It’s easy to see why curvy model La'Tecia Thomas has more than 400,000 followers

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Photo: @lateciat/Instagram
Photo: @lateciat/Instagram

With so many Instagrammers out there gaining loads of followers for posting silly tweets and funny memes, it’s nice to see an account with hundreds of thousands of followers that actually sends a positive and constructive message.

Just keepin it 100 I can't believe we created a community of 400 thousand flippin people im so thankful to each and everyone of you, you are supporting diversity! The more demand for it the more change we will see! I can't even explain to you all how happy it makes me when I see other women empowered and not conforming to societies expectations. It's seriously so contagious! Please don't be afraid to be yourself, you don't need to comprise who you are to "fit in" own your uniqueness, there's only one of you! Celebrate it! Lots of love and light to every singe one of you! Shot for @maryhollandlingerie by @rockybatchelor

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀La'Tecia (@lateciat) on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:20pm PDT


La’Tecia Thomas is a plus-size model and makeup artist from Australia whose posts are equally inspirational and sexy. And the recent Los Angeles transplant just reached a major social media milestone.

To celebrate creating a community of “400 thousand flippin people” on Instagram, the vivacious beauty shared a bikini picture with a powerful caption. “[I’]m so thankful to each and everyone of you, you are supporting diversity!” Thomas captioned a photo of her in a royal blue bikini. “The more demand for it the more change we will see! I can’t even explain to you all how happy it makes me when I see other women empowered and not conforming to societies expectations. It’s seriously so contagious! Please don’t be afraid to be yourself, you don’t need to comprise who you are to ‘fit in’ own your uniqueness, there’s only one of you! Celebrate it! Lots of love and light to every singe one of you!”

It’s not surprising that the Wilhelmina model has so many people following her. Her posts are fun, playful and, most importantly, uplifting. Like this one she shared last month about her changing body type. “So many people will look at this photo and make physical comparisons and say they would prefer me ‘before’,” she captioned the photo. “I prefer me at any weight as long as I’m happy. It’s okay to love yourself no matter what your size is.”

I was going through my phone and I found this old photo of me back when I was training to compete in a bikini competition. So many people will look at this photo and make physical comparisons and say they would prefer me 'before'. I prefer me at any weight as long as I'm happy. It's okay to love yourself no matter what your size is. I remember how unhappy I was In the picture to the left, I would loathe certain parts of my body- particularly my bum/ thighs because that was and is the hardest part of my body to loose. I had so many insecurities, I compared myself to other women and I lacked confidence. Since changing my outlook on life and learning to embrace who I am, I know that hypothetically if I were to go back to what I used to be I would be so much happier and content than what I was because I've learned to love me. Your mental health is just as important as your physical. Also I'm not saying it's okay to be inactive and make unhealthy choices, I think it's about finding balance, listen to your body, you know what's best for it.

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She also has found the perfect balance between goofy and inspiring. “I have no problem sharing my raw, bare face, jiggly self,” she captioned a video of her dancing in a sports bra. “I cannot dance for f**king shit even if my life depended on it and I could care fkn less Haha I surround my self with positive energy which in this case is being created by Rod Stewart … Real talk, life is too short to have insecurities.”

I have no problem sharing my raw, bare face, jiggly self. I cannot dance for fucking shit even if my life depended on it and I could care fkn less Haha I surround my self with positive energy which in this case is being created by Rod Stewart Real talk, life is too short to have insecurities. Have fun and stop comparing yourself to others and letting fear hold you back from what you've dreamed of doing. I love seeing women empowered, fearless and smashing their goals. Confidence is contagious and flippin sexy in my opinion. Have fun, love yourself, be confident, feel empowered and say fuck you to the insecurities that society/ the media tries to trap you into. Get it mamas

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀La'Tecia (@lateciat) on Sep 6, 2017 at 7:04pm PDT


She also knows how to sell a bikini, and this video of her walking on the beach in a blue floral two-piece proves it.

