Nadia Aboulhosn is a confident, breathtakingly beautiful, curvy woman that some people find intimidating, but like a moth, are still mesmerized and attracted to her erotic flame which burns Middle Eastern, desert hot.
Consistent with all Fem Competitors, shapely models in an effort to market their brand and public persona face strong competition like everyone else. The difference for the plus size star is perhaps more so because there is measurable resistance to shapely women being endorsed as models.
Even if the public at large and men in particular find them extremely desirable.
Do you think that intimidates Nadia?
Not a chance.
When you review Nadia’s body of work, her online interviews and her life philosophy, it becomes clear that she is an artist that marches to the beat of her own drum.
She doesn’t have anything to prove to anyone else, it’s simply important to her to reach the high bar that she has set for herself.
At her enjoyable site nadiaaboulhosn.com she provides the beginning of her extensive accomplished resume. “Fashion blogger and sometimes model and designer from Florida. I began my blog in 2010 as an outlet for self-expression. I and my blog have been featured in Complex Magazine, Refinery 29, Lucky Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue, LOOK, Vogue Italia and many others. I have modeled/campaigned for American Apparel, Boohoo, Addition Elle, and Stylist Magazine and many more.”
By anyone’s standards, that is very impressive.
As we know in life, it’s not so much what you say about yourself, it’s more important what others are saying about you.
Here is what they are saying about the stunning Nadia.
The site with the creative name grungecake.com smiles, “She’s fearlessly beautiful, smart and successful. That’s rare, and she’s doing her best to change that.
With plus-sized, full-figured, curvy this-and-that popularized in recent years — only a handful — of its forerunners tickled my fancy. Obviously, Nadia Aboulhosn was one of them.”
I thought they were done but in many ways in terms of Nadia love, they are just beginning and regarding her interview with them continue.
“During our time together, what I enjoyed most about her is how she maintains the allure of the girl next door. She’s so easy to talk to, she laughs a lot, she eats fast food like the rest of us, and she’s selfless. It’s authentic. According to traditional industry standards (or hers), she is not really a model but at 5’2″ she stands tall and proud for what she believes in.
We picked Nadia as our first Woman of the Season, because she’s a trailblazer, and in this instance, she blazes a trail of disparity and limits to guide others with like-minds, spirits and hearts. We could have just written about her like everyone else has but, she’s worth more than that. We needed to create a new category.”
Wow. That is high praise indeed.
There is more praise to go around.
The informative site dailydot.com takes a shine to her as well. “While many fashionistas dress like followers, Aboulhosn is daring and full of vision. With nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram, Aboulhosn knows a thing or two about building a brand. The secret to her success? Just being herself.”
Another group, complex.com are more succinct but just as powerful. “Nadia Aboulhosn first came to prominence when she won American Apparel’s XL Model Search in 2011. The half-Lebanese Florida native quickly proved that she’s more than just a pretty face.”
The list of media admirers is as long as the mighty Litani River.
In our research, those who study and write about the fashion industry when speaking of Nadia could fill up a brochure full of testimonials.
One more accolade speaks to that.
The thenational.ae, a respected fashion site expresses, “In a cyber world where being a fashion blogger is measured by the number of Chanel Boy Bags you own and first-class flights you take, the Arab-American style blogger Nadia Aboulhosn is a breath of fresh air. Instead of prancing around Paris for fashion week or lining up all of her high heels for a photo shoot, Aboulhosn ensures that her social-media platforms are devoid of fashion frivolity and exude a different kind of energy. Humorously non-glamorous, Aboulhosn’s I-don’t-care attitude is clear from the outset.”
There are many things that Nadia does care about and her busy schedule reflects that. At her blog she describes a day in the life. “The month of September was super packed for me. I was flying everywhere with no rest. I flew to Toronto and released my capsule collection with Addition Elle. I then did my meet and greet, took a red eye flight, landed in London, and went straight to an event from there. I probably didn’t sleep more than 2 hours in 2 days. My schedule was completely booked, even in my downtime I was working.”
This writer has to admit that at times when I read about the beautiful people who have figured life out, can handle fame and finance well and are living the life they want to live as opposed to the one they settled for, my emotions range from sadness at my own mistakes, awe at what they have accomplished and exhilaration that I have the honor to write about them and electronically enter their world.
Nadia was born to a Lebanese father and an American mother and though she was raised in the Orlando Florida area and has lived in New York, Femcompetitor Magazine has written about those wonderful destinations so many times that here the opportunity to briefly write about Lebanon is too tempting to pass up.
The operative word is brief since this is Nadia’s story and writing about a region of the world rich with history and beauty could take up volumes.
Let’s start with the basics.
Lebanon, otherwise officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. Lebanon’s location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland facilitated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity.
The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years.
Lebanon was the home of the Canaanites/Phoenicians and their kingdom, a maritime culture that flourished for over a thousand years (c. 1550–539 BC). In 64 BC, the region came under the rule of the Roman Empire, and eventually became one of the Empire’s leading centers of Christianity.
Today Lebanon attracts over 4 million tourists a year in part because of its wonderful cuisine, historical location, fascinating culture and natural wonders.
According to Nadia they also have an abundance of beautiful women.
A few fun places among the hundreds of points of interest caught our eye.
The nice travel and information blog www.smf-blog.com introduces them to us.
“So close to making it into the Wonders of the World list a couple years back, Jeita Grotto is a breathtaking cave covered in limestone that have formed over thousands of years. For a few dollars, you can travel through the natural river and sneak a couple illegal photos.”
Speaking of the Afqa Waterfall the writer continues, “I give you my word that this waterfall will be the first place I visit in Lebanon this July.”
Majestic and magnificent is Sidon Sea Castle. One of the most prominent archaeological sites in the port city of Sidon, stands the Sidon Castle built around 4000 BC.
Finally, just for fun, you have a look at Mar Mikhael Stairs. The writer makes an interesting point. “These type of stairs have been seen all over the world, which brings me to my final point. Lebanon has inherited everything that other countries continuously boast about, from the nightlife, historical artefacts, hotels, restaurants, cars, people and or food.”
Writing about Nadia makes this writer reflect that even with the extremely high people contact lifestyle I previously had, how little I know about our fascinating world and the people doing amazing things in it.
I had never heard of Nadia before but after studying her brand, clothing line and life approach, I’m extremely impressed. How some have figured out how to live the life that most can only imagine intrigues me.
Another gold star should be illuminated on her highlight reel. Nadia has also been courted and secured by boohooPLUS to design a plus-size range for the e-tailer.
Please keep an eye on Nadia.
The closer you see her, not only will she intrigue you, she will magically amaze.
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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.