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Leinad51:iconleinad51:
Thank you for being an inspiration as a model!
Tue May 13, 2014, 7:54 PM
ideuss:iconideuss:
me encanta como eres, tu cuerpo, tus curvas, tu mirada... continua asi, eres preciosa
Fri Apr 25, 2014, 4:14 PM
michael238:iconmichael238:
just to say you are amazeing,your photos are beautiful.
Sun Apr 13, 2014, 11:30 AM
dinky53:icondinky53:
Beauty is an inner light. You certainly shine.
Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:52 PM
B1trider:iconb1trider:
deadly curves :-)
Fri Mar 28, 2014, 9:00 PM
blassfemur:iconblassfemur:
your body is absolutely beautiful!
Fri Mar 28, 2014, 3:48 PM
mutazoid:iconmutazoid:
You are stunning! I wish you much continued success!
Thu Mar 20, 2014, 4:20 PM
LuisSanti1978:iconluissanti1978:
Keep going!!!!
Mon Mar 10, 2014, 3:33 PM
jnivamn:iconjnivamn:
You are beautiful. That is why your pictures, nude or not, are beautiful. It is hard to integrate into your self-perception but all the negativity you hear is a reflection of the fear inside the speaker. It has no relevance to who you are. Thank You for U
Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10:14 AM
klb120459:iconklb120459:
You Are Beautiful, just as you are!
Sun Mar 9, 2014, 9:26 AM
Nobody
Edit edit: I just want to thank all of you who commented on this journal and gave me your support. I really do truly appreciate it. I don't have the time to respond to every single comment and I wouldn't want my responses to be generic 'thank yous' so I'll just respond to you all here instead. Thank you, all you lovely people, for your continued support. You guys rock! :thumbsup:

Edit: Wow, I just want to say that you guys are all seriously awesome. I didn't imagine I'd get so much positive feedback on this! I don't have time right now to reply to all of your wonderful comments, but I want to let you know that I've read them and truly appericate all of your support :aww::love::huggle:

[Posted this last night on tumblr, thought it would be a good idea to post it here as well.] 

Those are my measurements. I’m ok with them. 

But it’s taken me my entire life to be ok with them, and even then, on a lot of days I’m not ok with them at all. 

I just want to vent for one second to just try and describe how utterly difficult it is to be my size and model nude. 

On a daily basis I have people calling me fat, heavy, large, a slut, ugly, saying that what I do is porn. It’s taken me a lot of time to just let those things roll off my back without them effecting me too much. But you know what? Sometimes, at the end of the day, mean stuff like that still effects me. I’m sensitive. I always have been since I was a kid. I would cry over the silliest stuff. 

I wasn’t popular in school. I was teased all the time in elementary school. I moved schools 3 times through elementary school because my parents got divorced. I was also very shy. Being shy, sensitive and being bullied all the time didn’t exactly lead me into a life of having great self esteem or confidence. And then when I was 13 I was raped by my then step father. Any self confidence or self esteem that I had, was probably lost right then. 

I spent most of my highschool life with my small group of friends. I was still made fun of, but not to the extent that I was in elementary school. At least I had some friends in highschool. My only “friends” I had in elementary school made fun of me behind my back all of the time, but I really didn’t have anyone else to hang out with. I chose to stay in my room at night and watch anime instead of going out with my friends. I would make up excuses of why I couldn’t go out with them because I didn’t want to leave my room. 

For as long as I can remember I’ve never thought I was pretty, or beautiful or worth a damn. I’ve always thought that I was fat and ugly and that no one would want me or want to be with me. I was rejected on a regular basis and I grew accustomed to knowing that I was not good enough. That I would never be good enough. 

And then something happened. I started modeling for the first time in 2008. For the first time in 18 years I looked at a picture of myself and actually thought that that girl looking back at me was beautiful and was worth something. I decided to keep modeling because it became something that I genuinely enjoyed doing and for the first time in my life, suddenly, I was beautiful. Not just to my family, friends or boyfriend at the time. But to total and complete strangers. That was a new feeling for me. Sometimes I still don’t believe the amount of people that like my work or who compliment me. It’s hard to imagine all of these thousands of people thinking that you are beautiful when you never have. 

