Victoria's Secret made headlines a few days ago to announce that it hired Barbara Palvin as “a plus size model”, a term that she did not like in the sector and that caused a wave of controversy. Now is news Lorena Durán, the first Spanish model of Victoria's Secret And this time it is a model that escapes the usual canons of the lingerie brand.
Lorena Durán, a curvy model of international stature
He is from Seville, is 25 years old and has been in the fashion world since he was 17. Its reference: the Tara Lynn model, which marked a before and after in the sector. The Andalusian finished her studies as a chemical laboratory technician when she began her opportunity in the fashion world curvy, which today is his profession. It has a size 42-44 and some measures that we love, those of a more real woman. And now Lorena Durán has made history by becoming the first model curvy from Victoria's Secret.
She announced it on her Instagram account with a series of photos with clothes of the famous lingerie brand. "I am happy and proud of this new work, it is the time of diversity. Thanks to the Victoria's Secret team for making my dreams come true. ”
After the metabolic change that caused a change in his weight and that moved away from the size 36 with which he began at 17 to model, the Sevillian felt how the doors of fashion were closed. She herself says that many firms rejected her for being too 'fat'.
During his years as a model curvy has been the image of Zalando, Asos, Mango Violeta, Intimissimi, Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing, Yours Clothing or L'Oréal Paris among other brands, he has paraded in the Madrid fashion week and with the collection designed by Sofía Vergara for Walmart and has starred in advertising campaigns, for example for El Corte Inglés.
Victoria's Secret has not yet reached the inclusive level of brands such as Savage X Fenty, which in its NYFW closing parade showed that all women are beautiful and none should be excluded from their lingerie, but With this small step you get a little closer to the canon of real beauty that Lorena Durán is part and that strives to normalize: “we should get rid of the label curvy, "He said in an interview with South Boulevard, and for her," the real thing is what counts. "
A curvy model that reflects more women than those that are represented many times in the fashion sector.