Supermodels may be held up as the embodiment of physical beauty today, but there are very few women out there who would say that these women represent them.
One of those women is plus-size model Diana Sirokai, 21, of London, who is trying to change the attitudes around more voluptuous bodies by taking on the looks and poses of the catwalk’s most familiar faces.
Her most recent undertaking? The famous nude photo shoot that model Gigi Hadid did just one year ago as a part of Stuart Weitzman’s spring 2017 footwear collection.
Making a statement: Diana Sirokai, 21, a London-based plus-size model, recreated Gigi Hadid’s famous nude photoshoot
All confidence: Diana created the tribute to send a message to the fashion industry about diversity in models
In the stunning photo, Gigi is seen sitting on the ground with an arm wrapped around her bust and one leg tucked beneath the other, with a set of metallic boots on her feet.
For Diana’s version, everything is the same save the color of the boots. She strikes the exact same pose, but just shows off a fuller figure than the lithe, familiar form of Gigi.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Diana claimed that with the recreation she hopes to convince clothing brands to ‘start making a change in the fashion industry.’
She added: ‘Gigi is such a stunning young woman. I think her beauty is mesmerizing and a lot of girls that look up to her feel like they could never be like that.
Strong woman: Diana hopes her post will show other women that they are just as good as Gigi
Not her first: Diana previously went viral after recreating Kim Kardashian’s famous white swimsuit images
‘Gigi is an Icon and my message was to show that you can be as good as her. We all look different and unique you have to own it.’
Diana’s latest post has received more than 23,000 likes in just one week.
Diana previously went viral earlier this year for mimicking one of Kim Kardashian’s sexiest photo shoots.
The model stripped off to skimpy white swimwear to flaunt her curves in an Instagram post back in September.
She posed in a one piece similar to one worn by reality TV star Kim, to illustrate her point that women of all different body types are beautiful.
Diana shared her picture side by side with Kim’s on Instagram, and said in her caption that both she and the star ‘slay’. Her post quickly racked up almost 30,000 likes.
Tip to tow: Diana posted that her body is beautiful like Kim Kardashian’s famous curves
Her followers heaped praise on her body positive comments, with one telling Diana she is beautiful because she was ‘natural and confident’.
Posing with her long dark locks flowing, Diana put her hands behind her head as she confidently stared down the lens.
Her curves were barely contained by her low-cut white swimsuit.
She bore a striking resemblance to Kim, 36, who is known for her curvy figure.
Diana captioned her post: ‘WE ARE BOTH WOMEN with DIFFERENT BODIES.’
Making the point: The model’s Instagram followers flooded Diana’s page praising her confidence after she said all bodies ‘slay’
Showing off: Diana’s followers heaped praise on her for her ‘natural confidence’ after she shared the post
Diana followed her caption with a love heart and the hashtag #slay, much to the delight of her 540,000 Instagram followers.
Her fans clearly approved of the body positive post, with many praising Diana for being confident enough to share such a sexy image.
One commented: ‘I love this OMG girl yes slay. I hope one day I get the confidence to model I would love to. Your outfits make thicker women feel sexier and I love it.’
Baring all: Kim Kardashian is known for flaunting her curves on Instagram, posing in this picture with her assistant earlier this year
‘Your confidence and belief in yourself adds to your beauty,’ another said.
A third said: ‘Real or fake big or thin it’s all beautiful and worthy of love as long as you’re a good person.’
‘I followed you for this picture you look so beautiful and the amount of confidence you give off is amazing. I love your face in this. I wish I had your confidence!’ a fourth agreed.
This isn’t the first time Diana has flaunted her curves on social media; she previously posted an image of herself in black lingerie.
On show: Diana, who is originally from Hungary, said she found more work as a bigger plus size model than when she was smaller
Getting some air: Diana often posts scantily clad images of herself, including this one in which she posed in black lingerie
She describes herself as being ‘all about fashion and women empowerment’.
Diana has previously said that it was her curvy frame that made her attractive to modelling agents – despite having endured years of bullying over her size.
She said being bigger made agents sit up and take notice.