"We still don't see men of different shapes and sizes, men who have stretch marks, rolls, or love handles on billboards or in fashion ads. And I think it's time to change that."
"There still needs to be a huge cultural shift towards inclusion and body diversity that’s beyond just using the term 'body positivity' as a surface-level buzzword."
"My goal is to redefine what it means for men to feel beautiful. I want to show that men who look like me can learn to love ourselves even if we don't look like conventional representations of men."
"I love that I can create the type of representation that I craved growing up. I love that I am able to tell people that it’s okay to have different types of bodies. I love that I show that you can be confident and comfortable and have stretch marks and love handles all while having your shirt off."
"I’m pursuing the modeling industry because I want to break into an industry that actively excludes bodies like mine and make a change from within."
"Mina is breaking down the toxic narratives in the media and pop culture that dictate what men’s bodies should look like."