Choma Queens – Embracing their natural bodies

Living in a world that’s constantly promoting unrealistic beauty standards can really change how you see yourself, which can be a knock to your self-esteem. That’s why it’s so good to see people who don’t conform to society’s beauty expectations and are unapologetic about embracing their natural bodies. Here they are:

Siphokazi Veti

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Siphokazi is a writer and body positivity activist who is always reminding people that all bodies are important, regardless of size. She mostly writes about self-love and the importance of body positivity. She’s also in the process of publishing a book.

Mongake twins

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Tsholo and Tshego Mongake are South African influencers who are proud of who they are. They don’t shy away from embracing their bodies and they use their social media platforms to encourage self-love and acceptance among their followers.

Gabi Fresh

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Gabi is a fashion-blogger who is known for loving and embracing her curves. She uses her influence to create positive representations of all body types and to inspire people to be comfortable in their skin.

Silvana Denker

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Silvana is the model behind the #BodyLove campaign, which calls for body positivity within the fashion industry. She has a scar on her stomach from a liver transplant, but she didn’t let that stand in the way of her pursuing her dream of becoming a model.

Kgothi Dithebe

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Kgothi was part of the top 5 finalists for the Miss South Africa 2019 competition. She embraces the distinct mark on her face and challenges people to redefine beauty standards, especially in the modelling industry. She also encourages people to not let society tell them they aren’t beautiful just because they look different – Kgothi is all about finding beauty in your imperfections.

We are all different and it’s important to know that you don’t have to fit in to a certain idea in order to consider yourself beautiful. So, don’t let anyone convince you that you’re not good enough or because of your body type, flaws or unique traits. What you should focus on, is loving yourself wholeheartedly and being happy in your own skin.

If you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).