British Aerie Model Iskra Meets Texas Tech Students, Shares Powerful Message [Watch]
Iskra, a British Aerie model and YouTube star, held a meet-and-greet at Texas Tech University Tuesday (March 6). She posed for selfies, interacted with her fans and swang on a swingset, all in the name of body positivity.
Students who attended were able to snag a Polaroid picture with the model, receive 20 percent off of their purchases, pick out a succulent from Aeire's "Pop-Up Florist" section, and relax under green umbrellas between classes.
Selena, a 20-year-old nursing major from San Antonio, shared her experience and spoke about what Iskra meant to her.
"She was the first model that I ever saw that I looked up to; she was just like me. I can be proud of my body no matter what, even if I'm not the skinniest person doesn't mean I'm any less beautiful," she said. "[Texas Tech University] allowing this event is amazing because it allows us to know that Tech supports body positivity as well and we should really be proud of ourselves."
Selena was able to share a moment with Iskra about loving yourself as God intended.
"I love how she loves God," she said. "She talked to me about how He wants us to love the way we look, I almost cried meeting her. I just love everything about her and what she stands for."
Iskra was kind enough to send a special message for those who couldn't attend the pop-up event. You can watch in the video above, and check out some photos from it below.