Good things come in small packages! 3ft 4in model who was cruelly bullied labeled ‘abnormal’ shares her dream of breaking into fashion so she can show others they can be ‘sexy at any size’
good things come in small packages
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” said to emphasize that something does not need to be big in order to be good “というふうに記載されていますね。
break into (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to start doing something “ と ” to start to have success in your career or an area of activity “ 記載されていますね。
The children saw the sea and broke into a run.
I almost expected him to break into song.
He wanted to break into the advertising business.
Are there new markets you’d like to break into?
・Dru Presta, 21, from Reno, Nevada, moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of breaking into the fashion industry
・Born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, the 3ft 4in model says she was made to feel like an outcast in her hometown because of her size
achondroplasia 軟骨無形成症 / dwarfism 小人症 です。
・Since moving to LA, the fashion marketing student has started modelling and now has over 10,000 followers on Instagram
・She says she now feels sexiest in front of the camera and hopes to inspire others to feel more confident about their bodies
be made to
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to be forced to do something “ と記載されていますね。
The prisoners are made to dig holes and fill them up again.
I was made to wait for over an hour.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a person who has no place in their society or in a particular group, because the society or group refuses to accept them “ と記載されています。
Parents of child criminals are often treated as social outcasts.
She has spent her life trying to help the homeless and other social outcasts.
She was a political outcast after the Party expelled her in 1982.
A model who is just three foot, four inches tall, is showing the world that sexy has no height restrictions.
Two years ago, 21-year-old Dru Presta moved from Reno, Nevada, to Los Angeles so she could pursue her dream of breaking the fashion industry.
Born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, she was made to feel like an outcast in her hometown, and says she was bullied for 15 years because of her size.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” an official limit on something ” と記載されていますね。
The president urged other countries to lift the trade restrictions.
The county faces restrictions on the use of water for irrigating crops.
The restriction of press freedom is seen as an abuse of human rights.
And while she now oozes confidence, she said it took her a long time to get there.
The fashion marketing student told Barcroft: ‘The way people reacted was not the best way for a child for ever be exposed to. Reno, Nevada is really small.
‘So, it’s very small in diversity. They weren’t quite accepting to the fact of something that was different. Something abnormal.
‘They definitely rung me out really hard. They teased and they made hurtful names. I just stuck out like a sore thumb.
‘When I was younger I used to deal with criticism in the worst way possible. I would completely lash out.‘
Dru is the only person in her family to have been born with dwarfism, so the whole family learned how to deal with negativity together.
She said: ‘In my family I am the only dwarf and all of history with my family life. So, they were, kind of, learning as I was learning through my life. They did the best they could and they did a really good job.
‘They don’t want to shelter me, which they usually do with a lot of Little People because they feel scared to see their own child just to go out in general.’
After graduating high school Dru decided to take the big step to home to LA for a ‘freer’ life.
To ooze (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to flow slowly out of something through a small opening, or to slowly produce a thick sticky liquid ” と記載されていますね。
The cut on her arm was oozing blood.
Juice oozed from the grapes.
Blood was still oozing out of the wound.
The waiter brought her a massive pizza oozing (with) cheese.
He oozes (= has a lot of) charm/confidence.
The golfer was oozing confidence (= had a lot of confidence).
ring out (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to go out ” と記載されていますね。
Loud cheers rang out at the end of the game.
To tease (verb)
Cambridgeによると” to say something to someone in order to have fun by embarrassing or annoying them slightly in either a friendly or an unkind way ” と記載されていますね。
I didn’t mean it: I was only teasing.
Don’t tease him about his weight – it’s cruel.
I used to hate being teased about my red hair when I was at school.
I was just teasing, I didn’t mean to upset you.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” causing emotional pain “というふうに記載されていますね。
That was a very hurtful remark!
How can you be so hurtful?
stand/stick out like a sore thumb
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be very noticeable because of being different “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Everyone else was in jeans and T-shirts and I had my office clothes on – I stuck out like a sore thumb.
Any stranger to the town sticks out like a sore thumb.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” used for saying what was true or what happened regularly in the past, especially when you want to emphasize that this is not true or does not happen now “ というふうに記載されていますね。
I used to eat meat, but now I’m a vegetarian.
We don’t go to the movies now as often as we used to.
I used to enjoy gardening, but I don’t have time for it now.
They always used to ring me and say what they were doing.
Where did you use to live before you moved here?
