People spend hours working out, skip meals, and follow a strict diet to get a perfect body. Everyone wants to have an ideal figure and people do whatever it takes to get one. But when it comes to professional modeling, it’s not just about a perfectly shaped body anymore but a lot more than that. Modeling in India has come a long way. Gone are the days when the profession was just for the people with perfectly shaped and toned figure.

While a lot of Instagrammers choose to edit out all the bad bits and upload pictures that portray only a positive angle to their lives, these Indian plus-size Instagram models are breaking all the rules. They not only aspire you to be a model but, also will give you true inspiration to be comfortable in your own skin.

We’ve looked on the internet to get you the top plus-size models in India. Here are a few Instagram profiles of Indian Plus-size models which you must follow right away.

Tinder Badhesha –

The concept of plus-size modeling was not been introduced in India when Tinder Badhesha made herself a brand worldwide. She is one of the plus-size models who made India proud globally by being the America’s first plus size Indian Model ever. “Having a plus size body is a fact of concern not because of how you look but due to how people treat you, β€œsaid Tinder.

Anjana Bapat –

Anjana Bapat is a very popular name on the internet when it comes to plus size modeling. Anjana is one of the top 10 candidates selected to walk in Lakme Fashion Week Ramp. Several failed attempts made her realize that her curvy body is the actual beauty she took up plus size modeling. Bapat was born and brought up in Mumbai.

Payal Soni –

Payal Soni, 22-year-old plus size model from Mumbai was into real estate sales. But, her desire to search trendy and classy clothes turned her into a fashion influencer. Indian fashion industry is a bit slow in accepting the plus-size models said Payal. In the year 2017, Payal was named as Miss Curvy Queen. She likes to wear skirts, denim, and graphic tees. Payal is a true inspiration for all who are struggling with their body shape.

Neha Parulkar –

Neha Parulkar is a plus-size fashion model and body positive influencer. Neha has walked the ramp for fashion giants like LFW and All. Neha has a huge social media fan base for being a body positivity promoter. “I was, and I still am very proud of my body. I loved my body and that’s why I was always obsessed with it” said Neha Parulkar.

Ragini R –

Ragini is a plus size fashion blogger with a fondness for the eccentric. “I believe in wearing what I want, however, I want, and the freedom to do whatever I want with my own body. Life’s too short to not dress the way you’ve always dreamed of,” said Ragini on her blog named A Curious Fancy. Her blog has been featured in Grazia and Marie Claire India.

Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar –

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πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€—πŸ’₯πŸ™ As this Second Edition of I SEE NO FLAWS comes to a close, we really want to get this message out there. To EVERYONE who has supported and followed this campaign, thank you so much for showering us with all the love and appreciation! To all the WOMEN especially, we just want to say one more time that we love you all. We see no flaws in any of you. We were conditioned over years to be competitive towards each other, to compare, to be jealous of the others achievements, to pull each other down. The foundation of this virus was our own insecurities that were always pitted against us. Today as we let go of our insecurities and allow self love, let's also pledge to support and empower each other and love each other. Let us pledge to not judge someone based on appearances, to instead find beauty in their uniqueness as they find in ours. Let us pledge to call out bullies and shamers when we see them hurting us or someone around us. Let us pledge to learn to receive a compliment with grace instead of wondering if there is an alterior motive to the kind words. Let us together take one more step towards accepting ourselves and towards uplifting those around us as the strong, powerful, intelligent, beautiful community that we are. We really want to thank Girish (@girish_rajput_photography ) for the pictures and our gorgeous MUA gal-squad (@makeupandhairbyanisha , @juhiyagnik , @viishnuharrsha_mua @siddu007 , @sapna5756 )for making us look so stunning! We want to thank each other to make this campaign happen a second time despite busy schedules. Until next time, keep slaying and saying #ISEENOFLAWS . . . To see all our 5 posts, go to πŸ‘‡πŸ» 1st post – @thechubbytwirler 2nd post – @nehaparulkar 3rd post – @_payalsoni_ 4th post – @anjanabapat 5th post – @amber_qreshi . . . #breakingstereotypes #effyourbeautystandards #embraceyourcurves #honourmycurves #celebratemysize #beautybeyondsize #fashion #swimsuit #bikinibody #beachbody #plussize #plussizefashion #plussizemodel #white #goldenconfidence #selflove #loveyourself #ilovemybody #mybodymyrules #bodypositive #movementculture #burkini #bopowarrior #bopo #happygirls #girllove #psblogger #psmodel

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Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar is a 29-year-old plus size model, fashion blogger, fashion stylist, dancer, and choreographer. She walked the first ever plus size fashion show at Lakme Fashion Week 2016 for Little SHilpa and aLL. She has a plus size clothing label and believes that her brand is to promote the idea of body positivity amongst women and girls who have been victims of fat shaming through ages.

Neelakshi Singh –

Neelakshi Singh is a body positive and fashion blogger. She runs a blog named Plump To Pretty. She walked the ramp for Half Full Curve at the Lakme Fashion Week. Neelakshi was featured in Mumbai Mirror, Femina, and Mind-day. She has a fashion management degree and was working as a lecturer at Pearl academy and NIFT in Mumbai.

Aashna Bhagwani –

Aashna Bhagwani is a body positive and fashion blogger. Her blog is all about plus size fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. From a young age, she enjoyed fashion and posing for the camera. “I believe great things can happen outside of your comfort zone hence I love exploring when it comes to trends,” said Aashna.

The plus-size models in India are making our Nation proud. Let us know in the comment section what do you think about this fashion industry and these Indian plus-size models, bloggers, and body positive influencers.

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