I first saw the stunning Miss Kerosene Deluxe while I was researching alternative models for my post about big tattooed gals and her photos just made my jaw drop!
Every image I saw was full of seduction, confidence and to me real strong beauty. Big girls and body positive movements are a hot topic right now and I'm 100% certain this post will get a whole bunch of haters who can get real mean and nasty and outraged talking about the health issues around this controversial subject. But I also know the post will get a whole lot of positive comments and will inspire many people to love their bodies more- and that ladies and gents... is what Kerosene Deluxe is all about.
Kerosene Deluxe is a body-positive activist meaning "embracing your body regardless of its size and never to shame or insult another person's body, Real women are tall, short, thin, curvy, big, petite, muscular, athletic and everything in between."
Kerosene does not fit the usual model standard having a different body type, being much shorter than the average model and also being tattooed. She is challenging the industry and wants to reshape the fashion world to include more diversity. I spoke with her in a short interview about her career, plans and of course her tattoos...here is what she had to say. Enjoy!
Sarah Calavera: Tell us about your first tattoos and what drew you towards getting inked.
SC: How did your modelling career kick off?
SC: What do you like about the pin-up style of modelling?
SC: Who inspires your modelling style and look?
SC: What moment do you think has been your biggest success so far?
SC: What has been your most difficult challenge?
SC: Do you have any plans for more tattoos in the near future?
SC: What is coming next for Kerosene Deluxe?
You can follow Kerosene Deluxe on Facebook or check out her website. The documentary A Perfect 14 which features Kerosene Deluxe and two of her fellow plus sized models Elly Mayday and Laura Wells will be out later this year. The documentary takes a candid look at the fashion industry and the need for diversity in today's media and role models. I for one can't wait to see this documentary. You can find out more about the film here at this link.