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 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 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 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!!!