When the “most beautiful woman alive” becomes a feminist, the Harvey Weinstens of this world know they are in serious trouble.
After almost twenty years of conquering the most famous lingerie catwalk in the world in lace and push-up bras, the Victoria’s Secret queen has had a change of heart.
“I will not take off my clothes anymore for an empty cause”, the Brazilian bombshell announced on Instagram.
Adriana explains that “something changed in her” after a friend confided in her that she was unhappy with her body. During a rare aha moment, the VS angel realised that the majority of women in the world are tormented daily by the same unrealistic beauty standards, reports EOnline.
“A friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body [and] it made me think…that everyday in my life, I wake up thinking, how do I look? Was I going to be accepted in my job? And in that moment I realized that the majority of women probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society/[social media]/fashion etc imposed,” Adriana wrote in a candid post.
The 36-year old supermodel says that during that watershed moment she started thinking that there is a way to live beyond that, adding that this mindset is not “physically and mentally healthy.”
“How can we women carry so much” Adriana, who is a divorced mother to two girls, pondered.
The subtle feminist undertones then suddenly turn to kick-ass modern feminism, inspired by Adriana’s #metoo sisters:
“I am tired of the impositions we ‘as [women] can’t be continuing living in a world with such superficial values, it’s not fair for us, to behave, to look… I want to change it, on the name of my grandma, my mother, and all her ancestors that have been labeled, pressured and misunderstood. And has to live according to Society…I will make that change… I will start with me,” the supermodel promised in the emotional post.
But her commitment to change the way women are perceived in society goes even beyond that:
“If you allow me I want to support you. I want you to know that I am here, we have known each other for a very long time.”
And she concludes:
“Let’s f***ing change the world”
Adriana, you are a true inspiration. When someone as good-looking as you comes out in public and promises to make us feel better about ourselves, the rest of us can only follow.
Photos 1,2&3 : Creative Commons, Photo 4: Facebook