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Jennie Runk For H&M Private Paradise Collection

The plus-sized model returns to H&M for its new summer lookbook

By Andrea Tim | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Jennie Runk for H&M
Photo: H&M

Jennie Runk made fashion headlines when she posed for H&M's swimwear line for plus-sized women last year. The curvy 5'10" model continues to defy size stigmatisation in the modelling industry by returning to the high street label for its new Private Paradise summer collection.

Whether its a bikini, a jersey dress, or cool denim shorts, the 24-year-old beauty rocks the looks with an exemplary confidence all women should have about their body image.

In an article she wrote about her life as a plus-sized model for BBC last year, Jennie pointed out how "people assume 'plus' equates to fat, which in turn equates to ugly."

She believes that the media needs to portray more diverse models – in terms of shape, size, and colour. Discovered at the tender age of 13, Jennie was faced with a choice: maintain a size four, or gain a little and start a career as a plus-sized model.

"I knew my body was never meant to be a size four, so I went with plus," she wrote.


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