Posted April 1, 2014 by Marie-D in News

Plus-Size Woman Strips Down To Bikini In Hollywood Blvd To Promote Positive Self Esteem [Video]

Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

A Los Angeles woman says she is tired of Hollywood’s obsession with perfection. So to promote positive self-esteem Amani Terrell strips down to her bikini and struts her stuff in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard.

Amani says that Hollywood promotes the misconception that you have to be thin in order to be beautiful.

“All you see are thin women,” Amani told Good Day LA. “I came up with this idea because I live in Hollywood and there’s this mass hysteria about perfection—especially in this town. It’s a misconception that big women have low self-esteem. I don’t have low self-esteem.”

Some may disagree with her method; however the message is to love YOU at any size. Amani weighs 260 pounds and states that she knows that she has to lose the weight, but at the same time she refuse to look down on herself.

“You can not seek validation from other people. This is world is very cruel. You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”

While some had a positive reaction, some…. Not so much. One guy sarcastically called her “Precious”.

Be kind to yourself. Love yourself. It starts in your mind,” she said in closing.

What are your thoughts? Was this a great way to help plus size women with low self esteem to embrace their bodies?