Too thick, too fab and too sexy for skinny
While Khloe Kardashian is advising women on how to pose to look slimmer, Kelebogile Serokolo is on a mission to get thick.
The 21-year-old fitness influencer says skinny is so yesterday.
"Yes, my weight gain was deliberate. I started off on Instagram when I was around 18 and before that I was trying to lose weight most of my high school life.
"Then I saw toned, muscular but sexy women such as Kathy Drayton Freeman on Instagram, and that inspired me to want to become bigger. I wanted to be thick but toned at the same time," she says.
Born and raised in Potchefstroom, North West, the student says she gained weight by using weights and "dirty bulk eating".
"I started lifting weights, only without cardio, and I built muscle under the fat I already had so my legs got bigger and toned and I loved the results.
"Once I started learning more about the gym life I started doing cardio, just to clear out unnecessary fat for muscle visibility and overall strength and mobility.
"My eating habits also have a lot to do with everything.
"I'm a student on a tight budget, so sticking to a diet is very difficult.
"During winter I 'dirty bulk' - this meaning that I do very little cardio and more of weight training while eating a lot of dirty carbs such as pastas, white rice, pap, etc. I basically eat anything I want during this time period and lift weights. Dirty bulking is not necessarily a good idea but it's the cheapest. You gain fat and then convert it into muscle in the gym by weight training.
"Then in spring/summer I train lighter weights, more intense cardio and eat cleaner... I cut down on carbs and focus on my proteins . A lot of veggies and meat/fish and I only allow myself the occasional treat. Fruits are my best friends in summer. So that's how I get my booty and thighs...," she says proudly.
Serokolo has now taken her journey to social media to motivate others who want to do the same.
"I went through depression and I lost my friend to suicide because she did not feel mentally fit enough to bear the pain of her troubled mind. I want to help people and make them realise there is a way things can get better. Like I said, when you feel stronger physically, your mind, body and soul as a whole feels stronger. Fitness creates hope. I can show women that we don't only have to be skinny to be sexy.
"I'm helping create a new type of role model that magazines and media never really offer young girls growing up."
When it comes to clothing choices, she says leggings are the way to go.
"When it comes to jeans. my waist is about a 26 and my booty a 34 if not 36, my legs are constantly growing, I outgrow jeans very quick. So it's leggings and crop tops for me."
To maintain your curves she advises using the right oils when cooking your dishes (coconut, almond, olive), and not eat more than you have to.