50: "Too Pretty to be the Fat Best Friend, but Not Skinny Enough to be the Lead" - Confession with Ayesha Perry-Iqbal

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The Updates…

I have recently become OBSESSED with Essential Oils!!!

My favorite way to use them in my office is by diffusing them in a diffuser. My go-to morning blend right now is Peppermint and Wild Orange. (<< Those are links to the oils I use) Together they provide an energizing aroma that puts me in the perfect mood to OWN the day!

Want to learn more about using essential oils in your Fit Chick life? STAY TUNED!!! We have some REALLY amazing things up ahead… and if you just can’t wait and want a sneak peek, shoot me an email at info@amandalouiseswimwear.com and put “OILS” in the subject!

The Mindful Fit Chick - Pre Workout Meditation

I just launched a new podcast, that will be full of 5-10min meditations specifically designed for pre-workout. These meditations will help align your mind to your fitness goals.


Today’s Episode…

Our guest... Ayesha Perry-Iqbal

Ayesha Perry-Iqbal, Wilhelmina UKmodel. Ayesha is a Welsh Native and currently residing in sunny Los Angeles. Being the only Pakistani Plus model in the US presently, Ayesha has used her platforms in modeling, acting and social media to empower and encourage women to embrace their bodies at any size, color or shape. Having faced many obstacles and challenges during her journey, Ayesha has decided to start her blog for women to talk about relatable topics, current affairs, travel and fashion Inspo. Ayesha has worked with top brands such as FASHION NOVA, PRETTY LITTLE THING, BOOHOO, FASHION TO FIGURE, ME UNDIES, SAVAGE X, FENTY, FENTY BEAUTY, SWIMSUITS FOR ALL, FOREVER 21 to name a few.


Channel 4 has commissioned a coaching factual entertainment series THE BEACH. It aims to help fix the nation’s body confidence issues. Last year three new studies by DR Keon West of Goldsmiths university showed that people’s body image, self esteem and life satisfaction could vastly improved by seeing more normal, naked bodies. In the series DR Keon and Natasha Devon oversee a bespoke retreat where each week three people who suffer from a lack of body confidence join a returning cast of near - naked body positive brits of varying shapes and sizes on a sun-soaked island. 
Ayesha is one of the main hosts on the show helping the unconfident people each week improve their body image. The hosts are in body paint (but this is something that hasn’t been realized to the public yet). It’s an extremely positive show that changed peoples lives significantly.


Ayesha Perry-Iqbal

You have to control what is in front of you.


The Conversation

Ayesha came into the US for drama school with hopes of being a famous actress. She quickly learned that she was “too pretty to be the fat best friend, but not skinny enough to get the lead.”

Through that realization, and after letting the pressures of the Hollywood life get to her, she found modeling.

She is currently working as a plus size model who thrives in sharing the movement of body positivity.

Have poor self image? Try an affirmation board. Ayesha has a board outside her bathroom that has sayings like “you’re beautiful” on it. That way she reads that before she looks in the mirror.

If you tell yourself something enough, it will become your truth.

Book Recommendation - THE SECRET  

 Ayesha shares her experience of watching Rhianna’s lingerie line fashion show in New York, and how monumental that was for the industry.

We need to normalize the conversation around what it REALLY means to love your body.

She’s going to be on TV!!!!!! Stay tuned for The Beach, which will air on Channel 4 in the UK.

THE BURNOUT with Ayesha

What are you most excited about right now? I’m going to be on Target’s national holiday campaign!!!!!

What is the best under $100 fitness or wellness purchase you've made? Workouts at the Rumble boxing gym.

What is your best piece of advice for a fellow fit chick? The world is your oyster. Grab it with both hands, do whatever you want to do in life… and LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE BABY!

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Amanda Freick