PLUS Model Magazine (PMM), plusmodelmag.com, inspiring the style-savvy, fashion-forward, full-figured woman to embrace her curves, sat down for an interview with Egyptian American actor/filmmaker Sayed Badreya (Iron Man, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, Three Kings and many more) for the March issue of PLUS Model Magazine.
For the past six years Mr. Badreya has been working on a cause dear to his heart – Combating Human Trafficking in the Middle East. Being mindful that this campaign requires a great deal of financial backing, the sales of Sayed’s new line of compression/shapewear garments called ‘Elsa’s Curves’, are benefiting these women and children who so desperately need help. PMM Editor-in-Chief Madeline Jones, sat down with him for a heart-to-heart about his campaign, what shaped his life and motivates him to pursue this passion, as well as what the future holds.
“It was such a privilege and honor to interview someone so passionate about women,” shared Jones. “Elsa’s Curves is much more than a brand for plus-size women, it’s investing in improving the lives of women.”
Highlights of the interview include Sayed’s love for American movies, and how they have shaped his life. He also shares the story of his childhood, “Growing up, I learned the process of sewing from my mother, as she worked to maintain the family after my father passed away. Also, my sister had polio and my mom created compression garments to help support her back so she could sit comfortably. As a result, I learned how to properly make a garment that would support a woman’s body.”
During the interview, Mr. Badreya opens up about his campaign to combat human trafficking in the Middle East. “As movies were an inspiration in my life while growing up, I am bringing this subject matter to the forefront on the big-screen when I direct the film, Bride of the Nile, where it can reach the masses. The Movie chronicles the journey of what young girls endure, what they deal with when sold like camels into slavery by their own mothers and fathers.”
“I know that readers will understand the compassion and passion, which motivates Sayed in all he does,” comments Jones.
“My mother raised me to be a good man and to love and respect women, shares Sayed. “I see what is happening in my own country and I want to change it.”
Check out Elsa’s Curves at www.elsascurves.com
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