Brazilian Fluvia Lacerda came on the modeling scene a little over six years ago. Contrary to popular belief the industry did not immediately open its arms to her... her "exotic" look deterred some clients from giving her a chance. Through perseverance and determination Fluvia has proven herself to be one of today's most known faces among the plus modeling industry.
"Society in Brazil makes you feel like wearing a size 16 jeans is a national crime. Most women have known nothing but negative criticism throughout their entire lives, from parents, school friends and even work colleagues. It's the innocent suggestions of a new diet to a mentioning a new high tech plastic surgery procedure. Therefore they have yet to comprehend the meaning of being happy with yourself, regardless of your size. When I have the opportunity to do an interview in Brazil I always try to bring points such as, as long you have an active life, try to work out at least half an hour every day and eat healthier, you should be more concern with your happiness and health rather than beating yourself up for not carrying the genetics of a size zero women."