Archives for : April2011

Is Plus Size the New Hollywood Ideal?

The number of Hollywood leading ladies that are plus size is growing. NAAFA and express support of women of different sizes being positively portrayed in the media.

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2011

While Oprah Winfrey has reached millions of fans who have shared in her weight struggles over the years it has been notably rare to see an actress or model who is plus size in the limelight.

Recently however, that trend has seemed to be changing course and there is a smattering of outside the box lead actress roles to prove that, including: Gabourey Sidibe’s Oscar nomination in 2010, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva show cast a plus size actress in the lead role, ABC Family’s new show Huge boasts a curvy cast and a storyline focused on plus size teens, and last but not least, the hit series Glee is receiving buzz about its plus size character and her increased story line that includes a love interest.

Continue Reading >>

PMT – Picture of the Week – 4/25/2011

Candice HuffineCandice Huffine for Claire France

Candice Huffine is a plus size model represented by Ford Model’s 12+ Division. Candice was featured in V Magazine’s “size issue ” in the January, 2010 along with other plus model beauties Tara Lynn, Kasia Pilewicz, Michelle Olsen, and Marquita Pring. She was also featured in the January 2010 issue of the Spanish magazine YoDana. Candice is currently the face of Claire France, a plus size brand.

More Candice

PMT Picture of the Week – 4/18/2011

Katie Parsons - Biba Magazine

Katie Parsons covers the December 2010 issue of Biba magazine. The cover photo was shot by noted fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, one of Tyra Banks’ all time favorites, as fans of America’s Next Top Model know.

This plus size beauty is represented by 12+ UK Model Management.

Click for more of Katie Parsons.

PMT Picture of the Week – 4/11/2011

Fluvia Lacerda in Playboy Brazil

Fluvia Lacerda is featured in Playboy Brazil making her the first plus size model to appear in that magazine. Ms. Lacerda at a very shapely size 16 is definitely one of the curviest models to appear in any Playboy.  Many see this article as breaking down another barrier for plus size models. We agree.

More Fluvia

Robyn Lawley Covers French Elle

Robyn Lawley

Robyn Lawley, a curvaceous Australian plus size model finds herself on the April issue of French Elle magazine. Robyn was the featured model in’s one woman fashion show broadcast in Times Square NY and around the globe via the Internet during New York Fashion Week.  Robyn is making big moves and we expect to see a lot more of Ms. Lawley going forward.

PMT Picture of the Week – 4/4/2011

Christina Mendez

Christina Mendez is a beautiful plus size model who continues to exhibit that “wow factor” where ever she goes. When she is not busy adding to her modeling resume this model/ TV personality is a spokesperson for Autism Speaks . Christina’s son is autistic and she is a strong advocate for him and others with autism.

Christina is also expecting another child in August.  Will we see any high fashion baby-bump looks? In the mean time, here is a little more of Christina Mendez.