Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley Demonstrates Her Curvy in New Swimwear Shoot [Gallery]

A plus-size model Robyn Lawley made her appearance in an insanely hot swimsuit editorial for Australian Cosmopolitan.

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Winter is slowly coming to the U.S., but international model Robyn Lawley has made one last stand for summer in a new swimwear shoot for Australian Cosmopolitan.

The magazine’s Fashion Director, Nicole Adolphe said: “Robyn totally embodies what a real woman is…so I HAD to shoot her for our special swim issue. And what a shoot, she simply oozes sexuality and is the ultimate Cosmo girl.”

The 6ft 2in beauty took to the Cook Islands’ Aitutaki Lagoon to model printed bikinis for the Cosmopolitan November’s issue.

As The Daily Mail reports, after signing a major contract as the first ‘plus-size’ model for Ralph Lauren in September, the 23-year-old which wears 12 size (UK size 16) shows off her luxurious curves, discredits the stereotypes that thinness equals beauty.

The model has been previously featured on the cover of Vogue Italia, French Elle and as the face of Boux Avenue lingerie.

In the photoshoot by photographer Steven Chee, the beauty is refreshingly portrayed as an everyday model – the words ‘swimwear for plus-size girls’ nowhere to be seen on the magazine’s pages.

Despite featuring other magazine covers with captions like ‘The model who likes her food,’ the Australian-born reveals that she is slowly making size irrelevant.

“I’ve given up caring what people think,” she told reporters recently. “I tell tall girls, being tall and curvy is the double whammy! But confidence is really sexy. I love my shape. I love my body. I’ve come a long way.”

The model also revealed that twenty years ago she weighted eight per cent less than the average woman; while today, she weighs 23per cent less.

“I’m big boned,” Lawley explained on Good Morning America last month.

“I used to be told to lose weight and exercise all the time. I got a huge amount of pressure to diet. And my body, it was such a battle for me to do that because I’m tall and I’m broad. I really struggled to maintain that size.”

The 23-year-old struggled to lose some weight in the beginning of her modeling career. The now plus-size model even did all the self-destructive things many models and young girls fall prey to.

She went on pro-anorexia websites and “scoured them for tips,” she admitted in a 2011 Fabulous Magazine interview. “I began starving myself and making myself sick after meals.”

In another interview she said she’s not too crazy about the term ‘plus size’: “I’m a normal size. I wish we could all be known as models, rather than plus-size.”

Though recent studies have found out that 50per cent of women wear a size 14 or larger, most designers only cater to sizes 14 or smaller, and the Australian beauty believes to be the catalyst to change that.

She said: “I genuinely want companies to take notice and start being more realistic about who their customer really is. I hope to keep breaking down those barriers.”

The Sydney native also said a few words of her recent success: “It feels really good. I feel it’s been a really long time coming, but it feels like it was meant to happen now.”

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