I didn’t use to like him, but now we’re good friends.
Customers didn’t use to want to shop from home.
There used not to be so much violence.
lash out (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to criticize someone or something angrily ” というふうに記載されていますね。
I was only teasing him and suddenly he lashed out (at me) and hit me in the face.
They lashed out at the council’s move to stop free parking.
To shelter (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to protect someone from difficult or unpleasant experiences ” というふうに記載されていますね。
You cannot shelter your children from the realities of life.
We were caught in a thunderstorm, without anywhere to shelter.
A group of us were sheltering from the rain under the trees.
Speaking about her decision to get into modelling, she said: ‘I decided to get in to this field because I don’t want anyone else to feel like they can’t express themselves like the way I did back home.
‘I don’t want them to feel secluded. I don’t want them to feel like they have to wear what everybody else is wearing, just because that’s what offered in our size. I want people to be able to feel as free as I do.
‘I want my modelling photos to show that you can be sexy in any size. You can be super duper tall and six foot, four inches and you can be three foot, four inches like me and still look sexy and cute.’
Before starting a new life in LA, Dru struggled to find fashionable clothes for Little People and just got by with what she could find.
She explained: ‘My fashion sense was honestly non-existent back home until I moved to Los Angeles. I did what I could at stores. I was doing my best with fixing them.
She now loves shopping and said being able to find fashionable clothes is not only ‘relieving’, it also allows her to ‘freely express’ who she is without having to worry if something fits right.
With over 10,000 followers on Instagram, Dru hopes her modelling work will encourage people of all shapes, size and backgrounds to be included in the fashion world.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” away from people and busy activities, and often hard to reach “というふうに記載されていますね。
The hotel has its own secluded beach.
a secluded area/beach
secluded house in the forest
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” excellent “というふうに記載されていますね。
She is super duper friendly.
That is a super duper idea!
get by (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be able to live or deal with a situation with difficulty, usually by having just enough of something you need, such as money ” というふうに記載されていますね。
We can get by with four computers at the moment, but we’ll need a couple more when the new staff arrive.
You could probably get by with that computer, but a more powerful one would be better.
When we were students we got by on very little money.
How can he get by on so little money?
There is tremendous pressure on families trying to get by without health insurance.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” Something that is non-existent does not exist or is not present in a particular place: ” と記載されていますね。
Wildlife is virtually non-existent in this area.
Insurance payment for alternative healthcare is virtually non-existent.
To relieve (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make pain or another bad physical feeling less unpleasant ” というふうに記載されていますね。
Use a cooling gel to relieve the discomfort of sunburn.
Your headaches can easily be relieved by regular aspirin.
She relieved her boredom at home by learning how to type.
She said: ‘I want everybody in the fashion world just to be accepted. I want anybody to be able to walk that runway just like anybody else – whether you see them rolling down the runway in your wheelchair or on crutches.
‘I want people to be able to feel like they can do it just like anybody else. And I want the fashion world to be able to see that – we’re just like everybody else.’
Since she started modelling Dru’s confidence has skyrocketed and now she is using her Instagram to spread body positivity.
She said: ‘Modelling has boosted my confidence a ton. I feel a lot sexier in front of the camera, it’s like a different Dru that likes to be exposed. Honestly, there is just no other words, I love being in front of the camera.
She hopes the path she is forging in the fashion industry will encourage others to express their true selves.
‘My advice for people with dwarfism who would love to become a model is just to do it‘, she added.
‘I decided to get in to this field because I don’t want anyone else to feel like they can’t express themselves like the way I did back home. I don’t want them to feel secluded. I want people to be able to feel as free as I do.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a stick with a piece that fits under the arm, that you lean on for support if you have difficulty in walking because of a foot or leg injury ” というふうに記載されていますね。
I was on crutches for six weeks.
Martin broke his leg and has been on crutches for the past six weeks.
To skyrocket (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to rise extremely quickly or make extremely quick progress towards success “というふうに記載されていますね。
Housing prices have skyrocketed in recent months.
The number of calls we got skyrocketed.
the skyrocketing cost of health care
To boost (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to improve or increase something “というふうに記載されています。
We need a big win to boost our confidence.
The change of management has boosted morale throughout the company.
an attempt to boost the minister’s popularity
The theatre managed to boost its audiences by cutting ticket prices.
Share prices were boosted by reports of the president’s recovery.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” feeling excited or attractive in a sexual way “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Wearing silk makes me feel very sexy.
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