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Marika Leblanc – Picture of the Week – 5/22/2017

Marika Leblanc is the Winner of the 2017 Addition Elle Model Search

Marika Leblanc

Marika Leblanc

Marika Leblanc from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada was named the winner of the Addition Elle #CurvyCastingCall on Thursday May 18. She competed against thousands of  women to make it to the top and thereby becoming the latest Face of Addition Elle.

For her efforts Marika will appear in the Addition Elle Fall 2017 Lookbook and will participate in the New York Fashion Week Runway show.  She wins a one year modeling contract with Wilhelmina. To top it off, she’ll receive a $1000 shopping spree at Addition Elle!.  We look forward to seeing more of the beautiful Marika.

Check #CurvyCastingCall on Twitter and visit Addition Elle.

 

Torrid Celebrates #TheseCurves Campaign and 2017 Swimwear Line with 2nd Annual Pool Party

Torrid Pool Party #TheseCurves at The Monaco Mansion in Orange County

Torrid Pool Party

Maria Gimena and Lyanne Lynette — Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Torrid

Torrid, the plus size retailer for women size 10-30, hosted the 2nd annual pool party on Saturday May 6, 2017  at a private mansion in Orange County, CA.  The guests included the 2017 and the 2016 winners of the Torrid Model Search Maria Gimena and Lyanne Lynette. Other models in attendance were Catherine Li, Erica Jean Schenk, Jourdan Jerome, and Kristina Yeo.  The event was hosted by Girl Code comedian Nicole Byer  and included more than 90 plus size influencers and guests. Nadia Aboulhosn, Gabi Gregg, Ashley Neil Tipton, Ann O’Brien, Natalie Hage  and more.

The event also included a showcase of some of Torrid’s pieces from the current and upcoming 2017 swimwear collection.

 

Torrid Pool Party May 6, 2017 Orange, California

Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Torrid

ORANGE, CA – MAY 06: (L-R) Ashley Nell Tipton, Nicole Byer, Amanda Bourne and Troy Solomon at Torrid #TheseCurves Pool Party at The Monaco Mansion in Orange County on May 6, 2017 in Orange, California.

 

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Addition Elle #CurvyCastingCall Model Search 2017

Attention all curvy models, Addition Elle has launched it’s #CurvyCastingCall model search for the 2017 fall campaign with some fabulous prizes and fantastic opportunities.

The contest entry period started March 7 and runs through March 28, 2017. It’s open to all Canadian and American residents.

The prizes include a chance to appear in the Addition Elle Fall 2017 photoshoot; a chance to walk in the New York Fashion Week edition of the Addition Elle runway show. Also included is a chance of winning a year of professional representation by Wilhelmina Models and a portfolio photoshoot; and a chance at a $1,000 shopping spree from Addition Elle.

 

HOW TO ENTER

All you need to do is follow the link to the Addition Elle website and follow the easy step by step instructions to enter for your chance to win. While you are there, you can see some of the contestants who have already entered.

Selection Process

There is a handy selection process chart on the Addition Elle website. It explains the selection process leading up to the selection of the contest winner.

After several rounds of competition, the winner will be announced May 9, 2017.

 

 

#CurvyCastingCall

Ashley Graham

Remember, the deadline to submit entries is now through March 28, 2017 !!!

 

 

Sydney’s Closet Holds Casting Call for Plus Models

Top international dress designer, Sydney’s Closet, seeking curvy models for photo shoots.

Casting Call

Is today your lucky day ? Well if you a looking to become a plus size model it could be just that. Sydney’s Closet, the St. Louis based designer and manufacturer of plus-size special occasion dresses, will hold its first-ever open casting call for full-figured women ages 16 to 26. It’s an online search – to discover fresh faces to model homecoming and prom dresses – which began  Mon., March 6 and runs through Sun., March 19, 2017.

To apply, fill out the online application at https://sydneyscloset.com/pages/casting-call.  Deadline for applications is Sun., March 19 at midnight. Select applicants will be called in late March for an interview at the company’s headquarters located at 11840 Dorsett Rd. in Maryland Heights, Mo.

If you have great curves, then they are looking for you. Also, experience is not necessary! Why wait ? Head over there and check it out now.

Sydney's Closet

Chanelle Mustafa – Picture of the Week – 2/20/2017

Chanelle Mustafa – Curvy Delight

Chanelle Mustafa Beautiful Plus Model

This attractive plus model is not only beautiful but she has curves for days. In 2015 Chanelle competed in a model competition sponsored by the British retailer Simply Be in conjunction with America’s Next Top Model. Chanelle finished in the top four contestants. Although she didn’t place first, she used the experience gained by preparing to compete and actually competing, to elevate her career.

Chanelle is seen wearing a Lace Shirt Dress from one of the top international brands and designers, Anna Scholz.

MODEL DATA

Connect with Chanelle:

Twitter

Instagram

Representation for Chanelle Mustafa:

Chanelle’s representation includes IMM Agency Group.

 

More Chanelle on Plus Models Today

 

 

 

Hunter McGrady featured in 2017 SI Swimsuit Issue

Curvy Plus Model Hunter McGrady

Hunter McGrady Curvy swimwear model

Repping beautiful curvy women, Hunter has landed in the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for 2017. There is diversity all over the place in that issue which ONLY helps prove the point that beauty comes in all sizes.

