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Plussize model Danielle van Grondelle: Sometimes people say that I'm not thick enough
Style Danielle Van Grondelle is competing in the highest moderegionen. She was on the cover of, among others, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, was the first Dutch plussize model on the catwalk during New York Fashion Week, where she is also a part-time resident, but as a new face of Hunkemöller is now a " home. We talked to the Rotterdam about diversity in the world of fashion, body positivity and self-confidence building.

Van Grondelle was already on her fourteenth discovered on the street when they saw a trip to the shop was in Amsterdam. She had to lose weight because they should according to the modellenscout than a pretty face, she was much too thick. That was at her waist, but her hips had they not under 90 cm. So she was classified under the ‘specials’, models that are a bit longer or shorter, wider or narrower than the norm. On one of the rare commands that they received at the time, told a stylist her that she is a perfect plussize model would be able to if she would recover. So said, so done. Her career shot like a comet into the air, and now she is one of the most requested plussize models in the world.

Meanwhile, the diversiteitstrend already going on in the fashion world, how are we sure find you?

“The trend in itself, I find, is of course very important and good. Finally, all types of beauty celebrated and I find diversity just something very nice. But it can of course still better. You can see that I'm still a bit less dark models on the catwalk, beautycampagnes will never be done by a curvy model, there are really still some barriers that are broken need to be. But, as a plussize model is now, for example, one of the faces of a large lingerie brand as Hunkemöller, however, shows that we are definitely already somewhere,” says Danielle.

you can Find it get annoying that you are always in that box of plussize is placed?

“makes Me personally not really matter what the name of the beast. I'm very proud that I am a curvy model. Although it would be a future without all those boxes of course are beautiful. Especially to other women. I think not that it is healthy that young girl has a ordinary size 42 (the average clothing size in Belgium and the Netherlands, and also Danielle, ed.) and that the term plussize is stuck. In the fashion world, we are perhaps plussize, but not under ‘normal’ women. I can take my clothes in every store, I only buy a large.”

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