The fashion world has been continually criticized for promoting unhealthy body images, it seems like more and more models are being asked to slim down. One model who has been dubbed the ‘Russian Kim Kardashian’ is gaining attention for refusing to lose weight in order to fit someone else’s perception of ‘beauty’.
21-year-old, Anastasiya Kvitko, was born in Kaliningrad, Russia and due to her intimidating amount of Instagram followers, penchant for selfies and curvaceous figure, people have been calling her Russia’s answer to Kim Kardashian.
Being in the spotlight has also made Anastasiya a target for criticism. However, Kvitko is firing back at body shamers by embracing her figure and refusing to lose weight. It all began when the model made the move from Russia to Miami.
Anastasiya’s modelling agency told her that she needed to slim down, but she refused. It’s a decision that ended up getting Kvitko over 2.6 million Instagram followers. The model stated, ‘I consider myself perfect and therefore don’t want to change anything.’
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