The Swedish model Ia Östergren has thousands of followers on Instagram today, but she used to be body-shamed by many because of her unusual physic and because of her surprisingly long legs. She refers to herself as an ‘ugly duckling’, and her story proves that to be beautiful, you have to feel beautiful and love yourself first.
Her height is 5’1″, and her legs are 3’6″, which makes her look astonishing and unique! But it’s hard to imagine that she hated her slim body at some point, especially now when she looks so beautiful. She says that when she was growing up, she hated her thin body and her long legs because she was bullied by her classmates in school.
She decided to begin with training and body workouts so she would feel more confident, and she shared her progress on her Instagram profile. She was noticed by a well-known Swedish bodybuilder Torbjorn Ostergren who supported her and encouraged her to believe in herself. Later they got together and got married in 2014.
Ia’s story is one of the greatest examples of determination and self-confidence, and today she inspires many people to start their path towards change!
She has 2 children with her husband Torbjorn, and they support each other and teach their children that only confidence will help them become the best versions of themselves.