We officially have a winner of our USA Star in a Bra 2017 competition! Drum roll please…. TAYLOR RHODEN! 🎉🎉🎉 Our 6ft 2 California based beauty is YOUR chosen winner and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join the Curvy Kate family! She’ll be the face of our next campaign along with winning a modelling contract with True Model Management. Now for a little interview with the winner herself…
How did you feel when you found out you had won Star in a Bra?
When I found out I won Star In a Bra, I literally could not believe it. It felt so surreal because I’ve been working so hard at turning my modelling dreams into my reality for so long and finally everything was coming to fruition. But aside from that, I just felt so much honour and gratitude. There were so many beautiful women that I was up against, and I was so appreciative that Curvy Kate thought I would be a good ambassador to represent their brand.
How did your friends and family react when you told them the news?
When my family and friends found out I won, they were all so proud and happy for me. A lot of them saw me at the very beginning of my modelling journey and have been routing for my success ever since. So they were all just excited to witness my hard work and dedication finally being recognised and by an amazing company at that.
What are you hoping to bring to the Curvy Kate family?
I am hoping to bring a new look to the Curvy Kate Family. I am not the traditional curve model, and I think that’s always a plus. I’m hoping that by adding me to the family, a different target population of women will also feel included: women of color and taller women. I’m also hoping to bring my humour, creativity, spunk, and contagious personality. LOL
What are you most looking forward to abut working with Curvy Kate and True Model Management?
I am really looking forward to working with Curvy Kate and being in their Europe photoshoot campaign for Spring 2018. I love to travel, but I’ve never been to Europe. I’m excited to visit a new country, all while modeling in Curvy Kate’s sexy lingerie. Again, this is an opportunity for me to inspire women all over the world to love the skin they’re in. We all deserve to feel intimate and sexy and Curvy Kate allows me to do that and show other women that it’s okay for them to do it as well. I’m excited to be represented by True Model Management because I’ve been following them and the models they represent for quite some time now. I think they’re a great agency and I’m happy that they too are taking a chance on me. I’m looking forward to building a mutually beneficial relationship with them and having them help me grow as a curve model in the industry.
What advice would you give to any woman out there struggling with her self-confidence
Because I struggled with self-confidence for so long, I always offer this piece of advice. When you wake up every morning, go into the mirror, and repeat positive affirmations aloud. Tell yourself “I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM SMART, I AM WORTHY, I CAN DO ALL THINGS, I AM UNIQUE etc.” There is so much power in our words and thoughts, and the more we speak positivity, love and light to ourselves, the more we will start to believe it. It took me a long time to get to a place of self-love and self-acceptance. But I spoke these same words to myself every morning, or whenever I felt low in my self-confidence, and after a while it stuck! Even when I did’t feel beautiful, I reminded myself how much I was. You have to fake it until you make it. That’s what I did. Self-love and confidence is a journey and it doesn’t happen over night. So you have to coach yourself through it EVERYDAY. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it ladies. And trust me, one day, you’ll wake up a believer of all those positive things you’ve been pouring into yourself.
So there she is, your chosen winner…eeek so exciting! Shop all her winning looks at www.curvykate.com