The plus size model, who is also an environmental scientist, lawyer and activist, told The Daily Telegraph that you don’t have to be “a gym junkie or buff” to be healthy:
“It means you like to live a healthy lifestyle and you’re confident in yourself and your body and you do as much for others as yourself so really that Australian way of living. It includes eating healthy and exercising and still be able to indulge and have fun and not being too strict and not getting too hung up on what my body looks like and not fitting to stereotypes.”
Laura wants to promote the message that if you want to get fit, look within yourself for inspiration:
“Do they want to be fitter, stronger, healthier or lose weight? Setting a realistic goal is first and foremost and not trying to adhere to any stereotypes and being true to yourself. If you’re trying to live up to someone else’s unrealistic expectations you disappoint yourself because you may never get there.”
According to the The Daily Telegraph article, the winners of the Search for the New Aussies Bodies national competition will get $10,000 and a 12-month ambassadorship with the brand. The competition starts August 6 and runs for six weeks. Once all the entries have been received 10 finalists will be selected by the general public and a judging panel.
Congratulations to Laura Wells on being chosen as the face of Aussie Bodies and promoting a positive body image to all.