ICYMI: Joann Van Der Herik is The Face of Debenham’s New Lingerie Collection & She’s Gigi X Bella’s Cousin
The model blood inarguably runs deep as plus size model, Joann Van Der Herik, cousin of celebrity model sisters, Gigi and Bella Hadid, becomes the face of Debenham’s new lingerie collection.
Joann had always dreamt about modeling but never actually realized it was possible until the new wave of plus size modeling presented itself and she ran with it. It came as no surprise when the plus size model landed her first UK campaign with UK giant retailer Debenhams’ as the body of their DD+ lingerie collection.
Joann Van Der Herik usually doesn’t allow any of her photos to be touched or edited, running with her mantra which says; “If you are lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don’t change“. She also constantly dishes out body positive messages on her Instagram page, sharing her story of how she rose from insecurity to accepting who she is and encouraging others to embrace their bodies.
” I’ve been so insecure about my body, and I feel like I need to use that to help people and to share the message of body positivity. I want to show the world who I am and what I do. I want to make a name for myself. To let people know that their body is beautiful, that beauty is BEYOND size. I want to spread this message in every way possible”.
The curvy model is quite close to her cousins Gigi and Bella Hadid and can be seen striking poses with them on her Instagram.