Beanie Feldstein and Lana Condor fronting Aerie campaign

Beanie Feldstein and Lana Condor have been tapped as brand ambassadors for Aerie.Executives at the lifestyle label, known for its inclusive collections of intimates, apparel, activewear and swimwear, announced on Thursday that the Booksmart actress and…

Beanie Feldstein and Lana Condor have been tapped as brand ambassadors for Aerie.

Executives at the lifestyle label, known for its inclusive collections of intimates, apparel, activewear and swimwear, announced on Thursday that the Booksmart actress and the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star have been selected as #AerieREAL Role Models, alongside the likes of model/writer Hari Nef, actress Ali Stroker, sustainability activist Manuela Baron, Smile On Me founder Dre Thomas, DJ and wellness advocate Tiff McFierce, and scientist Keiana Cave.

“Truly so, so excited to be included alongside these inspiring women as one of the #AerieREAL role models for 2020!!! These gals are the REAL deal. They are making the changes they want to see in the world and I couldn’t be more honoured to be a part of this group,” Beanie, 26, wrote on her Instagram page. “I’ve loved Aerie for a long time: they never retouch their photos and all of their clothes are deliciously cosy and all I ever want to be is cosy!”

Meanwhile, Lana insisted she was “over the moon” to be involved with the company.

“Being a role model is a dream come true @Aerie not only gives me the power to feel sexy and proud of the skin I’m in, but also gives me a platform to speak about what’s most important to me: loving yourself and others, and the power of education,” the 22-year-old added. “It’s rare to find a brand that is so devoted to making the world a better more positive place, so this is truly a partnership I cherish.”

The new set of #AerieREAL Role Models join current brand ambassadors including Aly Raisman, Iskra Lawrence, Brenna Huckaby, Molly Burke, and Jenna Kutcher.

In addition to the campaign, Aerie bosses have also launched an initiative to donate $400,000 (£305,000) to 20 real-life changemakers who are making a difference in their communities.

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Model Hunter McGrady weds

Hunter McGrady is a married woman.The Sports Illustrated model wed Brian Keys in Moorpark, California on Sunday in front of guests including Hailee Steinfeld and Olympian Aly Raisman, according to editors at People.com. The ceremony was filled with em…

Hunter McGrady is a married woman.

The Sports Illustrated model wed Brian Keys in Moorpark, California on Sunday in front of guests including Hailee Steinfeld and Olympian Aly Raisman, according to editors at People.com.

The ceremony was filled with emotion, as Hunter also recited a set of vows to her new stepdaughter.

“She’s just the most beautiful little girl,” she said of Brian’s eight-year-old child from a previous relationship. “She’s so special, so gentle and so loving.”

Hunter, who champions body positivity, wore two custom dresses from bridal company Watters.

“For me, being plus-sized, it was really hard to find any kind of wedding dress that I felt like myself in,” the 26-year-old shared. “I’m not ashamed of my body, and I wanted something that was really tight-fitting and shows off my curves.”

The curvy star chose a “very sexy, lace, romantic first dress” for the ceremony. She then changed for the reception, describing her second outfit as “kind of an ode” to the chic Stella McCartney gown Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sported at her reception when she wed Prince Harry in May 2018.

In July, Hunter and Brian will head to Turks and Caicos Islands for their honeymoon.

The couple met on Snapchat, and the 43-year-old popped the question in New York in late 2017.

“(On our first date), I saw him and was like, ‘That’s my husband.’ I just felt like I knew him forever,” Hunter gushed to the publication. “We’re both very easygoing and spontaneous. We just get each other. We have the same humour and the same likes. It just goes to show that when it works, it works!”

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Aly Raisman helping sexual abuse survivors with new Aerie campaign

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is hoping to aid survivors of sexual abuse as part of her new clothing line with Aerie. The athlete is the latest star to join the forces with the brand, which promotes body positivity, and serve as a #AerieReal Role Model …

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is hoping to aid survivors of sexual abuse as part of her new clothing line with Aerie.

The athlete is the latest star to join the forces with the brand, which promotes body positivity, and serve as a #AerieReal Role Model – joining the likes of Busy Philipps and Jameela Jamil.

For the venture, Raisman drew on her fight against sexual abuse, a crusade she began after coming forward to reveal she was one of over 100 members of the U.S. gymnastics team assaulted by doctor Larry Nassar. The 24-year-old maintains Nassar began abusing her when she was 15.

Fifteen per cent of proceeds will go towards her organisation Flip the Switch, which she launched as a means of raising awareness surrounding abuse within sport.

The athletic wear collection is designed to encourage “strength, wellness and mindful living”, according to a press release from the label, and includes leggings, sports bras, and T-shirts.

“I’m so grateful and appreciative (to Aerie) because (that 15 per cent) is going to help provide a lot of free training for adults out there,” Raisman tells Fashionista. “When an adult takes the course, they’re better able to understand the warning signs and red flags (of child sexual abuse), and they can save a child from going through that abuse, which is really, really amazing.”

For the star, helping women feel good about their bodies is an important step in lowering the risk of abuse.

“When you’re insecure about your body, it makes you more susceptible for an abuser to be able to groom you and take advantage of you,” she tells the publication.”When you’re confident in yourself and your body, I think you’re able to have more awareness and feel comfortable speaking up if something doesn’t feel right or if someone is making you feel uncomfortable, so to have Aerie spread the message about preventing child sexual abuse and also to be so incredibly body positive makes a big difference.

“I’m just grateful that Aerie is willing to not only have this conversation but to also be very supportive of it.”

Raisman is also thrilled to be part of Aerie’s self-acceptance campaign, revealing it has helped her build confidence.

“I think the fact that Aerie doesn’t retouch anything has been really empowering for me and helped with my confidence,” she says. “When you’re doing a photoshoot and you’re in a bra and underwear, you’re seeing yourself in all different angles, and that created a lot of awareness of how much time I spent worrying about how I look. I’d spend time worrying about really stupid things that don’t matter. As long as I feel healthy, I have energy and I’m happy, that’s all that really matters.”

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