When Jessica Torres went to school for journalism, she had a dream in mind. “I wanted to be a fat Latina Carrie Bradshaw,” he told Popsugar. Unseen, unseen feelings, and Unspoken By mainstream fashion media, she decided to create her own platform and unleash her passion for fashion.
“I went to a lot of rooms where thin white bodies make stuff for thin white bodies and I don’t want to enter anymore,” he said. “I decided it would be best to create a space for people like me.” She started her own Instagram @thisisjessicatorres, Youtube video channel and podcast @fatgirlsclubpodcast, determined to make an impact and represent what she must have seen in her childhood. “I’ve received messages from people of different sizes and ages about how variable the game was for them, seeing a thick unpleasant Latina from the Bronx enter an industry of white, thin and rich,” he said. “As long as a fat little girl feels like an outsider, I have to do it.”
We can’t get over her retro-inspired, colorful, fun look and her tongue-in-cheek captions. Keep scrolling to find out all about this unadulterated influencer, starting with the telenovela villain who has found style inspiration in his favorite brands and how long it takes him to get out of the house to look great.
–Originally published July 28, 2021