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PMT – Picture of the Week – 10/20/2014

Joanne Borgella – Beautiful Plus Size Model

May 29, 1982   —   October 18, 2014


Joanne Borgella dies from cancer on October 18, 2014


Beautiful plus model, singer, actress, and designer Joanne Borgella died Saturday,  October 18, 2014 at the age of 32, after a long bout with endometrial cancer.

Ms. Borgella fought the good fight and may she rest in peace. She is remembered fondly and missed dearly by family, friends, and fans around the globe.

Joanne’s family left a special message regarding her death on her Facebook page.

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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

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 4/14/2014

Denise Bidot – Plus Size Curvy

Denise Bidot top curvy model is hot and sexy in this swimsuit by Lilysh.

Photo credit: Victoria Janashvili 

Hot and sexy Denise Bidot turns up the heat in this lovely swimsuit by Lilysh. Denise is a beautiful and confident curvy model that has climbed to the top ranks of plus size models. Besides her modeling career Denise is a star of the hit new series CURVY GIRLS on NUVOtv.

Denise is a Puerto Rican/Kuwaiti beauty who has worked for many top retailers and brands like Lane Bryant, Igigi, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Monif C, Old Navy, and Forever 21.

Denise Bidot’s representation includes Muse Model Management (NYC).

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 9/23/2013

Denise Bidot – Plus Size Beauty

Denise Bidot stars in NUVOtv's Curvy Girls

Top plus size fashion model Denise Bidot stars in NUVOtv’s hit show Curvy Girls.  The show is set in New York and follows the lives of five plus size models as they pursue their careers and deal with life in general. An interesting story line developed in season two of Curvy Girls which has Denise paired with model/actor Tyson Beckford in a budding relationship.

Denise has for worked for Macy’s, Monif C, Lane Bryant, Igigi, Old Navy, Hips and Curves,, and Forever 21, among many others.

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 7/22/2013

NUVOtv's "Curvy Girls" starring Lornalitz Baez


Plus size beauty Lornalitz Baez has an extensive body of work that includes numerous magazines, appearances on ABC’s daytime drama One Life To Live, in NBC’s Law & Order, and in MTV’s Who Got Game, and many modeling jobs especially those from urban fashion designers such as Roca Wear, Sean John, DaDa, Lady Enyce, and Playboy. Lornalitz also was a contestant on NUVOtv’s Model Latina Las Vegas in 2011.  Lornalitz is currently starring in season two of NUVOtv’s  Curvy Girls, a reality show about Plus size models.

Lornalitz’s representation includes Heffner Management and Mavrick Models.

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 7/15/2013

NUVOtv's Curvy Girl Denise Bidot

Denise Bidot stars in a reality series about plus size models as they navigate their way through personal, family, and industry issues on the way to becoming the best they can be, at any size. In fact Denise says just that in the intro segment of each episode. To quote her, “It’s all about being the best you can be at any size”. She seems to be speaking from the heart and experience when she says that. It’s a statement that can have meaning for almost everyone.

The show, Curvy Girls  exposes the interactions that the models have with each other, industry professionals, family, friends, and the public. Starring in the show with Denise is Ivory May Kalber, LornaLitz Baez, Rosie Mercado, and new to the series for season two, Joanne Borgella.

Denise Bidot is one of the top international plus size models and has worked for top designers, brands, retailers, and others in the industry.

Denise’s website is Curvy Girls can be seen on NUVOtv Tuesdays at 10pm.


PMT – Picture of the Week – 6/17/2013

Ivory May Kalber is a Curvy Girl on NUVOtv

Ivory May Kalber is a top plus model who is currently starring in the hit TV show Curvy Girls on NUVOtv. At 5’11”, with killer curves, she is truly a beautiful curvy girl. Ivory has worked for top retailers and brands in the U.S. and internationally. Her print media presence includes Glamour, O Magazine, and Plus Model Magazine, to name a few. Ivory is also an established TV personality which includes her appearance in season one of Curvy Girls. You can catch season two of Curvy Girls Tuesdays at 10pm on NUVOtv.

Ivory May Kalber is represented by Ford Models.

You can check out her website here:


Curvy Girls New Season to Premier June 11, 2013

Cast of Curvy Girls, 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.


PMT – Picture of the Week – 4/15/2013

Plus Size Beautiful
Denise Bidot, beautiful plus size model

Photographer:  Anastasia Garcia

Plus size beauty Denise Bidot has been in the modeling industry since around 2006.  Denise Bidot’s clients include some of the top in the industry and she was featured in Cosmopolitan for Latinas and

Growing up, Denise studied theater and acting and began her career in search of acting jobs. While pursuing her passion for acting, and working as a makeup artist, Denise was discovered as a plus model. Since being “discovered”, Denise has enjoyed amazing success as an international plus model.  She has the look, skills and exudes confidence in herself and in her work.

One of Denise’s latest endeavors has been starring in the reality show Curvy Girls on nuvoTV.  Season two is due out soon, and we can’t wait!!! You can find all the season one episodes on nuvoTV and Hulu.  Looks like Denise’s passion for acting is alive and well.

Denise Bidot’s representation includes Muse Model Management NYC.

Denise’s official website:

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 3/4/2013

Plus Size Beauty


LornaLitz Baez covers January 2013 Skorch Magazine

LornaLitz Baez, one of the stars of nuvoTV’s hit show Curvy Girls, covers the January 2013 issue of Skorch Magazine which also features fellow Curvy Girl star, Rosie Mercado.  Denise Bidot and Ivory May Kalber complete the quartet of beautiful plus size models who are busy trying to make it in very competitive plus size market. Can’t wait for season 2 !!!

You can check out LornaLitz and Rosie’s spread in  Skorch Magazine.

If you’ve missed any Season 1  episodes of Curvy Girls, you can view all the full length episodes at  nuvoTV.


Curvy Girls Premiers on NUVOTV 9/18/2012

Season One of Curvy Girls

Curvy Girls is a reality TV show about four plus size models as they encounter various obstacles and challenges while striving to make it as models in a very competitive yet rewarding industry. The show features Ivory May Kalber, Lornalitz Baez, Denise Bidot and Rosie Mercado. The world premier is Tuesday 9/18/2012 at 9pm eastern time on NuvoTV.

Meet the cast.

The sky is the limit for this show so if you have some time check it out.  Not to worry though, their site is scheduled to have full episodes in case you snooz.

Go Curvy Girls !!!