one-size-fits-all beauty standard.
Meet Nikita Phulwani, a curvy Dubai-based model channeling a close-to-home Ashley Graham-like kind of vibe. Being labeled a “big girl” all her life didn’t stop her from dressing up and expressing her personality through unique fashion choices.
One of the only plus-size models and influencers in the region, Nikita is starting a movement we’ve been lacking. When asked what it’s like to be plus size in Dubai, Nikita told us that not many people share a positive image to begin with. Looking up to the boss lady Ashley Graham inspired this beauty to share her journey. Not limited by size, Nikita is always motivated to try the hottest trends and fully embraces her curves. Her page espouses undoubtable self-love and acceptance in every post.
Short, thin, or tall, instead of guiding figures, she wishes women, especially in the Middle East, to own every inch of their body and not give into society’s pressures of beauty. Being chuppy since the age of one, she never felt awkward about not being a conventional size and owned it.
As cliche as it is, she mentions that confidence and comfort are key! There’s no shortcut to self-love and acceptance. And whats sexier than owning your size and beauty?
Check out the curvy fashionista below: