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Paloma Elsesser on Modeling, Diversity, and Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

If you’re a regular reader of Who What Wear, you need no introduction to Paloma Elsesser, the L.A.-born, New York–based model who’s appeared in a ton of high-profile campaigns and has been making waves in the industry with her call for body inclusivity. “I want to create a space for people to like themselves a little more,” Elsesser told me when we recently got together to chat about social media, the industry at large, and all things denim.

Speaking of which, Elsesser’s currently the face of 7 for All Mankind’s “We Are Mankind” fall campaign. The campaign’s mission? To highlight people of different backgrounds and talents who offer a unique perspective in their respective industries. Obviously Elsesser couldn’t be a better fit, given the way she’s been working to break boundaries in her industry and promoting body positivity in younger girls one modeling gig and Instagram post at a time.

“To be plus size, to be a woman, to be mixed, or to be brown—I want to be all of these things that are missing in the visuals,” she explains. Did I also mention that she’s incredibly funny and has killer style? Keep scrolling to find out how she’s shaking things up, and to see the cool fall looks she helped style from 7FAM.