Model TJ Ngoma is fighting body-shaming – and he’s happy to show off his curves

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Model TJ Ngoma (PHOTO:TJ NGOMA/INSTAGRAM)
Model TJ Ngoma (PHOTO:TJ NGOMA/INSTAGRAM)

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When he was 11, other children were playing hide-and-seek, eating anything they wanted and having fun.

But TJ Ngoma was worried about his weight. Growing up in East London, TJ (now 31) spent most of his childhood dieting. “I became obsessed with my weight. The comments became unpleasant and caused major self-esteem issues.”

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