The giant scale stood in the middle of the modelling agency reception area. “No more cranberry muffins for you,” the agency executive told Liis Windischmann, wagging his finger in her face. Liis knew that if she wanted to be a model she needed to be skinny but the muffin was all she had eaten that day. Liis left and never went back.
Today, Liis is a successful plus size model and hasn’t looked at a scale with fear since. Her modelling has taken her all over the world and now working with the Ben Barry Agency, Liis is inspiring young women to redefine their ideas of size and beauty. “For me it’s important to get young girls to look at beauty and media from a difference perspective.”
Several years ago, three models died due to the effects of malnutrition and Liis says the fashion world has reached a turning point and is slowly realizing the average woman isn’t a size four. Liis and the Ben Barry Agency are leading the way.
“We don’t want to be just an agency. We want to be agents of change.”
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