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Hunter McGrady Named A SI 2018 Swimsuit Rookie

Plus Size Model Hunter McGrady Now a Swimsuit Rookie

Model Hunter McGrady

 

Beautiful and curvy plus model Hunter McGrady is now a Swimsuit Rookie for Sports Illustrated Rookie of the year for 2018. McGrady, Olivia Culpo, and Ebonee Davis make up the final three members of the SI 2018 Rookie Class.  The following gorgeous ladies have already been selected as members of the 2018 Rookie Class: Alexis Ren, Chase Carter, Robin Holzken, Georgia Gibbs, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Raven Lyn, Jasmyn Wilkins, Kate Wasley, and Anne de Paula.  The entire Rookie Class will be featured in next month’s issue of Sports Illustrated.

Last year was super fantastic and this year’s competition is poised to be one of the best ever!

 

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

 

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Candice Huffine Covers Elle May 2017

Plus Model Candice Huffine covers Elle

ELLE Features Six May 2017 Cover Stars

 

Candice Huffine covers Elle

It’s not exactly surprising to see Candice covering Elle U.S.  Candice has  been featured in and covered some of the best fashion magazines out there. Magazines like i-D Magazine, Vogue Italia, V Magazine, The Times Magazine, the Spanish magazine YoDana, Marie Claire, W Magazine, and US Glamour, to name a few. The thing to note here is that many these were ground breaking events, like her inclusion in the prestigious Pirelli Calendar 2015.

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IMG Models represents Candice Huffine.

 

 

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Ashley Graham in LOVE Advent 2016

Model Ashley Graham is featured in the LOVE Magazine’s Advent 2016 Calendar – Day 26. In this video clip she plays Jessica Rabbit from the animated film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”. Graham’s outfit leaves no doubt that she means business, killer curves and all!

 

– Continue to  LOVE 2016

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Fluvia Lacerda set to cover Playboy Brazil

Curvy model Fluvia Lacerda has been signed to cover the summer issue 2017 of Playboy Magazine, Brazil. News of this issue is spreading like wildfire. The consensus has it that it’s a great step forward for all involved.

Model Fluvia Lacerda

Fluvia Lacerda

Lacerda has already appeared in Playboy Brazil in 2011. In that issue, she appeared fully clothed. The idea was to see how the readers would react to a plus size model in the highly acclaimed Playboy publication. To no one’s surprise, it was warmly received by the critics and public alike.

Anticipation for Lacerda covering a 2017 issue is building but an exact date has not been released.

 

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Fluvia’s representation includes Dorothy Combs Models.

 

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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.

 

 

Sabina Karlsson – Face of Milk Makeup Campaign

Sabina Karlsson – Face of Milk Makeup Campaign

Sabina Karlsson - Face of Milk Makeup Campaign

The absolutely glamorous plus model known as Sabina Karlsson has been named the face of a new campaign of Milk Makeup! Sabina is a well know Swiss international model who has been modeling since childhood. She started her career as a straight-size model but her body had other ideas. Accordingly, Sabina switched to plus size modeling and hasn’t looked back since.  Sabina is now a growing force to be reckoned with in the industry, and we are all the better for it.

Sabina has appeared for Chromat, H&M, Rebdolls, Addition Elle, Levis, and Essence Magazine.

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Sabina Karlsson is represented by JAG Models.

 

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Ashley Graham covers Maxim Magazine April 2016

Ashley Graham Beautiful Sexy Plus Model

Ashley Graham covers Maxim Magazine

Ashley Graham, curvy plus size model covers Maxim magazine and she does so in a stunning fashion. Graham is fresh off becoming the first plus size model to cover the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Here she flaunts that gorgeous face and body as she poses nude behind a shirt. If it seems that Graham is every where, it’s just about true and somehow there seems to be more in the works. She’s riding the waves that she started with Lane Bryant and Addition Elle, and SwimsuitsForAll(among others) as they continue to swell. But not everyone is happy though  – maybe Cheryl Tiegs isn’t and some recent posters on Graham’s Instagram site have complained that some of the Maxim photos appear to be overly “photoshopped”.

In the mean time things are going great for Graham and those who support diversity in the modeling industry, and that’s a good thing!

Check out more about Ashley at Maxim magazine.

