15 May

Plus Magazine

What is plus size modeling?

Plus-size modeling promotes ‘real’ body shapes that encompass every aspect of the modeling industry, from fashion shoots and major campaigns promoting products on skin care, make-up and hair products to lingerie and swimsuits.

Natalie Laughlin

Natalie Laughlin was the first plus size model to have five consecutive billboards in Times Square(NYC).
W magazine called her one of “…the brightest stars..”, and The Wall Street Journal says “…people in the industry say the brown-eyed, 5-foot-9 model, size 12-to-14, is at the top of her game.”

Crystal Renn

Crystal Renn learned the hard way that she can have curves and a career in modeling. She is one of the United States most successful up and coming commercial models working exclusively for Ford Models, New York. The pages of Vogue have framed her image a minimum of six times and she’s strutted her stuff on the runway for high fashions designers like Jean Paul Gaulteir. She’s also regularly decorates the fashion pages of Lane Bryant, Torrid, Dolce & Gabbana and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mia Tyler

Mia Tyler is the daughter of famed rocker Steven Tyler and half-sister of actress Liv Tyler. Mia is nevertheless famous in her own right. She’s made a name for herself as a plus-size model and inspiration to many girls curvy girls.


Barbara Brickner is arguably one of the most famous plus-size models in the world. With countless campaigns, magazine covers and even a calendar to her credit, the model with the famous smile has a career that shows no sign of slowing.


Twenty seven year old Marianna Krystew is determined to bring plus size modeling to new heights over seas. Her persistence led her to begin building her book while shooting with some fabulous photographers. Armed with amazing pictures she looked for representation in London where she was well received. Now two years later she continues to work as a stylist and model.

There are a couple more “Plus size” models I could of meant. But there aren’t that many, I’m just happy that effort is out there. Just because we see size 2 all of the place doesn’t mean that how we’re suppose to look. ***In all actuality the average size women is a size 14. As women we need to find where we are comfortable at and say there!!!

Truly Curvaceous 😉



  1. Anthony July 13, 2007 at 12:51 pm #

    THese were great pictures.

    That was long ago that i hadn’t seen pictures of nice women!!!!!!!
    Keep on the good work

  2. kaz August 6, 2007 at 8:47 pm #

    Brilliant website, it makes a change to see curvy women rather than too skinny models wasting away!! keep up the good work!!

  3. Gemma Powell August 15, 2007 at 5:46 pm #

    hey im a curvy young girl.and is always getting complimented on on how gorgeous i look.i was just wondering how i could get in to the industry email me back please

  4. Rach September 4, 2007 at 10:24 pm #

    these women are a true inspiration to girls like me. i would love to get into this business 🙂 the women i have seen on this page are so beautiful. i dont understand why people would crave to look like a skeleton when curves are the most perfect female feature.

  5. dael September 13, 2007 at 6:49 pm #

    nice to see some gorgeous REAL women.. / My god will people just get overthemselves and realize beauty is sized 4 and sized 24!

  6. amylou September 16, 2007 at 7:43 pm #

    this is great more curves,make women proud of what they have got not ashamed

  7. ema September 25, 2007 at 8:44 pm #

    Hey, since I stumbled into here I might as well add my comments! I’m speechless actually! Real beauty! I feel so much better about myself. I’m a size 12 and sometimes I got 14 some a little less but I used to have this nagging though in the back of my mind, that I was supposed to loose weight. Not too much but enough to make me not feel completely happy with myself. I’m OK but going through these gorgeous pics and seeing what normal people think (so I’m not alone! :)) all my problems dissapeared. Thanks!

  8. CHARLENE September 27, 2007 at 6:06 pm #

    Wow!!! I am realy proud to be a plus size now I use to ask myself when it would be back in style for women to have curves and full figures that are sensual and sexy not bony and stick like. I know I don’t just speak for myself when I say Yeah! Bring on voluptuous! We are gorgeous and certainly a plus to beautiful women. I am feel so much better about myself now, Thanks! 😉

  9. Truly Curvaceous September 28, 2007 at 1:18 am #

    I want thank everyone who has left a comment on this topic. I’m extremely passionate about plus size fashion. And I feel we should all be fashionable no matter what size or shape we are!!!



  10. Randi October 3, 2007 at 5:13 am #

    I am a Houston resident ready to enter the plus size modeling industry!! I am 25 and ready to show some curves. Please e-mail me if you have any information regarding plus size modeling!!!!

  11. Maryam October 21, 2007 at 7:26 pm #

    Am a plus size girl , and before I really hated myself , because I did not fit into what was cute and in , but somehow by the grace of God I started loving myself more than ever , because women , real women come in different shape and size , and so what if am curvy !
    This is the way that God made me and am here to stay , and shine and get what is mine . Plus size model keep doing your thing , maybe one day I will join you on the runway !

  12. LaCara October 26, 2007 at 5:30 pm #

    I am also a curvy girl..and I used to hate myself and my body, I was taunted continuously..and one day I woke up and realised yes I do not look like every other girl, but this is me, I can’t change how I look at the moment, but I know and feel beautiful. And I definitely think we need more curvaceous models down the run way!! I think curvaceous women should embrace who they are and be proud…if you got it flaunt it!!

