Meet The Filipina Plus-Size Model Who Walked For Skims NYFW 2020
Our girl is literally shaping lives in NYFW.
Filipinas have been living and thriving in fashion more than ever! This time around, our champion reigns straight from New York Fashion Week. Mariel De Leon is a curvy model who recently walked for Skims 2020 in NYC. The former beauty queen was the titleholder of Binibining Pilipinas 2017. Mariel is now signed with True Model Management and resides in New York.
Her fleeting moment with Skims is truly legendary. She was even photographed beside Kim Kardashian on the runway! Skims pioneered 21st century solution-wear for every shape and size. The brand features a wide range of underwear, loungewear, and shape-wear. The brand also represents inclusivity on the runway and in real life as they support every woman who wants to look good in her own body.
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SKIMS for NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2020 ✨ I still can’t get over the fact that I walked for @skims @kimkardashian for my first fashion show in NYC! Its so surreal to think that out of more than 1000 girls, I was one of the girls chosen to be part of the show. ✨ In the past few years, I went through a lot of online bullying and body shaming... But I’m glad that what was perceived as something negative about me to many people was the very thing that got me here. ✨ I’m so proud to share this experience with beautiful women of all shapes + sizes + ages + colors. Its so amazing to see how the fashion industry here has evolved into a more inclusive and diverse one. The women who stand up for inclusivity, diversity, strength, and self love inspire me to love myself unconditionally and to be okay with the body I have. Thank you. ✨ Also, big thanks to my agency @truemodelmgt for taking a chance on me and believing in me! ✨ Makeup by @shimycatsmua ✨ Hair by @1natashataylor ✨ #skims #NYFW #NYFW2020 #NewYorkFashionWeek #NewYorkFashionWeek2020 #curvemodel #plussizemodel
We're seeing more of us on the international fashion scene and it truly is a time to be alive. For everyone who dreams of making it out there, trust us when we say you sure will!