I’m not sure if I can handle all this hotness on a Tuesday morning, but I’m enjoying myself so why not carry on?
Next we have the beautiful Cherine Exadactylos.
Hi everyone! My name is Cherine Exadactylos (yes I know it’s a bit of a tongue twister, but I promise if you say every letter you’ll get it right! Haha) I’m 21 years old of Greek Cypriot background and come from the awesome city of Melbourne! I’m currently in my third year studying Psychology and loving it, I’m hoping to continue on and work with young adults.
At first I’m actually quite shy, but given a couple minutes, I’m as bubbly as a bottle of champagne! I feel that being so bubbly and down to earth it allows me to get along with people much easier regardless of their age or background.
I also absolutely love bellydancing and I’m currently in my fourth year of that. There’s just something about it that allows you to relax and have fun, and we all need that in our lives. Aside from that I like all usual things, shopping, catching up with friends, nights out, nights in, you name it!
Most importantly though I believe I have the most supportive and loving family, I have a twin brother whom I look nothing alike! (chalk and cheese you might say), and of course my amazing parents, and extended family and my friends who have all in their own way helped me become the person I am today.
You sound like quite a personlaity! Why did you enter the competition?
I entered Star in a Bra this year because I decided that this year things would change in terms of how I felt about my body and myself and I wanted to show all the curvy girls out there that you don’t need to be stick thin to be a model.
For a very long time I wasn’t very confident or comfortable in my own skin. Seeing images of what media and society portrayed as beautiful seemed to distort my vision, and maturing at a young age I felt like I didn’t fit that image, but slowly I have learnt to absolutely love my curves! I find it disappointing that sizes higher than a size 10 are considered plus size.
I hope that things will change soon because portraying these images and stereotypes don’t contribute in a positive way to young women’s perceptions of themselves. There is no such thing as a perfect body, we all have our lumps and bumps and there is nothing wrong with that.
We’re glad you’ve plucked up the courage to enter this year – and look where your courage has gotten you! Why do you think people should vote for you?
Ohhh this is a hard one! I honestly think that all the girls who have made it to the top 20 are all gorgeous and would make fabulous ambassadors. But I think people should vote for me because I feel like I have a good understanding of what Curvy Kate is about and I know what it feels like to be young and have curves!
I understand how hard it is to find a good, supportive, comfortable bra and not want to be left walking out with a grandma looking bra that does absolutely nothing for my figure. After entering the competition and making the top 20 i actually had a friend tell me that seeing my entry photos gave her some confidence and inspiration to feel herself which really touched me.
As a Curvy Kate ambassador I would try my hardest to promote curves and a positive body image and show all women out there that they too can feel confident in their own skin.
Next up we’ll hear from Nadine Toussaint.