Back in April Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry announced she was on the 60-day Insanity workout regimen by sharing before-and-after bikini photos 30 days in. Now, the 60 days are up and Kailyn’s looking even more fandamntastic! And the young mom is using her hard-earned new figure for a good cause as she participated in a photo shoot for “Beauty Is Sizeless” this week.
Above is a look at the first finished image from Kailyn Lowry’s shoot – a striking black-and-white shot of Kail busting out of her shirt with “BEAUTY IS SIZELESS” written in large black letters on her side. But don’t think the entire shoot was devoid of color! Check out this behind-the-scenes photo of Kailyn rocking a bright blue Betsey Johnson dress with some serious floral eye accents:
So what is “Beauty Is Sizeless?” It’s a positive message campaign started by Waynesboro, Pennsylvania photographer Katie Hedrick of 707 Photography. After learning of Kailyn’s participation, we contacted Katie who was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about B.I.S., herself, and Kailyn’s involvement in the project.
STARCASM: What inspired you to start “Beauty Is Sizeless?”
KATIE: I have struggled with my weight since I was in high school. I never felt “good enough” or “pretty enough.” After battling depression and realizing how unhappy I was with my major in college, my husband, Charles, encouraged me to pursue my passion in photography. For months, my only models were full-figured. I was asked one day why I was focusing on full-figured models since most people believe beauty is generally someone very thin. Without taking a second to process, tears streamed down my face as I replied, “I do it because I honestly believe beauty is sizeless, and I want to show the world how beautiful these models are.” I guess the light at the end of my darkness inspired me to see how beautiful the world is (no matter how big or small).
S: What do you imagine the campaign becoming? Or are you planning on taking it one step at a time and letting it grow organically?
K: I want to see Beauty is Sizeless everywhere possible! We have an epidemic of suicides, self-mutilation, bullying, bulimia, anorexia, and depression caused by poor self esteem, and I want to do my part in alleviating what I can. I have a few things in the line up for the campaign, such as an upcoming website (with inspiration and living healthy tips) and hopeful products, but I am taking it one step at a time.
S: How did Kailyn become involved with the project?
K: About a month ago I contacted Kailyn and asked her to help kick everything off. I was nervous she was going to think I was a bit of a creeper for randomly contacting her, but she is such a wonderful person and is definitely doing her part in making the world a better place.
S: When and where can we expect to see the final photos of Kailyn from the shoot?
K: Kailyn and I are working together on setting a time to release the final photos from the session. I am going to be working diligently to get the images and the website up as soon as possible
Here are a number of behind-the-scenes photos of Kail at the shoot shared online by herself and her friends, including her son Isaac and hair stylist/bff Georgiana Hanna.
You can keep up with Katie and the “Beauty Is Sizeless” campaign via these links:
UPDATE - Katie is looking for models (no matter the size) to participate in photo shoots, so if you’re interested you can contact her through her website or the Twitter and Facebook links above!