It takes guts to post yourself in a bikini for all the world to see. But that’s exactly what this plus-size blogger did, and then encouraged other non-stick-figure model types to do the same. The story went viral, and landed the creator of the self-described "Fatkini" project on The Today Show. "I think we should reject these fashion rules about what we are and what we are not allowed to wear, she told Tamron Hall. To her critics who say she is promoting obesity, she says she’s all for healthy lifestyles but says we have to be happy with the bodies we have and should be allowed to wear what we want.
For celebrating women of all shapes and sizes, and pushing all of us to don that bikini this summer -- even if we’re not Giselle -- 25-year-old Gabi Gregg is the iVillage Woman of the Week.