Paola Torrente is the size 46 model who finished second in Miss Italy.
She then she was attacked for her shapes so different from those of the models.
Today she tells Grazia how she has become a positive point of reference for many girls who just have to learn to see their own beautyWhen she finished second in the Miss Italy contest in 2016.
she was only 22 years old. She was the first Miss Curvy and the event had the flavor of a small costume revolution. Today Paola Torrente is 28 years old, has an engineering degree.
550 thousand followers on Instagram and is a model despite having a size 46.
She collaborates with brands that dress women by enhancing their shapes and in these pages we see her in Chiara Boni La Petite Robe .
«I have become testimonial of the brands I love: because the important thing is not to please others,His participation in Miss Italy has sparked a lot of controversy.
In the end she practically stole the show from the winner, Rachele Risaliti.
“I was told everything, but I also had a lot of support. It had never happened before to see a size like mine in competition.
I grew up in the late 90s, it was the years of supermodel Kate Moss. There were models of beauty that were totally unattainable. I always had ten pounds on up until I was 18,
let alone how I felt. I had an adult body, but I was a girl.
At school I was the youngest in the class in age, but I was the tallest.
I hated gym class because I was clumsy in that sweat suit.
Even when others didn’t tell me anything, my physical characteristics led me to have a distorted view of myself.
In my head I had heard phrases here and there, which gave me complexes. I’ve been on countless bad diets since I was 17.