Influencers we love – Bailey Peyton

LA based curve model and content creator Bailey Peyton spends her days sharing her journey to confidence and encouraging others, as she says: “to be a little more brave, bubbly and badass while loving their own unique journey”.

Her positive vibes have attracted 90,000 followers on Instagram, including us. This autumn she’s hosting a holiday of a lifetime to Bali, where, in between sunrise hikes and snorkelling, travellers can enjoy a self-love and confidence workshop and a ‘rock your confidence’ photoshoot with her.

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We love Bailey’s sunny personality and the wise words she combines with stunning shots in our swimwear. Perhaps our favourite piece of advice from her is: “Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” It’s especially pertinent for anyone who puts themselves out there – and Bailey acknowledges she receives a fair amount of negative comments (‘you smile with your mouth open too much’ a recent not so helpful observation).

But the ones that matter are the likes of these:

‘In two weeks, I’m going to the beach! I’m so incredibly happy, thanks to you!’

‘Okay, I’m buying a damn bikini!!’
‘Love all these reminders and needed them today! Thank you!!!’

As she says: “Stay kind, committed to love, and free in your authenticity. Stay confident, true to yourself, and keep wearing the bright swim and flashing that smile if that is what makes YOU feel good.”

Here are our favourite examples of Bailey herself rocking the brightest of swimwear and flashing her smile – with and without her mouth open.

Every time I’ve felt afraid of being judged for my body, whether it’s walking into a casting or wearing a new suit on the beach, I give myself a little pep talk and remind my inner self ‘I’m not afraid of anybody. The only person I need to compare myself to is who I was yesterday’.”

Jo Jeffery

Jo Jeffery is on a mission to spread the message that every body fits at Figleaves - through content and PR that celebrates inclusivity and diversity.