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Erica Lauren – Model on the Rise

Plus Size Beauty Erica Lauren

Erica Lauren

This gorgeous plus size model, Erica Lauren, is an up and coming talent who is making her presence felt in the industry. Erica recently became the face of the popular retailer Fashion to Figure in collaboration with Plus Model Magazine.  Five other models participated in the final round of the competition but Erica prevailed.

Erica has walked the runway for Mario De La Torre’s Into the Darkness line. This brand is for women of all sizes.  She worked for Simply Be and Torrid. Here Erica is wearing a Plus Size One Shoulder Slit Bodycon Dress for Simply Be.

 

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Representation

BICOASTAL MGMT and TNG Models represent Erica

 

 

 

 

MEET THE FINAL FOUR CONTESTANTS

Final Four Contestants in the 2018 Torrid Model Search

Vote for the Winner Now !

Final Four Contestants

Image credit: Torrid

This wonderful contest will end soon. To get more information and vote, follow this link to Torrid’s site and vote for your favorite now. Voting ends Sunday October 29, 2017.

 

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Star in a Bra USA 2017 Top 20 Announced

The Top Twenty Star in a Bra 2017 Contestants Prepare For Next Step

The top contestants will gather at the Bare Necessities headquarters for a live audition on the 14th/15th of October. The audition includes an all expenses paid photo shoot and a free set of Curvy Kate Lingerie. Next the public votes for the 2017 Star in a Bra winner.

The winner will receive a year’s supply of Curvy Kate Lingerie, participate in the brand’s next photo shoot and upcoming campaigns. The winner also gets a modelling contract with TRUE Model Management.

 

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Star in a Bra

Seana Sweeney 2016 Winner

 

Tabria Majors Advances in SI Swimsuit Competition

Tabria Majors Advances to SI Top Six

 

 

Tabria Majors advances

The beautiful and sexy curvy model Tabria Majors advances from the top 15 competitors in the Sports Illustrated Model Competition to the top 6. This competition is a chance to become the rookie of the year for 2018. The other 5 contestants in the running are  Allie Ayers, Camille Kostek, Haley Kalil, Iyonna Fairbanks, and Olivia Jordan. All six contestants will appear in the 2018 Swimsuit edition of SI.

From those six, the Rookie of the Year will be chosen and she will have a spread in the 2019 SI issue as a rookie model.

 

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Representation:

Tabria Majors’ representation includes:

Natural Model Management

Muse Management

 

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Hunter McGrady – Picture of the Week -9/25/2017

Top model Hunter McGrady walked in Torrid’s NYFW SS18 runway show.

 

Hunter Mcgrady walked

Credit: Dan Lecca

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 was Torrid’s first showing at New York Fashion Week and it was a mega success. The show featured supermodel Candice Huffine and other top plus models. In addition ten contestants from Torrid’s Model Search for the 2018 Face of Torrid walked as part of their competition requirements.

You may recall that last year Hunter featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Competition which set the internet ablaze. SI remarked that Hunter was it’s curviest  model ever ! No argument here.

 

 

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Representation:

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

 

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Torrid to hit the NYFW Runway

Torrid 2018 Model Search

Plus size retailer Torrid hits the runway at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday September 12. They will be debuting their spring 2018 collection.

The influential plus size retailer will be using 10 contestants from its current Model Search 2018 to both show the new collection and to compete in the runway walk component of their current model search competition. The Torrid 2018  Model Search winner will be announced in February 2018.

You can stream the runway show live at Torrid.com or download the Torrid app to watch the #TorridFashionShow on September 12 @ 1:00pm EST.

 

 

2017 Face of Torrid 

Torrid 2018 Model Search

Torrid 2017 Model Competition Winner – Maria Gimena

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Project Runway Season 16 Starts August 17 on Lifetime

Project Runway Season 16 to feature body diversity and models of all sizes


Project Runway Season 16

 

This season is unprecedented. The designers will have to dress all sizes and shapes. This level of diversity should challenge everyone from the designers,models, judges, and viewers to fairly determine today’s evolving beauty standards. This is going to be good!

The season’s first episode airs on the Lifetime Channel on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 7 PM and again on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 11 PM.  All times are Central time.

 

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View the season 16 cast and bios on the Project Runway website

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Retailer Torrid to Show at New York Fashion Week

Plus-Size Women’s Brand Torrid Set To Become The First To Present At NYFW During The Torrid Runway Show.

