Top 10 Plus Size Models That Sizzle The Catwalk
Now what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says models? Well, size 6 and size 8, six-plus foot, skinny and bikini body ladies! Okay, that may be partially true, but, yes there is a but, with the fashion industry becoming more and more accepting day by day and body positivity movement gaining rage world wide there are some women who are busy breaking stereotypes. Enter: Plus size models
On one hand, we’ve the blacks in powerful positions in the fashion field (Hello, Edward Enniful –British Vogue, Editor-in-chief) and on the other, we’ve been seen plus size models taking the ramp by storm, one step at a time. While we struggle on a day-to-day basis with our body insecurities and our need to fit into the society standards of ‘hour-glass-perfect’, these gutsy ladies are busy giving us a class on how to embrace our curves, while redefining the meaning of flawless body. Here’s raising a toast to these famous plus size models who are not just changing the standard beauty perception, but also are taking center stage in the world of modeling.
Now, one cannot talk about plus size modeling without mentioning Ashley Graham. This 30-year-old plus size bikini model, who is possibly on every Sports illustrated cover has been making waves in the industry for quite some time and has finally found her permanent footing. This body image activist and entrepreneur, who spoke about loving em’ curves at TED x Talks in Valencia, Spain is also the author of the book – What Confidence, Beauty, And Power Really Look Like. The woman who has a crazy fan following on social media took the fashion industry by storm this year, after practically walking for every name in the book at this year’s Paris Fashion Week.
More power to you, girl!
This American star best known as plus size lingerie model has been seen alongside Candice Huffine and other famous faces on the cover of Vogue magazine, Italia. From starring in clothing campaigns for major biggies to even gracing the cover of ELLE and Glamour, this model who has been nicknamed – The Body – implying the shape of every woman in the society, is a true inspiration in real sense for all our upcoming youth.
If Ashley Graham is a new favorite, Candic Huffine has been leading the plus size modeling one for almost a decade. The model who made her mark when she featured in Pirelli calendar as its first plus size model, has never looked back. Aside from donning the supermodel hat, this body positivity activist encourages young women to take fitness as a challenging while making it loud and clear that being fit by no means is being skinny. The model with her own lingerie line was the first plus size model to appear of the cover of ELLE.
This 26-year-old model who shot to popularity when she appeared on Glossier billboards is the one to watch out for. The plus size London-born model who was discovered by beauty guru Pac McGrath was also the face of Bad Girl RiRi’s beauty collection – Fenty Beauty. From appearing on the cover of famous glossy magazines to being the face of Mercedez Benz, this talented powerhouse has made her mark.
This plus size model and hot momma in town has been modeling since 2010. Staring her own beauty positivity movement by #effyourbeautystandards, she’s also the author of the book – The Not So Subtle Art Of Being A fat Girl: Loving The Skin You’re In. This mother of two has made sure to use her plus size platform as a means to shatter norms and societal stereotypes.
This Plus size fashion and lingerie model has worked with biggies in the fashion biz; Forever21 to Nordstorm, Target to Macy’s, name them all. From being featured in several TV shows to being included in several segments of the hit American modeling series – The Tyra Banks Show, this woman has done it all, including starting a lifestyle movement – There Is No Wrong Way To Be A Woman. The model earned more popularity when her bikini with stretch marks untouched photos went viral.
This plus size model who was discovered on a bus in Manhattan by a magazine editor has been the face of some big guns in the fashion industry, ever since. From modeling for the some of the biggest names in the industry to being the first plus size model on the cover of Playboy, Brazil, this Brazilian beauty is here to make an impact.
After winning the Miss Surrey title in 2008 this plus size model went to be the first size 16 girl to reach the finale of Miss England tiara. Be it taking up popular modeling assignments or being the face of Macy’s and Torrid, Chloe Marshall has opened tons of opportunities for every plus size girl who wants to set her foot in the field of modeling.
Looking for someone within the country? A plus size Indian model? Make way for Tinder Badesha who has made India proud globally. Tinder, who is America’s first plus size Indian model. From walking the ramp at New York fashion Week to being the face of Kohl’s and being featured for JCPenney, Tinder Badesha is truly on world domination mode.
Another plus size Indian model who’s ensure the spotlight stays on her is Anjana Bapat. A programmer at MNC, Anjana was selected among the top 10 candidates at Lakme fashion Week. While plus size modeling has been openly embraced globally, India still is getting there, one day at a time; and thanks to models like Anjana and Tinder, embracing your curves has never felt more cooler.
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