When a beautiful plus-size ?27-year-old mom took the stage in a skimpy outfit at Britain’s Got Talent, the judges looked a bit confused by?the pole in the middle of the stage. I’m a chubby chick myself and while I find these courageous women who disrobe in front of an audience inspiring, one doesn’t expect that they’ll be as agile on the pole as smaller-sized women are. But Emma Haslam O’Toole put all of those questions to rest with her pole fitness routine. She said that she wants to show the world that “pole fitness is for everyone, regardless of shape or size.”
After her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, Haslam — a size 18 — was offered a job as a plus-size model with Yours Clothing.
Watch her routine below. I’m in awe. Who knew? Mission accomplished, Emma! If you can do it, I can at least try it. I’m going to see if my handyman can install a pole?for me. It looks like?fun! Let us know your thoughts at the Liberal America Facebook page.
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