We love seeing gorgeous curvy girls celebrating their bodies; here's five who have made their body love into a career.

1. Jennie Runk

"I feel compelled to show girls who are going through the same thing that it's acceptable to be different. You will grow out of this awkwardness fabulously. Just focus on being the best possible version of yourself and quit worrying about your thighs, there's nothing wrong with them."

 

2. Tess Holliday

“To me it’s just a word, but it wasn’t until I discovered the body positive community that I became OK with it. I’ve been called fat my whole life. I am fat, so it’s kind of silly to get mad about it.”

3. Nadia Aboulhosn

"Work super hard, don’t worry about what anyone else is saying, be persistent, and don’t give up on yourself. You might get a lot of “no’s,” but everything you do now is setting you up for your future...wear what you want with confidence."

 

4. JustineLeGault

"The fact that I only got positive feedback about my ELLE cover truly makes me happy. It seems people aren't so shocked anymore to see curves in the medias [sic]. This is great news!"

 

5. Tara Lynn

"There was certainly a natural progression that happened over time. As you become an adult, you realize that you don't have to fit in with your peers. You don't have to look and think like everyone else. Though there certainly was a point at which I realized I was really unhappy in my body and that I had to take control. It was maybe a couple of years after going through that, during college, when I took some weight off and felt strong, beautiful, and in control. I had enough courage to walk into an agency and realize that this body that's a size 12/14 is a good body, it's my own, and I feel good about it."