Now you can vote to help determine which 2017 Model search contestant will appear in next year’s issue. Go to SI’s site and Vote Now! for Hunter or one of the other 3 lovely models. Get all the details there.

Model Data:

Connect with Hunter

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

 

Representation:

Hunter is represented by Wilhelmina International Inc. (LA, Miami)

 

More Hunter on Plus Models Today

 

Maria Gimena is the 2017 Face of Torrid

Maria Gimena Wins Torrid Model Competition

Maria Gimena

 

Plus model Maria Gimena was selected from the four finalists as the competition winner and was named the Face of Torrid for 2017.  Maria wins a modeling contract and a wonderful wardrobe from Torrid as well. This curvy beauty is 24 years old and was born in Uruguay. She is now a New Jersey resident. She is also multi-lingual(Spanish, Italian, and English) and quite the stunner.

Like many young women, Maria experienced criticism from some of her peers about her appearance and size but eventually overcame those experiences. Now she is very confident in herself and her looks; and very justifiably so.  Looking forward to seeing more of Maria in the coming year.

Vote for MyTorrid Model Search Winner

Vote for the 2017 Face of Torrid winner in the MyTorrid Model Search competition. Voting is from October 2 to October 28. The winner will be announced January 2017.  The contestants have been narrowed to four so go to THE FACE OF TORRID 2017 to find out about all four finalists, then vote for your favorite! You can also find the Model Search FAQ and the Contest Rules there.

 

2016 Torrid Model Search Winner

2016 Torrid Model Search Winner: Lyanna Lynette

What Moves You ?

What moves you ?

 

What moves you ?

 

ENTER now for the chance to WIN a $500 NOLA shopping spree >>   Winner to be picked by Jordan Woods AUGUST 8, 2016 !!! Click now, the clock is ticking……

This contest is sponsored by Addition Elle as part of it’s NOLA Activewear Campaign featuring Ashley Graham, Jordyn Woods, and Kristina Yeo.

 

 

MyTorrid Model Search 2017

MyTorrid Model Search 2017 is looking for the Face of Torrid

To enter, you need to be a woman 18 years old or older and wear a size 10 to 30. You also must first fill out the online application by August 7, 2016. There are 4 live castings but you don’t have to attend one to be selected.

Live castings:

July 16 New York, Palisades Center, 10AM-5PM
July 23 Miami, Coral Square Mall, 10AM-5PM
July 30 Nashville, Opry Mills Mall, 10AM-5PM
August 6 Los Angeles, Del Amo Fashion Center, 9AM-5PM

The Top Ten finalists will be announced in September followed by a test shoot in LA. The final four will then be selected. Torrid throws a “curve” this year. Now you will get to vote for the winner from the Final Four. The Winner, will be revealed in January 2017.

For all the info you need, check out the FAQ.

 

The Face of Torrid 2016

MyTorrid Model Search 2017 - Lyanna Lynette thr 2016 Winner

Lyanna Lynette from Harlingen, Texas

Sophia Adams – Picture of the Week – 4/13/2015

Sophia Adams 2015 winner Star in a Bra competition

 

Sophia Adams is the 2015 winner of the Star in a Bra model search to become the face of Curvy Kate for a year. In the past, the competition was segmented by country/region but this year it was a worldwide competion. The contestants represented women of the world and were a variety of shapes and sizes.

Sophia Adams is from London, UK and wears a 34JJ bra before and after a fiting. Second place went to Tatiana Meilhac from Lyon, France who wore a 34F before fitting and a 30FF aftet. Third place went to Holly Macgillivray from Isleofwight UK. She wore a size 38E before fitting and a size 34HH after.

Sophia wins  trip and photoshoot in Portugal, a yearlong modelling contract with Bridge Models and lots of Curvy Kate Sets.

Read more on the winners and contestants on Curvy Kate’s Star in a Bra site.

 

 

Star in a Bra 2015 Curvy Kate Search – Top Ten

 

Top Ten Voting Ends Soon

Curvy Kate's Star in a Bra's Top Ten

 

The 2015 Curvy Kate Search for D+ models is coming to a close soon. This year’s Star in a Bra competition to become the next face of Curvy Kate features a diverse field of gorgeous curvy girls and the end of top ten voting is near.  So go to starinabra.com and  show your favorite contestant some love.

 

Vote Now!

 

Star in a Bra 2015

 

Curvy Kate Search for D+ models 2015

This year it’s a WORLDWIDE curve celebration. The Star in a Bra entry period is today, January 5, 2015 – February 15, 2015. The competition is sponsored by Curvy Kate ® D – K cup  and you can find all the rules, prize details and all other important info at www.starinabra.com .  Don’t forget to tell your friends !

Krista Cousins – Star in a Bra USA – winner 2012

Krista Cousins - Star in a Bra USA winner - 2012

Congratulations to Krista Cousins the 2012 and first winner of  Curvy Kate’s  – Star in a Bra USA – competition! Krista hails from Brooklyn, NY.

This competition is for any woman who is a D-K cup. The competition strives to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes. Past winners range from a size 10-16, F to J cups, different ages, ethnicities and walks of life.