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Model Jordyn Woods Wants to Ditch Terms ‘Curve’ and ‘Plus Size’: ‘There Should Be No Separate Sections’

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Jordyn Woods agrees that she is a “curve” model — but she still wants to get rid of the term.

The 19-year-old, who happens to be best friends with Kylie Jenner, wants all sizes to be in the same category.

“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.”

“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. 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. But one of my friends who’s a bigger woman was like, ‘Jordyn, I feel like you’re just curvy. I wish there were actual clothes for me, because I don’t fit into curve. I need plus-size. I’m tired of wearing the same thing every day.’ Curve could just be a girl who’s a size 4 with a butt because they don’t usually make curvy slims. I felt for her because there are so many different body types. Everyone should be able to find clothing. “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. 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? Why don’t I just own who I am and do what I can to my best ability and feel good about myself? Because if I feel good about myself, then no one can really say anything to me that will affect me. “It’s a lot easier said than done, I will say. 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. 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.” — @jordynwoods [2/6] (Swipe and turn your volume 🆙)

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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.”