Sophie Hughes is a curve model, body positivity advocate, and freelance content creator.
Sophie started modelling at 15 years old; during what should have been an exciting time for her, she was constantly pressured into losing weight through fad diets and fasting.
But after gaining weight after an operation, Sophie leapt into the world of curve modelling and has since helped hundreds of people feel more confident in their body.
Now also a content creator (with over 60,000 followers) and keynote speaker, Sophie talks about the surgery, the changes in her body, and how she had to find her confidence again. She leaves audiences feeling inspired, empowered and uplifted.
Whilst modelling as a teenager, Sophie Hughes was also working on her degree in psychology, focussing on resilience, positive psychology, and wellbeing. After graduating, she moved to Australia and began working for some of the world’s biggest brands. But something would soon call her home.
She found out that her 6-month-old nephew desperately needed a liver transplant. Sophie found out she was a match and flew straight back to the UK to have the gruelling eight hour operation. Whilst the surgery was a success, it left her with a seven-inch scar across her stomach, and she was in recovery for another three months. During this time she jumped four dress sizes, and she knew this change would make her modelling career all the more difficult.
But the scar would actually be the catalyst for her new career. She became determined to help others with their confidence, and to promote the importance of mid-size representation in the industry.
As a curve model, Sophie has worked for top brands including Ann Summers, SKIMS, Boohoo, Superdrug, Boux Avenue, New Look, Simply Be, Pour Moi, and M&S.
– How to accept your body and focus on more important things
– Comparison culture and how to navigate social media for a healthy experience
– Her experience with accepting her changing body including accepting her scars and weight gain
– Her experiences in the modelling industry as both a size 6 and size 16
– General body positivity
– Mindset and motivation
– Your body is the least interest thing about you
– You can take back control of your happiness
– How to be kinder to yourself
– Practical tips and workbook exercises on how to accept yourself
– Your size does not define your worth