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  • Today, we are recreating rom-com posters.

  • Rom-coms for me, when I was growing up,

  • very much were the same type of woman.

  • I never really got to see my culture being

  • represented in the way that it should be, authentically.

  • Being a plus-size woman,

  • being a woman of color,

  • being a queer woman,

  • like, you ain't finding me nowhere.

  • I'm a damn unicorn.

  • Definitely, the best friend who was like,

  • black and like, kind of the comedic relief.

  • I feel like that's like as diverse it got.

  • Oh, that girl's hair is curly.

  • She must be crazy.

  • It's very frustrating to always see yourself

  • as a supporting character,

  • because then you grow up believing

  • that you're not the lead in your own movie.

  • I'm hoping that I can recreate this pose,

  • and it doesn't look like someone made a mistake.

  • Today, I'm recreating the Pretty Woman poster.

  • I am feeling like the classiest hooker

  • there ever was in all of Beverly Hills.

  • This is like, Julia Roberts, when she

  • was America's sweetheart.

  • I am like, my couch's sweetheart.

  • A very iconic smile to try to replicate.

  • I love the Pretty Woman poster.

  • Julia Roberts, her hair is in its natural curl.

  • It's a darker color.

  • And it shows a lot of her personality.

  • And she is smiling, like, that iconic Julia Roberts smile.

  • She just seems so happy.

  • Today, I will be posing with Jacob,

  • who I have never met.

  • It's always great to first meet someone

  • when you're supposed to play their love interest.

  • I will be recreating the No Strings Attached poster.

  • We don't have to be the best friend

  • watching someone else fall in love.

  • Like, I can have no strings attached.

  • Today, I'm modeling with Courteney.

  • And this is going to be interesting.

  • So, I've always wanted a big oversized shirt,

  • and be like, "Oh my gosh, I'm so cute in someone else's shirt."

  • This is a lot of ass to capture.

  • I hope that this shows that no matter

  • what size you are, whether you are super small

  • or not, or in between, that like,

  • you can be sexy, and you can wear your little shirt around, whether it's yours or not.

  • And everyone's gonna look good, no matter what.

  • I am going to be doing Kate Hudson in

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

  • I've looked at this poster, and it's just

  • kind of like, two people playing Jenga with each other.

  • In the pose she's like this,

  • but I can't get.

  • So instead, it's gonna be like..."No boys allowed," or whatever this pose is.

  • How do they find themselves in this situation

  • where like, they both tipped over at the same time?

  • Well, Macy just figured out that there's no way you could do this pose without it being Photoshopped together.

  • So, we're now filming it separately,

  • and I'm being held up.

  • Bigger people have romantic adventures, too.

  • I think it'd be really cool to see our romantic adventures.

  • I'll be recreating The Notebook,

  • with the always beautiful Rachel McAdams,

  • and I hope I can do it some justice.

  • Today, I'm actually posing with my boyfriend, Russell,

  • and I think this will be a fun experience for the two of us.

  • And hopefully, he doesn't drop me.

  • He's giving you that "it-just-heavily-rained" look.

  • Rom-coms for me, when I was growing up,

  • I never really saw a leading lady who was curvy and considered sexy and romantic.

  • That...you look fantastic.

  • - Thank you. - You look beautiful.

  • I'm really excited to show that as a curvy woman, you can also be a leading lady.

  • I'm doing J-Lo from The Wedding Planner.

  • Growing up as a Latina, seeing J-Lo in movies was amazing.

  • Jenny from the block, Maya from the block.

  • I never really got to see kind of, my culture being represented.

  • I don't know like, I wish La-La Land had like, POC.

  • It's like, why can't a Latina be in it?

  • Or like, African American, or an Indian,

  • or something like that?

  • I'm excited to represent an average size woman,

  • which is like, in America, I think it's size 14 to 16.

  • She's kind of like this.

  • I have too much boobage for that.

  • I mean, I got a little butt, thighs, arms.

  • I'm excited to show that in a movie poster,

  • 'cause it's usually Photoshopped out.

  • I just hope this shows girls everywhere

  • that you are allowed to be the lead in your own love story.

  • You're not just the best friend.

  • You're not just the comedic relief.

  • You are the star of your life.

Today, we are recreating rom-com posters.

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