Quebec model embraces her chest hair and beauty in U.K. Glamour cover shoot
Esther “Queen Esie” Calixte-Bea went from a shy girl, afraid that others would notice that she has chest hair, to an inspirational cover girl on a major U.K. magazine. The model and artist from Montreal’s South Shore is one of the 10 cover girls on the Glamour U.K. Self-Love issue that came out in January where she’s photographed in a blue jumpsuit cut to accentuate her prominent chest and leg hair. “I’m really happy and excited and I don’t know what to say here,” the Longueuil native of Haitian and Ivorian descent told CTV News. “The little girl me is really surprised,” she said. Glamour contacted Calixte-Bea (who has modeled for the magazine in the past) to be a cover girl after noticing her Lavender project, which she launched in December 19. The self-photography Lavender Project is a series of self-shot photographs of the artist in a dress she designed that highlights her body hair.