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PMT – Picture of the Week – 8/4/2014

Jennifer Barreto-Leyva  ~ Plus Size Curvy Model

Jennifer Barreto-Leyva curvy model and more!


Jennifer Barreto-Leyva is a beautiful top plus size model who helped pioneer the plus size movement in Latin America and has expanded her sphere of influence globally.  She works professionally as a lawyer, journalist, and TV show host in addition to her various modeling initiatives.  Ms. Barreto-Leyva also specializes in aspectism which helps her assist others deal with self-esteem, size, weight, discrimination, and other similar issues in both practical and legal ways.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Jennifer grew up always being criticized for her size as the general consensus of opinion in Latin America, for larger people, especially females during that time was fairly low. A Message from Jennifer, written by Barreto-Leyva, is an eye opener for anyone who has not had to deal with the negativity directed at people of a certain size. It’s an excellent read for everyone.

Jennifer’s modeling career has included being the first Latina participant in the Miss Universe Plus Size competition and the only Latina winner to date. She also has worked for top brands in the Americas and was the first Latina to cover Vogue Curvy. She was also the first Latina nominee for the Plus Size Awards where she won third place.

As a journalist Jennifer has many roles.  She is the Director and Editor-in-Chief of Revista Belleza XL, the first and only Spanish language magazine in media history dedicated to plus size people.  She blogs for the Huffington Post at HuffPost Voces and was recently named as the Latin American correspondent for Vogue Italia’s  Vogue Curvy. Barreto-Leyva also hosts of the plus size segment of the TV show “Ellas y sus noches” in Puerto Rico.

Jennjfer Barreto-Leyva online presence includes:

Website:          Facebook       Twitter       Instagram      Pinterest


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Picture of the Week – 1/24/2011

Victoria Castillo© Victoria Sprung

Victoria Castillo is a Mexican-American plus-size model, actress and choreographer based in Los Angeles who has an established track record in the fashion industry. Castillo has also appeared in film, television and stage productions.

Victoria is represented by the Brand Agency in LA/Orange County, Heffner Management in Seattle and Shammon-Freitas in San Diego.

An apt title for this photo would be “Composition in Brown”. The rich dark tones of the sofa and Victoria’s hair contrast with the caramel smooth and creamy tones of her curves and face. Her stylish sweater adds another layer of “pop” as it frames and accentuates those gorgeous curves and face. We rate this  photo a definite 10/10.

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