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Lane Bryant’s New TV Commercial Rejected

Lane Bryant Ad Rejected

Plus size fashion retailer Lane Bryant’s ad from their #ThisBody campaign has been rejected according to TMZ reports. The ad features plus size models Ashley Graham, Precious Lee, Georgia Pratt, Tara Lynn, and Denise Bidot and was rejected by ABC and NBC. In 2010, another TV ad by Lane Bryant which featured Ashley Graham was rejected by ABC.

Seems OK here !

Instagram Bans Curvy as search term…because it was used for porn

Instagram Bans Curvy

Social media giant Instagram has blocked all searches for the term “curvy” or #curvy. According to Mashable, a representative from Instagram was quoted as saying, “I can confirm that we did block the hashtag #curvy. It was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity.” “Please note that the block has nothing to do with the term ‘curvy’ itself.

Plus Models Today contends that it has everything to do with the term curvy. There are thousands of legitimate sites that use the term “curvy” in an appropriate manner. We feel that they should not be punished because some porn is being found under #curvy. Instagram may be better served by targeting those who are using #curvy in a manner that is contrary to their nudity guidelines.

We hope Instagram will reconsider its ban on #curvy.

Tess Holliday – Picture of the Week – 6/1/2015

Curvy Plus Size Model Tess Holliday Covers People Magazine

 

Tess Holliday Covers People Magazine

 

Tess Holliday, aka Tess Munster, covers the June 1, 2015 issue of People Magazine in its Body Issue. Although Holliday has been making big waves in the fashion industry lately, not everyone is happy about it. Before we get into that, let’s recount some of her recent accomplishments.  At 5’5? and 280 lbs., she made news by becoming the first size 22 model to be signed by a major modeling agency, MiLK Model Management. She was interviewed by Vogue Italia. She was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine. A while back Holliday created the hashtag effyourbeautystandards which has been used across social media and has been instrumental in her meteoric rise to international fame.

Reports from Business Insider have it that an unnamed source who is inside the industry has been quoted as saying that in their opinion, Holliday would receive little work after all the hoopla dies down from recent events. Tess Holliday’s recent celebrity has reignited a familiar chorus in the seemingly never ending battle between those deem “body positive issues trump all” and those who think that at some point health and obesity concerns must be addressed. Social media is ablaze with comments from the major opinion camps and all points between. Tess has received over 900,000 fans on Facebook and over 700,000 followers on Instagram.

It’s hard to predict the outcome but now it’s probably safe to say that most sides have been heard and the public will decide, but it may take a while.

 

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Lane Bryant’s ImNoAngel Campaign

ImNoAngel …Lane Bryant vs. Victoria’s Secret  … May All Women Win!

#ImNoAngel - Lane Bryant's new campaign

 

Lane Bryant has launched a new multi-purpose campaign featuring several models who are diverse in size and ethnicity.  The campaign, dubbed #ImNoAngel is, in part, a response to Victoria Secret’s “Perfect Body” campaign which features the typical VS models, but certainly none have “perfect bodies”. The main reason for the campaign is to promote their popular and stylish Cacique lingerie brand. A by-product of #ImNoAngel has been to re-ignite the discussion about beauty, curves, body type, and how women feel about their bodies and how they should feel about their bodies.

The campaign features models Justine LeGault, Victoria Lee, Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Elly Mayday, and Candice Huffine.

Beautiful plus model Ashley Graham for Cacique

Ashley Graham features in the #ImNoAngel campaign for Lane Bryant‘s Cacique.  Ashley is beautiful, curvy, sexy, and a great representative of models of any size.

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 !

Candice Huffine – Model of Interest

Plus Size Curvy Model Candice Huffine

 

Plus Model Candice Huffine rocks it out in the Pirelli 2015 calendar.
Photo: Steven Meisel

Candice Huffine definitely rocks the 2015 Pirelli Calendar and is a model of interest around the world. Candice is already among the very top of international plus models and has proven that she can compete with models of any size, anywhere!

If you are at least 18 years old and you want to see the unedited version of the pic, click Candice Huffine

 

Model, singer, actress, and designer Joanne Borgella dies at 32

Plus Model –  Joanne Borgella

Plus Size Model Joanne Borgella dies October 18,2014

 

Joanne Borgella passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 32. Ms. Borgella had been battling a rare form of cancer that progressed to several areas of her body and eventually became her cause of death. Joanne had chronicled her illness on her Facebook page from the beginning and openly discussed her medical condition with her friends and loyal fans. She also shared how this ordeal affected her parents, friends and others close to her. She handled her illness with dignity and grace and always kept a positive outlook.