Put that bikini on and own it ladies I used to avoid the beach, it's crazy how much changes when you have a different outlook Swimsuit – @maryhollandlingerie Shot by – @rockybatchelor

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And she’s not always nearly undressed. She looks amazing in a sequined mini dress:

Curves and sequins go well together I love trying new things,never in a million years would I think that wearing sequins would look great on a full figured woman, look at me now dress by – @missguided #babesofmissguided #shinebrightbabygirl

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In fact, she can pull just about anything off. The girl knows how to clean up:

⚡️NEW EVENINGWEAR LOOKBOOK IS NOW LIVE ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL ⚡️click the link in my bio @newyorkdress

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I try so hard to avoid wearing black but then I see dresses like this and I can't help it wearing @windsorstore @windsorplus #windsorplus #ad Thankyou @rockybatchelor for capturing this image ✨

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Feeling all types of glam in this @windsorstore @windsorplus dress #windsorplus #ad And a big Thankyou to my all time fave @rockybatchelor for capturing this image✨

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@bellamihair hair event tonight in LA ✨loving this @houseofcb dress ❤️ #bellamihair #houseofcb

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But a great model can sell a pair of jeans or sweats as easily as she can a gown, and Thomas, who credits her mother for her creativity, can do both masterfully.

I swear, somehow I manage to listen to fire & desire at least once a day ‍♀️ Top- @cottonon Jeans- @asos curve Thea jean Heels- @aquazzura wild russian heels

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A quick little bts with @fashionnovacurve Creative directing- @hodaya_c Camera operator- @dylanperlot

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“I was initially studying to work in the legal sector but i knew that I needed to be following my dreams and turning what was a hobby; makeup artistry, into my career,” she once wrote on Instagram. “I haven’t looked back since! I love empowering women by enhancing their natural beauty.” It looks like she made the right choice, as her makeup work, whether on herself or someone else, is astonishing.

✨❤️New YouTube video alert ❤️✨ Head over to my channel to see this easy to achieve classic holiday makeup Some key products- @zoevacosmetics cocoa blend palette @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty Samantha lashes @toofaced cocoa contour palette @beccacosmetics champagne pop highlighter @maccosmetics Ruby woo lipstick Choker- @fawnstar_ Wig- @divaswigs

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✨New YouTube alert!!✨ Holiday inspired glam using the @hudabeauty rose gold palette! Head over to my channel to see how to achieve this look Some key products: @shophudabeauty rose gold palette, Samantha lashes and trendsetter lip contour. @iconic.london cream contour palette @benefitaustralia what's up highlighter Earrings- @fawnstar_ Song credit- Destiny's child jumpin jumpin

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀La'Tecia (@lateciat) on Dec 19, 2016 at 5:26pm PST


Makeup for @stephdix last night ✨ Products- @anastasiabeverlyhills brow pro palette 'taupe' Eyes- @artistcouture illuminati diamond glow powder Bronzer- @benefitcosmetics hooks bronzer AND @maccosmetics gold deposit mineralise skin finish Glow- @beccacosmetics champagne pop Lips- @benefitaustralia hooks lip gloss #anastasiabeverlyhills #artistcouture #becca #benefit #benefitaustralia

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She has the ability to turn herself into an entirely different person — sometimes looking a lot like Megan Fox or … Michael Jackson.

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Power of makeup, nothing basic for Halloween. I had so much fun transforming myself into this legendary man. Truly the King Some key products were by; @kryolanofficial @anastasiabeverlyhills @meltcosmetics @morphebrushes @makeupgeekcosmetics #michaeljackson #makeupgeekcosmetics #halloweenmakeup #morphebrushes #anastasiabeverlyhills #meltcosmetics #kryolan

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Literally obsessed with these hues,can I live like this everyday? Yes? Okay, Thankyou so so much wearing dream weaver from @gerardcosmetics New Metal Matte Lipstick Line! Use code GIVE45 to get 45% off all regular priced items #gclove #gcsquad #GerardCosmetics #GCMetalMattes

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀La'Tecia (@lateciat) on Nov 23, 2016 at 1:11am PST


New Fall Glam YouTube is now live! Full list of products can be found there! Song credit: @kehlani – CRZY

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀La'Tecia (@lateciat) on Nov 10, 2016 at 5:03pm PST


Dude so much can change in a bit over a year. A few things pop into my head when I see this image, 1- I miss my braids. 2- wtf was those brows, don't miss them at all. 3-dying to change my hair again, i loose interest real quick The only product I remember using for this look was the @anastasiabeverlyhills pure Hollywood liquid Lippie #anastasiabeverlyhills

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Makeup for the gorgeous @tenealdecinque birthday ✨ Brows- @anastasiabeverlyhills pro brow palette 'soft brown' Shadows- @tartecosmetics tartelette in bloom palette Bronzer- @toofaced cocoa contour chiseled to perfection Palette 'dark cocoa' Glow- @anastasiabeverlyhills so Hollywood illuminator Lips- @kyliejennercosmetics candy k lip kit #tartecosmetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #toofaced #kyliecosmetics

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