Erin Heatheron’s all over the news today and for a very good reason. The 27-year-old model recently revealed that she split from Victoria’s Secret after the famed lingerie brand demanded she lose more weight.
Already more slim than the average woman, Heatherton said “Enough’s enough” and parted ways—a move that many are applauded, and rightfully so! Even in 2016, we live in an age when women are constantly expected to adhere to certain body standards and in which their bodies are constantly scrutinized, it’s always refreshing when someone stands up to these outdated, sexist double standards.
While models are already heavily criticized for not reflecting the average woman’s body, it’s no secret that career models put their body through hell just to keep a job. That’s why it’s even more refreshing when models like Heatherton not only refuse to succumb to these unfair demands, but instead use it as an opportunity to educate people about eating disorders and societal pressures regarding appearances.
Erin Heatherton’s Instagram photos are many and we cannot find a single one in which she looks fat. In fact, she’s much slimmer and more traditionally “hot” than many non-model women. In celebration of Heatherton’s bold stance and her bravery coming out and talking about her health and her struggles, we’ve hand-picked the 10 best photos of the model from her Instagram feed.