Joanne’s first big career break came when she won Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance pageant in 2005.   In 2008 she was a contestant on American Idol season seven and finished in the top 24. In 2011 Joanne was a coach on MTV’s reality show Made.

In 2013 Joanne joined the cast of Curvy Girls, the hit show on NUVOtv which featured 5 models and exposed the inside workings of each of their experiences in the modeling world and how it affected their professional careers and personal lives as well.

Joanne Borgella was represented by Wilhelmina models and was very well liked in the industry. She was also very popular here on Plus Models Today and had the second most viewed picture of all. Joanne Borgella was a courageous woman and she will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and fans worldwide.

 

You can find more about Joanne Borgella at her official website joanneborgella.com.

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 9/15/2014

Denise Bidot Walks in New York Fashion Week 2014

 

Denise Bidot walks in New York Fashion Week  September 2014

 

History was made as two labels sent plus size curvy models down the runway in two separate shows to rave reviews. One of the best aspects of each event was that both straight and plus size models were presented as a cohesive group of models presenting their designer’s creations as only they individually could. In other words, it was all about top designs and top models and not about size.

Denise Bidot walked for Chromat by Becca McCharen whose show included other plus models. The other label, Zana Bayne, by Zana Bayne featured top curvy model Gia Geneiveve and several other plus models as well.

Denise is represented by Muse Model Management

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 7/28/2014

Plus Size Model Candice Huffine in the 2015 Pirelli Calendar

 

Plus size model Candice Huffinefor Lane Bryant

Supermodel Candice Huffine has been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of the Pirelli Calendar. This marks the first time a plus size model will appear in the prestigious calendar.  The beautiful Ms. Huffine will join other supermodels Adriana Lima, Natalia Vodianova, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana, Sasha Luss, Anna Ewers, Carolyn Murphy, Cameron Russell, Gigi Hadid, Karen Elson, and Joan Smalls in the calendar.

This year the calendar’s theme is fetishism and was shot by world renowned photographer Steven Meisel.  The now famous 2011 Vogue Italia spread featuring top plus models Candice Huffine, Robyn Lawley, Tara Lynn, and Marquita Pring was also shot by Steven Meisel. Huffine, Lawley, and Lynn appeared on the cover.

Candice Huffine’s representation includes Muse Model Management.

Candice is seen here wearing a layered mesh printed tank for Lane Bryant.

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 6/23/2014

Laura Wells stars in A Perfect 14

Plus size model Laura Wells to star in the movie "A Perfect 14"

 

Curvaceous beauty Laura Well is set to star in a documentary film, A Perfect 14, about plus size models as they deal with size issues in the plus size modeling industry and their efforts to change the perceptions of plus size models and plus size women in general. Plus-size models Elly Mayday and Kerosene Deluxe also star in the new Canadian documentary.

The chorus for size-acceptance and a change in attitude toward plus models and women is growing louder and louder. This documentary will certainly provide another platform to push the discussion further and help reshape the perceptions of plus size women by those in the fashion industry and others as well.

Check out Laura here: instagram.com/laurawellsmodel

Laura’s representation includes : BGM Models and Hughes Models

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2014 from Plus Models Today

Anna Lytics wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day

 

Wishing you the very best on this special day!

 

 

PMT – Picture of the Week – 11/11/2013

Joanne Borgella – Plus Size Beauty

 

Joanne Borgella plus size model

Plus size beauty Joanne Borgella announced via her Facebook page on an October 12 posting that she is battling cancer and that she will post news regarding her condition weekly or as circumstances allow.  Joanne is a former American Idol contestant and now stars in NUVOtv’s hit series, CURVY GIRLS.  Joanne Borgella is represented by Wilhelmina Models.

She also asks for prayers on her behalf.

 

Plus Size Beauty Tara Lynn Covers November 2013 Elle Spain

Tara Lynn Covers Elle Spain

Tara Lynn Covers Elle Spain November 2013 Issue

Plus size beauty Tara Lynn graces the cover of Elle Spain and raises the bar for not only plus models but models of all sizes.  This proves once again that plus size models can and do compete successfully against models of other sizes. It may take a little longer than most had hoped to change the perception of plus size women by the industry and the public in general. However, we think the critical mass has been reached and the notion that beauty is a universal quality and applies to women, regardless of size, is fast becoming a foregone conclusion.

