January 23, 2023 In today's post, we are introducing you to Lexie Landy, @lexie_landy from the Sandy, Utah. We update our Creator of the Week every Monday. To be considered for this award, or our Up Next: Influencer weekly list, click here.
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“'ok this is it…this is what I want to do…I want to make an impact'. I want people to feel and look good while being comfortable in their own skin."
Please enjoy our interview as we get to know Lexie Landy.
1. Can you briefly walk us through your story? How did you get started and what made you choose to become an influencer?
I always wanted to be an influencer. I used to watch Weylie on Youtube in high school and thought how amazing and funny she was. She made me feel at home and I wanted to make others feel like that as well! I was also deep into the makeup community era on Youtube makeup was my passion and addiction for a while. I then fell in love with fashion, and as my body changed, I found it harder to find cute outfits in my size. That’s when I knew if I’m having this problem so many others are as well and probably people who are busier than I am so they probably don’t have the time to look on the internet for hours for the perfect fit. I got it for them and started posting fits on Tik Tok along with some little dancing and my own personality twist. When I started getting DMs and comments about how amazing I made other people feel I felt like “ok this is it…this is what I want to do…I want to make an impact” I want people to feel and look good while being comfortable in their own skin.
2. Has it been a smooth road? If not, what were some struggles you’ve faced along the way?
It definitely was not a smooth road. Growing up I was always told to lose weight as a child and a young teen, I was chubby since I could remember. Fast forward to my senior year in high school I joined the wrestling team. I dropped 40 pounds and was healthy. After high school since I wasn’t working out as hard or in a sweaty mat room I started gaining weight. During the first 2 years after high school I would work out twice a day and eat salads with no protein. I was obsessed with my weight and developed an ED. Eventually, I said enough and started my road to recovery. 2018-2020 my weight fluctuated a lot. I would go from a size Medium to a Large and back to a Medium then to a Small then back to a Large. I always felt like being skinny would fix all my problems but it doesn’t. I was finally on a steady journey to loving myself and my body in 2021, it took a while but finally, I’m here. I was finally feeling good about myself and got the courage to do one video about bikinis to wear during the summer and it went up from there! People were telling me I was an inspiration and they loved how I showed risky bikinis for more confident girlies but also ones that cover up and flatter for those that are still becoming comfortable showing their bodies. Of course, hate comes with a curvy girl loving her body especially when you’re bigger than a size 10.
3. We’d love to learn more about your work. What are you known for? What are you most proud of?
I am most known for my curvy girl-friendly fits from Amazon and sometimes oversharing lol. I’m most proud of 2 videos I’ve made that aren’t fashion related, one video I made about “Not being Latina Enough’ it’s a poem I wrote about all the things I’ve felt and experienced while growing up and being told I wasn’t Latina enough, at the end of the day we are Latina enough, it is in our blood and no one can take that away from us. The second video I’m most proud of is my video where I talk about my ED. I have only told about 3 people in my whole life about that before posting that video. That video is just a reminder that no matter what you’re going through you will one day overcome it. I am still working on myself and I’ve come a long way. Skinny does not mean happy. Skinny does not mean perfect. Skinny does not mean beautiful. What sets me apart from others is I’m not only a curvy girl who wants to help you find fits but I want to build a community and I want people to watch my videos because it makes them feel at home or I’m their comfort influencer.
4. Who are the biggest influences in your career?
5. Who are some of your fashion inspirations?
Kim Kardashian, Karen Sarahi Gonazelz, Javiera, & HannahnCortez on Tik Tok!
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6. What are some of your favorite places to find plus size clothing?
I love shopping from Amazon and Marshalls. Fashion Nova for jeans or dresses, Old Navy, and American Eagle are also great for jeans! One thing about me is I’m always looking for a sale or budget-friendly items!
7. Do you have any piece of advice that can help someone start doing what you do?
Just do it! Chase your dreams! Don’t waste time and sit here and wonder what if. Also, find your community! I have a friend group full of Tik Tok creators and I love them to the core! It makes all of this so much easier!
8. How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
Follow me on IG - https://www.instagram.com/lexie_landy/
Follow me on Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@lexielandy
Subscribe to my youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/punny101
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