Body Positive ~ Bianca Krigovsky
Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Bianca and I’m 23 years old. I grew up living in Indonesia and Nigeria for majority of my childhood, only moving back to Australia for year 9. I’ve now got a funky lil accent which is a mix of American/Canadian/ Australian as I went to American international schools overseas. I am a registered nurse and have been working in a major hospital in Brisbane now for 3 years and have just begun my modelling career which started early 2020. I’m currently doing my masters in public health as my aim is to progress into the field of climate change/sustainability goals. I have the most supportive and amazing partner and best friend who I’m so lucky to have.
How do you practice self love/self care
I prioritise the things that make me feel good and rejuvenated.
- Exercising/getting outside
- Planning my goals, things to do and commitments out so my head feels clear
- Reading books
- I section out Wednesday evenings as the time for myself eg. whatever I feel like doing, most of the times it’s movies and face masks
I would say that it will get better. Life can be hard but it’s so awesome. I would tell her to stay positive and excited for things ahead and embrace all the little moments. Don’t take things to seriously and learn to laugh at yourself.
What advice do you have for women lacking confidence in themselves and their bodies?
I think focusing on embracing everything you bring to the table is so so important. Comparison is the thief of joy and I try and look and the things I like about myself and make them my focus. We’re all totally different and there’s so much beauty in that. I always say wear it anyways. Life’s short and you should show up how you want.
How did you get into modelling?
My entry into the modelling world was such a fluke. I went to the beach and Karina Irby asked for my number and if I’d model for her and fast forward a few months I was in her next 2 campaign shoots and then my agent found me on Instagram and the rest is history! I feel so lucky and blessed for everything that’s happened and could not have guessed I’d be here today!
Can you talk us through a challenge you have overcome & how you managed?
I honestly think my journey with my self worth and body acceptance is the greatest challenge I’ve faced. I was always told growing up that my body is wrong and so have had this core belief that I need to change to be beautiful. My teen years were so confusing and I found it so hard to find the beauty in myself. I really fell victim to diet culture and dabbled in disordered eating and all the ideals that we know today as diet culture. I can’t say it was a lightbulb moment that helped me overcome this but it was the realisation after an F45 challenge where I put so much effort into my physique and really pushed myself mentally that I began to reassess what I know and what I’m worth as a woman. I challenged all my beliefs and began this journey of just “being”. I wanted to live well and fully, not worrying about how many calories I could eat at a birthday party or how many gym sessions I attended. I wanted control and freedom around myself. I wanted to embrace myself and live out my life stoked with every stage I’m in instead of always trying to get somewhere else. Every day is different but I like the idea that my body is different and I have the most amazing boyfriend who constantly reaffirms me when I have my doubts.
Something that brought a smile to your face recently
Christmas with my family was such a lovely way to celebrate. We laughed and ate so much and really got to spend quality time together which I LOVE