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PlusModelsToday.com turns three on 6/10/2013

Plus-Models-Today-Birthday 2013 June 10

 

Plus Models Today is celebrating it’s third year online today by redoubling  it’s efforts to promote plus size models and the plus size fashion industry. Although there have been important steps taken by many to elevate the status of plus size models, the perception of plus size models by the modeling industry and the public in general still needs to be more positive and accepting. We congratulate  the individuals, bloggers, and everyone in the industry, especially the models, who continue to work toward those goals.

Anna

Curvy Girls New Season to Premier June 11, 2013

Cast of Curvy Girls, Season Two

CURVY GIRLS TURNS UP THE HEAT ON SEASON TWO

Kimora Lee on Season Premiere, June 11 at 10 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 3, 2013) – NUVOtv’s highest-rated original reality series CURVY GIRLS returns to strut its stuff for an exciting second season on Tuesday, June 11 at 10PM ET. Returning to New York City this season with gorgeous plus-size models Denise, Lornalitz, Ivory and Rosie, we follow these curvy girls as they juggle their professional and personal lives and offer an all-access pass into what it is like to be a curvaceous model in a skinny girl world.

In an all new twist, the curvy girls welcome special celebrity guests who mentor and guide them and offer up advice and tips on their careers and personal lives. The girl’s heat things up this season and life gets even sexier as the cameras tag along for sizzling photo shoots in amazing locations around the globe including New York, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles.

Just like last season, the women can’t seem to control their feisty competitiveness; will they accept the new model as one of their own? Or will they all turn their back on her, adding to the already escalating catty competition? The show will continue to follow each woman’s personal journeys of self-discovery: will Lornalitz finally be lucky in love? What’s the secret from Ivory’s childhood that uncovers a bombshell? Will Denise get her fashion design aspirations off the ground? Has her long-lost father been found? How is Rosie juggling her booming career with motherhood? Will she be able to manage modeling while maintaining her business?

“We’re thrilled to have CURVY GIRLS back with all new stories that continue to document the trials and tribulations of the fabulous women. It’s a strong show for us that reflects the network’s promise to showcase the Modern Latino experience,” said Bill Hilary, NUVOtv’s Head of Programming. “Viewers can expect even more excitement in season two: new faces, surprising developments, unexpected revelations and certainly, more drama!”

Friendships are forged and broken, personal trials and celebrations, love on the rocks, family secrets… it’s a can’t-miss season of CURVY GIRLS with new challenges and triumphs, some fresh faces, and unchartered paths in work and love. CURVY GIRLS offers up an all-access pass into the lives of these fierce and fascinating women striving for their dreams. Honest, real and captivating, it’s a no-holds-barred look at the adventures of the models on their paths to achieving success.

Tune into NUVOtv on June 11th at 10 PM for the season 2 premiere of Curvy Girls.

 

Christina Mendez To Walk During New York Fashion Week for the Fall / Winter 2014 Season

Christina Mendez Top Plus Size Model

Christina Mendez, the beautiful and curvy top plus size model, is set to walk in the Adrian Alicea Haute Couture Fashion Show during the Fall / Winter 2014 season of New York Fashion Week, February 12th, 2013 at Landmark on the Park. In a press release Christina was quoted as saying “ I am truly honored Adrian Alicea selected me to represent “Couture Curves”. With Adrian integrating a plus model alongside straight-sized models, he’s showcasing the beauty of fashion for everyone during New York Fashion Week….where opportunities for plus models to walk the runway are slim-to-none in the fashion capital of the world even with targeted fashion weeks.”

In PlusModelsToday.com’s opinion, this is exactly the how fashion and modeling should be – inclusive rather than divisive. It’s not that hard.

For more info on the show, including ticket reservations, please visit the house of Adrian Alicea’s website.

For more info on Christina Mendez, please visit:
http://www.christinamendez.com or http://www.twitter.com/christinamendez

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Kaela Humphries Is Tapped As The New Face Of Evans

Beautiful plus size fashion model Kaela Humphries is the new face of Evans. The 29 year old Ford model is 5’11” and a size 16 US. Many people know her as the older sister of NBA star Kris Humphries who was briefly married to Kim Kardashian.

In the video, Kaela has some sage advise for women dealing with body confidence issues. We agree with that advice.

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New name for The London Plus Size Fashion Weekend

With several similar names and events occurring in similar time frames,  The London Plus Size Fashion Weekend’s name has been changed according to information posted at it’s website. It’s new name is The British Plus Size Fashion Weekend.

The British Plus Size Fashion Weekend is slated to run February 15-16, 2013, while London Fashion Week is scheduled for February 15-19, 2013.

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