But that feeling of being pretty or beautiful or even accepted as part of a larger community was still hard. I still wasn’t slim and I was still very insecure with my body and myself as a person. I would always look at thin models and imagine how much better their life must be. All the photographers want to work with them because they’re thin and I’m not. I have curves and people don’t like curves. I stopped modeling for almost 2 years because I had gained some weight and didn’t think that my body was suitable for being photographed. I thought that I was fat and ugly. It was then that I decided to start seeing a personal trainer and going to the gym 3x a week. After a couple of months of doing that I decided to start shooting again - feeling better about myself and the way my body looked. 

However it wasn’t until I started modeling nude in December of 2012 that I actually learned to accept my body the way it was. It took me 23 years to finally fully accept myself for the way that I was/am. The entire time that I was modeling non-nude I was extremely self conscious of how I looked. Particularly because of my size and that it seemed all of the other models where tiny compared to me. 

But with nude modeling I didn’t have to worry about if there was a bra or underwear or lingerie digging into my skin and causing an extra roll somewhere. I didn’t have to worry about anything not fitting right or if something matched another something. 

i was left alone with my skin and over the year of 2013 I began to fall in love and accept my body. I was finally able to see what everyone else saw. Something beautiful. It was beautiful even though I’m not a size 0 or a size 2 or even a size 6. I became comfortable with people calling me ‘plus-sized’, ‘fully figured’ or ‘curvy’ because I was ok with how my body looked. When before I started modeling nude if something described my body with those words I would loth myself. ‘I’m not plus-sized’, ‘I’m not full figured’. Those are just the nice terms for calling someone fat. 

But now I’m ok with the fact that I’m larger than a lot of the models that work in Toronto and the surrounding area. But you know what? Being curvy made me push myself that much more. If I’m never going to be a size 0, I need to find something that will make me unique. I need to stand out. 

So I owned my curves. I celebrate them every time I walk into a shoot. 

Sure, there are some days that I still wish that I could be tiny - but those days are becoming fewer and further between as I continue to work on loving and accepting myself. It’s a daily process.

Every body is beautiful in its own unique way. You just have to learn to look for it and to accept people for the way they are.

I’m a 40-31-43 and god damnit I’m proud of it and I love my curves. All of them. Even if I don’t some days. 

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NicoleNudes
Nicole
Artist | Professional | Other
Canada
Toronto, ON

24.
B. A. in Psychology
Full time Model (at the moment)

Measurements
5'7
40-31-43
DD

Loves: Reading, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Comics, Art, Modeling, City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Photography, Music, Rise Against, Billy Talent, Friends, Family and the BF

Willing to travel anywhere as long as all travel expenses are paid.


I hope you enjoy everything in my gallery as much as I enjoyed creating it! :heart:

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Zivity: www.zivity.com/users/NicoleNud…
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
 I am so lucky to have found your wonderful modeling work here. Do you ever travel to the USA for shoots? (I'm in Vermont) Thanks for sharing!
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ohmycandida Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Photographer
All I see is strength.  Beautiful strength. People have forgotten the women that defined glamour weren't stick figures.
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:iconflboomer:
flboomer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Definitely loved your gallery....anyone that thinks you aren't beautiful is just nuts.  I love curves that are in proportion and yours are exceptional. 
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iamthebluecow Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
You are a beautiful woman, perfect and sexy. Thank you for sharing your figure with us xx
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R8A1Renegade Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014
Beautiful photos! I love them! And yes, Boobies ARE freakin' awesome!!!
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2Colorado4King7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member
Nicole, will you marry me?!?!
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jeremygordonart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love your gallery!
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dwgood Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Nicole, you should revel in your beauty. Your curves are some of the most attractive I have seen and you would have my full attention....if....

Okay - so that's my unprofessional comment of the day - You are worth it.

Thank you for sharing yourself with us.
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diensilver Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hi nicole , nice to meet you ..
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twistedbrilliance Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing gallery! Keep up the exceptional work! :)
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