Archives for : May2011

PMT – Picture of the Week – 5/30/2011

Sabina Karlsson

Sabina Karlsson is a Swedish fashion model who started her career as a “straight-size” model and transitioned in to a plus size model and is now represented by Ford Models.  Her foray into modeling was in the Ford Supermodel of the World competition.

She competed in Scandinavia’s Next Top Model in which the top three contestants from the Sweden’s Next Top Model, Denmark’s Next Top Model, and Norway’s Next Top Model segments  vie for the title.  Sabina finished second in the Sweden’s Next Top Model segment.

At 6 feet tall Ms. Karlsson has managed her transition to a plus size model and walked in One Stop Plus’s plus size show during New York Fashion Week 2010.  This plus size beauty, whose parents are from Gambia(mother) and Sweden(father), is noted for her hair and freckles.

She has also walked for designers including Jean-Paul Gaultier, Betsey Johnson, Tracey Reese and Martin Grant, among others.

Recently Sabina was featured in Levi’s campaign for Curve ID “Hotness Comes In All Shapes and Sizes” featuring  fellow Ford+ Models  Marquita Pring, McKenzie, and Ashley Graham.

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Queen Latifah to Launch Clothing Line on HSN

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah is launching her own line of fashions on the Home Shopping Network in August  but she doesn’t like the term “plus-size”.

“It’s just a word to bury at this point,” the singer/actress told Women’s Wear Daily.  “It’s for all sizes.”

Queen Latifah is another voice joining the chorus of those who don’t particularly care for the term “plus-size”.  Tyra prefers the term “fiercely real” and  Marquita Pring prefers “curvy” especially when used to describe a fashion model who now is referred to as a “plus size model”.

Do you find the term “plus size” inappropriate ?  Please leave a comment below.

PMT – Picture of the Week – 5/23/2011

Louise O'Reilly

Louise O’Reilly is a top Irish plus size fashion model who, despite her age, is making quite a statement in the industry and is poised to become one of the top international models.

At 5’8″ Louise is comfortable as a size 14-16 but once during an illness, she was a size 20-22. Whatever her numbers, it is her fresh, drop dead gorgeous looks that captures people’s attention and it only gets better from there.

Ms. O’Reilly is represented by:

Ireland :     Morgan the Agency
Germany:   Brigitte Models

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 5/16/2011

Mia Amber DavisMia Amber Davis, fashion model and actress, died May 10, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA following complications from knee surgery.  She was 36.  We offer our condolences to her family and friends.

A Memorial Fund for Ms. Davis has been established at PLUS Model Magazine, where she was Creative Editor-at-Large.

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Mia Amber Davis Dead

Mia Amber DavisActress and Fashion Model Mia Amber Davis died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.



PMT – Picture of the Week – 05/09/2011

FASHION-CATWALK-Kate-DillonKate Dillon is a plus size top model who gave birth to a son, Lucas Dillon Levin on December 21, 2011 with husband Gabe Levin .  Kate is returning to   her modeling career, while getting on the job training as a new mother.

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 5/2/2011

Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring is a fashion model who has been generating a little buzz lately about wanting to be called a “curvy model” instead of a “plus size model”.  Whatever you call her, Ms. Pring is definitely one of the top models over a size 10 and is out to prove she is one of the top models at any size.

Marquita Pring and many others are helping change the public perception of what a model should look like and hence open many markets for all models to pursue.

Check out our Marquita page for more of this curvy, beautiful, and smoking hot model.