Women’s Running Magazine Has A Gorgeous Full-Figured Model On Its April Cover

<i>Women’s Running</i> Magazine Has A Gorgeous Full-Figured Model On Its April Cover

If 2015 was the year we finally stood up to body shamers, then 2016 will be the year we put those words into action. The newest issue of Women’s Running Magazine features full-figured model and fashion designer Nadia Aboulhosn. Editors for the magazine had orginally reached out to Aboulhosn for a feature on fitness and fashion influencers for the April 2016 issue, but Aboulhosn, who has a strong Instagram following, never imagined she would wind up on the cover of the magazine.

Brb I’m crying ugly tears. I shot a few months ago with @womensrunningmagazine for their April 2016 issue that’s out on stands now. I was in the airport last night flying from Florida back to LA and went in the store, saw it, and started crying. This elderly couple next to me was like…whats wrong? I’m like THIS IS MY FIRST MAGAZINE COVER AFTER WORKING NON STOP FOR 5 YEARS! I’m glad no one was around to see it Bc snot was every where, I was sweating. ? I know I joke a lot so let me be serious and say thank you to Women’s Running Mag for choosing me. When I got the email I still didn’t believe it was going to happen. I for sure thought last minute something was going to happen and I wouldn’t be on the cover just solely off the fact that things have turned wrong for me so much of my life when I’m almost about to have something, I get disappointed or let down. I’m never satisfied and feel like I could always be doing more but seeing my cover made me calm down and enjoy this moment that’s such a milestone for me and my career. Thank you especially to Jessica Sebor. You amaze me. It’s so important to feel good about yourself. I’ll be taking over @womensrunningmagazine’s Instagram account tomorrow so be sure to follow and be sure to get the mag and read my story inside! Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this, the entire team at Womens Running, also to my family and close circle who keep me aligned. Thank you to all of you because you contribute so much to my success. Wearing @adidasoriginals outfit in this shot with @nike roshe runs. ??

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“Brb I’m crying ugly tears. I shot a few months ago with @womensrunningmagazine” for their April 2016 issue that’s out on stands now. I was in the airport last night flying from Florida back to LA and went in the store, saw it, and started crying. This elderly couple next to me was like…whats wrong? I’m like THIS IS MY FIRST MAGAZINE COVER AFTER WORKING NON STOP FOR 5 YEARS! I’m glad no one was around to see it Bc snot was every where, I was sweating. ? I know I joke a lot so let me be serious and say thank you to Women’s Running Mag for choosing me. When I got the email I still didn’t believe it was going to happen. I for sure thought last minute something was going to happen and I wouldn’t be on the cover just solely off the fact that things have turned wrong for me so much of my life when I’m almost about to have something, I get disappointed or let down. I’m never satisfied and feel like I could always be doing more but seeing my cover made me calm down and enjoy this moment that’s such a milestone for me and my career.”


On choosing Aboulhosn for the cover, Women’s Running Editor-in-Chief Jessica Sebor said:

“We originally selected Nadia for our feature on fitness/fashion influencers, but we loved her energy so much, we knew we had to put her front and center on our cover. You don’t need to be an Olympic marathon runner to get the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of staying fit and healthy.”

It’s certainly not a usual occurrence to have a full-figured model on the cover of any magazine, let alone a fitness magazine. But, with major magazines like Women’s Running and Sports Illustrated breaking barriers to put these deserving ladies in the spotlight, a big change is clearly on the way (if it’s not here, already).

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Congrats, Nadia! Those five non-stop years of work you’ve put in are certainly getting you the recognition you deserve.

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