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Australian plus-size model Robyn Lawley has opened up on accepting her figure. The model says that although she is increasingly in the spotlight for her fuller figure, she has been able to ignore her critics and she believes that being a model has helped her fully accept her body:

“When you’re a model, your body is open to public critique and it’s sometimes hard. But you’ve just got to ignore it. Ironically, it’s through modelling that I’ve finally accepted my body.”

Robyn has been inspired by fellow plus-size beauty Crystal Renn, who she says serves as her inspiration to feel confident with her size:

“She taught me I didn’t have to be a size six to be beautiful, I want other women to feel just as empowered.”

The model says that her body is healthy and that is the most important thing. She always takes care of herself and works out regularly, while she has always enjoyed sport. She believes that people have the idea that plus-size girls don’t look after themselves but she says this is not correct and she is always working on her fitness:

“A healthy body isn’t defined by weight or size. It’s about so much more. Growing up, I played netball and basketball and swam competitively. It’s ridiculous to think somebody my size doesn’t work out. At the moment, I’m focusing on my core; being 6ft 2in, it’s crucial for my posture. I see older members of my family already hunched over and I’m determined for it not to happen to me.”