- 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
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, Briefly.co.za learned. Through it, he's challenging societal beauty stereotypes.
Speaking to rekordeast.co.za, 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.
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.
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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