In modern times, the sense of beauty most people have seems to come from what we see from the fashion industry on runways and in magazines.
Slim and slender women with very prominent cheekbones grace billboards, TV adverts and internet videos. Of course, you will not be surprised to note that the gatekeepers of women's beauty also prefer lighter skins.
One place where the modern sense of women's beauty is struggling to take hold is Ghana. For some reason , we still like our women plus-sized or "thick", so to say.
YEN.com.gh highlights nine female celebrities who embody "thick beauty".
1. Lydia Forson
Forson leads the charge as an actress who has always spoken of women loving their natural bodies. She has a brand of clothes, UnapologeTHICK, to celebrate her intentions.
2. Tracey Boakye
Tracey Boakye is a vocal supporter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and that can be divisive. But together, Ghanaians love what they see when she steps out.
3. Kisa Gbekle
Kisa Gbekle is an actress and an entrepreneur. But she packs in the right amount of physical grace that people can glorify.
4. Vivian Jill Lawrence
It is easy to spot Jill Lawrence because of her very fair skin tone. But it is easier again if you look at her beautiful physique.
5. Roselyn Ngissah
Actress Roselyn Ngissah is known for playing the funny woman in Ghanaian movies. But that is not the only thing to love about her.
6. Mercy Smith
Mercy "Little" Smith made it into the big time as an actress on hit TV show, "Efiewura". But she stays etched in Ghanaian memories because of her physique.
7. AJ Akuoko-Sarpong
AJ Sarpong replaced Jessica Opare-Saforo as the host of Citi FM's Brunch Time. Radio excellence aside, Sarpong has given enough for people to tune in to her.
8. Amanda Jissih
TV and radio presenter Amanda Jissih is a veteran in the entertainment media. She is highly noticeable because of her plus-size physique.
9. Xandy Kamel
Xandy Kamel has managed to work herself into troublemaker of a sort. But personalities aside, Kamel's physique is a thing most people cannot get over.
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