  13. Suez October 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm #

    I’m a UK size 14 and I’ve just recently become comfortable in my own skin as a curvy girl. I do admit, I didn’t like myself and had always wanted to have a skinny body, but thick legs, thick hips and a big booty to match can never be a bad thing 🙂

  14. Victoria November 4, 2007 at 10:47 am #

    Hello im from CHicago im 25 i am a single parent i’ve always wanted to be a model i wasnt really this size before i had my daughter i was so used to wearing a size 9-10 and when i got to be a size were i was wearing a size18-20 it was hard for me to accept for a long time i ask god why me but you know what i was looking at everything wrong i never took time out to look at my self the same but when i did i realize that i was even beautiful than i was when i was small. see i guess what im trying to say size dosent matter it whats in your heart that matter and i have alot of that to offer so man i want to show the world that fulfigure woman can model to they cany be a man fantasy dream wife misress everything you small woman can do we can do it even better so waht im saying is if i make it in this bussiness i know hat i could be a great roll model for woman like me . thank you and god bless you all Victotrian

  15. Gabriela December 5, 2007 at 6:05 am #


  16. Dani January 11, 2008 at 9:00 am #

    these are some BEAUTIFUL women ….and I love that they are plus-size I too am a PROUD plus-size women and I used to hate my body and I always used to presure myself into diet and all that drag stuff but now as being more mature I learn to love my body! and just accept the fact that I am a plus-size woman and I do have curves and I know how to lose them too! lol

  17. Tha Duckman January 20, 2008 at 4:50 am #

    These girls are gorgeous! The world needs more females like them.

  18. Anonymous January 23, 2008 at 5:41 pm #

    i would love to be a plus size model im a size 10-12 and will be 16 in march.
    My email is

  19. Anonymous March 7, 2008 at 10:26 am #

    Quit trying to be PC by saying fat is beautiful. It’s not. It’s fat…

  20. Amayel's Notes March 27, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    It’s not a matter of trying to be PC. It’s just that skinny is UGLY, to me at least. There is some out there for all tastes. But fashion magazines, anorexic models look unnatural and will try to make you think otherwise!

    As long as it’s healthy curves, I’m all for it.

  21. mayra April 12, 2008 at 10:23 pm #

    i have always wanted to be plus size model but i was scared but know am i just need help getting stared email me

  22. ashley stackhouse April 15, 2008 at 10:46 am #

    how do you break into pluse size modleing

  23. louise keyne April 15, 2008 at 7:06 pm #

    my name is louise and i am english, for a long time iv wanted to become a plus size model but i did nt know how to go about becoming one. there are not that many in england because the fuller figure is not really celebrated becuase england is still in kate moss mode. being 18 also makes it hard because i havent seen plus size models for teens. i want to show other girls its ok to have curves and not be ashamed. it sickens me as young girls grow up there being told that there not good enough and to be better they must make them selves sick or go under the knife, willing to die to become somthing unreal when in truth there fine just the way they are. becoming a plus size model i can also be a role model aswel

  24. Simona April 17, 2008 at 5:43 am #

    Plus model magazine rocks!!

  25. Angelique June 6, 2008 at 12:29 am #

    I think all these ladies are goregous! Beautiful. Its nothing like a woman! A woman that is sure about herself, and it shows! Give it Girls!!

  26. Karla July 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm #

    Im a size 14-16 and im only 15 years old. My mum keeps trying to spur me on to lose weight but she doesnt understand that i am truly happy in my own skin.
    She thinks that deep down i want to lose weight but i dont. Im happy with myself i will gladly walk down the beach in a bikini and show of my curves!!
    Even though i dont get boys interested in me because of my size, they dont know what their missing!!!!
    My friend thinks that size 0 models are amazing… look what overly skinny celebs and models are doing to society!!

    Please e-mail me with any information on where i can buy clothing that suits my size.
    Thank you!!

  27. TERRY July 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm #


  28. anonymous August 6, 2008 at 10:52 pm #

    great website! these women are beautiful! i say: go big girls,do your thing!

  29. CLAIRE5ft10size10 August 25, 2008 at 8:47 pm #


  30. ravi December 5, 2008 at 5:25 pm #

    these all are cristian callgirl spreading Aids by prostitution

  31. Taylor December 5, 2008 at 7:36 pm #

    I believe these women are beautiful and its about time that the fashion industry and the media realize beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes.

  32. Helga January 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Mind that none of them are fat (looks like to some people curvy=fat, which is totally not true). They’re a good example of what a beautiful ADULT woman can look like.
    At 16, however, size 14-16 is a bit too much… size 8-10 would be OK for that age.
    I personally believe that a beautiful body is a healthy body. A healthy person is neither fat nor emaciated. And yes, there’s a difference between “naturally very thin” and “anorectic” (I mean to say here that establishing a “more realistic body image” must not end up in making petite women feel ashamed of their bodies).

  33. cheris May 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm #

    I would like to know more about your site and more about fulfigured clothing and how I can go about buying them but not have them be so exspensive.

  34. Kisha July 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm #

    I love the clothes. I’m a fullfigured 39 year old women that would love to be a model. This is inspiring


  35. maria September 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    I would like to have more information on how to become a plus size model. I am 36 yr old and size 18.

    Love your website,

  36. Matthew September 25, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    I’ve never had a girlfriend less than a size 14…and that is through choice. I honestly find it sexy for a woman to be 14-16 dress size. In fact extremely skinny women almost make me feel physically ill….especially when you see bones (think Posh Spice). All women should have curves and a little pot belly…it is SO damn hot.

  37. stylexperts November 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    I love that article. I wrote something a bit similar too:

  38. sshirmika December 12, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    the third model has such a beautiful face shes purfect none of these wemon need to loose weight. but i do. lolz

  39. emily December 19, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    i think plus size women have a RIGHT TO MODEL just like slim women do ..there just has pretty!

  40. Annabella January 1, 2010 at 4:37 am #

    I appreciate all that has been said i have grown up in a small town with people who say mean nasty things about me being plus size every one says I’m gorgeous but if i lost a little weight i am at peace with my body I’m healthy and proud!!

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