Few models have been able to transcend the plus-size world like Robyn Lawley has. With each modeling gig and interview, the Australian stunner seems to be fostering a body positive dialogue in the fashion industry as a whole. But while she's sounded off on everything from the "thigh gap" trend to the "heroin chic" look, sometimes it's better to show rather than tell.
Lawley's inclusive message is pretty loud and clear in her latest photoshoot for Cosmopolitan Australia. Appearing in the December 2013 issue, the 24-year-old poses in a variety of swimwear, from patterned bikinis to vintage-inspired one-piece styles (we spotted some from the model's own collection!). You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who'd say that a size 0 model could've done a better job.
This is Lawley's second swimwear spread for the Cosmo Australia, but she certainly has fans elsewhere in the industry. She was recently featured in a stunning photoshoot for GQ Australia, and Ralph Lauren hand-picked her to be its first plus-size model ever last year.
But the most important thing to remember about Lawley? Her body does not define her. "People use me as a figurehead, and to me that misses the point and is blatantly offensive to thin women," she recently told the Guardian. "Curves don't epitomize a woman."
She's a force to be reckoned with: