Iskra Arabella Lawrence
11 September 1990 Occupation Model Years active 2008-present Modelling information Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)  Hair colour Blonde  Eye colour Blue  Agency Website iskralawrence .com
Iskra Arabella Lawrence (born 11 September 1990) is a British model.
Early life and education
Lawrence was born in
Wolverhampton and grew up in Kidderminster, Worcestershire from the age of 6 weeks. Lawrence attended  Malvern St James and then  Bromsgrove School, was a competitive national swimmer,  and was accepted into the UK  National Youth Theatre at 15. Her name means 'spark' in most  Slavic languages.
Lawrence is the global Role Model for
Aerie, a brand of clothing from  American Eagle Outfitters.
Lawrence is a model for the
American Eagle Outfitters lingerie line Aerie.   She has also modeled for lingerie brand,  Adore Me. 
After 13 years of modeling Lawrence completed her catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week
for  Chromat in 2016, and walked in L'Oréal's first fashion show at Paris Fashion week in October 2017.  American Eagle Outfitters chose Lawrence along with five other millennials for their Fall 2017 jean campaign " The New American Jean", which makes use of unretouched images.   
In 2018 Lawrence was announced as a brand ambassador for
Marina Rinaldi's Persona collection campaign.
Activism and charitable work
Lawrence is a
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) brand ambassador and creator of the NEDA Inspires Award  .  
Lawrence does not retouch her own images that she posts on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
She actively criticizes "  body shamers", including one user that she confronted in April 2016 on her Instagram account after the user insulted her.   She does not want to be classified as a  plus-sized model. 
In 2017, Lawrence appeared in the Straight Curve documentary
"about body image and the industry leaders challenging society's unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty".  
In February 2017, Lawrence presented "Ending the pursuit of perfection" at TEDxUniversityofNevada.
In 2018 Lawrence was announced as a
L'Oréal Princes Trust Ambassador.
In 2016, Lawrence was chosen as one of
BBC's World's 100 Women , and in 2017 she was one of the seven women chosen for  World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Great Girl Leaders. 
Lawrence was listed in the 'multi-hyphenates' category of the 2017
Maxim HOT 100. 
In 2019 Lawrence was named
 in the  Forbes 30 Under 30 for Europe within the Art & Culture category. In their centennial year Malvern St James school recognised Lawrence as one of their Malvern Alumnae 100 "Celebrating the talent and diversity of Malvern Old Girls. Inspiring the women of the future."
Lawrence was a contributor to
magazine, Self  and was the founding managing editor at Runway Riot, a website meant to be an outlet for women of all shapes and sizes to learn about glamour.  
In 2018 Lawrence was the host of "
The Mirror Challenge with Iskra" a Facebook Watch series from Clevver Media a brand of Defy Media . As the creator of the show's main concept, Lawrence also received a producer credit for the program.
In January 2019, Lawrence confirmed her relationship with songwriter Philip Payne.
In November 2019, Lawrence announced that she was 17 weeks pregnant and expecting her and Payne's first child together.
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