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Watch this Plus-Size Woman Strut Down Hollywood Boulevard in a Bikini

She wants to change the entertainment industry's perception of larger women

One curvy woman stripped down on Hollywood Boulevard to protest the way L.A. thinks about bodies.

Amani Terrell, who weighs 260 lbs, strutted down Hollywood Boulevard in a brightly colored bikini to prove she has nothing to hide.

“You cannot seek validation from other people. The world is very cruel,” Terrell told Fox43. “You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”

She also says she’s trying to fight the idea that bigger women always feel bad about their bodies. “There’s a misconception that big women have low self-esteem. I don’t have low self-esteem.”

[FOX]

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