Loey Lane is a college student and army wife who also is a Youtube personality with thousands of subscribers. A few months ago, she posted an awesome video response to people who try to tell her not to wear two-piece bathing suits because of her weight.
According to Mad World News, Lane received negative feedback from viewers who felt “uncomfortable” with seeing her in a bikini in one of her videos. The perky army wife decided to take this opportunity to give others with weight issues more confidence.
“From a young age, I was aware that I was bigger,” Lane explained. “I didn’t look like a lot of my friends did … I was different.”
Now 22 years-old, Lane admits that she battled anorexia when she was only 16.
“I’d been losing weight really slowly and steadily through cross country and sports, and then it just started one day,” she recounted. “People knew it was happening, but even my parents didn’t talk about it.”
Lane added that making videos for women like herself has been “empowering,” and that she never expected to get over half a million subscribers.
“What makes me smile is women who tell me they’ve never worn a bikini or a swimsuit before, and have only gone to the beach wearing a tee and shorts, say that my video is inspiring them to go to the beach in a swimsuit this year,” she said. “It’s empowering, and it makes me want to love my body and honor it even more.”
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