The Real Bodies Manifesto Contest Winner: Nicki Sun

A while back, we partnered up with Retrofit Republic and created The Real Bodies Manifesto, a project that celebrated Asian Americans and our bodies. We ran a social media contest to get you to tell us what your body means to you, and the winner received a photoshoot styled by Retrofit Republic & a year subscription to Audrey Magazine & Hyphen magazine.

A few months later, here’s our winner, Nicki Sun, and her look! If you don’t know about Nicki, she’s a force to be reckoned with. Nicki is a self-made multimedia host, producer, and entertainer, and she actually made an appearance on TDS back in April. We are thrilled to call her our winner, and friend. 

Here’s what Nicki said about her body. 
My body is MINE. 
Knowing this, while maneuvering in an industry which is SO fixated on image, truly is my light at the end of the day. Be YOURself. Don’t lose yourself.

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See the rest of Nicki’s photoshoot here, and HUGE thanks to our photographer and dear friend, JJ Casas, for being a champion of our cause.


Check out The Real Bodies Manifesto lookbook here and the video here.