Today we're going behind the scenes with Shani.
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Hi, my name is Shani. I am 28 years of age and I'm a baby mama to one little girl, Angel Rain. I'm a blogger, a speaker, and a curvy model.
What made you decide to apply for the Everyday Lingerie Co Model Search?
What made me apply? So many reasons. My first meeting, I guess, with Everyday Lingerie underwear was probably about six months ago. I was asked to be in a shoot and the underwear was for a totally different campaign, a postpartum campaign. I literally fell in love. The second I slipped my leg into it, it was so perfect just because of the way it held my mummy tummy is so important. I need to feel comfortable when I'm getting dressed and I just feel like it sets the tone for the day if everything is sitting in place. When I saw that the shoot was coming up, I was like, "I have to be there. I need to spread the word that there is a comfortable underwear." I feel like that you need to feel sexy and also look sexy for yourself to feel confident, so that's why.
What age did you become confident in your skin?
I think that probably the last two years. I'm 28 I think like two years ago, I just was like, "I need to cut the shit and just start loving on myself." After becoming a mom, it's just so important to find ways to see yourself differently because your body just changes so much. I was like, "That's it. I'm just going to start loving every fibre of me and start showing up for myself." So yeah.
What is 1 word you would use to describe yourself?
I would describe myself as courageous. I think that I'm not afraid to step outside the box and shatter the status quo. I'm not afraid to tell my story. I think that when you really step into who you are, you can achieve pretty much anything. So when you're fully loving yourself and stepping into you are, yeah, I really feel like you can do anything.
What is your favourite body part and why?
I feel like I have this question often in the line of work that I'm in and it's so, so hard to pick a favourite part because every part of you does something different, but my favourite part of myself would be my legs.
Which style represents you best; Brief, Boyleg or G String and why?
I like a cheeky brief. I just feel like it holds me in all the right places and that is so important for me, especially it acts like a short as well for my body in the way that it fits. I think that that's important for when I'm wearing a dress, I still want to ... Yeah, I just still want to feel secure, tucked in, and comfortable.