Torrid will present the runway event on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The NYFW: The Shows will feature the 2018 Spring/Summer collections. By doing so, Torrid will becomet he first plus-size women’s fashion brand to do so. The event will feature finalists from the third annual Torrid Model Search.

Torrid will also use the runway event as part of their 2017 Model Competition. Ten contestants in their third annual Model Search competition will use this event to show what they have to three celebrity judges, influencers, and the world. A third and final round awaits the competitors after which a winner will be chosen by Torrid friends and fans.

Torrid runway show

Supermodel Candice Huffine

The Torrid runway show will also serve as a showcase for the brand’s third annual Model Search competition, serving as the semi-final competitive round for the top 10 finalists. Selected by a panel of judges comprised of influencers and celebrities including designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton, celebrity makeup artist Pricilla Ono, and supermodel Candice Huffine, these finalists will walk the runway before going on to a third and final round of competition, where the winner is chosen by Torrid friends and fans.

On the runway, Torrid plans to unveil a preview of its Spring 2018 collection, featuring 40 looks representing key trends for the upcoming season: edgy rock n’ roll, romantic boho, and elevated details including hand embroidery and painted elements. NYX Professional Makeup, a leader in the global color cosmetics industry, will finish off each look with their line of on-trend products as the official makeup sponsor.

“As a brand that is committed to helping all customers find her personal style, we at Torrid feel it is important to showcase the diversity of plus offerings on the most influential stage in fashion,” says Torrid CEO, Kay Hong. “Ultimately our objective is to show great fashion combined with body positivity and inclusivity.”

For more information on Torrid’s Model Search just go to Torrid.com/modelsearch where applications can be submitted through August 13.

 

TORRID ANNOUNCES 2018 MODEL SEARCH

Torrid Announces their Third Annual Torrid Model Search

The online casting submission began in May 2017 on Torrid.com which will be followed by live casting events this summer. These events will be located in  Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta and other major U.S. markets.  New for this model search series; there will also be a live casting in Toronto, Ontario.

Torrid will have a panel of judges who will appear at select live castings to advise on final selections.  The  judges are Ashley Nell Tipton, influencer & Project Runway winner, Priscilla Ono, celebrity makeup artist and Candice Huffine, supermodel and face of Torrid’s Fall 2017 #TheseCurves denim campaign

Applications can be submitted at Torrid.com/modelsearch through August 13th. Applicants also have the option of attending live casting events at malls in the following cities:

July 15th               Los Angeles, CA– Del Amo Fashion Center, 10AM-5PM

July 22nd              Seattle, WA– Alderwood Mall, 10AM-5PM

July 29th               Toronto, ON– Oshawa Centre, 10AM–5PM

August 5th           Houston, TX – Houston Galleria, 10AM–5PM

August 12th         Atlanta, GA – North Point Mall, 10AM–5PM

The winner will be announced in January 2018. One lucky winner will receive the title, “Face of Torrid 2018,” complete with a Torrid modeling contract and wardrobe. The winner will host Torrid store openings and events as a brand ambassador, star in seasonal fashion campaigns, and appear on the brand’s social media channels throughout the year.

 

Torrid Model Search

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The winner will join the ranks of Torrid models and brand ambassadors Maria Gimena(l) and Lyanna Lynette(r) (2017 and 2016) as Torrid model search winners).

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share my experience with the Torrid model hopefuls because I’ve been there,” says Maria Gimena. “The live castings were such a fun atmosphere and Torrid made it so easy for us to be ourselves! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful women show off their curves.”

 

ABOUT TORRID

Torrid designs and retails fashion apparel, accessories, swimwear, lingerie and footwear for stylish women sizes 10 to 30. Its exclusive collections inspire them to feel sexy, confident and downright irresistible. Torrid has more than 500 stores across the U.S. and Canada, in addition to its online shopping destination, Torrid.com. Follow Torrid on Facebook (Facebook.com/Torrid), Instagram (@Torridfashion), Twitter (@Torridfashion), YouTube (YouTube.com/Torridfashion) or Pinterest (Pinterest.com/Torridfashion)

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.

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Representation for Chanelle Mustafa:

Chanelle’s representation includes IMM Agency Group.

 

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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.

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Representation:

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

 

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