Loey Lane is a famous American YouTube star who mainly posts videos on beauty and plus-size fashion. Her body-positive vlogs which are lighthearted in tone aim to address the serious issue of body and fat shaming. She aims to celebrate and popularize plus-size fashion and her target audience is primarily other plus-size women. She started her channel in 2013 due to the lack of diversity and representation in the beauty community. Soon enough, her channel accrued over one million subscribers with over 16 million views. Her Instagram feed comprises plus-size clothing hauls and body positive stories, making it extremely popular with over 500k followers. As a social media influencer, Loey has successfully inspired many women across the globe to wear what they love and love their bodies. She has collaborated with iconic brands such as Kohl’s and Sephora. She has become an icon to many who are shunned by conventional standards. Apart from this, she loves telling spooky stories and has incorporated this element in many of her vlogs. She released her first novel which was inspired by her love of horror tales, in 2017. She is currently represented by Select Management Group.
- Loey Lane started her YouTube channel in February 2013. She always loved fashion and make up but noticed that there was a huge gap when it came to fashion for plus-sized bodies. The industry’s skewed audience compelled her into starting a channel and blog where she would discuss and try to bridge this gap. She started off by posting her lookbooks inspired by Disney, makeup routines, and shopping hauls. Her intention to interact with other people soon took off. Her fan base grew at a fast pace as a lot of women who were sidelined by the fashion industry found solace in this all-encompassing beauty channel. Her social media influence began to tell when brands such as Kohl’s and Sephora approached her to advertise their products.Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:She won the annual IT Girl Contest organized by IT Cosmetics in 2015 for her empowering videos that spread messages on body positivity and confidence. In the same year, she was featured on the cover of Skorch Magazine. The issue focused on obliterating negative stereotypes associated with fat women.Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:In 2016, she started a campaign which asked Disney to include a Disney Princess with curves. It was time, she said, that Disney considers a plus-size model. She has another vlog title ‘The Not So Little Mermaid’ where she spoke of not being able to relate some of the princesses while the whole world grew up watching Disney films. She was featured in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine where she stated the necessity for Disney to cater to different bodies. In 2017, Loey partnered with Lauren Conrad in the NY Fashion Week 2017 to help LR Collections expand into plus-size fashion.Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:Apart from vlogging, Loey also loves discussing paranormal stories and has always been fascinated by ghost mysteries and haunted tales. She decided to write a book about the same showcasing herself as the protagonist. Her book was titled ‘Haunted in Hollywood: The Adventures of Loey Lane’ and was published by Adaptive Studios in partnership with StyleHaul in October 2017. She even toured at Barnes & Noble to publicize her book. Lane loves her current job as a YouTuber as she gets to share her outfits and ideas with a great community of women.Continue Reading BelowControversies & Scandals
- Loey Lane was subjected to frequent and spiteful comments on her weight and her looks. A lot of people stated that she shouldn’t wear revealing clothes because of her size and she must stop ‘spreading obesity’. She retaliated this stance in a sarcastic vlog titled ‘Why Fat Girls Shouldn’t Wear Bikinis’. The video outlines a list of comments people threw at Loey, including never to wear bikinis or shorts. A lot of people apologized later about their hurtful remarks.Personal Life
- Loey Lane was born on 20 May 1993 in Georgia. She met her future husband, Tyler, in school and they had an on-and-off relationship for seven years before they finally decided to tie the knot. Her husband, who is enlisted in the Army, was 21 and she was 19 when they married. She has stated that she doesn’t like talking too much about her personal life.She loves discussing ghost stories and has mentioned in an interview that she grew up in a haunted house and would talk to a dead man whom she called the Colonel when she was two. She also was a victim of anorexia before she wholeheartedly accepted her body size. She has many pets, including cats, a dog, guinea pigs, and a horse. She has even created a separate Instagram account for them.Last Updated : July 13, 2018
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