Losing Weight Could Kill BBW Model’s Career


SARAH ROUT: I see my modelling career going as far as I want it to go. There is a lot I’ve got planned. SARAH ROUT: I’ve been modelling for seven years now. I’m confident of my curves, I’m
proud of my curves. Yeah, pretty much confident in everything I do. COMM: Sarah Rout revels in her status as a Big Beautiful Woman. SARAH ROUT: I want to do a biographic book. I want to bring out a perfume and other sort
of stuff like key rings and posters and stuff. COMM: But she wasn’t always this size. SARAH ROUT: I started gaining weight after my first pregnancy with my first child and
then I had a bit of difficult relationship. I was really depressed and I then started
eating a lot from there. I weigh about 28 stone and my dress size is about 30. COMM: Sarah’s weight comes with potentially fatal medical problems. SARAH ROUT: I worry about my weight a lot. I’ve been to the doctors and they have said
that I’m probably at risk of a heart attack and so…
TONY ROUT: And diabetes. SARAH ROUT: And diabetes.
TONY ROUT: Yeah. SARAH: I’m suffering with sleep apnea at
the moment so I’ve got to go to the hospital to sort my monitor, sleep monitoring, out.
So, I’d have to probably sleep with a machine to help me breath. TONY ROUT: I’ve had to take on the role of a bit of a carer. Drying yourself after
a shower and getting sort of certain areas is quite difficult at times. It has a massive
impact on day to day life. COMM: In a bid to lose weight, Sarah has joined a sliming group. SARAH ROUT: I have porridge for breakfast or I have like egg on toast or muesli or something.
Then usually a sandwich for lunch and then I’ll have my main meal for tea which is
usually chicken salad or depends really what I fancy. COMM: She’s lost two stone so far but shifting too many pounds could pose some serious problems
for her glamour career. SARAH ROUT: ‘Cause I’d still like to be, like if I was about 18 stone, I’d be happy,
so I’d still model. Recently I’ve been looking at webcam modelling. Generally I’d
be quite happy to do anything really on it. I enjoy showing my curves. I think it’s
great fun. Me and my husband absolutely love, get a lot of excitement from it and it’s
just great fun. COMM: Encouraged by the online response to her photos, Sarah and Tony also have a thriving
modelling agency for Big Beautiful Women. TONY ROUT: The idea of BBW Angles came about three and a half years ago. Sarah wanted to
connect with other bigger ladies who were involved in modelling via Facebook. And so
BBW Angels Facebook group was set up. And then after a year we decided to branch out
into a website. COMM: Sarah is very open about her career with her three kids aged 12, 10 and 8. SARAH ROUT: My daughter has seen a lot of my photos. Never anything like explicit where
I’ve done naked photo shoots. Never show them anything like that and she thinks that
they are absolutely great. I would be absolute proud of her if she followed in my footsteps.
Other than I’ve always said to her never to get as big as I am. COMM: And the model hopes that her career may put a stop to body shaming. SARAH ROUT: I used to feel really anxious about people saying horrible things about
my size, but now I’m a lot better. I don’t really care what people say. I would just
basically get in body shaming out there as well so, I’m getting more girls so we can
kind of shout out to the world that it doesn’t matter what you look like.

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