Love who you are: Photographer on mission to promote plus-size models

Love who you are: Photographer on mission to promote plus-size models

- Sibusiso Sibanyoni is a photographer

- He founded Plus Size Models RSA

- Through it, he promotes plus-size models and women, urging them to love who they are

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A young photographer from Mamelodi, Pretoria, is on a mission to promote plus-size models in South Africa.

Sibusiso Sibanyoni is the founder of Plus Size Models RSA, learned. Through it, he's challenging societal beauty stereotypes.

Speaking to, Sibusiso said plus-size women deserve to be loved as well — and to love who they are too.

Through his modelling agency, Sibusiso aims to build confidence among plus-size models and empower them to succeed. He said he has helped over 20 women so far:

Many of our models have managed to overcome body shaming and they are today comfortable in their own skin.

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The talented photographer said he wants society to change its perceptions of plus-size women and stop body shaming them.

He added that clothing brands and designers should accommodate them as well.

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One of Sibusiso's agency's models, Mbalenhle Emelda Mhlanga, echoed his sentiments:

Plus-size women are facing so many challenges every day because of their weight. Community members should stop criticising them.

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