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So many of us have grown up buying into the diet myth, which teaches us that we have to lose weight and get a “perfect” body in order to have the life of our dreams. But for curve model, top beauty influencer, and makeup artist Lauren O’Leary, the exact opposite has been true!

Rather than putting off living the life of her dreams until she felt she had the perfect body, she decided to learn how to accept the body she had. Lauren cultivated a more loving, positive mindset about herself and her body. This has proven to be jet fuel for her in achieving her career goals and creating a life that she loves!

In this episode, Lauren opens up her beautiful heart and shares about her eating disorder, her recovery and the ways that she healed herself, and her rise to success as a makeup artist, beauty influencer, and curve model. Lauren is such an amazing person, inside and out, with lots of insights and inspiration to offer us all! She’s living proof that you don’t have to necessarily lose weight in order to have a body and a life that you love.

Photo provided by Lauren O'Leary | Left: Lauren in the throws of her eating disorder. Right: Lauren in a recent modeling photo.

Photo provided by Lauren O'Leary | Left: Lauren in the throws of her eating disorder. Right: Lauren in a recent modeling photo.

Key takeaways:

  • How I met Lauren O’Leary, and some of the projects we’ve done together

  • When Lauren first became uncomfortable in her body, as her eating disorder developed

  • Lauren’s process of recovery from her eating disorder, and how she healed herself

  • The one realization the really fueled Lauren’s rise to a healthier relationship with her body, as well as success in the beauty industry, and life in NYC

  • Becoming a curve model with TRUE Model Management

  • The amazing companies & celebrities that Lauren has gotten to work with

  • The secret to staying grounded with all of the success Lauren is experiencing in her career

Mentioned in this episode:

Lauren O’Leary Beauty

Lauren O’Leary Instagram

TRUE Model Management

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