My plans way not have been thwarted after all, as the clouds have started to divide and the sun is shining again! Let’s hope this holds up!
It has been such a busy day in Curvy Kate HQ, but we’ve always got time to hear from beautiful, inspirational ladies.
Next up is the stunning Sophie Shaw.
Hi guys, my name is Sophie Shaw, I’m 21 years old and currently studying a Bachelor of Sports Journalism. I wear a 10G bra and I’m a very happy and confident size 12. If I was to describe myself in three words I’d say: driven, opinionated and grounded. I’m a big believer in building a successful career, having freedom of speech and being independent. I’ve grown up in a family of six: Mum, Dad and three older sisters – so it’s fair to say bras and boobs are not uncommon around my household!
My inspiration behind pursuing a career in Sports Journalism comes from both my passion for playing sport, and my love of news and current events. Being in front of a camera may also play a part! From the age of three I have participated in numerous amounts of sport, and still to this day I am a very competitive netballer- which explains my athletic body type. I love nothing more than heading to the MCG on a Friday night for a good game of footy, or looking after the most important man in my life – my 2 year old nephew
You sound like quite the busy bee! I’ve not played netbell since my school days, and it’s always something I’d love to try again! Why did you enter the competition?
I’ve never been one to shy away from anything which is therefore why I entered myself in this competition – along with the wonderful support of my family and close friends. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I’m so confident in the body I’ve been given, as every woman has had their troubles. I went through my teenage years having extremely large breasts compared to others my age, and as many of my fellow contestants would know – you can try and hide them all you want but sometimes it’s just not possible. I developed what I call a ‘very womanly figure’ at about the age of 15 – large breasts, thin waist and big hips (the big bum came with that package too!). At the start I hated it, every girl wants to be thin and ‘perfect’ and society makes you feel you should be. But then I hit a stage when I realised that ‘thin’ is not perfect. Not one body type is perfect – and I started to pride myself on this curvaceous, athletic figure that I had been given. I was healthy and fit, and I still am.
So I entered this competition to highlight the need for more content, curvaceous and proud girls. I want more girls to feel it’s ok to say, “yes, I feel good and I look great!”
We have all had our issues but no one should ever feel the need to hide away. What world do we live in if one cannot simply admit they are happy with their physical characteristics without being classified as vain? I want to inspire more women – young and old, short tall lean or voluptuous - to know that it is ok to really love yourself like I’ve learnt to.
Amen to that! Why do you think people should vote for you?
Throughout this process, I really hope that I’ve been able to send out a good message and one that can really resonate with people. I think you should vote for me simply because I’ve demonstrated such a passion for this cause. I want to help in promoting a happy and positive message, and I would truly be honoured to represent all the curvy bums, boobs, hips and everything else in between, around the world!
Next up we’ll hear from Caitlin Judd.