Adriana Lima, best known for her many years walking the Victoria's Secret runway, has just announced she will no longer model in skimpy outfits for an "empty cause."
This weekend, Lima posted a long screed to Instagram informing her followers of her decision. "I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared in social media. Even though I have done many of this type, something had changed in me, when a friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body, then 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?" she wrote.
The moment was a wakeup call for Lima, who realized that she didn't want to be contributing to the narrative that only one type of body (thin!) is acceptable. "And in that moment I realized that majority of woman probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society/socialmedia/fashion etc 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," she wrote.
Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Lima may be even making a more subtle statement with her Instagram. She unfollowed many of her fellow Victoria's Secret angels and their boss Ed Razek. We may not know for another year, but it's possible that Lima is taking a step away from the iconic brand.
Note that Lima isn't saying she will never model nude again. She's simply saying "I will not take of my clothes anymore for a empty cause." PETA, now is your moment.