Jordyn Woods agrees that she is a “curve” model — but she still wants to get rid of the term.
“Yes, I’m a ‘curve’ model, but to be completely honest, I feel like there should be no separate sections in fashion — there should just be one,” Woods tells Obsessee. “If it fits, it fits, and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.”
“For example, low-rise works for some people, and high-waisted works for others, and it’s cool to have separate sections like that, but when it comes to sizing, I feel like there should be one category and enough options for everyone.”
Woods says that sorting people into separate categories based on their size can hurt their confidence.
“It takes time to come into yourself and realize your worth and realize your place and try to fit in, and for some people, it doesn’t happen until way later in life, but, luckily for me, I realize I am around people, and I can’t try to be like anyone else because I am me, and that’s what’s cool about me,” she says. “No one else is me, no one else looks like me, has my body type, and I don’t look like them, so why would I try to fit in these standards and fit in this clothing? … If I feel good about myself, then no one can really say anything to me that will affect me.”
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But Woods admits that finding that confidence takes time.
“Some days you don’t feel confident, some days you feel so confident, and it’s really a battle all the time — especially with the internet now and the false realities of what people create with editing and photoshop,” she says. “I came into my confidence once I realized that I have to own it; individuality is our greatest gift. Your confidence is who you are. It’s your essence.”