Chanel Iman is getting thick. Well…she’s working on it.
The 20 year-old supermodel recently hit the promotional trail to introduces Victoria’s Secret new “Incredible” push up bra and declared that she is working on a side project- gaining weight.
Iman, a Victoria’s Secret Angel and catwalk strutter says that she has been trying to get the number on her scale to go up, not down.
“I eat to gain,” said Iman. “I’m a big believer in having hips, butt and thighs!”
According to a reports from Us Weekly, the supermodel (who comes in at 5-foot-9-inches) has recently gained some grown woman weight and is carrying around an extra 13 pounds. We’re not sure where she put it, but even squinting at pictures from her appearance last week in NYC, it is hard to really notice.
All the same, Iman says she is working at putting more meat on her bones and putting in the work it takes to do it. Speaking to the magazine, Iman revealed some of her anti-diet meals:
“I’m eating everything from steak to mashed potatoes; people hate me!”
Yes, Chanel we’ll admit- a little bit.
I for one will admit, it’s hard for me to be too enthusiastic about the supermodel’s blissful sounding diet given what it takes for me to stay in shape. While I am running on treadmills and coming near to seeing God in 100 degree rooms (team Bikram!), I sometimes wish I too could keep my curves in line by chowing down on some Outback as well.
But every woman has a different struggle. And while most women struggle with keeping the weight off- Iman says that for her, keeping it on is just as hard.
“It’s very difficult for me because I’m naturally skinny,” says Iman. “I have to put on a lot of weight and work out to gain muscle. I love curves and being sexy.”
While it’s easy for many of us to do a neck roll at the thought of the supermodel indulging in her new diet food, Iman’s struggle with her weight is one that many naturally slim sisters deal with as well. Many of my best girlfriends who have gazelle like figures like Iman, also share the same frustrations in trying to gain weight that their body seems to shed the minute it is on.
No matter what our personal weight struggles may be, we all know that being comfortable with your body is always a beautiful thing. So if a little more flesh makes Iman strut down runways with more confidence- then power to the sister.
Tell us Clutchettes, what’s your deal: do you have to work to keep the pounds on or off?