Brooke Birmingham is a 28 year old blogger who has chronicled her weight loss in her blog. She lost more than 170 pounds in four years and has kept it off for a year.
Shape magazine contacted Brooke about being part of their "Success Stories" series. "Success Stories" chronicles inspiring stories of real people who have lost weight and changed their lives.
Brooke submitted this "after" photo of herself in a bikini for Shape magazine's website — but they asked her to send another picture of herself in a T-shirt. Brooke questioned the magazine on why they needed a different photo and they said it was policy to show success stories in tees.