Model Adriana Lima has vowed that she would not pose nude for an “empty cause”.
The Victoria’s Secret model said she wanted to help other women feel more confident in themselves.
“I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared in social media. Even though I have done many of this type, something had changed in me, when a friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body, and then it made me think…”
“And in that moment I realised that majority of woman probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society (has) imposed. I thought that’s not a way of living and beyond that. That’s not physically and mentally healthy, so I decided to make that change. I will not take of my clothes anymore for a empty cause,” Lima wrote on Instagram.
The 36-year-old model added that her job puts a lot of pressure on her to make sure she looks a certain way.
“My job puts me in such big pressure to look a certain way. I was thinking, how can we have to carry so much? I am tired of the impositions, we ‘as (women)’ can’t be continuing living in a world with such superficial values, and it’s not fair for us, to behave, to look.
“I want to change it, on the name of my grandma, my mother, and all her ancestors that have been labelled, pressured, misunderstood and has to live according to society. I will make that change. I will start with me,” she wrote.