Model Irina Shayk Speaks Out Against Pressure Created by Social Media

By Reuters

Russian model Irina Shayk visited Atelier Pronovias in Barcelona on Sunday, April 22, ahead of their catwalk show on Monday, April 23, where the Catalan brand will showcase its new bridal collection “In Bloom.”

Shayk recommended that young girls should try to avoid pressure from social media on the way they look or what they wear. She said that it is not important “if you wear a size four or sixteen” as long as you love your body.

“My message to young girls would be just, you know, be yourself. Just to be beautiful that’s not it. You know, you just have to be smart, intelligent, you have to have a sense of humor,” she said.

“You have to be a human being and that’s what makes beauty. You know, it’s not only how we look outside, and definitely young generations should remember that.”

Shayk said that all women should appreciate their bodies and not pay too much attention to what dress size they are.

“I feel that we live in a time of social media, of Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, and when we go on those social platforms we see a perfect woman with a perfect waist and we feel pressure, and I feel that we all have to step down and just love our bodies and just enjoy ourselves, because we live once, you know, and we were born in this way for a reason and it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing dress size four or sixteen, we just have to love ourselves,” she said.

Pronovias is a Catalan brand specializing in bridal dresses with more than 44 stores around the world.

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Shayk, 32, a Russian model, is engaged to American actor Bradley Cooper and has one child. The couple’s daughter, Lea, is one-year-old.

 

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