Paola Turani is a very popular model. After years of submission to the rules of fashion he decided to rebel by deciding to say no to skeletal bodies. Enough with the thin and thread-like models on the catwalk is the reflection, profound and against the aesthetic standards imposed by fashion, of Turani. To talk about his experience, the influencer among the most requested among fashion brands uses Instagram and tells of when he was "trapped" in the mechanism of not having to get fat to work. These are his words:
“The first photo was taken more than 10 years ago, I had started modeling a few years ago and I was completely trapped in a vicious circle, within the rules of fashion that we all wanted like dummies; I still remember the psychological pressure to get into that size that always seemed smaller, narrower. You had to be thin and it was never enough. Every month they took measurements of my body, I always had a rather thin constitution, but I couldn't put on weight, I didn't train and I was terrified of eating a plate of pasta too ".
Paola is a river in flood: "The more you were thin and more liked. If you were getting fat you could hardly work and then who paid your bills? The rents? Taxes? I remember the days around Paris doing casting, sometimes I used to make a fruit juice ...
- I realized by myself that it couldn't continue, that it was better to "run away" before it became more than a small problem. I left Milan at a time when I was not happy, when I had no friends, I was practically not living. So I came back to my parents, shortly after I met Ricky (Riccardo Serpellini with whom he got married on Lake Garda last July ed) and I realized that life was much more than this, which went beyond a size 38, to stop for lunch or dinner in company it could not be a nightmare, but rather, it was one of the most beautiful things in life. And that if they wanted me, they had to do it even with a few kg more. So it was".
Turani continues: “I started a work on myself, which lasted for years, a process of change, going beyond the canons that fashion imposed, in addition to the various insults I received on social networks on my body, achieving an external but above all inner balance. The second photo, in color, is this summer (+ 9kg approximately compared to the black and white one). I am, grown up, aware, with a healthy, trained, satisfied, happy body. It is a long work of dedication, determination, strength. But I assure you that it is possible! And how nice it is to enjoy the days without obsessions, without anxieties or paranoia. "YOU WANT, YOU CAN!"