So many women are unhappy with their bodies, but Asanda Mataku is on a mission to change that. The curvy beauty aims to help women love themselves, and her level of confidence is something to aspire to.
Mataku dreamt of being a model, and she did not let her curvy physique stand in the way of succeeding in an industry dominated by size zero ladies.
The 17-year-old went on to enter a competition, where her curves and amazing personality won her second place. However, the body shaming did not stop- luckily, Mataku accepted and loved herself just as she was.
“I was born with beauty and with confidence and I won’t let anyone take it away,” she clapped back at the haters.
However, not everyone is as strong as Mataku and some women are shattered by the cruel comments others make.
So, Mataku set out to help other women accept and love themselves by creating a community of strong curvy ladies who encourage each other.
East Coast Radio reported the student from Khayelitsha created a WhatsApp group for thick ladies, before starting a Facebook group called Thick Munchies.
Briefly.co.za learned the ladies of Thick Munchies organised their own photoshoots and they’re aiming to succeed in the model industry.
However, Mataku said regardless of her success in the industry, she would always love herself, adding: “Self-love is for thick girls.”
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