(FOX 11 - Los Angeles) A Los Angeles woman says she's tired of Hollywood's obsession with perfection. So, she's doing something drastic right in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard to show other women that it's perfectly fine to be large and have good self esteem.
While you may or may not agree with Amani Terrell's method, no one can argue with her message of loving yourself at any size. Amani weighs 260 pounds. She knows she has to lose weight. In the meantime, she refuses to be down on herself. She says, "You can not seek validation from other people. This world is very cruel. You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself."
Amani decided to strip down to her bikini in the very busy Hollywood Boulevard to show the world that women are beautiful at any size. While most people had a positive reaction...some, not so much. One guy yelled that he lost his appetite. Another sarcastically called her "Precious".
Amani responded like this, "That was very unkind but that's cool because I love myself." You can follow Amani's Twitter account at @FATINLOSANGELES.
This story originally appeared April 1, 2014 on FOX 11 Los Angeles' website at myfoxla.com.