Iskra Arabella Lawrence
(1990-09-11) 11 September 1990
||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
||JAG Models (New York)
Models 1 (London)
Iskra Arabella Lawrence (born 11 September 1990) is a British model represented by JAG Models and Models 1.
Lawrence was born in Wolverhampton and grew up in Kidderminster, Worcestershire from the age of 6 weeks. Lawrence attended Malvern St James and then Bromsgrove School, was a competitive national swimmer, and was accepted into the UK National Youth Theatre at 15. Her name means ‘spark’ in Croatian and Polish.
Lawrence is the global Role Model for Aerie, a brand of clothing from American Eagle Outfitters.
Lawrence is a model for the American Eagle Outfitters lingerie line Aerie. She has also modeled for lingerie brand, Adore Me.
After 13 years of modeling Lawrence completed her catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week for Chromat in 2016, and walked in L’Oréal’s first fashion show at Paris Fashion week in October 2017.
American Eagle Outfitters choose Lawrence along with five other millennials for their Fall 2017 jean campaign “The New American Jean”, which makes use of unretouched images.
In 2018 Lawrence was announced as a brand ambassador for Marina Rinaldi‘s Persona collection campaign.
Activism and charitable work
Lawrence is a National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) brand ambassador and creator of the NEDA Inspires Award.
Lawrence does not allow any of her Instagram photos to be retouched in any way to enhance her image. She actively criticizes “body shamers“, including one user that she confronted in April 2016 on her Instagram account after the user insulted her. She does not want to be classified as a plus-sized model.
In 2017, Lawrence appeared in the Straight Curve documentary “about body image and the industry leaders challenging society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty”.
In February 2017, Lawrence presented “Ending the pursuit of perfection” at TEDxUniversityofNevada.
In 2018 Lawrence was announced as a L’Oréal Princes Trust Ambassador.
In 2016, Lawrence was chosen as one of BBC’s World’s 100 Women, and in 2017 she was one of the seven women chosen for World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Great Girl Leaders.
Lawrence was listed in the ‘multi-hyphenates’ category of the 2017 Maxim HOT 100.
Lawrence was a contributor to Self magazine, and was the founding managing editor at Runway Riot, a website meant to be an outlet for women of all shapes and sizes to learn about glamour.
In 2018 Lawrence was the host of “The Mirror Challenge with Iskra” a Facebook Watch series from Clevver Media a brand of Defy Media. As the creator of the show’s main concept Lawrence also received a producer credit for the program
Self (9 credits)