Steven Green • Savage x Fenty • Menswear Collection

When representatives from Rhianna’s lingerie brand reached out to Steven Green for a modeling opportunity, he thought it was a fluke.

“I presumed this was just a mistake and I wouldn’t hear from them again,” the plus-size model, also known as Steven G, told In The Know. “I was floored. I couldn’t believe that they actually wanted me to model for them.”

BRIDGE Model's Steven Green breaks the internet modelling Rhiana's new Savage x Fenty Collection
Steven Green models Savage x Fenty

“Never in a million years would I have considered myself a sex symbol, but to see the responses definitely confirmed that my size wasn’t much of a factor,” he told In The Know. “Of course, with the positives, there are always those negative and ignorant people who state their opinions which in turn highlights some very problematic issues within society.”

His response to critics who say the brand was promoting an unhealthy lifestyle was succinct.

“Health doesn’t have a size,” he said. “We all have different builds and our own physiques.”

BRIDGE Model's Steven Green breaks the internet modelling Rhiana's new Savage x Fenty Collection
Steven Green models Savage x Fenty

He said that knowing he was working with Rihanna’s brand, knowing how “innovated, talented and truly authentic” she is, helped him go through with the shoot — which, in turn, went smoothly.

“One thing about the Savage team that I loved is that it was fully diverse,” he said. “This spoke volumes to me and honestly made me 10 times more comfortable.”

Read the full article from In The Know here!