You don’t need to be size 2 to be a model, proves Luzmaria

Luzmaria Vargas, winner of MAC’s new campaign which features fans, not models as their new faces. The MACnificent Me campaign selected six women, among which was Luzmaria, from Anaheim, CA.

Her story is extremely inspiring for those struggling with body image issues. As she says in the video “Some people think just because you’re overweight, you don’t have feelings,” she said. “But with this, I’m going to prove . . . I don’t have a gorgeous body; I mean, I don’t think I’m beautiful, but look at where I’m at. It was really the inside that counted, and I don’t need to be a size two . . . I’m here.”*

Watch the inspiring and emotional video, in which she recounts her happiness at being selected and also her realization that she need not agree to what people think about her body. And that she didn’t need to be thin to be healthy and happy.

source: YouTube / MAC cosmetics