If youâ€™re going to dare insult a curvy model for her body, be prepared for a backlash â€” a beautiful one at that. When someone called model and Instagram star Diana Veras â€œfatâ€ on Twitter earlier this week, she didnâ€™t just block the troll.
â€œAnd? The f*** lmaoooo,â€ she wrote. Then she posted bikini photos of herself with the caption, â€œHereâ€™s more of my lil chubby ass in a bathing suit since it offends men so much.â€
Here’s more of my lil chubby ass in a bathing suit since it offends men so muchpic.twitter.com/zeHGBX4D98
â€” diana veras (@mynamesdiana) June 12, 2017
That post has since been liked 75,000 times and retweeted 16,000 times. So, yeah, not many people really think the original insulter had much of a point.
Most of the comments looked something like this:
â€œI wish there were words to actually describe how beautiful I think you are,â€ from Hero.
â€œYou are literal goals. Forever and ever,â€ wrote Natalia Leighton.
And there were a whole lot of, â€œThis suit is so cute!!!â€ (Some suggested ASOS, but we canâ€™t find one in pink like Verasâ€™s.)
She posted more photos on Instagram and thanked followers. â€œU guys r so sweet n supportive nd Iâ€™m so thankful that yâ€™all drag any trolls that try 2 make me feel bad ab myself, so thank u. Love u all thanks for the constant support,â€ she wrote.
Veras is an outspoken body positive advocate whose gorgeousness has already been celebrated on a Times Square billboard for Aerie twice, not to mention on the cover ofHarperâ€™s Bazaar UK. Despite her fast rise, in an interview with W Magazine in January, she admitted to feeling a little worn out by everyoneâ€™s gaze.
â€œI wear a lot of baggy stuff,â€ Veras told the magazine. â€œMy career is so centered around my body, and everyone is always looking at my body. And itâ€™s not that Iâ€™m ashamed of my body, but sometimes I like wearing baggy clothes so no one can comment on it. Theyâ€™re normally like: Look at her boobs, look at her butt, look at her rolls. But no one can say anything about it when they canâ€™t see it. It helps me go through the day. Iâ€™m tired. It gets exhausting when your career revolves around body positivity.â€