Adriana Lima won’t strip anymore for ’empty cause’
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima says she will start being more selective about the assignments she takes up and will not take off her clothes anymore for causes that aren’t worth it.
Lima shared a note a social media explaining her decision, reports people.com.
She said: “I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared (on) social media. Even though I have done many of this type, something had changed in me.
“A friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body (and) it made me think… that everyday in my life, I wake up thinking, how do I look? Was I going to be accepted in my job? And in that moment I realized that the majority of women probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society/social media/fashion imposed.
“I thought that’s not a way of living and beyond that… that’s not physically and mentally healthy, so I decided to make that change… I will not take of my clothes anymore for a empty cause… Embrace yourself. Nature is beautiful. Natural is sexy.”
The 36-year-old said she is “tired of the impositions”.
“We ‘as woman’ can’t be continuing (to live) in a world with such superficial values, it’s not fair for us. It’s physically and mentally not healthy.
“I want to change it, in the name of my grandma, my mother, and all her ancestors that have been labeled, pressured, (and misunderstood,)” she added.
Lima has two daughters with her ex-husband Marko Jaric, Valentina, 8, and Sienna, 5.