Body positive activist and fashion blogger, GabiFresh, has taken a different approach to promoting her latest swimwear collection, hiring everyday beauties to model for her popular label, GabiFresh for Swimsuits For All.
The nine women selected were chosen from her open casting call that brought in over 500 applicants, according to a press release. Each woman will represent one of the nine size options, raging from size 10 to 26.
“I am constantly motivated and inspired by my followers. Their support means the world to me and to have so many people come out for this casting call was truly a mind-blowing experience,” says the swimwear designer. “This collection is all about bringing to life the fun, flirty, playful spirit of summer. These nine women had no problem showing that side of themselves! My hope is that this campaign, featuring such a beautifully diverse group, will encourage others to feel confident and have fun in a swimsuit, regardless of their race, size or shape.”
Check out photos from the new collection below and get your shop on at SwimsuitsForAll.
My new @swimsuitsforall collection is here!!! I’m so proud of this campaign because it includes the 9 beautiful women from my open casting call, ranging from size 10-26. It was such an amazing experience to meet and work with all of them, and we had a blast shooting at the Santa Monica Pier 💕shop the new suits via the link in my bio👙🎡🎢
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#WCW THE BEST SWIM SUITS OF YOUR LIFE ARE HERE!!!!!! Miss @gabifresh has now launched her POWERPLAY LINE ON @swimsuitsforall 👙🌺☀️ and ya girl was casted in it!!!!!!!!!!!! These other women I was privileged to model with are BEAUTIFUL !!! Check out their igs and bio on the swimsuitsforall.com website!!! . . . . . #swimsuitsforall #gabifreshxswimsuitsforall #gabifreshxplayfulpromises #curvywomen #curvemodels #curvemodel #filipinos #filipina #filipinarepresent #jollibae #islandgirls
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SO excited to share that the @swimsuitsforall campaign I was in has launched! I had such an incredible time shooting with these Goddesses and love the line. Check out this beautiful line @swimsuitsforall.com! 👙 #gabisfine9 #swimsuitsforall #gabifreshxswimsuitsforall #gabifreshxswimsexy #fatkini #effyourbeautystandards #goldenconfidence #imnoangel #celebratemysize #beinyourskin #bodypos #curvemodel #plussizeswimwear #curvyvisibility
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.