Northolt’s very own JJ cup curve queen has been crowned the winner of Curvy Kate’s worldwide lingerie model search, Star in a Bra. Selected by an online vote, Sophia Adams, beat over 1000 other shapely beauties to the top spot being voted the public’s favourite.
Trainee police constable, Sophia, who has become the first size 16, JJ cup girl to model lingerie professionally, was severely bullied at school after hitting puberty and growing curves aged just 9. Speaking of the tough times, the 21 year old says, “I was always on the chubby side and my hair was an untameable mess. I was called every name under the sun from whale to man-beast and a lot of other disgusting things too.”
Sophia says that it is thanks to her late grandmother that she managed to get through the bullying with a smile on her face, “She was such a strong minded woman and always told me I was beautiful even when I didn't see it. She's not here anymore but she was the most important person in my life growing up and always will be. She has shaped the person I am today.”
Sophia finally learnt to accept herself for who she was and speaking of the competition says “I entered star in a bra because I finally have the confidence and would love to model for Curvy Kate. I used to have so many body hang ups, hated my size and wanted to change myself. But as I get older I'm realising it's all about self-love! I’m a size 16, I look after myself and I’m happy the way I am, and I just want to show other women that that’s ok. It’s all about understanding and embracing we all come in different shapes and sizes”.
With a ‘open to all policy’ and a message of diversity and fun, Curvy Kate’s Star in a Bra aims to find confident girls with killer curves that really represent the brand’s customer base. Hannah Isichei, PR and Marketing Manager explains, ‘We truly believe that our customers should model our lingerie as these are the girls who will be buying it. Out model search isn’t just a one off – it’s here to stay to prove how gorgeous the shapely figure looks in lingerie – wobbles, bumps and all!”
Sophia will now join the brand’s curvy line up at their summer shoot, enjoy an all-expense paid trip to the Mediterranean for two with £1000 spending money, be awarded a year-long modelling contract with Bridge Models Limited and also be given a year’s free lingerie from Curvy Kate.
Notes to editor:
Curvy Kate are a UK based D-K cup lingerie brand that vow to make every fuller-busted woman feel fabulous about her figure by providing, fun and flirty lingerie that this not only pretty but incredibly supportive. Curvy Kate is available at various retailers in the UK and in 34 countries around the world.