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08th Feb 2018

Gigi and Bella Hadid’s cousin is Debenhams’ new lingerie model

She is body positivity GOALS

Olivia Hayes

She is gorgeous.

Gigi and Bella Hadid’s cousin has debuted as Debenhams’ new lingerie model.

Joann van den Herik is only starting out in her career, but is all for body-positivity and often shares messages of inspiration on her social media channels.

The 18-year-old recently posted one of the Debenhams SS18 Gorgeous DD+ campaign images to Instagram, saying that she is delighted nothing on the picture has been photoshopped.

She wrote: “Blessed. My body wasn’t airbrushed or photoshopped in any way!!

“Thanks to all my followers for believing in me and always commenting nice and positive on my Instagram, I appreciate you guys so much.”

The rising star looks absolutely gorgeous modelling an off-white lace leotard.

She later shared another image of herself in a beautiful red leotard, writing: “What I love most about this picture, is that you can actually see a fatroll on the side. If you showed me this picture 1 year ago, I probably would’ve cried only about the idea of posting it. You see, this picture shows a real body. MY real body.

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“When people lay in this position, they may have some rolls. So? Does it make us less beautiful? Does it ruin the picture? No. So why let it ruin your life?”

She continued: “With my body and my photos I want to show you guys that it doesn’t matter what kind of body you have. EVERY BODY IS BEAUTIFUL. And everybody can wear whatever they want. Wear that tight dress, even if you have fatrolls in it.

“The most powerful weapon you have, is your mind, so try to have a positive mindset a little more every day. It’ll work wonders,” she finished.

We think this girl is our new role model.