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Latecia Thomas: ‘I Never Felt Good Enough’

One of the world’s most glamorous plus-size models recently reminded her Instagram followers why it’s “important to love yourself regardless of your size.“ Latecia Thomas posted a photo of herself when she was a skinny size 6 and explained she “loathed how I looked“ back then: “I was insecure, I compared myself to other women, constantly put myself down and never felt good enough, I’d rather be caught dead than seen in a swimsuit.”

Now famous for her spectacular curves, Thomas is a self-confident size 16: “The difference now other than the obvious is that I’m in a different mindset. I’m not saying that you will be happier on the opposite spectrum but I think it’s important to have a positive relationship between your mind and your body first and foremost at whatever size you may be.” It was the second time this year Thomas posted before-and-after photos with a body-positive message.

In September, Thomas posted an old picture of herself when she was training for a bikini competition. “I remember how unhappy I was,” Thomas wrote, explaining that since “changing my outlook on life and learning to embrace who I am" she is happier “because I’ve learned to love me.”