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First of all, thank you so much for all your patience! We have been working on our website for the past couple of weeks, and now it is officially open for you all to browse and be inspired! Today we will also be posting our next interview with the stunning and beautiful Celina of @bodypositive_model. Celina is an Alternative Therapist and also a Men’s Rights Advocate. She is a single mom (kudos to her and all the single moms out there!) to two little boys. Celina is also a Body Positive Model and Influencer.
In this interview with Celina, she shares how she started her modeling career, getting past her own experiences with negativity, and embracing her body. This wouldn’t be a LECHERY interview if we didn’t talk about lingerie and hosiery, so Celina also shares what lingerie means to her, her favorite brands, and advice for you all ladies to become better versions of yourselves.
Interview with the Body Positive Model and Influencer @Bodypositive_model
LECHERY: First of all, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to interview you! It is such a pleasure to have you here with us (virtually) of course haha! Let’s first start off by telling us a little bit more about yourself. What do you do?
CELINA: Thank you again for the opportunity to share a little about myself and my journey. Professionally, I am an Alternative Therapist and I have been practicing for 20 years in energy healing, massage and alternative health and wellness. I am also a Men’s Rights Advocate and support men on their own journeys in today’s society. I am 44, single momma to 2 little boys and love being a Body Positive Model and Influencer.
LECHERY: We see that you're into lingerie, what got you into posting lingerie? Is that your way of practicing self-care? Tell us more about it.
CELINA: I began modeling 2.5 years ago with a photographer friend. This helped me get past my own negative self image and to embrace my body, my curves and build confidence. I love lingerie and modeling! This is a way for me to tap into my own beliefs surrounding my body, how I show up in the world, how I see myself without the barrier of judgment. I love to post lingerie pics because it is a way of me celebrating my own sexuality, sensuality, my physical body and the power of self acceptance.
LECHERY: What does lingerie mean to you? Does it give you confidence? Or is it just something you wear to give an added extra sex appeal? How do you feel when wearing lingerie?
CELINA: I love wearing lingerie for ME as much as for a partner. Depending on what I am wearing, it gives me a sense of softness, sensuality, power, confidence and feeling super sexy! I truly believe that our physical bodies are simply a vehicle for our soul. How we choose to decorate that beautiful body to enhance our positive self image is up to each individual. I personally love to accentuate my curves as I have always been shamed for this most of my life, I now choose to fully embrace it and turn it into a positive!
LECHERY: What is the perfect set of lingerie for you? And which brands would you recommend?
CELINA: The perfect set of lingerie for me is a beautiful lacy bodysuit. I definitely love and recommend Victoria’s Secret, La Senza and La Vie En Rose for brands.
LECHERY: What is a bad experience you've had with a lingerie set? And what brands would you avoid buying from?
CELINA: My bad experience with some lingerie is quality. Definitely do your research and be sure the brand is suitable to your specific body shape and or size. I’ve bought lingerie from very expensive brands and lower price points and both have their pros and cons. Try it on and know your body! I don’t have any brands I would stay away from per se.
LECHERY: What is your main advice to women who struggle with confidence and body image?
CELINA: My advice for women struggling with confidence and body image is to do your own inner healing and ask yourself questions. Questions about the perceived beliefs you have about your body, your sexuality, your worth, how you show up in the world. Now, are these your true beliefs or are they thoughts you were given by others that you are holding onto? We all have the power to shift those beliefs and take back the power to choose differently! Experiences in the past, other people’s perceptions and beliefs about us is not what we base our own beliefs on! Decide you are worth it! Decide you are worthy of happiness, confidence and positivity! We only have ourselves to answer to.
LECHERY: What do you hope to find in the lingerie industry in the future?
CELINA: I love seeing the variety of beautiful lingerie in all sizes for all shapes! I look forward to seeing more of this in the future and at an attainable price point for everyone.
LECHERY: What is one lingerie piece that every girl should have in their closet?
CELINA: Definitely, a must have in every woman’s closet is a good fitting Bra and Panty set that you can wear under anything from jeans and tee to a sexy sundress!! A must have!
LECHERY: What is one thing you would always wear that would make you feel much more confident and sexy?
CELINA: One thing I would always wear is a fun colourful bra and panty set to make me feel sexy and confident!! Never underestimate the power of colour and good fitting underwear!
LECHERY: Describe lingerie to you in three words:
CELINA: Lingerie in 3 words: Powerful Sexy Confidence
LECHERY: It is a really tough time in today's world with the whole COVID-19 pandemic going on, what have you been doing to keep yourself busy and healthy?
CELINA: Since the COVID-19 lock down, I have taken the opportunity to do some home renovations, freshening my home spa, lots of cleaning and painting! All the things I didn’t have time for before. I am also getting creative with my own photoshoots to keep positive fresh content on my Instagram feed! I have had so much positive response to my feed from people that are loving my positive energy, beautiful photos and high vibration energy!
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