تعد الشقيقتان بيلا وجيجي حديد من أشهر عارضات الأزياء في العالم، ولكن ابنة خالهما الهولندية جوان فان دي هيريك البالغة من العمر 18 عامًا لم تعد تقل عنهما شهرة، وأصبح لها العديد من المتابعين على "إنستغرام".
وأشارت صحيفة الإندبندنت البريطانية إلى توقيع جوان فان دي هيريك عقداً مع وكالة "بلاس 12" لتكون عارضة أزياء، على الرغم من اعتراف هيريك بأنها كانت تكره وزنها الزائد، وكانت تشعر أنها قبيحة وبحاجه لإنقاص وزنها، وأنها أخذت وقتا طويلاً لتشعر بالثقة نظرا لحجم جسدها.
I'm so scared posting this BUT I wanna show you guys that instagram girls are NOT perfect. So thank you for all the sweet messages already 😭❤️ My biggest insecurities, my legs and my belly..... there once was a girl who couldn't smile and showing her fatrolls at the same time... There once was a girl who didn't want to go swimming with her class because then she had to show her legs.. there was once was a girl who hated her stretchmarks and never wanted to change her clothes if there was anyone else in the room (even her family or best friends!). This girl was so insecure because everywhere she looked or went people told her that she was too "fat", too "ugly", that she was "unhealthy" and that she needed to lose weight. This girl was so unhappy about her body that she'd do ANYTHING to change it. This girl would have never believed if you told her she was at the same place she is now. This girl is me. And I think a lot of boys and girls can relate to what I'm saying here. People judging you because you don't look like the models on the covers or people judging you because you DO look like the models on the covers. It's always too thin or too fat, there's no in between!!! You can never make other people happy so 🖕🏼them. Do YOU! Make yourself happy. Don't care about the opinions of others because they're not you and they will never be. Try to love yourself more every day. Start by wearing crop tops while you feel you have a big belly, or wearing shorts while you hate your legs. Start telling yourself everyday that YOU LOVE YOURSELF! And that your curves rock!!!!!! And dance in your underwear just because you can! Don't let anyone get you down because you're amazing, you're unique, you're beautiful. And your body is one of a kind, whatever shape or color it may be. ❤️ #LoveYourBody #EmbraceYourCurves #HealthyMind #LoveYourself inspired by @sonnyturner___ her posts 🦋❤️
ولكن يبدو أن جوان تصرفت بشكل صحيح عندما تقبلت شكلها، وليس ذلك فحسب وإنما أصبح هدفها هو إلهام الآخريات لفعل الشيء نفسه بأن يحببن أجسادهن.
وتقول هيريك: "اجعلي نفسك سعيدة، ولا تهتمي بآراء الآخرين لأنهم ليسوا أنت، ولن يكونوا أبدا أنت، حاولي أن تحبي نفسك أكثر وأنت ترتدين قميصك وترين بطنك الكبيرة أو ترتدين البنطلون وأنت تنظرين لشكل ساقيك".
Throwback photo :) I feel a little sad today because I didn't pass my driving exam and I signed myself up for this tv show and now I hear that some people have been called and I didn't hear anything. These are things that disappoint me, unfortunately :( But you know, life probably has a different path for me so there's an important message in this: although life isn't always fair, and isn't always giving you what you think you want, you just have to get up and get over it because there are better and greater things waiting for you. Do you want it? Work harder!!! Every mountain is within your reach if you just keep climbing. Of course you can be sad for a little while, but don't let it distract you from your part in this world. You are meant for something great, I am meant for something great!! I fell down seven times, but get up eight. This means that no matter all the bad things that happen to you, you have to get up and fight because you can achieve everything you want ❤️ #GetUp #AchieveYourGoals #LoveYourself
وأكدت هيريك أنها أردات أن تظهر على طبيعتها بوزنها الزائد، وأنها تتعمد إظهار علامات التمدد في جلدها وأضافت: "من السهل النظر في المرآة وإبداء علامات الاشمئزاز بسبب الأشياء التي لا نحب أن نراها في جسدنا، ولكني لا أريد أن أفعل ذلك بعد اليوم، ولا أريد أن اخفي جانبي القبيح".
I was so shocked today when I saw all those articles about me: Vogue, Elle, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, and so much more 😱 I couldn't believe that would ever happen to me, so first of all: thank you all so much for reading those articles and supporting me and welcome to my life :) I loved all your sweet messages and try to respond to everything! I will keep being myself and being real and honest with you all. Starting with this picture: I'm always really insecure about my lips. I don't have big lips, but all the instagram girls / models have them. It makes me so insecure especially when I'm smiling! I also get this white thin layer on my lips when I don't drink enough water on one day, but I didn't want to edit it because I wanted to show you guys I have my flaws too. I'm not perfect nor will I ever be perfect. Drink enough water guys so you don't get white lips 😂🤦🏻♀️ I hope I will inspire you all to love and accept yourselves, just like I do and still trying to do ❤️ #LoveYourself #ThankYou #EmbraceYourCurves photographed by @rachelkeijzerphotography
ويؤكد الكثيرون الشبه بين جوان وبنات عمها بيلا وجيجي حديد، إلا أنها أصبحت تفوقهما بعد أن أصبحت ملهمة لحب الذات وليست عارضة أزياء فحسب.