The Shapermint Crew is a diverse community of Shapermint ambassadors. Next in line in our #ShapermintCrewLove Series is one of our Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassadors, Leslie Tucker. Read on to discover why she wants to shape change with Shapermint.
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
I have always been an advocate of self-love. I believe that you need to love yourself first with where you are and strive to hit the goals that make you better. Shapermint is about celebrating all body types, and this aligns with my beliefs.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
I love discovering other empowered women. There are multiple women on the crew with relatable body types who are confident. This inspires me to be more comfortable in my body and helps me inspire other women to do the same.
How do you want to shape change with us?
I want to help Shapermint build a community of like-minded women. I want to feel like I help build the most diverse and confident group of women so we have examples to run to when we have self-doubt.
How do you define body positivity?
Body Positivity is acceptance of all body types, regardless of society’s standard of beauty. There needs to be acceptance of all bodies.
How does Shapermint help you celebrate your shape?
Shapermint didn’t exclude me like a lot of other brands. I feel safe going to the website and shopping because they have things made for me and my shape. I am able to be myself authentically. Shapermint has proven that all bodies are beautiful through how much inclusiveness there is in each of their campaigns, so I am always 100% comfortable.
We absolutely love the fact that you use social media as a liberating force to celebrate body positivity and other movers & shapers out there. Are there any women on social media who inspire you to be your best self?
I am inspired mainly by other micro-influencers. I do really like Tabria Majors. She is the closest to someone who represents my body type in the world of social media.
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
I am big on prayer and affirmations. Anytime I doubt, I just pray. I am also really into working out. I have learned that exercise is about health and not weight. Exercise renews my mind and gives me energy. I also make sure that I get consistent therapy because mental health is super important. Your mind can trick you into believing you aren’t good enough, so I consistently work on my mental health.
What is your favorite Shapermint essential? How do you like to style it?
My favorite product is the biker shorts. You cannot go wrong with those. I am comfortable dressing them up and down. Being home I can sit all day I feel comfortable and secure. The bralette is also elite. I wear one almost every day.
When was the last time you tried something new that you thought you couldn’t do? Can you share more?
I just started rock climbing. I have never seen a plus-size rock climber, so I assumed it could not be done. Now I go once a week and I get better every time I try. I also can share these experiences with others around me as well, and it inspires people to try something new.
Looking in front of the mirror, what would want to tell yourself?
Never doubt yourself. As long as you breathe, you can do anything and will be successful.
Where can our readers connect with you?
I am mostly on YouTube. I talk specifically about issues of plus-size women and a lot of fashion hauls at www.youtube.com/c/LeslieDTucker
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