Candice Huffine challenged plus-size model misconceptions finished half marathon

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Plus-size model Candice Huffine showed body shamers who’s boss on March 20 by completing the United Airlines NYC Half.

Last December Huffine set her mind to running a half marathon after talking with her husband, who is an avid runner. “I’m going from couch to half,” Huffine told to Cosmopolitan about her training experience, “I’ve signed up for 5Ks in the past as part of charitable events, and I couldn’t complete them.”

According to People, Huffine kept her fans updated through social media from the start of her training all the way through to her crossing the finish line of the 13.1-mile race.

Despite what many people think, Huffine did not train for the half marathon to lose weight. “I’m getting out of my comfort zone,” she said, “Changing my size or changing the number on a scale is so far from anything to do with it.”

Huffine’s main inspiration for taking on the half marathon was to prove to herself she could do it and challenge misconceptions about curvy models.

“I’m a plus model and there are a lot of misconceptions with that in general, on so many levels. People assume that plus models are not active or interested in being active. “How can you work out but still be a size 12?” There’s confusion there.”

A girl can dream! ☀️☀️ #nomosnow

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