Meet Megen Rose, also known by her Pin Up name, Roxxi Rose! The Sales Rep from Riverside, CA has blown us away with her curves, confodience, and body positive pinup style! Check her out now, and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram.com/msroxxirose
How did you find the body positive movement?
It began when I strolled into the deep dark hole that is social media. All the way back to the MySpace days, I was quick to realize how big and bad people thought they were behind a keyboard. “Fat”, “ugly”, “gross” etc., we’re phrases I became all too familiar reading. Fast forward to today, and it’s so wonderful to see a lot of those tables turn. Tess Munster, The Vintage Doll… just a few names that come to mind now when thinking of body positivity online. It’s amazing to be able to follow the movement, and to see how far things have come!
How did having curves affect you growing up?
I grew up in a curvy family. Men, women, babies n’ pets were all curvaceous. Although my family always loved one another no matter the size, in the company of others, this was not always the case. “You have such a great face! All you need to do is lose some weight. ” Now, I know for some, this may have been that pinnacle moment to set down the snickers and pickup the celery. Instead, I grew into my big bold personality and learned to love me. I only get one body, as does everyone else. .. why not embrace it?
How did you learn to love your curves?
As the years flew by I learned to look up to women of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. From Ella Fitzgerald, to the next drag super star, I constantly took notes on how to set aside the rude remarks, and learned to laugh my ugly laugh, walk my sassy walk, and to make everyone around me show off their gorgeous smiles!
How did you find the pinup lifestyle?
I’ve always had red lips n big hips, luckily, a deadly combo that looks rocking with the right set of kitten heels I’ve been around hot Rods since diapers, and daily drive my very own 73 Ford Maverick. One afternoon, I heard about a local hot rod and pinup event at The Alley Cat in Riverside. I figured, ya know? I have the car and the clothes… WHY NOT?! After placing third place in my first contest, that’s when Roxxi Rose was born.
How have your curves helped you in pursuing your pinup status?
Let’s get something straight. . All women are stunning, gorgeous and worth while. Now, with that in mind. . It’s so so inspiring to see the women that come out of the woodwork for the sisterhood that is pinup. I feel like being a carefree plus size dame in this old school circle encourages woman to dust off their wiggle skirts and show off what their momma gave them! Trust me ladies, if I can do it, so can you!