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#UGGLIFE: MEET PALOMA AND AMA ELSESSER – This is UGG

Paloma Elsesser is a plus-size supermodel and body advocate known for her natural beauty, outspoken voice, and aspirational spirit. Beloved by icons like Rihanna and Pat McGrath, she’s committed to inspiring young women to fully embrace who they are, especially their shape and their shade. Her sister Ama Elsesser is an emerging model and actress from Los Angeles who appeared in Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s last year.

 

Paloma, describe yourself in three words. 

Tenacious, empathetic, and perceptive.

 

Why do you think so many women like your sister look up to you, and do you welcome the responsibilities that come with influence? 

I think I represent a newness in fashion that’s been lacking, both on a physical level and on an emotional level.

Describe Ama in three words. 

Brilliant, honest, and caring.

How does your sister support, challenge, and inspire you as an individual? 

Watching her grow into this powerfully sensitive and brazenly intelligent individual has been one of the greatest gifts.

What in Ama do you see in yourself? 

A wild curiosity and responsibility to help others.

How does Ama bring out the best in you? 

We share a demonic sense of humor, so laughter. She teaches me patience and educates me on the nuances of life as a 19-year-old in 2019.

What does your style say about you, and what does Ama’s say about her? 

My style says I know myself and I’m willing to take risks. Ama’s style is effortless and spontaneous.

 

What’s your favorite silhouette from our Classic Revolution Collection, and how do you plan to wear it this season? 

My favorite is the Classic Mini Boot in Chestnut! I’d style them with a baggy men’s trouser in brown, a white ribbed tank, and a bunch of gold jewelry.

Ama, describe yourself in three words. 

Dramatic, creative, and sensitive.

As a young woman in a competitive industry, how do you set yourself apart from others? 

I am a multi-faceted person and creative, so I don’t really fit a mold.

When do you feel the most comfortable being yourself, and why? 

I feel most comfortable when I am with people who love and accept me because there is no judgment, just concern, because whatever they say, positive or negative, it is for my own good.

Describe Paloma in three words. 

Smart, fierce, and sensitive.

How does your sister support, challenge, and inspire you as an individual? 

She lovingly calls me out while supporting me in spite of it all. Her work ethic, strength, and vulnerability inspire me daily.

What in Paloma do you see in yourself? 

A wicked sense of humor we got from our dad.

How does Paloma bring out the best in you? 

By telling me she loves me.

What does your style say about you, and what does Paloma’s say about her? 

My style says I’m free to be myself. Paloma’s says she is confident in herself.

What does #UGGLIFE mean to you? 

#UGGLIFE is a return to my youth and to a staple in our family wardrobe! #UGGLIFE means comfort.

What’s your favorite silhouette from our Classic Revolution Collection, and how do you plan to wear it this season? 

The Classic Femme Mini Boot. I plan to wear it everywhere with everything. Literally when I get out of bed, I won’t take them off until I get back in.