Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role Models

The more we share our power, the stronger we all become. Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role Models!

Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role Models

Iskra, Body Positivity Activist

Real power: Lifting up others

Iskra been there through it all—sharing the #AerieREAL love since 2014, championing body positivity and challenging the modeling industry to include women of all shapes, sizes and abilities.

 

Brenna Huckaby, Paralympic Medalist

Real power: Fearless

Brenna started snowboarding after she lost her leg to cancer, and went on to become a world champion not just once, but 3 times! She inspires on and off the slopes as a mom to her 3-year-old daughter.

 

Busy Philipps, Actress and Author

Real power: Authenticity

Busy is completely and authentically herself. That’s vital to her job as host of her own talk show and most importantly, as a mom to 2 young girls.

 

Jameela Jamil, Actress and Activist

Real power: Voice

Jameela uses her voice to remind all of us to recognize the value beyond our bodies. She founded the I Weigh movement to provide a space for everyone to share their REAL worth.

 

Cleo Wade, Artist and Poet

Real power: Love

Cleo is on a mission to tell the world about the powers of love, the impacts of community and the importance of social justice. Her book Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life is a powerful compilation of notes, poetry and advice.

 

Aly Raisman, Gold Medal Gymnast

Real power: Strength

Aly is all kinds of strong—from the strength that led her to become a world champion gymnast, to the strength she found to speak out against sexual abuse and empower others to speak their truths, too.

 

Samira Wiley, Actress and Activist

Real power: Smile

Samira is a bright light who radiates passion and purpose. She shines on screen in our favorite shows, and off screen as a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community.

 

Molly Burke, YouTuber and Motivational Speaker

Real power: Acceptance

Molly shares everything on her YouTube, from personal stories to beauty tips to mental health and anti-bullying advocacy. And she just happens to be blind. Molly started to lose her sight when she was just 4 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from fighting for inclusivity and accessibility for all.

Your real power is… YOU!

Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role ModelsStay tuned for so much more from our #AerieREAL Role Models—more stories, more power, more love. Shop their faves here!

 

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Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Busy Philipps

Busy is completely and authentically herself—her real power is authenticity. It’s vital to her job as an actress, author and host of her own talk show, and most importantly, as a mom to 2 young girls.

In her real life and to everyone who knows and loves her on social media, Busy is honest and REAL: “I am hopeful that by my attempting and succeeding most days of being as most myself as I can be, that that’s empowering to someone else.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Busy Philipps

“I’m all over the map in the way that I dress. Eclectic, but I’m kind of fancy, too. I worked real hard to be fancy!” Check out Busy’s fancy Aerie faves here!

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Busy Philipps

“Part of the impetus behind wanting to be a real role model is that I have two small girls, and I don’t ever want them to have that struggle of feeling like they’re not good enough. We talk a lot about strength in our household, and being strong is something that’s really important to me.”

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Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman

Aly’s real power is strength, and she lives her power every single day. She’s all kinds of strong—from the strength that led her to become a gold medal gymnast, to the strength she found to speak out against sexual abuse and empower others to speak their truths, too.

As an #AerieREAL Role Model since 2018, not only has Aly helped us share the #AerieREAL love, but she’s seen the change within herself: “Being an #AerieREAL Role Model has been so empowering for me. I’ve seen the transformation within myself over the last year.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman

Aly is always on the go, and she loves to wear what feels best: “I like wearing clothes that are comfortable and make me feel confident to be the best version of myself!” Shop her Aerie faves here.

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman“If I want to have the strength and the courage to help other people, I have to take care of myself.”

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Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Samira Wiley

Samira is a bright light who radiates passion and purpose. She shines on screen in our favorite shows, and off screen as a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community. Her real power is her smile, and “it’s not just a smile. It’s everything that emanates from that & everything in my life that has brought me to be able to smile in that way.”

As an actress and an activist, Samira wakes up with a clear purpose every day: “What makes me feel happy in my own skin has a lot to do with passion and purpose. I feel like I’ve figured that out for myself possibly at an early age, and it’s the driving force of everything that I do.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Samira Wiley

“There’s a certain feeling when you stand in the mirror when you put on something ‘awesome’ that makes you stand in a different way, makes your face light up in a different way.” Shop Samira’s Aerie faves here.

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Samira Wiley

“I’m just trying to spread love!”

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Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Brenna Huckaby

Brenna is a Paralympic medalist who started snowboarding after she lost her leg to cancer. She went on to become a world champion not just once, but 3 times! She inspires on and off the slopes as a mom to her 3-year-old daughter. Her real power? She’s fearless.

To Brenna, fearless is about getting out of your comfort zone: “To allow yourself to go for it and step out of that comfort zone is so powerful and so scary but so important, because that’s what’s going to get you to your goals.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Brenna Huckaby

As a mom and an athlete, Brenna is always on the go. “I like anything cozy. I’m usually running from the mountain or the gym, so I love having something easy but also stylish and flattering.” Shop her Aerie faves here.

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Brenna Huckaby

“I don’t really know if there was ever a defining moment that led me to where I am, but I definitely think there was a defining mindset that got me here. It was when I stopped allowing my past to dictate my future. That was when things kept happening and amazing things came together in my life— at that moment when I just let it all go.”

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Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Molly Burke

As a YouTuber and motivational speaker, Molly shares it all—from personal stories to beauty tips to mental health and anti-bullying advocacy. And she just happens to be blind. Molly started to lose her sight when she was just 4 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from fighting for inclusivity and accessibility for all. Her real power is acceptance.

Throughout her journey, Molly found a way to view blindness as a gift: “I am able to take people for who they are and not judge them for what they look like. I get to see the real person, the inside of them, before making any judgements.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Molly Burke“My personal style is anything that is unique. Anything most people wouldn’t wear, I’m going to rock it!” Shop Molly’s Aerie faves here.

“Once I loved myself because I was actually being genuine and authentic to who I am, that’s the moment I actually started making more genuine connections with people and more genuine friendships, because the people I was meeting actually knew Molly.”

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