Runway mannequin Marissa Dubois has hit out at critics who recommended she has had cosmetic surgery to attain her body form.
The Miami-based mannequin and content material creator went viral over the weekend after a video of her strolling the runway for retailer Sizzling Miami Kinds resurfaced on social media.
A clip of Dubois strutting down the runway was shared on the Day by day Loud Twitter account, prompting 1000’s of feedback – each optimistic and unfavorable.
Whereas many complimented Dubois for her modelling, others claimed that components of her body had been “faux” and “unnatural”, with some accusing her of present process cosmetic surgery.
The mannequin addressed the claims by sharing a throwback picture from her highschool days, holding up an indication throughout her senior 12 months.
Within the picture, a younger Dubois smiles at the digicam entire holding a vibrant signal with the phrases “Huge Judy” framing a curvy behind in denims.
She wrote within the caption: “For the weirdos that by some means suppose my body’s faux… This was my senior sign up [high school].”
Followers confirmed their assist for Dubois’ clapback with messages of assist within the feedback.
“It’s at all times good to maintain receipts however on this case, let the haters hate. You don’t must show something to anybody!” one individual wrote. “Carry on blessing that runway (in addition to us all) and proceed reaching for and attaining your entire hopes and goals.”
One other added: “That’s why you bought that zest in your stroll, docs can’t give anyone that.”
A 3rd stated: “You don’t owe anybody any rationalization. You’re lovely.”
Dubois additionally acquired unfavorable criticism about her curvy determine after trolls claimed she was “obese”. Nonetheless, followers additionally got here to her defence and praised body variety on the runway.
“Numerous the feedback make no sense. I see a gorgeous curvy lady proudly owning it,” one individual stated.
One other declared: “Glad we’re lastly evolving to have totally different ladies with totally different body shapes modelling.”
Dubois’ look on the runway is refreshing for a lot of viewers, notably because the vogue business got here below fireplace this 12 months for decreasing the variety of various fashions on the catwalk in comparison with earlier years.
Edward Enninful, former editor-in-chief at British Vogue, spoke out in opposition to the shortage of variety in March after Trend Month.
Sharing the April 2023 cowl of the journal, which included fashions Paloma Elsesser, Valuable Lee and Jilla Kortleve, Enninful wrote on social media that he felt like he “had gotten right into a time machine” whereas attending reveals throughout Trend Month.
“Present after present dominated by one body kind, so many restricted variations of womanhood, it felt like we had been slipping back,” he stated. “From runways in Milan and New York, to the crimson carpets of the current awards season, all of us noticed it occur: one prescribed notion of magnificence prevailed once more, and it felt like the fact of so many ladies all over the world had been being ignored.”
Enninful just lately stepped down from his position as editor-in-chief and can tackle a brand new title at Condé Nast as world inventive and cultural advisor of Vogue.